10 Best Stoner Movies of All Time – Rolling Stone
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10 Best Stoner Movies of All Time

Counting down Hollywood’s highest achievements

Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi in the bowling alley in 'The Big Lebowski.'

Practically anything can count as a stoner movie if you’re high enough. 18-hour nature documentary? Whoa, look at those fish, man. Somber black-and-white drama? Sure, why not! But the greatest stoner flicks have something more – a certain sticky green magic that makes you crack up laughing like the very first time you saw them, even on your ten-thousandth viewing. Read on for our definitive list of the 10 greatest works of pothead cinema. Truth be told, most of them are pretty hilarious even if you’re completely sober. But they’re definitely way funnier if you’re not.

The Big Lebowski

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‘The Big Lebowski’ (1998)

How does the Dude abide? "Oh, the usual. I bowl. I drive around. The occasional acid flashback." You definitely don't have to be baked to fall under the spell of this Pynchon-times-Marx Brothers classic, but Jeff Bridges turns the Dude into the ultimate hippie hero, a hairy, bathrobe-clad American legend. It's good knowing he's out there, still hating the Eagles and still blasting his Creedence tapes.

Stoniest moment: The Dude gets his car back from the cops and goes for a ride in the sun, a beer in one hand, a roach in the other, turning up the music and drumming on the roof of his car.

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