Comfies: Check. Favorite streaming site: Check. Cannabis product of choice and go-to stoner snacks: double check. Now, just one question remains: what 80s stoner movie will you watch?
With outlandish plots, characters that feel like old friends, and killer soundtracks, 80s movies are automatically nostalgic. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and rediscover a few gems that are worth a rewatch.
80s Stoner Movies Rewind: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Stoner movies of the 1980s are full of great characters, but few are quite as memorable as Jeff Spicoli from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” An avid surfer and die-hard stoner since the third grade, Jeff has two interests in life: getting high and hanging 10. It’s the role that made Sean Penn a star, and one of the reasons Fast Times is such an enduring stoner flick.
Spicoli’s stoner-isms alone make “Fast Times” worth a rewatch (“All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine”). The movie offers such a nostalgic take on the teen experience, you’ll be pining for high school by the time credits roll.
80s Stoner Movie Excellence: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
According to one of the movie’s stars, Keanu Reeves, Bill and Ted are not stoners — they’re just a couple of fledgling rock stars trying to get through high school. But that doesn’t mean “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” isn’t one of the best 80s movies to watch while high.
After a chance encounter grants them access to a time machine, they hatch a plan to ace an upcoming history project that only a stoner would imagine: Traveling through time to collect a group of historical figures for their high school history presentation, from Socrates to Abraham Lincoln.
“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” has all the hallmarks of the best 80s movies, from a plot that puts the “high” in high-concept to time travel and a mall montage scene to end them all.
80s Stoner Movies Triple Threat: Cheech, Chong, & Chill
Cheech and Chong, the original doobie duo of 80s stoner movies, brought their unique strain of high humor to the silver screen six times. But its 1980’s “Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie” that’s most deserving of a rewatch.
Cheech and Chong are roommates who spend most of their time composing humorous ditties, rocking out on electric guitars, and, well, getting high. To spend time with his paramour, Donna, Cheech convinces Chong to hang out with his cousin, Red, who’s visiting from out of town.
While Cheech puts the moves on Donna, Chong and Red go on an adventure that has everything the stoned cinephile could ask for, like:
- Musical comedy
- Pee-wee Herman
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