When thinking about weed-themed content, it’s easy to write off every movie or show as a stoner bro comedy. But the streaming age has brought diverse cannabis stories to the forefront, from cannabis-themed cooking shows, documentaries and dramas to — yes — the timeless and beloved easy-going flicks.
For film choices, you can never go wrong with the 1993 coming-of-age indie classic (and arguably best stoner movie of all time), “Dazed and Confused.” From its monologue about George Washington being in a cult to Matthew McConaughey’s “Alright, alright, alright,” it’s hilarious just as much as it is an ode to adolescence. For a dramatic fare, opt for Paul Thomas Anderson’s hazy neo-noir crime pic “Inherent Vice,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator.
But if television shows are more your thing, watch “Broad City,” the celebration of best friends and good buds. There’s also “Weeds,” an aughts classic that pioneered cannabis-themed television. For a modern pick, choose Netflix Original comedy “Disjointed,” about a modern dispensary run by cannabis activist Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Kathy Bates). Or delve into HBO’s “High Maintenance,” a dramedy that unfolds through a series of vignettes, threading the lives of unique New Yorkers together through their weed deliveryman.
Whatever your favorite strain of programming, Variety has you covered with the top 19 cannabis-centered movies and series to watch on Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Max and Hulu from 4/20 and beyond. All you need to do is log in, light up and grab the munchies of your choosing.
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