Dazed and Confused: Top 10 Movies About Pot (sNSFW)
As noted in Craig Hlavaty's salute to classic midnight movies, this Friday and Saturday at around midnight, the River Oaks Theatre will be screening the cult classic film Dazed and Confused. The movie, which was directed by Houston's own Richard Linklater, takes place during the last day of high school circa 1976.
"Say, man, you got a joint? It'd be a lot cooler if you did."
From freshman torture to scandalous make-outs, to beer busts, to insolent football players, to throw-downs and then to more beer, the movie beautifully and hilariously captures a very long day in the lives of a group of typical high-schoolers. Aside from all the personal issues these kids contend with, they smoke a massive amount of marijuana. Pot should get top billing in this movie.
Dazed and Confused may be one of the best marijuana movies ever made, but that's not to say there aren't others. Here's our top 10 (many of which are probably NSFW).
10. BongwaterYou have never seen Bongwater? Grab your homemade gravity water pipe and rip some bingers for this lesser-known stoner flick. The cast is filled with familiar names who are probably really embarrassed this movie is on their CVs, including Luke Wilson, Jack Black, Andy Dick and Jeremy Sisto. Bingers.
9. Soul PlaneSnoop Dogg is piloting a plane. Even if they offered every one of my bags to fly free and extra leg room, I would take a pass.
8. Pineapple ExpressSeth Rogen and James Franco play total potheads who wind up in the middle of a murder mystery and in the middle of the woods somewhere, in this Judd Apatow comedy.
7. WanderlustDon't knock this comedy from David Wain, the guy who brought the off-kilter comedy series Stella and the brilliant Wet Hot American Summer, until you've seen it. Jennifer Aniston is either the greatest actress ever or she has smoked plenty of herb in her day.