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The Top 10 Greatest Stoner Flicks (Not Including Cheech & Chong)


I feel I have to preface this post with a disclaimer: I’ve actually never seen Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke, perhaps revoking all rights and credits I have in calling myself a stoner. But with that said, and said with my head hung low in shame, here are “The Top 10 Greatest Stoner Flicks (Not Including Cheech & Chong)” to take your 420 even higher.

The Top 10 Greatest Stoner Flicks (Not Including Cheech & Chong)

1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

Years before the Coen brothers got all serious and Cormac McCarthy on us, they created the greatest stoner in the history of cinema — Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski: a white-Russian-swilling, bathrobe-in-the-middle-of-the-day-wearing, pin-striking, ass-kicking, Julianne-Moore-shtupping masterwork of a human being, man.


Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail