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A stoner film (or stoner movie) is colloquial term referring to a subgenre of movies depicting the use and/or the users of marijuana. Typically, such movies show marijuana use in an undemonized, comic, or even positive fashion, earning them a following as cult films. Marijuana use is one of the main themes, and inspires most of the action. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... A genre is any of the traditional divisions of art forms from a single field of activity into various kinds according to criteria particular to that form. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... A cult film is a movie that attracts a small but devoted group of obsessive fans or one that has remained popular over successive years amongst a small group of followers. ...


The series of movies in the 1970s starring Cheech & Chong are archetypal "stoner movies." Some anti-drug films like Reefer Madness have also become popular as "stoner movies" because their anti-drug message is seen by viewers as so over the top that the film amounts to self-parody. Cheech and Chong were a comedy duo who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up routines, which were based upon the eras hippie, free love and especially drug culture movements. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cannabis culture. ... Reefer Madness is a 1936 drama film revolving around the tragic events that follow when high school students are lured by pushers to try marihuana: a hit and run accident, manslaughter, suicide, rape, and descent into madness all ensue. ... Self-parody is parody of oneself or ones own work. ...


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Common elements

Many stoner movies also have certain other elements and themes in common.


Mission

Often stoner movies revolve—at least in part—around a quest or a mission that the main characters, always well-meaning but easily distracted stoners, must embark upon. Usually these quests are altruistic or noble in nature and involve the main characters raising a large sum of money or putting their band back together for some reason.


In Half Baked, Thurgood and his friends must become drug dealers, but only to raise money to bail their wrongly convicted friend Kenny out of jail—not for personal profit. In Rolling Kansas, the protagonists embark upon a journey to find the fabled Magical Marijuana Forest, but again, only to earn enough money to save the main character’s failing business. Similarly, the plot of Dude, Where's My Car? begins with a seemingly self-centered quest to find Jesse’s car but ends in a potentially life threatening mission to save the universe from an alien weapon. Conversely, in the movie Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny JB and KG must embark on a journey to retrieve a fabled guitar pick, fighting Satan himself in the process. Half Baked is a 1998 comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams and Guillermo Díaz. ... Rolling Kansas is a 2003 independent film directed and co-written by Oscar-nominated actor Thomas Hayden Church. ... Dude, Wheres My Car? is a 2000 comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. ...


Sex

Another almost universal element of stoner movies is sex. Stoner movies are irrefutably ruttish ones, as reflected in the main characters. Beautiful, many times nude women are a staple of the genre. More often than not, the main characters are unsuccessful in love, and the search for it can be their quest. The well-meaning but sexually frustrated male adolescent is a common stereotypical view of the stoner. Female stoner equivalents of the sexually frustrated male stoner are rare—if not entirely absent—from the stoner genre.


These themes are loosely based upon the ideals of the stoner culture’s parent culture, the hippie movement. The origins of free love and the easy-going, warm-hearted, sometimes altruistic lifestyle are firmly rooted in Haight-Ashbury. The idea that one can personify these attitudes, face seemingly insurmountable challenges, smoke marijuana and still emerge victorious provided that one’s heart is true and intentions noble is perhaps the most common stoner theme. Singer of a modern Hippie movement in Russia The hippie subculture was a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread around the world. ... The term free love has been used since at least the nineteenth century to describe a social movement that rejects marriage, which is seen as a form of social bondage, especially for women. ... Categories: US geography stubs | San Francisco neighborhoods ...


Counterparts

Some stoner movies, however, do not share these common elements. Dazed and Confused, for example, focuses on an ensemble cast of characters and takes place entirely on the last day of school in a Texas suburb. This day-in-the-life movie does not involve a quest—at least in the sense described above—and is thus different from most stoner films. Even so Dazed and Confused does contain some more common themes, such as adolescent rebellion and the oppressive nature one’s hometown can assume in those adolescent years. Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American film written and directed by Richard Linklater. ... Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American film written and directed by Richard Linklater. ...


List of stoner films

Reefer Madness is a 1936 drama film revolving around the tragic events that follow when high school students are lured by pushers to try marihuana: a hit and run accident, manslaughter, suicide, rape, and descent into madness all ensue. ... Wyatt, Mary (Toni Basil), Billy and Karen (Karen Black) wandering the streets of a parade filled New Orleans. ... National Lampoons Animal House is a 1978 comedy film in which a misfit group of fraternity boys take on the system at their college. ... Cheech and Chong were a comedy duo who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up routines, which were based upon the eras hippie, free love and especially drug culture movements. ... For the first webcomic, see Where the Buffalo Roam (comic). ... “Ridgemont High School” redirects here. ... Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American film written and directed by Richard Linklater. ... PCU is a 1994 comedy film. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Mallrats is a 1995 film written and directed by Kevin Smith. ... Friday is a 1995 comedy-drama film set in Watts, Los Angeles, California, where star Ice Cube grew up. ... Trainspotting refers to: Train spotting, the hobby Trainspotting, the novel by Irvine Welsh Trainspotting, the film based upon the above-mentioned novel. ... Bongwater is a 1998 comedy film. ... SLC Punk! (1998) is an independent film directed by James Merendino; SLC is an acronym for Salt Lake City. ... The Big Lebowski, a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, chronicles a few days in the life of a burned-out, unemployed California slacker after he is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. ... Half Baked is a 1998 comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams and Guillermo Díaz. ... Homegrown is a 1998 comedy / thriller film. ... Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompsons 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. ... Detroit Rock City is a 1999 film about 4 kids in a KISS cover band, trying to go see their idols, KISS in Detroit in 1978. ... Freak Talks About Sex, released for home video as Blowin Smoke (its working title was Syracuse Muse), is a 1999 film starring Steve Zahn and Josh Hamilton. ... Idle Hands is a 1999 comedy/horror movie starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, and Jessica Alba. ... Dude, Wheres My Car? is a 2000 comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. ... Saving Grace is a 2000 comedy/crime film, starring Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson and Martin Clunes. ... See also: How High Soundtrack How High is a 2001 comedy film, directed by Jesse Dylan, which is a feature film debut for him. ... Not to be confused with Super Trouper. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed by and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ... The Wash was a hip-hop-styled film released on November 16, 2001 featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Xzibit and DJ Pooh, with an appearance made by Eminem (although he wanted 8 Mile to be his film debut, so he remained uncredited). This film was written and directed by... Slackers is a 2002 movie starring Devon Sawa, Jaime King, and Jason Schwartzman. ... Rolling Kansas is a 2003 independent film directed and co-written by Oscar-nominated actor Thomas Hayden Church. ... Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (released in some countries as Harold and Kumar get the Munchies or American High, due to few international White Castle locations) is a comedy movie released in 2004. ... Harold & Kumar 2 is the sequel to the cult hit Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. ... The film version of the musical Reefer Madness premiered on April 16, 2005, on the Showtime cable network. ... Beerfest is a beer-themed comedy film by the comedy group Broken Lizard released 2006. ... Grandmas Boy is an American comedy film produced by Adam Sandlers production company Happy Madison in 2006. ... Puff, Puff, Pass is a 2006 comedic stoner crime film directed by American Mekhi Phifer. ... Evil Bong is a 2006 horror/comedy film directed by Charles Band. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Tripper is a slasher film shown as a bonus film as part of 2006s 8 Films to Die For. ... Knocked Up is a 2007 American comedy film written and directed by Judd Apatow. ... Smiley Face is a 2007 comedy directed by Gregg Araki and written by Dylan Haggerty. ... The Pineapple Express is an upcoming comedy film expected to be released sometime in 2008. ...

See also

For other uses, see Road Movie (disambiguation). ... A buddy film is a film in which the central characters are two friends, often of the same sex, who appear together throughout the film. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the plant genus Cannabis. ... A very young cannabis seedling. ... Aerial view of illegal marijuana cultivation plot. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... There are many alternative Cannabis cultivation techniques. ... Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration at Porter Meadow on UCSC campus in 2007 On April 20th 2007, at 4:20pm PST more than 700 people gathered at City Hall in Victoria, BC to celebrate Victorias 10th annual 4/20 celebration. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... World laws on cannabis possession (small amount). ... A catalog page offering Cannabis sativa extract. ... Cannabis has an ancient history of ritual usage as a trance inducing drug and is found in pharmacological cults around the world. ... A bhang shop in India. ... Confiscated hashish. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In cannabis culture, shake refers to the small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag, which are said to result, putatively, of it having been shaken in handling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about cannabis resin. ... A: A cigarette rolling machine. ... A Dutch Master blunt A blunt is a cigar or (L) which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a traditional cigar. ... A bong, also commonly known as a water pipe, is a smoking device, generally used to smoke marijuana and tobacco, but also other substances. ... Bowl used for smoking marijuana A bowl is a smoking apparatus, similar to a pipe, intended for inhalation of herbal and tobacco smokes, but much more commonly used for marijuana smoking. ... There is also a Chillum, Maryland, a suburb North of Washington, D.C. Two small glass chillums, with bottle cap for size comparison. ... A dugout, sometimes called a one-hitter, chillum, Straight-shooter, Bomber, bat, batty a oney (pronounced one-knee), a pinchey, or a tote a smoke, pinger(because it makes a ping when you open it), is a device used to facilitate discreet personal use of marijuana. ... In cannabis culture, gravity bong is a term that can refer to either of two devices used for smoking cannabis that use water to create a vacuum whereby the suction created draws air through a bowl to fill the container with smoke. ... This article is about a traditonal smoking pipe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A variety of metal pipes. ... In the slang of consumers of cannabis, shotgun can have one of a number of meanings. ... Spots (also known as spotting, blades, dots or hot knives) is a method of smoking cannabis, where small pieces of the plant are placed between two very hot knives and the smoke produced is inhaled. ... A common glass steamroller. ... A conduction-style vaporizer from the 1970s. ... AK 47 is a strain of cannabis, and placed 2nd at the 2003 Cannabis Cup in the Indica Cup category. ... Acapulco Gold is the traditional name of a legendary potent strain of marijuana () originating in Mexico. ... Afghan Kush is an expensive variety of cannabis with prices at around $5,000 per pound. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Chocolate Thai is a famous cannabis sativa cultivar of the 1960s and 1970s, popular amongst cannabis afficiandos. ... Columbian Red is a cannabis sativa cultivar genetically related to Panama Red. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Binomial name Linnaeus Subspecies L. subsp. ... Binomial name Linnaeus Subspecies L. subsp. ... Yield: Large Flowering Time: 6 - 7 weeks Height: 100 cm - 150 cm Kali Mist is a strain of cannabis. ... Developed by THSeeds in Amsterdam, Kushage seeks to do for Kush what SAGE did for sativa. ... Very small Lowryder. ... Matanuska Tundra (Also known as Matanuska Thunderfuck, Alaskan Thunderfuck, Alaskan Tundra and Alaskan Snowdragon) is a strain of Marijuana grown in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska. ... Nevilles Haze is a strain of cannabis that has a slight touch of Northern Lights #5. ... Northern Lights is one of the most famous strains of Cannabis indica ever to have been bred. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Kush (herb). ... Panama Red is a legendary cannabis sativa cultivar of the 1960s and 1970s, popular amongst cannabis afficiandos. ... Purple Haze is a common street name for marijuana that has predominately purple (as opposed to green) calyxes or flowers. ... Santa Maria is a variety of marijuana stemming from the Brazilian Amazon where it has been used in a spiritual context. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article is about a potent strain of cannabis. ... White Widow, a week from harvest. ... A variety of space cakes from Amsterdam Cannabis foods are foods prepared with cannabis in herbal or resin form to enjoy the psychoactive effects of the drug for those who prefer not to smoke it. ... Cannabis tea (also known as weed tea or pot tea) is an infusion of cannabis--usually the leaves of the plant, in hot water. ... This article is about the drink. ... The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis, or AAMC, is a pro-medical cannabis organization whose goals include patient advocacy, patient rights, and support. ... Cannabis Assembly emblem Cannabis Assembly is a non-profit UK based religious group open to all people who declare a sincere cantheist use of cannabis. ... The British Legalise Cannabis Campaigns originated in the 1970s. ... The Cannabis Buyers Club was the first public medical marijuana dispensary. ... The California Cannabis Research Medical Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians about the medical use of cannabis. ... The Drug Policy Alliance is a New York City-based non-profit organization with the principal goal of ending the American War on Drugs. Its publicly-stated goals include nationwide availability of medicinal marijuana, the creation of drug-related public health measures, ending abuses of asset forfeiture, repealing non-violent... SKY - Suomen Kannabis Yhdistys or The Finnish Cannabis Association (FCA) eller Finlands Cannabisförening (FCF) oder Finnische Cannabis Vereinigung (FCV). ... Madrid, Spain. ... Cannabis leaves The Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) is a political party registered in the United Kingdom with the cannabis leaf image as its emblem. ... Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, or LEAP, is a non-profit, international, educational organization comprised of former and current police officers, government agents and other law enforcement agents who oppose the current War on Drugs. ... The Marijuana Policy Project, or MPP, is an organization in the United States working to minimize the harm associated with the drug cannabis[1]. MPP advocates taxing and regulating the possession and sale of cannabis, arguing that a regulated cannabis industry would separate purchasers from the street market for cocaine... The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML (pronounced normal) is a US-based non-profit corporation whose aim is, according to their most recent mission statement, to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of cannabis prohibition so that the responsible use of this drug... Cannabis political parties are formal political parties set up specifically to legalize cannabis. ... Patients Out of Time, or POT, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to educating public health professionals and the public about medical marijuana. ... Promena (Bulgarian: Промена) is an organisation in Bulgaria campaigning for reform of drug laws and freedom for marijuana users. ... The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis is a U.S. organization founded circa 2002 to support removal of marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. ... Americans for Safe Access bills itself as the largest national grassroots coalition working to protect the rights of patients and doctors to legally use marijuana for medical purposes. ... SAFER Logo Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) is a non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. ... The Spliff Committee logo The Spliff Committee is an organization of people who share a common interest of promoting public and political awareness/acceptance of marijuana and cannabis recreational use. ... Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a Washington, DC-based non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1998 by a small group of students, including Shawn Heller of George Washington University, David Epstein of American University, and Kris Lotlikar. ... The THC Ministry, founded by Roger Christie from the Religion of Jesus Church, is a religion which considers cannabis to be a sacrament. ... The Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics is an organization supporting medical marijuana that was founded in 1981 by Robert Randall and Alice OLeary. ...

External links

  • 420-movies.com - A Database of over 1000 stoner movies

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