Celebrating 4/20 is fundamentally easier than prepping for any other holiday. All you really need is your homegirl Mary Jane and your cousin's uncle's sister's roommate's Netflix password. Sounds pretty simple, right?
While a little bit of weed can make even an infomercial seem pretty cool, there are certain movies you need to steer clear of if you want to keep your buzz in tact. Similarly, surfing through all those options on Netflix can leave you, oh, I don't know ... dazed and confused?
So, we've put together a list of the seven best and seven worst movies to watch on Netflix this 4/20.
Disclaimer: We've skipped over some cliche stoner films you've probably seen a million times (e.g. "Friday," "Pineapple Express," "Half Baked," "Dazed And Confused") to make for a less predictable list. But if you don't know who "The Dude" is, look into that.
Best movies to watch on Netflix on 4/20:
If you don't already get your weed from a guy like Jay, you'll wish you did. Cult classic.
For the worldly -- or perhaps otherworldly -- stoner, this documentary with no narration will make you think, man.
It's not the happiest or the most politically correct Disney movie ever made, but this hallucination scene is absolutely bonkers.
"Super Troopers" (2001)
We said we'd stay away from the obvious cliches, but watching "Super Troopers" is like a rite of passage for the modern-day stoner.
"Beavis and Butt-head Do America" (1996)
Every scene in this movie is 4/20 appropriate, but nothing beats their INSANE psychedelic desert hallucination.
"Donnie Darko" (2001)
Though this creepy flick definitely has potential to bug you out, it practically doesn't make sense unless you're high.
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988)
If the trippy interaction between humans and cartoons isn't enough for you, the quotable dialogue and goofy humor will--ahem-- draw you in.
Worst movies to watch on Netflix for 4/20
"Jiro Dreams Of Sushi" (2001)
This film about an 85-year-old sushi master is inspirational when you're sober; if you're stoned, it'll just leave you with a bad case of the munchies and an overwhelming sense of underachievement.
"Jesus Camp" (2006)
Somewhere between depressing and terrifying, this documentary about an evangelical Christian camp is a recipe for a bad trip.
"The Human Centipede" (2009)
If you've somehow managed to escape hearing about this disgusting movie, you're better off that way.
"Blue Valentine" (2010)
This realistic romance proves there's no such thing as a happy ending. Not very 4/20 friendly.
Because this terrifying film, which exists under the guise of a children's movie, will ravage your soul.
"Hotel Rwanda" (2004)
It's about genocide. (That said, everyone should see this heart-wrenching true story -- just not on 4/20.)
This coming-of-age movie starring Miley Cyrus will make you do everything but LOL (lol, right?), mainly because it's awful.