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Happy 420, everyone! Okay, while today is not that exact holiday, the entire month this year is technically 420, right? But if that realization did not hit you until now, worry not because the real 4/20 is coming up next Monday. Get ready to get the munchies, giggle at everything and/or lose your train of thought mid-conversation all day long. And what better way to spend the day elevated than by binge-watching some entertaining movies and shows from the comfort of your couch (because let’s face it, you’re glued to it anyways)?
Luckily for you, Netflix is ready to entertain the stoned masses with its wide variety of stoner-friendly movies and shows currently available on the site. But as many pot enthusiasts know, making decisions is so much harder when you are not sober! We hear you and we want to help. So, in preparation for what is a normal day for some but a blessed holiday for others, we here at Decider have paired up with Rotten Tomatoes to put together a listicle of the top movies and shows that are perfect for any stoner celebrating 420, or any other day for that matter. If you are looking to educate yourself on the history of marijuana, then check out documentaries like The Legend of 420, Rolling Papers, Grass is Greener and more. For those who like to get wrapped up in a good drama, then Weeds or Reincarnated is perfect for you. But if you are the lighthearted, giggly sort who just wants to eat a bag of Funyuns and laugh all day, then Disjointed, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, That ’70s Show and many more are just waiting for you to log in.
Before you indulge, this author would like to pass a note along: the ongoing virus targets the respiratory system; so understandably, smoking increases one’s risk of a worse infection. So if you can, try to stick to edible options this year? You can even make creating them an activity to pass the hours away! But we can tell your high is about to kick in, so we won’t make you read anymore. Here are the top-rated movies and TV for stoners on Netflix based on their Rotten Tomatoes scores.
Published: April 14, 2020
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