It may not be everyone’s favorite film category, but there’s no denying that the stoner movie genre boasts some classics that cannabis connoisseurs and film fans love to rewatch.
Stoner movie is a subgenre of comedy film that revolves around the recreational use of cannabis. Generally, cannabis use is one of the main themes and inspires much of the plot. It can also include movies that are essential to the marijuana experience more generally, ranging from counterculture classics, top-shelf mainstream films and cult comedies.
They’re often known for their silly humor, parody, and outlandish storylines, and now we can reveal the 50 states’ favorite stoner movies!
For this campaign, we examined some of the most popular and well-loved stoner movies combined with Google Trends data to see which stoner films are the most searched-for in each of the 50 U.S. states.
Using keywords related to 25 of the best and most recognized stoner movies, we used Google Trends’ ‘interest over time’ function to see how much each film has been searched for over the last 5 years.
From the results, we whittled down the top ten to work out which film is most popular in every U.S. state. Read on to find out the fan favorites…
The most popular stoner movie in every U.S. state
The most popular stoner movies in the country overall
Across the board, The Big Lebowski (1998) featured most often, with 17 states searching for this film more than any other in the list. This comes as no surprise as ‘black comedy crime film’ The Big Lebowski has slowly climbed the ranks to achieve cult classic status, and has even inspired an annual festival that is aptly called Lebowski Fest!
Close second is 2012’s Ted, which is the fan favorite for 13 states across the country. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, Ted was the 5th highest-grossing R-rated comedy film of 2012, and was even nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It features a potty-mouthed talking teddy bear that loves to smoke weed… we told you the storylines were outlandish!
Dazed and Confused (1993) came up trumps for another 7 states, and We’re the Millers (2013) also deserves a mention, being the fan favorite in 5 states including Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.
Other states’ favorite stoner films include This is the End (2013) featuring everybody’s favorite Hollywood stoners Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jonah Hill, Friday (1995) which is written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh, and slasher parody Scary Movie (2000).
Love them or hate them, stoner films have carved a market of their own, particularly as marijuana and cannabinoids have become more accepted and mainstream in the U.S. and across the world more generally.
We’re surprised that quintessential stoner films Pineapple Express (2008) and Dude, Where’s My Car (2000) haven’t made any top spots, but there are still plenty of options here for when you’re kicking back with a joint or your favorite CBD and THC products.
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