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The Top Stoner Movies of 2016

Like last year, there wasn't a boffo box office stoner movie hit in 2016. But, as usual, there were plenty of movies that featured drugs (pot, coke, heroin, Ecstasy, LSD).

A sequel—Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising—tops our list. However, it must be noted that Neighbors 2 did one-third the box office as the original flick did two years ago. This is not to say that Seth Rogen has cooled off. In fact, he has two movies on this list (Sausage Party is the other).

Rogen's buddy Jonah Hill, who co-wrote Sausage Party, has received a Golden Globe nomination for his over-the-top role as a stony gun runner in War Dogs.

Known for his roles in both of the Neighbors movies, Zac Efron showed off his pecs and party skills in Dirty Grandpa and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates as well.

Fresh from Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza also appeared in Mike and Dave and had some naughty fun with Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa.

Fans of Breaking Bad alert: Bryan Cranston co-starred in the coke drama, The Infiltrator.

Young actresses made their mark in raw, daring films like White Girl (Morgan Sayler) and American Honey (Sasha Lane).

Jazz trumpeters were hot in biopics about Miles Davis (Miles Ahead) and Chet Baker (Born to be Born), starring Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke, respectively.

Documentaries delved into makers of LSD (Orange Sunshine), editors of The Cannabist (Rolling Papers), mass incarceration (13th) and the pharmaceuitcal drug epidemic (Prescription Thugs).

Richard LInklater's not-quite-Dazed-and-Confused sequel Everybody Wants Some!! reveled in '80s nostalgia and The Preppie Connection, set in 1984, followed a student as he smuggled coke from Colombia.

In a year of broad comedies, Andy Samberg brilliantly skewered the music industry in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and Key & Peele sparked giggles in Keanu.

Even Pierce Brosnan got into the stoner movie act, playing a nefarious designer drug dealer in Urge.

Click here for the Top 30 Stoner Movies of 2016.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf, co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness, and the former editor of High Times.