The Top 25 Stoner Movies of 2014

Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportella lights up in "Inherent Vice."

2. Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice is a wild ride, similar to previous questionable efforts to bring Tom Robbins' work to cinema. Joaquin Phoenix as weed-smoking private eye Doc Sportella's trying to find an old girlfriend who's disappeared. Channelling his inner Lebowski, Phoenix lights joint after joint as he attempts to solve the mystery. The cool supporting cast includes Katherine Waterston, Owen WilsonReese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro and Martin Short. Watch the trailer here.

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