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The Top 22 Stoner Movies of 2015


17. Ride

Helen Hunt went all in for her surfer flick. She plays Jackie, a New York magazine editor who has a major disconnect with her college-age son Angelo (Brenton Thwaites). He leaves New York to spend some time with his father's step family in L.A., where he takes up surfing. Mom follows behind and soon trades in her high heels for a wet suit. What makes this a "stoner movie" is a scene in which Jackie, thinking she's emulating Angelo, smokes a joint and has a giggling fit. It turns out that Angelo and Jackie's surfing instructor Ian (Luke Wilson) both don't partake. Bummer.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.