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The Top 43 Stoner Movies of 2019


Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

This could be Quentin Tartantino’s Oscar winner. Set in 1969 Los Angles, it’s a buddy movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as fading cowboy actor Rick Dalton and Golden Globes winner Brad Pitt as his stuntman sidekick Cliff Booth. Rick lives next door to director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate, who would be killed by Charles Manson devotees on August 9 of that year. Manson makes a brief appearance in the film, but it’s his “girls” who play major roles, especially Pussycat (Margaret Qualley), who lures Cliff to the Spahn Ranch where they’re all hanging out. Along the way, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Michelle Phillips smokes a joint at a party with Mama Cass and Cliff hits an LSD-laced cigarette, which figures into the bloody denouement. Was it all an acid dream? PrimeYouTube

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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