The Best Movies to Watch on Netflix This 420

420 has emerged over the last few years as a major date in any pot-lover's calendar, especially as weed gets legalized in more and more states. For those who want to end their holiday with some good takeout, their (legal) marijuana product of choice and a movie, Netflix has long been the place to go.

Though in recent years the streamer has lost some of its best stoner movies (and all the David Attenborough nature docs whose majesty is improved by 420), the streamer still has a decent batch of trippy films, stoner comedies and cannabis documentaries for you to enjoy. Here are some of the best.

The best movies to watch on Netflix this 420

Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Once called one of the best stoner comedies by weed news site CelebStoner, Between Two Ferns: The Movie takes Zack Galifianakis' awkward fake public access talk show and blows it up to feature length with an even bigger batch of celebrities than usual.


Nothing will bring on "the munchies" more than this tale of a chef who opens a food truck after losing his job at a restaurant. Po' boys and brisket have never looked better than in this personal movie from Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

Good Burger

Though there is not a mention of marijuana to be found anywhere in this '90s Nickelodeon comedy, many have embraced it as a surrogate stoner classic for its goofiness. As a recent history of the movie by GQ noted in its first line, "Twenty years ago today, a stoner film for children premiered. I'm still trying to make sense of it."

Grass is Greener

For those who want to learn a little this 420, Netflix has this pot-doc, directed by hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy and starring noted smokers like Snoop Dogg discussing the drug. Rather than just celebrate the drug, however, it also reveals the racial problems in the marijuana industry.

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics

Another in Netflix's growing list of drug documentaries, Have a Good Trip sees an A-list cast featuring everyone from Sting to Ben Stiller talking about their experiences with psychedelics.

Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowskis' notorious flop starring Mila Kunis as a sort-of reincarnated queen and Channing Tatum as a half-man-half-dog warrior was slated by critics at the time, but its focus on expansive space visuals has made it popular among a certain kind of viewer willing to smoke a little something that allows them to ignore the weird and creaky plotting of the movie.

Mac & Devin Go to High School

Snoop Dogg is probably the patron saint of 420, and he has starred in plenty of movies perfectly created for celebrators of the occasion. If the idea of the nearly 50-year-old rapper playing a student so committed to getting high that he still hasn't graduated high school (yes, they make the pun HIGH school) after decades sounds funny to you, there's a lot more where that came from in this movie.

The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir

Fans of The Grateful Dead and marijuana smokers are a Venn diagram with a pretty overlapping center, so 420 seems like a great day to visit this doc about musician Bob Weir, who rode a wave of '60s counterculture to become rhythm guitarist for The Dead.


Before Seth Rogen became so synonymous with weed smoking that he was able to go into business with his own strain, he made a host of '00s comedies that were perfect for fellow stoners. While his finest contribution to the genre Pineapple Express is not on Netflix, the hilarious Superbad is.

Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

Since being released 15 years ago, the big-screen adventure of the Trailer Park Boys has become a cult stoner movie classic among those looking for some big, dumb (very dumb) fun with a lot of huge, stupid laughs.