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Jewish Top 10s: Stoner Movies

For this week’s Top 10s, Shalom Life looks at the Jewish writers, actors and directors that have contributed to pot culture, knowingly or unknowingly

By: Daniel Koren

Published: September 6th, 2013 in Culture » Film » News

Jewish Top 10s: Stoner Movies

Welcome to Jewish Top 10s, where we compile lists that highlight the best and the brightest of everything yehudi, from delicious recipes to funniest actors, to most obnoxious Jewish wedding songs.

The term ‘stoner movie’ has continuously evolved since the Cheech & Chong films first popularized the genre back in the 60s; nowadays, films can be labelled as ‘stoner movies’ without even having to pertain to narcotics at all.

Rather, a ‘stoner film’ is one that many argue is best viewed, you got it, whilst under the influence of marijuana.

And while we are not necessarily ‘promoting’ any such activities, there have been several notable Jewish writers, actors, directors, and producers that have contributed to pop culture, and pot culture, with their memorable exploits….. or were they unmemorable? I can’t really remember….

In any event, here’s our list of the best Jewish ‘stoner’ films. It’s gotta be 4:20 somewhere.

Also, before we begin, let’s see what Jon Stewart has to say on the subject.


HONORARY MENTIONS


FILM: THE WATER BOY

STARRING: ADAM SANDLER, KATHY BATES, FAIRUZA BALK

DIRECTOR: FRANK CORACI


FILM: GRANDMA’S BOY

STARRING: ALLEN COVERT, NICK SWARDSON, DORIS ROBERTS

DIRECTOR: NICHOLAUS GOOSSEN


FILM: THE HEBREW HAMMER

STARRING: ADAM GOLDBERG, JUDY GREER

DIRECTOR: JONATHAN KESSELMAN


FILM: THE BIRDCAGE

STARRING: ROBIN WILLIAMS, GENE HACKMAN, NATHAN LANE, HANK AZARIA

DIRECTOR: MIKE NICHOLS


FILM: EUROTRIP

STARRING: SCOTT MECHLOWICZ, JACOB PITTS, JESSICA BOEHRS

DIRECTOR: JEFF SCHAFFER

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