Ask any loving couple if there’s nothing better than this explosion of hot, restless emotions in their tummies, and they’ll probably say no.
Unless, of course, they’re a stoner couple.
As the extreme sport of Valentine’s Day rolls around, you can’t quite cut it off with the flower-chocolates-lazy dinners combo if what you really love is just laughing about silly stuff together for a while. hours and high sex riding on the fact that marijuana is a natural aphrodisiac (unless you’re so on fire that you’re just left with a crippling stoner). If this is what romance looks like to you, then let us bring you a highly controversial selection of films to set the mood. Watch them together or through a Watch Party app that won’t let your nudes flow. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, prepare a cheese plate ahead of time so you don’t have to take a break to grab munchies. Take your pick from the list below and make your shared ritual even more special. Just be sure to give your containment lover the last puff.
La La Land
Bright lights, city nights, a groovy soundtrack that will become a permanent whim, electrifying visuals and exhilarating sound sequences make La La Land an ideal choice for some intimate Netflix and Chill. Bonus points if you can steal a few kisses while Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling tap dance for a wasted night.
The magnetic color scheme, a bittersweet romantic plot, and stunning visual effects make the Joaquin Phoenix star a choice for all seasons, but especially for long-distance lovers who might struggle with loneliness. Nothing strikes closer to home than a movie where a lonely writer finds himself hopelessly in love with artificial intelligence software. At least you can find some comfort in the fact that the vaccine rollout and open borders mean you’ll meet your partner soon, and that he’s not just an AI. On another note, for some of you this movie is not yet another reason to tell Alexa you love her.
Eternal Sunshine of the Flawless Spirit
This curvy, enthralling romance may not be a typical choice, but it deserves a place for its brilliantly and beautifully bonkers plot. Also because Jim Carrey is fighting to save the last fading memories of his beloved is a permanent mood. We say this even though we wish we had the technology in this movie to erase 2020 from our minds.
We don’t just recommend this one as a âstoner couple flickâ because the movie’s lead role, Justin Long, rolls a joint in the first 30 seconds. We also recommend it because the non-linear timelines, whimsical nostalgia, and shooting stars of moving dialogue are worth cherishing over and over again.
We are the Millers
A roadtrip across the country with a fake family to complete a mission of smuggling weed that ends up becoming the best buds? An obvious choice, this one. The movie will leave you shattered before the grass even hits, and while no one really sheds light on it despite having 100 kilos of pot stashed on board, the light comedy is decent enough to have “no ragrets.”
Summer romance, first love, and a lost child trading weed for therapy? Count us on. Not your run-of-the-mill romance, this underrated stoner flick paired with its killer hip-hop soundtrack makes it the perfect V-Day watch if you’re a couple who don’t get too fucked up. seriously. But things can get deep, so be prepared for some shattered epiphanies.
The breakfast club
Loaded with high school nostalgia, this’ 80s classic would make the perfect background for a deliciously lazy Valentine’s Day wake-up and bake session. As in real life, a joint is what brings opposing poles together, and the daze that follows the first time you get high is all too relatable.
Studio Ghibli films are known for their stunning lucid visuals and fantastical storylines, making each of them a treat to watch when baked, tbh. But the hallmark elements of magical realism, intertwined with the captivating chemistry between Ashitaka and San de Princess mononoke make this one even more special.
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