Contributor: Stephen J. Morgan
What is the best weed movie, in your opinion? Personally, I feel like the best marijuana movies are able to hit on a number of different levels, but maybe that’s just me. Like most stoners, I am somewhat of an entertainment aficionado. Much like you, presumably, I like to kick back, relax, light one up, and throw on some quality entertainment to completely lose myself in. Sure, you can go back and forth, debating “Is Indica or Sativa better for watching movies?” But, regardless of your strain, there’s something unspeakably fun about allowing yourself to get fully engulfed in a piece of quality entertainment, and none are more fun than a movie, in my personal opinion.
These Cannabis Strains Will Enhance Any Movie You Watch!
Sure, sitcoms and one-hour dramas are all well and good, but the concise way a story can be told through the cinematic arts is “heads and shoulders” above the competition. That’s why it’s always smart to have some “watching movie weed” on hand at all times. And, while there are a plethora of options out there, I feel like I’ve honed in on the best strains for smoking before going to the movies, or simply watching one at home.
Also, when comparing movies to TV, the visually-pleasing angles and shots these moviemaking geniuses are able to create are next-level impressive, and incredibly pleasing to my stimulated brain after a hearty smoke session, far more so than the typical televised fare.
And, like I’m sure you already know, not all ganja is created equal. Some strains excel as a movie-going partner, while others seem to do everything they can to distract your senses, before sending you off to sleep before the first act is even over. That’s why it’s crucial to know which strains are ideal for a movie-watching environment. But, with the cannabis market being as bountiful as it is, the locating of just such a strain can seem like an impossible task.
That’s where we come in. We’ve gone ahead and done the research for you, as far as what strains are best for a movie, and what we’ve come up with is a list of the top buds to partake in before pressing play on a quality flick.
So, without any further ado, here is a collection of cannabis strains, in no particular order, that we feel are tailor-made to catapult your cinematic experience to new, THC-infused heights.
There’s a reason why OG Kush is considered a classic amongst many cannabis connoisseurs. This bud is just phenomenal. The way it can mellow the mind and body, without full sedation kicking in, is unlike any other bud I’ve experienced. That sort of state is ideal for a movie watching experience. The only thing you have to do after a couple of tokes of OG is get comfortable, because it will take care of all of your lingering stress, aches, pains, and anxieties. OG Kush, in essence, clears up your mind fully, allowing it to completely focus on the movie that’s being watched.
Another legend in the weed game, this spider-inspired strain isn’t meant to scare off potential puffers. Instead, it welcomes any and all chill activities with open arms. Again, this is a bud that completely relaxes your joints and muscles, without encouraging them to fall asleep. Every couch, regardless of its lumpy, disjointed nature, is suddenly a comfortable cloud that you could rest upon for hours on end. And, that’s pretty fortunate, seeing as how most movies are in the 2-hour range these days. Also, not for nothing, but this baby will bring out the giggles, too. So, I’d suggest firing up a comedy, along with a joint (or two) of this strain, and you should end up having one heck of a night. I guarantee it!
Girl Scout Cookies (GSC)
This bud is so perfect for movies, I almost think it should be renamed Netflix because this strain is the epitome of chill. Your mind is awakened and welcomes all sorts of visuals and inspirations, all while your body experiences a heightened level of alleviation and relaxation. It’s the strain that can do no wrong. No wonder it’s routinely placed at the top of people’s preferred bud list. Another noteworthy aspect of GSC is its ability to bring on a theater-sized hunger, so make sure you have plenty of popcorn and snacks ready because this strain will have you chomping on grub throughout the entire film, no doubt about it.
Positivity and optimism. Those are basically the main takeaways from this “bread” strain. Worries, anxieties, doubts, fears, paranoia, and any other unwanted mental obstacle will fade away in just a couple of puffs, and in its wake, a wave of positive thinking will emerge. This can be particularly useful if you happen to be watching some sort of heart-wrenching drama. Those sad moments will still hit, but you’ll be able to have a more optimistic outlook on the situation going on, thus it won’t send you into a state of depression or despair. Instead, it’ll continue to be an enjoyable viewing experience that you’ll be able to watch without any sort of lingering sadness once the credits roll.
Look at the name of this uniquely-titled strain, and you’ll be able to gauge just how it’ll make you feel. No, you won’t be yearning for “brains,” but you will be hit with a serious wave of “munchies,” that’s for sure. This relaxing bud is seemingly designed to heighten the enjoyability of movies tenfold. Not only that, but it will employ a level of comfortable “couch-lock” that will make you stay put for hours on end. So, with that in mind, be sure to have your remote and snacks within arms reach because standing up with this strain is a chore you simply won’t want to complete.
Alright, there you have it, folks. Those are some of the best strains to smoke before (or during) a movie. Of course, this is just a minuscule sample size of the multitude of movie-friendly buds that are available these days, but we think that these are the veritable “cream of the cinematic crop.”
So, if you have a movie night planned ahead in the near future, we strongly suggest heading down to your local dispensary and seeing if they have any of these amazing strains on deck to enhance your viewing experience. And, even if they don’t, you can simply inquire about other strains they have, which may share a similar terpene profile and/or THC percentage.
Either way, you’ll be more than ready for your movie, and it’s all thanks to everybody’s favorite herbal supplement: cannabis!