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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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A stoner film (or stoner movie) is colloquial term referring to a subgenre of movies depicting the use and/or the users of marijuana. Typically, such movies show marijuana use in an undemonized, comic, or even positive fashion, earning them a following as cult films. Marijuana use is one of the main themes, and inspires most of the action.

The series of movies in the 1970s starring Cheech & Chong are archetypal "stoner movies." Some anti-drug films like Reefer Madness have also become popular as "stoner movies" because their anti-drug message is seen by viewers as so over the top that the film amounts to self-parody.

High Times magazine regularly sponsors the Stony Awards to celebrate stoner films and television.

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