1995's Friday is, just in case you're unaware, one of the greatest stoner comedies ever. The trials of Craig (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker), as they spend the day before the weekend trying to come up with enough cash to pay local drug dealer Big Worm, couldn't be simpler. Yet, the movie's deft writing, loving characterizations, and ridiculous attention to detail make it special. The film is so densely packed with gags and clever touches that every viewing will yield a joke you didn't notice on your previous viewing—even if you're watching it for the twentieth time.
For example, Smokey tells a story about a terrible night after accidentally smoking PCP; it comes midway through the film, and the resulting exaggerated shoulder twitch after he recounts it helps land the punchline ("I ain't been right ever since"). But around the seventh or eighth time you see Friday, you'll finally notice that the twitch is present throughout the whole movie.
Also, tiny slice-of-life details—such as the opening shot of shoes hanging on a clothesline, and the insane clutter of stoner artifacts in Smokey's room—are peppered throughout the film. There are tons of blink-and-you'll-miss-'em gags too, like the fact that Craig's girlfriend has another man in her bed when she calls him up to accuse him of cheating.
Friday is a hilarious gift that keeps on giving, and the rare stoner comedy you'll want to see over and over, even if your memory isn't impaired for some reason.