The Best Drug Movies of All Time Films

The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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List Criteria: Vote up your favorite films where drugs are a central part of the story and portrayed well.

What are the top movies about drugs? When it comes to making a story "edgy," drugs are the weapon of choice in popular cinema. Be it pot movies, cocaine movies, heroin films or any other type of drug, Hollywood has made a movie about it. This is a list of the best drug movies of all time, including films about drug dealers, drug traffickers, drug use, and drug abuse. It may not be all the drug films ever made, but these are the greatest. Vote for your favorite drug movie, or add any that you don't see listed..

For other interesting movie lists check out the cult movies, psychological thriller movies, college movies, and epic movie list. Aside from drug movies, there are plenty of other genres that are sure to get you intoxicated.
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Mescaline, LSD, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Ether, Amyl Nitrate, Opium, Hashish, Hash Oil, Adrenochrome .

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    Blow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.

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    Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cannabis, MDMA, Uppers

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    Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Opium, Ecstasy, Amphetamines, Valium, Hashish, Morphine, Diamorphine, Cyclozine, Codeine, Temazepam, Nitrazepam, Phenobarbitone, Sodium Amytal, Dextropropoxyphene, Methadone,

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    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Pills.

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    Up in Smoke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD

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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff, Paul Muni Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin, Quaaludes.

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    Half Baked is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack And Heroin.

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    Friday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Pcp.

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    The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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    Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    Drugstore Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs Drugs Portrayed: Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Morphine, Amphetamines, Diazepam, And Cocaine.

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    The Basketball Diaries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis.

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff Drugs Portrayed: Several Fictional Drugs In The Form Of A Milk cocktail Called Moloko Plus.

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    Spun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry, Brittany Murphy Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.

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    Training Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, And Pcp.

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    The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham Drugs Portrayed: Ghb, Rohypnol.

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    Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Psychedelic Mushrooms, LSD.

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    Harold & Kumar Go to White Cas... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, Malin Åkerman Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, MDMA, Cocaine.

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    Traffic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine.

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    Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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    City of God is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis And Cocaine.

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    The Doors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis And Peyote.

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    Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And Methamphetamine.

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    Kids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Nitrous Oxide, MDMA, Cocaine And Ghb

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    Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    SLC Punk! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Jason Segel, Matthew Lillard, Devon Sawa Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Oxycodone, And Marijuana.

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And LSD.

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    Party Monster is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloë Sevigny Drugs Portrayed: Crack/Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA, LSD And Ketamine.

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    Alpha Dog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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    Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter Drugs Portrayed: Inhalants

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    Crank is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam Drugs Portrayed: Fictional Drug Beijing cocktail, Cocaine, Epinephrine, "Hardcore Haitian Plant S**t", Methamphetamine And Cannabis.

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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Marijuana.

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    21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Less Than Zero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine.

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    Limitless is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD.

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    Midnight Express is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis Drugs Portrayed: Hashish, LSD And Marijuana.

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    Go is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy, Timothy Olyphant Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Marijuana And Cocaine.

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    The Salton Sea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.

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    Sid and Nancy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Methadone And Marijuana.

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    Super High Me is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Doug Benson Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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    Permanent Midnight is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin.

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    Bad Lieutenant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón Drugs Portrayed: Crack, Cocaine, Heroin And Cannabis.

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    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    The Man with the Golden Arm is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Kim Novak, Frank Sinatra, Shorty Rogers "Drugs Portrayed: Heroin." Frank Sinatra is amazing as a heroin addict named Frankie Machine. The film features a convincing scene of him quitting heroin "cold turkey." 

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