The Best Drug Movies of All Time Films

The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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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, 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.

List Criteria: FIlms where drugs are a central part of the story only. Vote up if you liked the movie and think it offered a good cinematic portrait of drug use

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  1. 1
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    Terry Gilliam More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Mescaline, LSD, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Ether, Amyl ... more
  2. 2
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    Ted Demme More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.
  3. 3
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    Darren Aronofsky More
    added by: MichelleBee
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cannabis, MDMA, Uppers
  4. 4
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    Quentin Tarantino More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.
  5. 5
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    Danny Boyle More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Opium, Ecstasy, Amphetamines, Valium, Hashish, Morphine, Diamorphine, ... more
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    Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin, Quaaludes.
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    Tamra Davis More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack And Heroin.
  8. 8
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    Richard Linklater More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD
  9. 9
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    Martin Scorsese More
    added by: Clark Benson
  10. 10
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    F. Gary Gray More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Pcp.
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    William Beaudine More
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    Martin Scorsese More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Pills.
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    Stanley Kubrick More
    Drugs Portrayed: Several Fictional Drugs In The Form Of A Milk cocktail Called Moloko Plus.
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    Danny Leiner More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, MDMA, Cocaine.
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    Jonas Åkerlund More
    Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.
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    Ridley Scott More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
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    David Gordon Green More
    added by: KerryKilbrideMaller
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    Steven Soderbergh More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine.
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    Jay Chandrasekhar More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Psychedelic Mushrooms, LSD.
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    Catherine Hardwicke More
    Drugs Portrayed: Inhalants
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    Oliver Stone More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis And Peyote.
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    Scott Kalvert More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis.
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    Gus Van Sant More
    Drugs Portrayed: Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Morphine, Amphetamines, Diazepam, And Cocaine.
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    James Merendino More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Oxycodone, And Marijuana.
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    Nick Cassavetes More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.
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    Paul Thomas Anderson More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And Methamphetamine.
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    Julie Taymor More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cannabis, Morphine.
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    Mario Van Peebles More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine.
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    Mark Neveldine, Neveldine/Taylor, Brian Taylor More
    Drugs Portrayed: Fictional Drug Beijing cocktail, Cocaine, Epinephrine, "Hardcore Haitian ... more
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    Todd Phillips More
    Drugs Portrayed: Ghb, Rohypnol.
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    Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.
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    Antoine Fuqua More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, And Pcp.
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    Larry Clark More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Nitrous Oxide, MDMA, Cocaine And Ghb
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    Dennis Hopper More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And LSD.
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    Tony Scott More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Marijuana.
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    Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack/Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA, LSD And Ketamine.
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    Alex Proyas More
    Drugs Portrayed: Morphine.
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    Gaspar Noé More
    added by: BraedynMills
    Tobbaco, Dmt, Caffiene, your mommas p***y juice. 
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    Guy Ritchie More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin.
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    Michael Cristofer More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
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    Michael Blieden More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
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    Steve Carr More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
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    Tommy Chong More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD And Various Pills And Ajax
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    Richard Donner More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Heroin.
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    Michael Wadleigh More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, LSD, And Other Psychedelics.
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    Doug Liman More
    Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Marijuana And Cocaine.
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    Marek Kanievska More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine.
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    William Friedkin More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
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    Otto Preminger More
    added by: MichelleCastro
    "Drugs Portrayed: Heroin." Frank Sinatra is amazing as a heroin addict named Frankie ... more
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    David Veloz More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
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