The Best Drug Movies of All Time Films
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The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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.
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    Terry Gilliam More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Mescaline, LSD, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Ether, Amyl ... more
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    Ted Demme More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.
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    Darren Aronofsky More
    added by: MichelleBee
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cannabis, MDMA, Uppers
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    Danny Boyle More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Opium, Ecstasy, Amphetamines, Valium, Hashish, Morphine, Diamorphine, ... more
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    Quentin Tarantino More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.
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    Martin Scorsese More
    added by: Clark Benson
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    Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin, Quaaludes.
  8. 8
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    Richard Linklater More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD
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    Tamra Davis More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack And Heroin.
  10. 10
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    F. Gary Gray More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Pcp.
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    Martin Scorsese More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Pills.
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    William Beaudine More
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    Jonas Åkerlund More
    Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.
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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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    David Gordon Green More
    added by: KerryKilbrideMaller
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    Ridley Scott More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
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    Steven Soderbergh More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine.
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    Scott Kalvert More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis.
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    Danny Leiner More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, MDMA, Cocaine.
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    Gus Van Sant More
    Drugs Portrayed: Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Morphine, Amphetamines, Diazepam, And Cocaine.
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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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    James Merendino More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Oxycodone, And Marijuana.
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    Jay Chandrasekhar More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Psychedelic Mushrooms, LSD.
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    Paul Thomas Anderson More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And Methamphetamine.
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    Nick Cassavetes More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.
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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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    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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    Mario Van Peebles More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine.
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    Todd Phillips More
    Drugs Portrayed: Ghb, Rohypnol.
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    Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack/Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA, LSD And Ketamine.
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    Larry Clark More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Nitrous Oxide, MDMA, Cocaine And Ghb
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    Gaspar Noé More
    added by: BraedynMills
    Tobbaco, Dmt, Caffiene, your mommas p***y juice. 
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    Tony Scott More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Marijuana.
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    Michael Cristofer More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
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    Julie Taymor More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cannabis, Morphine.
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    Dennis Hopper More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And LSD.
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    Tommy Chong More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD And Various Pills And Ajax
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    Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis And Cocaine.
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    Neil Burger More
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    Steve Carr More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
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    Guy Ritchie More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin.
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    Neil Armfield More
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    Doug Liman More
    Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Marijuana And Cocaine.
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    Michael Blieden More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
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    Marek Kanievska More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine.
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    Michael Wadleigh More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, LSD, And Other Psychedelics.
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    Alex Proyas More
    Drugs Portrayed: Morphine.
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    Amy Heckerling More
    added by: SuzannaSimeone
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
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