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

    most listed
    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


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

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    Pulp Fiction


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

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    Requiem for a Dream

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

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    Trainspotting


    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


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

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    Dazed and Confused


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

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    Scarface


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

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    Half Baked


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

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    Up in Smoke


    Dick Elliott, Huntz Hall, David Gorcey

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    Friday


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

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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ranked low on reranks & added by Clark Benson
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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    Pineapple Express

    added by KerryKilbrideMaller
    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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    American Gangster


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

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    Drugstore Cowboy


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

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    The Basketball Diaries


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

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    A Clockwork Orange


    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


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

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    Training Day


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

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    The Hangover

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

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    Super Troopers


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

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    Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke

    added by VisualSubterfuge
    Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

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    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle


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

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    Traffic


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

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    Next Friday

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

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    City of God


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

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    The Doors


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

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    Boogie Nights


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

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    Kids


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

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    Alpha Dog


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

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    Thirteen


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

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    SLC Punk!


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

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    Party Monster


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

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    Pink Floyd – The Wall

    added by StevenHess
    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back


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

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    Crank


    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


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

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    21 Jump Street

    added by gavinwallmowspam
    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Limitless

    ranked low on reranks & added by SuzannaSimeone
    Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

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    - 40
    Less Than Zero


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

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    Go


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

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    Midnight Express


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

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    - 23
    Permanent Midnight

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

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    - 29
    The Salton Sea

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

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    - 29
    Sid and Nancy


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

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    Super High Me


    Doug Benson Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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    - 11
    The Big Lebowski

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

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    - 60
    RocknRolla


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

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    - 15
    The Man with the Golden Arm

    added by MichelleCastro
    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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    Bad Lieutenant


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

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