The Best Drug Movies of All Time Films
Vote List
5  reranks 7,901 votes 1,559 voters 574,142 views by  more info

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.
  • 5 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
  1. 1
    Up 443
    Down 70
    Terry Gilliam More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Mescaline, LSD, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Ether, Amyl ... more
  2. 2
    Up 438
    Down 73
    Ted Demme More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.
  3. 3
    Up 330
    Down 47
    Darren Aronofsky More
    added by: MichelleBee
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cannabis, MDMA, Uppers
  4. 4
    Up 289
    Down 54
    Quentin Tarantino More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.
  5. 5
    Up 263
    Down 48
    Danny Boyle More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Opium, Ecstasy, Amphetamines, Valium, Hashish, Morphine, Diamorphine, ... more
  6. 6
    Up 145
    Down 15
    Martin Scorsese More
    added by: Clark Benson
  7. 7
    Up 227
    Down 50
    Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin, Quaaludes.
  8. 8
    Up 193
    Down 46
    Richard Linklater More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD
  9. 9
    Up 215
    Down 63
    Tamra Davis More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack And Heroin.
  10. 10
    Up 123
    Down 30
    F. Gary Gray More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Pcp.
  11. 11
    Up 115
    Down 27
    Martin Scorsese More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Pills.
  12. 12
    Up 107
    Down 23
    William Beaudine More
  13. 13
    Up 144
    Down 47
    Stanley Kubrick More
    Drugs Portrayed: Several Fictional Drugs In The Form Of A Milk cocktail Called Moloko Plus.
  14. 14
    Up 120
    Down 35
    Jonas Åkerlund More
    Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.
  15. 15
    Up 98
    Down 27
    David Gordon Green More
    added by: KerryKilbrideMaller
  16. 16
    Up 103
    Down 31
    Ridley Scott More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
  17. 17
    Up 101
    Down 32
    Steven Soderbergh More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine.
  18. 18
    Up 153
    Down 66
    Danny Leiner More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, MDMA, Cocaine.
  19. 19
    Up 83
    Down 24
    Scott Kalvert More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis.
  20. 20
    Up 73
    Down 21
    Gus Van Sant More
    Drugs Portrayed: Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Morphine, Amphetamines, Diazepam, And Cocaine.
  21. 21
    Up 89
    Down 33
    Catherine Hardwicke More
    Drugs Portrayed: Inhalants
  22. 22
    Up 81
    Down 30
    James Merendino More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Oxycodone, And Marijuana.
  23. 23
    Up 69
    Down 22
    Oliver Stone More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis And Peyote.
  24. 24
    Up 68
    Down 22
    Paul Thomas Anderson More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And Methamphetamine.
  25. 25
    Up 78
    Down 30
    Jay Chandrasekhar More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Psychedelic Mushrooms, LSD.
  26. 26
    Up 66
    Down 24
    Nick Cassavetes More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.
  27. 27
    Up 77
    Down 34
    Mark Neveldine, Neveldine/Taylor, Brian Taylor More
    Drugs Portrayed: Fictional Drug Beijing cocktail, Cocaine, Epinephrine, "Hardcore Haitian ... more
  28. 28
    Up 60
    Down 25
    Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.
  29. 29
    Up 78
    Down 41
    Antoine Fuqua More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, And Pcp.
  30. 30
    Up 61
    Down 28
    Larry Clark More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Nitrous Oxide, MDMA, Cocaine And Ghb
  31. 31
    Up 52
    Down 22
    Mario Van Peebles More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine.
  32. 32
    Up 50
    Down 22
    Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato More
    Drugs Portrayed: Crack/Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA, LSD And Ketamine.
  33. 33
    Up 42
    Down 16
    Gaspar Noé More
    added by: BraedynMills
    Tobbaco, Dmt, Caffiene, your mommas p***y juice. 
  34. 34
    Up 111
    Down 72
    Todd Phillips More
    Drugs Portrayed: Ghb, Rohypnol.
  35. 35
    Up 53
    Down 28
    Tony Scott More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Marijuana.
  36. 36
    Up 60
    Down 34
    Julie Taymor More
    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cannabis, Morphine.
  37. 37
    Up 38
    Down 18
    Tommy Chong More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD And Various Pills And Ajax
  38. 38
    Up 24
    Down 8
    Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis And Cocaine.
  39. 39
    Up 38
    Down 21
    Dennis Hopper More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And LSD.
  40. 40
    Up 42
    Down 25
    Michael Cristofer More
    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.
  41. 41
    Up 30
    Down 15
    Doug Liman More
    Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Marijuana And Cocaine.
  42. 42
    Up 44
    Down 28
    Guy Ritchie More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin.
  43. 43
    Up 42
    Down 27
    Steve Carr More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
  44. 44
    Up 35
    Down 21
    Michael Wadleigh More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, LSD, And Other Psychedelics.
  45. 45
    Up 26
    Down 13
    Marek Kanievska More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine.
  46. 46
    Up 32
    Down 19
    Alex Proyas More
    Drugs Portrayed: Morphine.
  47. 47
    Up 46
    Down 32
    Michael Blieden More
    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
  48. 48
    Up 9
    Down 1
    Neil Burger More
    added by: SuzannaSimeone
  49. 49
    Up 10
    Down 2
    Neil Armfield More
    added by: oceanforever7
  50. 50
    Up 32
    Down 25
    Richard Donner More
    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Heroin.
  51. 126 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 2 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 125

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists