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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  1. 51
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    Super High Me is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Doug Benson Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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  2. 52
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    Sid and Nancy is listed (or ranked) 52 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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  3. 53
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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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  4. 54
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    Menace II Society is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles S. Dutton Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.

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  5. 55
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    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

  6. 56
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    RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 56 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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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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  8. 58
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    Half Nelson is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Ryan Gosling, Denis O'Hare, Anthony Mackie Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine.

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  9. 59
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    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder Drugs Portrayed: Ecstasy

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  10. 60
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    New Jack City is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine.

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  11. 61
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    The Panic in Needle Park is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Raúl Juliá Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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  12. 62
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    Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Pete Townshend Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, LSD, And Other Psychedelics.

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  13. 63
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    American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 65 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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    22 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, And Opium.

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  18. 68
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    Clerks is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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    Beavis and Butt-head Do Americ... is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman Drugs Portrayed: Peyote.

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  20. 70
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    Dallas Buyers Club is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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    Still Smokin is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD And Various Pills And Ajax

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    Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cannabis, Morphine.

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  23. 73
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    Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Paris Hilton, Christina Applegate, Val Kilmer Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Quaaludes.

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    Naked Lunch is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Ian Holm, Roy Scheider, Julian Sands Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cigarettes, Hash, Marijuana, Fictional Bug Powder Hallucinogenic.

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  25. 75
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    28 Days is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi Drugs Portrayed: Prescription Drugs, Heroin, Alcohol.

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  26. 76
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    Where the Buffalo Roam is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson, Peter Boyle Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine And Mescaline.

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  27. 77
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    Heavy Metal is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Opium, Cannabis And Cocaine.

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  29. 79
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    Christiane F. – We Children fr... is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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  30. 80
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    Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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  31. 81
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    Narc is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Busta Rhymes, Ray Liotta, Jason Patric Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine.

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  32. 82
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    Brokedown Palace is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes, Paul Walker Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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  33. 83
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    The Wall is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Eli Wallach, James Cromwell, Rosanna Arquette

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cigarettes, Speed, Marijuana, And Cocaine.

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  35. 85
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    Tenacious D in The Pick of Des... is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana And Psychedelic Mushrooms.

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  36. 86
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    How High is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Jeffrey Jones, Tracy Morgan, Lark Voorhies Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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  37. 87
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    Gia is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, Faye Dunaway Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    24 Hour Party People is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Cocaine, Methadone, Cannabis

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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    21 Grams is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

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    Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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  44. 94
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    Factory Girl is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Sienna Miller, Jimmy Fallon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Speed, Heroin, Prescription Pills, Sedatives.

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  45. 95
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    Frida is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd Drugs Portrayed: Morphine, Pain Killers.

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  46. 96
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    Belly is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Nas, DMX, Method Man Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cannabis.

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  47. 97
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    The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg Drugs Portrayed: Crack Cocaine.

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  48. 98
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    Flight is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle Drugs Portrayed: Heroin. Booze. Cocaine. Marijuana.

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    The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei Drugs Portrayed: Prescription Pain Killers.

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  50. 100
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    Another Day in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Peter Sarsgaard Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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