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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    The French Connection


    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    Where the Buffalo Roam


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

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  3. 53
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    Menace II Society

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

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Another Day in Paradise


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

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    Half Nelson

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

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  7. 57
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    Narc


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

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  8. 58
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    Naked Lunch

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

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  9. 59
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    The Wall

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    Eli Wallach, James Cromwell, Rosanna Arquette

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  10. 60
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    Almost Famous

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    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Vicodin, LSD And Quaaludes.

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    Enter the Void

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    Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé, Sara Stockbridge Tobbaco, Dmt, Caffiene, your mommas p***y juice. 

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  12. 62
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    New Jack City


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

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  13. 63
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    - 36
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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

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  14. 64
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    Brokedown Palace

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

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  15. 65
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    Woodstock


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

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    24 Hour Party People

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

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  17. 67
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    Still Smokin

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

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    Pure

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    Keira Knightley, David Wenham, Marsha Thomason Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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    Across the Universe


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

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    Candy

    added by oceanforever7
    Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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  21. 71
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    Alice in Wonderland

    added by SuzannaSimeone
    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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  22. 72
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    - 12
    Fifty Pills


    Kristen Bell, Jane Lynch, Diora Baird Drugs Portrayed: MDMA.

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  23. 73
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    Gia


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

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  24. 74
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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cigarettes, Speed, Marijuana, And Cocaine.

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  25. 75
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    - 7
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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

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  26. 76
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    Christiane F. – We Children from Bahnhof Zoo

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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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    added by ChrisMay
    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

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    Cocaine Cowboys


    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.

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    A Scanner Darkly


    Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Marijuana And Substance D.

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    The Crow


    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd Drugs Portrayed: Morphine.

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    - 4
    Friday After Next

    added by but chickens double d
    Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    21 Grams


    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

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    Intravenous

    added by stelianeseap
    Intravenous

  35. 85
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    - 3
    The Breakfast Club

    added by but chickens double d
    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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  36. 86
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    Black Swan

    added by ErinElizabeth
    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder Drugs Portrayed: Ecstasy

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  37. 87
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    The Boost

    added by clash1977
    James Woods, Sean Young, Steven Hill Cocaine

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  38. 88
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    How High


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

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  39. 89
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    Paid in Full


    Regina Hall, Cam'ron, Angie Martinez Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Crack And Marijuana.

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  40. 90
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    Layer Cake


    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Crack Cocaine And MDMA.

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    Formula 51

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    Belly


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

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    - 3
    The Panic in Needle Park

    added by americanpsycho2000
    Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Raúl Juliá Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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  44. 94
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    Fritz the Cat


    Ralph Bakshi, Rosetta LeNoire, Skip Hinnant Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana And Heroin.

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  45. 95
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    Wonderland

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

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    22 Jump Street

    added by gavinwallmowspam
    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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  47. 97
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    Dallas Buyers Club

    added by americanpsycho2000
    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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    - 9

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

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    American Beauty

    added by but chickens double d
    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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    Clerks

    added by but chickens double d
    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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