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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    Alex Cox Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Methadone And Marijuana.

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    added by SuzannaSimeone Amy Heckerling Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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    Alan Parker Drugs Portrayed: Hashish, LSD And Marijuana.

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    Richard Donner Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Heroin.

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    Richard Linklater Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Marijuana And Substance D.

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    added by StacyCrazeegurlMauffray D.J. Caruso Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.

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    added by SuzannaSimeone Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi

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    David Cronenberg Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cigarettes, Hash, Marijuana, Fictional Bug Powder Hallucinogenic.

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    William Friedkin Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    Art Linson Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine And Mescaline.

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    Robert Markowitz

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    Spike Lee Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, MDMA.

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    added by MichelleCastro Otto Preminger "Drugs Portrayed: Heroin." Frank Sinatra is amazing as a heroin addict named Frankie ...

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    Franc. Reyes Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cannabis.

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    new! & added by IoanaIfrim James Cox Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Quaaludes.

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    Mark Robson Drugs Portrayed: Barbiturates

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    Louis J. Gasnier Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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    Jonathan Kaplan Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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    David Veloz Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    Billy Corben Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.

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    Joshua Marston Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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    Paul McGuigan Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cannabis.

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    added by AntonioCeric Nick Love Lifestyle of a Drug Dealer in te 80'sDrugs Portrayed: Cocain, Marijuana, Hashis 

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    Roger Avary Drugs Portrayed: Mushrooms, Cocaine, LSD, Methamphetamine, Marijuana And MDMA.

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    added by ahmet Jan Kounen Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine

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    Spike Lee Drugs Portrayed: Glue

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    added by Princess2891 Arie Posin

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    Michael Winterbottom Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Cocaine, Methadone, Cannabis

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    Roger Corman Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Marijuana.

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    added by stelianeseap Intravenous Antonis Stelianesis

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    Abel Ferrara Drugs Portrayed: Crack, Cocaine, Heroin And Cannabis.

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    Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes Drugs Portrayed: Opium, Laudanum And Absinthe.

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    Paul Verhoeven Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine.

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    Larry Clark Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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    Greg Harrison Drugs Portrayed: Ghb, MDMA, Nitrous, LSD And Marijuana.

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    added by stelianeseap Intravenous Antonis Stelianesis

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    added by clash1977 Harold Becker Cocaine

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    David Lynch Drugs Portrayed: Nitrous Oxide.

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    Ken Russell Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Dmt, And Amanita Muscaria.

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    added by clash1977 Uli Edel

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    added by 2humble_ Benny Boom Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Marijuana.

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    Erik Skjoldbjærg Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Prozac

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    Joe Carnahan Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine.

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    Slava Tsukerman Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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    Andrew Dominik Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin

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    Ralph Bakshi Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana And Heroin.

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    Christopher Nolan Drugs Portrayed: A Fictional Hallucinogenic Gas.

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    added by KyleFraser Charles Band Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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    John Jacobson Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD.

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