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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  1. 51
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    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 51 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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    Where the Buffalo Roam is listed (or ranked) 52 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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    Menace II Society is listed (or ranked) 53 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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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Narc is listed (or ranked) 55 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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    Half Nelson is listed (or ranked) 56 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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    Another Day in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 57 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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    Naked Lunch is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    The Wall is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Eli Wallach, James Cromwell, Rosanna Arquette

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    Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    Enter the Void is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    New Jack City is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 63 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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    24 Hour Party People is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    Brokedown Palace is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    Still Smokin is listed (or ranked) 67 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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    Pure is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    Candy is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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

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

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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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


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

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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 74 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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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cigarettes, Speed, Marijuana, And Cocaine.

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    Christiane F. – We Children fr... is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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  27. 77
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    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

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


    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.

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    A Scanner Darkly is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    The Crow is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    Friday After Next is listed (or ranked) 81 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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    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    21 Grams is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 84 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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    Intravenous is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Intravenous

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

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    James Woods, Sean Young, Steven Hill Cocaine

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  38. 88
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    Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    Paid in Full is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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  40. 90
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    Formula 51 is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Formula 51

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    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 91 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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    Belly is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    The Panic in Needle Park is listed (or ranked) 93 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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    American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 94 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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  45. 95
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    Fritz the Cat is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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

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    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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    Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 97 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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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, And Opium.

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

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    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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    Clerks is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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