film The Best Drug Movies of All Time  

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List Rules 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 Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall - Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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Bad Lieutenant Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón - Drugs Portrayed: Crack, Cocaine, Heroin And Cannabis.

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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time
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Super High Me Doug Benson - Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh - Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku - Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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Clerks Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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RocknRolla Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy - Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroin.

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

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Beavis and Butt-head Do America Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman - Drugs Portrayed: Peyote.

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

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

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

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe - Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, And Opium.

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

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Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder - Drugs Portrayed: Ecstasy

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Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey - Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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

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The Panic in Needle Park Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Raúl Juliá - Drugs Portrayed: Heroin.

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Heavy Metal John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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

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22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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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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Across the Universe Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono - Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cannabis, Morphine.

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

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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

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

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Friday After Next Ice Cube, Terry Crews, Katt Williams - Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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The Wall Eli Wallach, James Cromwell, Rosanna Arquette

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

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Christiane F. – We Children from Bahnhof Zoo David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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21 Grams Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

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

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time
Rush Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman - Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cigarettes, Speed, Marijuana, And Cocaine.

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Nice Dreams Paul Reubens, Sandra Bernhard, Cheech Marin - Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD And Various Pills And Ajax

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller - Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana And Psychedelic Mushrooms.

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

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Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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24 Hour Party People Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis - Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Cocaine, Methadone, Cannabis

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

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

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

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The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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

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Crazy/Beautiful Kirsten Dunst, Taryn Manning, Jay Hernandez

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

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