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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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Menace II Society is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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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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    Where the Buffalo Roam is listed (or ranked) 53 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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    Narc is listed (or ranked) 54 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) 55 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    Another Day in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 56 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) 57 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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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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    The Wall is listed (or ranked) 58 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) 59 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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    New Jack City is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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    Brokedown Palace is listed (or ranked) 63 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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    Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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    24 Hour Party People is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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


    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) 67 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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

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    Candy Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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

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    Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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


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

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


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

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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 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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    The Crow is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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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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    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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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

  32. 82
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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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


    21 Grams Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

  34. 84
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    Intravenous is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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    Intravenous

  35. 85
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    How High is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

  36. 86
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    The Boost is listed (or ranked) 86 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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  37. 87
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    Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


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

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

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

  39. 89
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    Formula 51 is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time


    Formula 51

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


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

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    The Panic in Needle Park is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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

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    22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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


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

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    American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Drug Movies of All Time

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

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

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    Clerks Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

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

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

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

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    Platoon 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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    Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

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    28 Days is listed (or ranked) 100 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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