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The Best Drug Abuse Movies

List Criteria: Only movies about drug use or trade

A list of the best drug abuse movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This drug abuse movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about drug abuse are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about drug abuse you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous drug abuse movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these drug abuse movie titles for more information about the films.

The list you're viewing is made up of different items like Less Than Zero, Drugstore Cowboy and other movies featuring substance abuse and/or drug addicts.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best drug abuse movies?" and "What is the greatest drug abuse movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular drug abuse movies that frequently chronicle the perils of drug addiction, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these drug abuse movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good drug abuse movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

The Best Drug Abuse Movies Films
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    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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    Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry, Brittany Murphy

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    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

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    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas

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    Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

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    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

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    Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloë Sevigny

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    Paris Hilton, Christina Applegate, Val Kilmer

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    Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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    Ashley Greene, Robin Williams, Kevin Spacey

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    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke

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    John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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    Panic in Needle Park 1971  The film portrays life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" (the nickname of Sherman Square on New York City's Upper

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    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo

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    Ian Holm, Roy Scheider, Julian Sands

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    Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

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    Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Raúl Juliá

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    Lucy Liu, Tupac Shakur, Thandie Newton

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    Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards

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    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

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    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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    Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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    Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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