The Best Drug Abuse Movies Films

The Best Drug Abuse Movies

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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.


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    added by blues68
    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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    Requiem for a Dream

    most listed & added by PeteBoyle
    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    added by PeteBoyle
    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Blow

    added by stokified
    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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  5. 5
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    - 24
    Scarface

    added by PeteBoyle
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Leaving Las Vegas

    added by stokified
    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

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    Spun

    added by blues68
    Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry, Brittany Murphy

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    Traffic


    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas

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    Drugstore Cowboy

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    Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs

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    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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    The Basketball Diaries


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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    - 10
    Pink Floyd – The Wall


    Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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    Less Than Zero

    added by blues68
    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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    - 8
    American Gangster


    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back

    added by but chickens double d
    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    - 7
    New Jack City


    Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

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    Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke

    added by Greg Akeley
    Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

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    Candy


    Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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    Up in Smoke

    added by Greg Akeley
    Dick Elliott, Huntz Hall, David Gorcey

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    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman

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    21 Jump Street

    added by gavinwallmowspam
    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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    Thirteen


    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

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    - 10
    Sid and Nancy


    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke

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    Kids


    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

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    Flight

    added by PeteBoyle
    Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle

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    Party Monster


    Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloë Sevigny

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    added by MalindaChavezMoreno
    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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    Reefer Madness

    added by stokified
    Dave O'Brien, Carleton Young, Harry Harvey Jr.

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    Wonderland


    Paris Hilton, Christina Applegate, Val Kilmer

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    Altered States

    added by stokified
    Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

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    Heavy Metal


    John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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    22 Jump Street

    added by gavinwallmowspam
    Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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    Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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    Shrink


    Ashley Greene, Robin Williams, Kevin Spacey

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    - 8
    The Salton Sea


    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo

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    Naked Lunch

    added by lucian-văleanu
    Ian Holm, Roy Scheider, Julian Sands

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    Clean and Sober


    Morgan Freeman, Michael Keaton, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Forest Whitaker, Keith David, Sam Robards

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    Permanent Midnight


    Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    Gridlock'd

    added by stokified
    Lucy Liu, Tupac Shakur, Thandie Newton

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    The Panic in Needle Park


    Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Raúl Juliá

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    The Man with the Golden Arm

    added by stokified
    Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

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    Christiane F. – We Children from Bahnhof Zoo

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    David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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    Human Traffic

    new! & added by bigcraig
    Andrew Lincoln, John Simm, Danny Dyer

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    MacArthur Park

    added by empresskrk
    Rachel Hunter, Julie Delpy, Ellen Cleghorne This is a story about crack addiction in the park MacArthur where drug abusers get high out in the open.  its crazy how the main character tries to see his son but is continually stopped or

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    When a Man Loves a Woman

    added by MarySSpiegel
    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

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    The Fountain


    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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    Adam & Paul

    added by bigcraig
    Michael McElhatton, Tom Murphy, Mark O'Halloran

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    The Business

    added by bigcraig
    Danny Dyer, Georgina Chapman, Tamer Hassan

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