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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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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
blues68 added Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

The Greatest Drug Dealer Characters in Film The Worst Qualities in A Man

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Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
PeteBoyle added Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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PeteBoyle added Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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

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The Basketball Diaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis

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blues68 added Spun Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry, Brittany Murphy

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Drugstore Cowboy Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs

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Greg Akeley added Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

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Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
Boogie Nights Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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Half Baked is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
jill_valley added Half Baked

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Leaving Las Vegas Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

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Traffic Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
Tom Islava added The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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Greg Akeley added Up in Smoke Dick Elliott, Huntz Hall, David Gorcey

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blues68 added Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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Sid and Nancy Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke

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Candy Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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Party Monster Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloë Sevigny

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Rush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
RichardBeecher added Rush Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman

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but chickens double d added Easy Rider: The Ride Back Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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gavinwallmowspam added 21 Jump Street Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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Panic in Needle Park is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
MalindaChavezMoreno added 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 West ...

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Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter

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New Jack City Chris Rock, Ice-T, Judd Nelson

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Heavy Metal John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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PeteBoyle added Flight Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle

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The Salton Sea Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo

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Reefer Madness Dave O'Brien, Carleton Young, Harry Harvey Jr.

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The Panic in Needle Park Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Raúl Juliá

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gavinwallmowspam added 22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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Altered States Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

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Tommy Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

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Gridlock'd Lucy Liu, Tupac Shakur, Thandie Newton

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lucian-văleanu added Naked Lunch Ian Holm, Roy Scheider, Julian Sands

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bigcraig added Human Traffic Andrew Lincoln, John Simm, Danny Dyer

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clash1977 added Christiane F. – We Children from Bahnhof Zoo David Bowie, Natja Brunckhorst, Jens Kuphal

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Wonderland Paris Hilton, Christina Applegate, Val Kilmer

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Spring Breakers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Drug Abuse Movies
Spring Breakers Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco

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Permanent Midnight Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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slaft added The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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The Man with the Golden Arm Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker

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Clean and Sober Morgan Freeman, Michael Keaton, M. Emmet Walsh

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munamelinium added Enter the Void Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé, Sara Stockbridge

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punksnotdead added Liquid Sky Anne Carlisle, Jack Adalist, Bob Brady

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punksnotdead added Hair Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae

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MarySSpiegel added When a Man Loves a Woman Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia