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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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Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Cannabis.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Mescaline, LSD, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Ether, Amyl Nitrate, Opium, Hashish, Hash Oil, Adrenochrome .

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Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin And Marijuana.

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MichelleBee added Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cannabis, MDMA, Uppers

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Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Opium, Ecstasy, Amphetamines, Valium, Hashish, Morphine, Diamorphine, Cyclozine, Codeine, Temazepam, Nitrazepam, Phenobarbitone, Sodium Amytal, Dextropropoxyphene, Methadone, Nalbuphine, Pethidine, Pentazocine, Buprenorphine, Dextromoramide, Chlormethiazole.

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Up in Smoke Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

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Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Pills.

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Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD

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Scarface Jean Harlow, Boris Karloff, Paul Muni Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine, Heroin, Quaaludes.

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Clark Benson added The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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KerryKilbrideMaller added Pineapple Express Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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Half Baked Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack And Heroin.

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Friday Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Pcp.

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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The Basketball Diaries Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Cocaine, Cannabis.

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Spun Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry, Brittany Murphy Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.

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Drugstore Cowboy Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs Drugs Portrayed: Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Morphine, Amphetamines, Diazepam, And Cocaine.

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The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham Drugs Portrayed: Ghb, Rohypnol.

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Training Day Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, And Pcp.

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff Drugs Portrayed: Several Fictional Drugs In The Form Of A Milk cocktail Called Moloko Plus.

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, Malin Åkerman Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, MDMA, Cocaine.

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Super Troopers Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Psychedelic Mushrooms, LSD.

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Traffic Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Crack Cocaine.

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OpiumDen added The Big Lebowski Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD.

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

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Next Friday Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.

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The Doors Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis And Peyote.

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City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis And Cocaine.

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Boogie Nights Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And Methamphetamine.

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SuzannaSimeone added Limitless Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

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

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Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Nitrous Oxide, MDMA, Cocaine And Ghb

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Thirteen Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter Drugs Portrayed: Inhalants

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Less Than Zero Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine.

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SLC Punk! Jason Segel, Matthew Lillard, Devon Sawa Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Oxycodone, And Marijuana.

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Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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Easy Rider: The Ride Back Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And LSD.

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Party Monster Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloë Sevigny Drugs Portrayed: Crack/Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA, LSD And Ketamine.

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Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine And Marijuana.

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Crank Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam Drugs Portrayed: Fictional Drug Beijing cocktail, Cocaine, Epinephrine, "Hardcore Haitian Plant S**t", Methamphetamine And Cannabis.

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ErinElizabeth added Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Vicodin, LSD And Quaaludes.

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StacyCrazeegurlMauffray added The Salton Sea Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.

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

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Midnight Express John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis Drugs Portrayed: Hashish, LSD And Marijuana.

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oceanforever7 added Candy Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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Go Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy, Timothy Olyphant Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Marijuana And Cocaine.

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Permanent Midnight Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Drugs Portrayed: Heroin And Cocaine.

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but chickens double d added The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.

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MichelleCastro added The Man with the Golden Arm Kim Novak, Frank Sinatra, Shorty Rogers "Drugs Portrayed: Heroin." Frank Sinatra is amazing as a heroin addict named Frankie Machine. The film features a convincing scene of him quitting heroin "cold turkey."