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The Best Drug Movies of All Time

Updated September 21, 2020 45.3k votes 9.2k voters 1.4m views204 items

List RulesVote 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 good 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 use this list to find movies like Blow.

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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    Next Friday
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    Ice Cube, Chris Tucker

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Carr

    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
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    SLC Punk!
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    Jason Segel, Matthew Lillard

    Released1998

    Directed byJames Merendino

    Drugs Portrayed: LSD, Oxycodone, And Marijuana.
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    Thirteen
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    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2003

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

    Drugs Portrayed: Inhalants
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    21 Jump Street
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    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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    City of God
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    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge

    Released2002

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis And Cocaine.
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    Alpha Dog
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    Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2006

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.
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    Party Monster
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    Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green

    Released2003

    Directed byFenton Bailey, Randy Barbato

    Drugs Portrayed: Crack/Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA, LSD And Ketamine.
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    Less Than Zero
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    Less Than Zero

    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released1987

    Directed byMarek Kanievska

    Drugs Portrayed: Cocaine.
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    Sid and Nancy
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    Sid and Nancy

    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman

    Released1986

    Directed byAlex Cox

    Drugs Portrayed: Heroin, Methadone And Marijuana.
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    Go
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    Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy

    Released1999

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Drugs Portrayed: MDMA, Marijuana And Cocaine.
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    Midnight Express
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    John Hurt, Randy Quaid

    Released1978

    Directed byAlan Parker

    Drugs Portrayed: Hashish, LSD And Marijuana.
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    The Big Lebowski
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    The Big Lebowski

    Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, LSD.
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    Boogie Nights
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    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine And Methamphetamine.
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    Bad Lieutenant
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    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo

    Released1992

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

    Drugs Portrayed: Crack, Cocaine, Heroin And Cannabis.
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana.
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    Almost Famous
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    Almost Famous

    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson

    Released2000

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Vicodin, LSD And Quaaludes.
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    Kids
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    Kids

    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1995

    Directed byLarry Clark

    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Nitrous Oxide, MDMA, Cocaine And Ghb
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    Released1981

    Directed byUli Edel

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    The Breakfast Club
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis.
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    Where the Buffalo Roam
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    Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson

    Released1980

    Directed byArt Linson

    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, Cocaine And Mescaline.
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    Clerks
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    Clerks

    Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Smith

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    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
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    Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

    Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens

    Released1980

    Directed byTommy Chong

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD And Various Pills And Ajax
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    The Salton Sea
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    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf

    Released2002

    Directed byD. J. Caruso

    Drugs Portrayed: Methamphetamine.
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    Still Smokin
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    Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

    Released1983

    Directed byTommy Chong

    Drugs Portrayed: Cannabis, Cocaine, LSD And Various Pills And Ajax
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    Woodstock
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    Woodstock

    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin

    Released1970

    Directed byMichael Wadleigh

    Drugs Portrayed: Marijuana, LSD, And Other Psychedelics.
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