The Best Documentaries About Addiction

List Rules
Documentary films about addiction and addictive drugs.

This list is of the best documentaries about addiction ha been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent films. What is the best documentary about addiction? Vote up your favorites below or add a documentary that focuses on the topic of addiction, if it isn't already on the list.

As you vote, the order of the list will change to see which documentaries about drug addicts come out on top. This list currently includes titles such as Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, and The Wet House.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.
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  • Drugs, Inc.

    Drugs, Inc.

    59 votes
  • Thin
    19 votes
    • Actors: Shelly Guillory, Brittany Robinson, Alisa Williams
    • Directed by: Lauren Greenfield
    Thin (often styled as THIN) is a 2006 American cinéma vérité documentary film directed by Lauren Greenfield. At The Renfrew Center of Florida in Coconut Creek, a 40-bed residential facility for the ...more

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  • Black Tar Heroin: the Dark End of the Street

    Black Tar Heroin: the Dark End of the Street

    43 votes
    • Actors: Tracey Helton, Alice McMunn
    • Directed by: Steven Okazaki
  • Swansea Love Story
    14 votes
    • Directed by: Leo Leigh, Andy Capper