The Best Documentaries About Drugs

List Rules
Documentary films about drugs and the drug trade.

This list of the best documentaries about drugs has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent films. What are the best drug documentaries? Vote up your favorites below or add a drug documentary you love that isn't already on the list.

As you vote, the order of the list will be change to see which documentary about drugs comes out on top. This list currently includes titles such as Facing the Habit, Kings of Cannabis, and The Future of Weed.

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

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  • Heroin(e)
    Elaine McMillion Sheldon
    29 votes
    • Actors: Necia Freeman, Patricia Keiller, Scott Lemley
    • Released: 2017
    Heroin(e) is a 2017 documentary short film directed by Elaine McMillion. Three women fight to break the cycle one life at a time.
  • Cocaine Cowboys
    Billy Corben
    81 votes
    • Actors: Kelly Hughes, Alfred Spellman, Jenna Reeves, Billy Corben
    • Released: 2006
    Filmmaker Billy Corben recalls Miami drug wars of the 1970s and '80s, when Colombian drug lords turned the relatively quiet Florida city into a breeding ground for violence and excess. Corben ...more

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  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule
    40 votes
    • Actors: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst
    • Released: 2010
    DMT: The Spirit Molecule is a 2010 American documentary film directed by Mitch Schultz.
  • The House I Live In
    Eugene Jarecki
    18 votes
    • Released: 2012
    The House I Live In is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Eugene Jarecki.

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