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.
Actors: Jani Raappana
Released: 2010Reindeer Spotting – Escape from Santaland is a 2010 documentary film directed by Joonas Neuvonen and written by Sadri Cetinkaya, Joonas Neuvonen and Venla Varha.... more
Released: 2006TV Junkie is a documentary that chronicles Rick Kirkham's drug addiction. Its filmmakers, Michael Cain and Matt Radecki, sifted through the video-diary footage to piece together the story of... more
- WAITING TO INHALE examines the heated debate surrounding marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. As patients demand laws to protect their right to use medical marijuana, opponents...
Released: 2006Hippie Masala: Für immer in Indien is a 2006 Swiss documentary film directed by filmmaker Ulrich Grossenbacher and anthropologist Damaris Lüthi. In 2007, the film was one of five nominated for "Best... more
Released: 2010White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug is a documentary film directed by Travis Gutiérrez Senger in 2010.... more
Actors: Ossie Davis
Released: 2002Why Can't We Be a Family Again? is a 2002 American short documentary film directed by Murray Nossel about two African American brothers in Brooklyn struggling to reunite with their mother, a... more
Actors: Mitch Credle, Koe Rodriguez
Released: 2021Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy is a 2021 American documentary film directed by Stanley Nelson. In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami,... more
Released: 2007The War on Drugs is a film documentary on the War on Drugs. It shows how the War on Drugs is being fought on various fronts: In Colombia the film follows the efforts to eradicate the coca and poppy... more
Released: 2008Flow: For Love of Water is a 2008 documentary film directed by Irena Salina produced by Steven Starr and co-produced by Gill Holland and Yvette Tomlinson . The film features interviews with water and... more
Released: 2006Other Worlds is a 2006 documentary film written and directed by Marko Škop....
Actors: Curtis Elliott, Anthony Dorsey, Bryant Johnson, Maurice Bradley
Released: 2005Hairkutt is a 2005 documentary film by Curtis Elliott and Ben Scholle.... more
Released: 1989Crack USA: County Under Siege is a 1989 American documentary film directed by Vince DiPersio and Bill Guttentag. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.... more
Actors: Patrick Radden Keefe, Andrew Kolodny, Mark Ross, Anne Lembke, Lynn Webster
Released: 2021The Crime of the Century is a 2021 American documentary film directed by Alex Gibney. The film follows the opioid epidemic in the United States, and the political operatives, government regulations... more
Released: 2013Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded is a 2013 documentary crime fiction film directed by Billy Corben.... more
Actors: Russell Brand, Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse
Actors: ASAP Rocky, Carrie Fisher, Nick Offerman
Released: 2020Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics is a 2020 documentary film directed by Donick Cary. Through comedic retellings of celebrity hallucinogen use alongside a thorough investigation of... more
Actors: Maximilian Schmidt
Released: 2021Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord is a 2021 American-German documentary film directed by Eva Müller and Michael Schmitt. Max S. reveals how he built a drug empire from his childhood bedroom in this... more
Actors: Jacinta, Caylynn
Released: 2021Jacinta is a 2021 American documentary film directed by Jessica Earnshaw. Jacinta, an incarcerated woman who has followed her mother in and out of jail, hopes to break free of the cycle of drug... more
Released: 2008Food Matters is a 2008 documentary film about nutrition. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer,... more
Released: 1978Radiance: The Experience of Light is a 1978 short debut film created and narrated by filmmaker, Dorothy Fadiman. The film documents the presence of light as a universal symbol for “Spirit”, to people... more