Entertainment The Best Documentaries About Drugs  

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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 documentaries about drugs? 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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Cocaine Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
clash1977 added Billy Cohen
Cocaine Cowboys is a 2006 documentary film directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben through their Miami-based media studio Rakontur. The film explores the rise ...more
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Justin Hunt
American Meth is more than a movie, it's a movement. Narrated by Val Kilmer, this documentary explores the devastation this drug is unleasing on America, and provides a glimpse into how it ...more
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Mitch Schultz
DMT: The Spirit Molecule is a 2010 American documentary film directed by Mitch Schultz.
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Kevin Booth
American Drug War: The Last White Hope is a 2007 documentary by writer/director Kevin Booth about the War on Drugs in the United States.
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Montana Meth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
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The City Addicted to Crystal Meth Geoffrey O'Connor
The City Addicted to Crystal Meth is a British documentary by Louis Theroux. It was televised on 9 August 2009. Theroux filmed his documentary in Fresno, California which has one of the highest ...more
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The Future of Weed
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The Drugging of Our Children
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Kings of Cannabis
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Facing the Habit Magnolia Martin
Can a root that grows in West Africa successfully treat heroin addicts and break the cycle of addiction? Dave is a former stockbroker whose life has spiraled out of control due to heroin ...more
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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High is a 2007 Canadian documentary film directed by Brett Harvey. Its theatrical run was limited to film festivals.
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Maryann DeLeo, Richard Farrell
Watch the true story behind The Fighter in this riveting and critically acclaimed documentary, which features Christian Bales' character from the blockbuster film.In blue-collar Lowell, ...more
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Waiting to Inhale
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, ...more
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Danny Horan
America's Medicated Kids is a British documentary that was televised on 18 April 2010. The Louis Theroux documentary ran for 60 minutes. The documentary follows Theroux as he travels to one of ...more
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Heroin(e) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
HaylieCorbett added Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Heroin(e) is a 2017 documentary short film directed by Elaine McMillion. Three women fight to break the cycle one life at a time.
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Meth Storm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
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Cartel Land is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
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The House I Live In is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
HaylieCorbett added Eugene Jarecki
The House I Live In is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Eugene Jarecki.
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Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
againsthetide17 added Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? Eve Marsom
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Warning: This Drug May Kill Yo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
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Recovery Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
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Theo Love
The Legend of Cocaine Island is a 2018 documentary film, directed and produced by Theo Love. An urban legend about a duffel bag of cocaine buried in the Caribbean leads a misfit band to hatch a ...more
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Take Your Pills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
HaylieCorbett added Alison Klayman
Take Your Pills is a 2018 documentary film directed by Alison Klayman. The film explores the rise of Adderall use among students, athletes, and working professionals.
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Prescription Thugs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
HaylieCorbett added Prescription Thugs Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, Greg Young
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The Trade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About Drugs
HaylieCorbett added The Trade Drea Cooper
The Trade is a 2008 short drama film written by Jason Headley and directed by Drea Cooper.