Drugs/alcohol movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drugs/alcohol movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, humorous, serious, clever and harsh films and TV shows about / with drugs/alcohol, drugs, friendship, dialogue, profanity, male nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
drugs/alcohol
 1408
drugs/alcohol movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as drugs/alcohol: Project X (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Breaking Bad (2008), Skins (2007), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Patrick Melrose (2018), Big Time Adolescence (2019), Filth (2013), 21 & Over (2013).

List of drugs/alcohol movies

 6.6
 195K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: teen sex comedy, not serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, when the parents are away, drugs/alcohol, teenager, youth, friends, popularity, student, buddies, looking for sex, teenage life, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california, new jersey
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, dark humor, greed, corporate crimes, deception, stock broker, rags to riches, money laundering, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
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 9.4
 1.6M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, double life, success, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.2
 77K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, homosexual, youth, underage drinking, party, looking for sex, friendship, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug trip, destructive relationship, downfall, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, teenage life, downfall, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, basketball, antisocial behavior, coach, juvenile delinquency, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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Patrick Melrose (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 302 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, suspense, captivating, surreal
Plot: drugs/alcohol, dialogue, drug addiction, father son relationship, depression, loneliness, alcohol abuse, mental illness, violence, dysfunctional family, traumatic childhood, ambition ...
Time: 2000s, 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 60s ...
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Big Time Adolescence (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his best friend Zeke, an unmotivated-yet-charismatic college dropout. Although Zeke genuinely cares about Mo, things start to go awry ...
Style: weird, semi serious, humorous, bleak, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, debauchery, nihilism, sarcasm, teenage life, youth, slacker, dark humor, lifestyle, society, promiscuity, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.1
 105K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: surreal, cynical, sexual, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, dark humor, cocaine, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, insanity, self destructing, losing-it hero, murder, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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 5.8
 73K
21 & Over (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brilliant student Jeff Chang has the most important interview of his life tomorrow. But today is still his birthday, what starts off as a casual celebration with friends evolves into a night of debauchery that risks to derail his life plan.
Style: humorous, not serious, ridiculous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: friends, college, young people, youth, drugs/alcohol, college life, nothing goes right, birthday, buddies, plan gone awry, profanity, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 5.6
 86K
The Bling Ring (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: sexy, stylized, captivating, serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, heist, youth, high society, burglary, celebrity, crime, crimes, thief, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, israel ...
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 8.7
 426K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, dark humor, patient, mastermind, talented, human nature, hospital, loneliness, riddles and clues, loner, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, drugs/alcohol, crimes, shooting, murder, danger, adventure, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
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 8.2
 28K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, heist, crimes, danger, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, escapades, family conflict, mother son relationship, gay brother, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
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 8.0
 16K
Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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 8.9
 1.9M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: neo noir, exciting, witty, interesting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, crimes, gunfight, hitman, drugs, cocaine, crime, drugs/alcohol, twists & turns, criminal heroes, heroin, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.3
 174K
Californication (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.
Style: sexy, cynical, witty, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, writer's life, sexual relations, lust, dark humor, lifestyle, sexual activity, writers, family life, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, new york
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 6.1
 134K
Magic Mike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strip club, nightclub, dancing, dancer, stripper, nightlife, friendship, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, male stripper, clubbing, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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 5.7
 7K
Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sexual, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, explicit sex, strong sexual content, teenage life, youth, teenage sex, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, abusive relationship, partying, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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 7.1
 75K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, strong sexual content, puberty, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, street kid, urban ghetto life, youth, loss of virginity, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 7.7
 81K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, tense, psychedelic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, mythology, mysterious character, drugs/alcohol, mystery, supernatural, ex convict, danger, death, travel, deception ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.3
 296K
Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: funny, not serious, entertaining, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, fraternity, neighbor neighbor relationship, stupidity, party, rivalry, plan gone awry, friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, manipulation, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa
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 7.3
 336K
Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: psychological, tense, heroic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: air disaster, airplane, pilot, courage, alcohol abuse, stewardess, airplane accident, court, investigation, drugs/alcohol, lifesaver, porn actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.7
 738K
The Hangover (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. ...
Style: humorous, funny, buddy comedy, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, comedy of errors, buddies, friends, nothing goes right, hung over, weirdo, bachelor party, friendship between men, escapades, memory loss, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, california
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: realistic, witty, captivating, stylized, tense ...
Plot: dark humor, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, lawyer, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, private investigator, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.5
 45K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, hospital, doctors and patients, realism, workplace situations, surgeon, drugs/alcohol, gory, medicine, society, nurse ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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The Seasoning House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong violent content, kidnapping, confinement indoors, rapist, prostitute, sexual abuse, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, escape attempt, dehumanization, danger, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s
Place: europe, balkan
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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, psychotronic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, party, changing the past or future, friendship, drugs/alcohol, changing the future, friends, destiny, midlife crisis, profanity, ski resort ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2010s ...
Place: usa, chernobyl, california
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 7.7
 25K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, cynical, semi serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nurse, addiction, hospital, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace situations, drug abuse, against the rules, conflict, staff, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 4K
Sweetbitter (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Shortly after arriving in New York City, 22-year-old Tess lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, ...
Style: entertaining, light, colourful, scenic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, waitress, restaurant, big city, kitchen, female protagonist, youth, adaptation, friendship, love, sex, workplace romance ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
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