Drug smuggling movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug smuggling movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with drug smuggling, drugs, crimes, drug dealing, murder, crime, gun, gangsters, gunfight and drug dealer plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug smuggling: Kid Cannabis (2014), Cocaine Godmother (2017), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), Midnight Express (1978), Kingpin (2003), Cocaine Coast (2018), Sicario (2015), We're the Millers (2013), The Big Boss (1971), The Romantic Englishwoman (1975).

List of drug smuggling movies

 6.4
 9K
Kid Cannabis (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, touching, tense ...
Plot: drug smuggling, buddies, drug dealing, youth, crimes, teenage life, drug abuse, disorder, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely criminals, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, year 2005, year 2015
Place: usa, idaho, canada
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Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with ...
Style: factual, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: drug smuggling, hidden money, mother, drugs, cocaine, parent child relationship, security, drug dealer, kidnapping, arrest, murder, ice cream truck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: colombia
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Style: intense, exciting, suspense, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug smuggling, false accusations, conspiracy, chase, corruption, assassination, military, vigilante, prison escape, hitman, brutality, fight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, afghanistan, washington d.c., alabama
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, lawyer, injustice, escape, drug smuggling, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, suprisingly clever, anger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
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 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, siblings relations, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, houston texas, mexico ...
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Cocaine Coast (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: It takes place in the Galicia (Spain) of the 80s, when the fishing sector was transformed and many of the shipowners became indebted. This situation will be favorable for the start of activities such as contraband and drug trafficking.
Style: intense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug smuggling, money laundering, drug addiction, drugs, cocaine, drug use, political corruption, drug dealing, organized crime, war on drugs, gangsters, drug ...
Place: spain
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 7.6
 373K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dark ...
Plot: moral dilemma, black ops, tough girl, cia, mercenary, drug cartel, special agents, u.s. mexico border, cia agent, drug smuggling, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, journey, adolescence, smuggling, dishonesty, drug dealing, disorder, pretense, neighbor, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, tucson arizona, denver colorado
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 7.1
 25K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, brutal, harsh, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, drug smuggling, one man army, master warrior, graphic violence, drug dealing, factory worker, kung fu, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: thailand, china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, humorous, light, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: drug smuggling, poet, novelist, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity, family problems, lifestyle, dishonesty, romance, love triangle, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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 7.6
 241K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, drug use, friendship, gangsters, drug cartel, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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 5.3
 97K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: cynical, talky, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, drug cartel, drug traffic, drug dealing, greed, danger, drug smuggling, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, el paso texas, chicago illinois ...
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 7.3
 81K
The Guard (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, drug smuggling, crime, crimes, smuggling, law enforcement, partners against crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, drug smuggling, police brutality, drug dealing, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, car chase, informant, neo noir, partnership ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, marseille, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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 6.1
 771
15: The Movie (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fast, frenetic, and furious best describe the story of five teenage boys all but abandoned by the system, estranged from any parents, and discarded by life in general. They build a world of there own in which gangs, drugs, fighting, body piercing, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, drug smuggling, teenage life, hardcase students, misfit, urban ghetto, addiction, urban ghetto life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, china, asia
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 7.2
 159K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, cia, bare ass, money laundering, cia agent, true crime, cocaine, pilot, drug smuggling, illegal drugs, united states of america ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, panama, nicaragua ...
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 8.2
 15K
ZeroZeroZero (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Roberto Saviano, ZeroZeroZero is an unforgettable exploration of the inner workings of the global cocaine trade.
Style: brutal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, cocaine, mafia, drug smuggling, drugs, drug dealer, drug cartel, drug dealing, drug trade, drug smuggler, brutality, cartel ...
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 7.1
 11K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, profanity, cocaine, social decay, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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Mist and the Maiden (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The corpse of a young man appears in a forest on the island of La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands. The case is closed with the indictment of a local politician who is finally exonerated. Three years later, Sergeant Bevilaqua and Corporal Chamorro ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspense, tricky
Plot: drug smuggling, murder investigation, blackmail, island, uncover truth, secret, accusation, murder suspect, testimony, conspiracy, unreliable narrator, moral dilemma ...
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State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005)
Genre: Musical, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three gangsters vie for control of the streets of Philadelphia.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, murder, vengeance, social decay, tough heroes, gangsters, drug dealing, gang, partners, rivalry, city life, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia
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 6.0
 110K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, mole, crime, crimes, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, working undercover, dangerous attraction, danger, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, geneva switzerland, havana cuba ...
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Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.
Style: buddy movie, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, martial arts, ex-cop, fbi, fbi agent, police, corruption, friendship, investigation, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: boston
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 6.2
 174
Open Gate (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In East Texas, a rodeo clown and bull fighters happens upon a drug-smuggling operation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, lifestyle, crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, life is a bitch, small town, drug smuggling, athlete's life, neo noir, couples, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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 6.9
 76
Ilegales (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.
Style: suspense, touching, contemplative, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: illegal immigrant, drug traffic, investigation, mexican, drug smuggling, mexican border, latin, immigrants, husband wife relationship, multiple storylines, child in peril, drugs ...
Place: mexico, new mexico
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, cia, investigation, conspiracy, drug dealing, reporter, uncover truth, government agency, state affairs, life turned upside down, police corruption, media ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america ...
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I'm the Angel of Death: Pusher III (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In this third installment of the 'Pusher' trilogy, we follow Milo ('Zlatko Buric'), the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter's 25th birthday and his shipment of heroin turns out to be ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, dark humor, realistic, cult film
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, parents and children, family relations, aging, arab, drug deal, drug abuse, drug lord, drugs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark
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 6.6
 232K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, buddy cop, car chase, fbi, gunfight, violence, undercover, friendship between men, drug dealing, partners, gang war, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, puerto rico ...
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 6.3
 6K
Singam 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Music, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Picking up the storyline from where Singam ended, Duraisingam (Suriya) has gone undercover after meeting the Home Minister and is working as an NCC officer in a school in Thoothukudi. The only people who know about this operation are the Chief ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bollywood, love triangle, working undercover, good versus evil, fighting crime, heroes, rivalry, social relations, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, love and romance, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 6.7
 51K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: travel, murder, train, tourist, crime, couples, train ride, crimes, sexual tension, dishonesty, marital problem, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, china, siberia, moscow russia
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 6.3
 6K
10th & Wolf (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mafia, undercover, family relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, crimes, desert, marines, special agents, law enforcement, gangsters, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: philadelphia, usa, iraq
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