Drug traffic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug traffic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with drug traffic, crimes, drugs, cocaine, organized crime, drug smuggling, drug dealer, gangsters, drug dealing and murder plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Colombia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug traffic: The Counselor (2013), American Gangster (2007), South Wind (2020), Traffic (2000), El nino (2014), La Reina del Sur (2011), Elite Squad (2007), Lost Bullet (2020), American Made (2017), White Boy Rick (2018).

List of drug traffic movies

 5.4
 100K
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, cocaine, drug cartel, drug traffic, drug dealing, greed, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, london, el paso texas ...
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, organized crime, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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 8.2
 5K
South Wind (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia
TV show
Story: A young member of a gang in Belgrade puts his family in danger when he angers a mafia boss.
Style: exciting, tense, intense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug traffic, strong violent content, organized crime, drug smuggling, haunted by the past, destiny, gang war, car chase, betrayal, released from prison, gangsters, fight scenes ...
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 7.6
 205K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, war on drugs, drug dealer, drug abuse, addiction, drug cartel, organized crime, drug dealing, drug addiction, marijuana, drug traffic, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
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 6.4
 6K
El nino (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two youths, Niño and Compi, enter the world of drug smuggling in the Strait of Gibraltar; while two police officers, Jesús and Eva, try to eradicate the contraband.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: drug traffic, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, smuggling, tough law enforcer, hashish, graphic violence, police, cocaine, drugs, police helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, morocco, spain
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La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, rise to the top, power struggle, rivalry, drug dealing, life is a bitch, mafia, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
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 8.0
 103K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, law enforcement, slum, crimes, squad, team, leader, society, poverty ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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 6.3
 9K
Lost Bullet (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small time delinquent, turned police mechanic for a go fast task force, is forced to defend his innocence when his mentor is killed by dirty cops.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, unusual plot structure, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, car chase, drug traffic, police corruption, murder, frame up, police, con artists, one against many, corrupt cop, murder witness, car theft ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: france, marseille
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 7.1
 174K
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, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, pilot, cia, cia agent, smuggler, cocaine, true crime, illegal drugs, cold war, arms smuggling, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1986, 70s ...
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, arkansas ...
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 6.5
 37K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, fbi, drug traffic, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, trust, girl, food ...
Time: 80s, year 2017, year 2014, year 1988, year 1985 ...
Place: las vegas, michigan, ohio, detroit
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 7.0
 133K
The Mule (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. ...
Style: road movie, exciting, serious, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealer, drug traffic, police officer, ex husband ex wife relationship, drugs, grandfather granddaughter relationship, male protagonist, deception, old man, driver, family relations ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, year 1958, 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico, el paso texas, chicago illinois, illinois, texas ...
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The Drug King (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Busan, South Korea, 1970s. Lee Doo-sam is a small-time smuggler. After helping a drug gang to smuggle meth, he falls into the dark crime world. Quick-witted and full of ambition, he eventually takes over the drug underworld and starts to lead a ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: drug dealer, political corruption, drug lord, drug abuse, methamphetamine, yakuza, police corruption, drug traffic, drugs, drug crime, political intrigue, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: south korea, busan, osaka japan
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Target Number One (2020)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ex heroin junkie, Daniel Léger, gets involved in a drug deal with the wrong people for the wrong reasons. When the deal goes sour, Daniel gets thrown into a Thai prison and slapped with a 100-year sentence. While he tries to survive his Bangkok ...
Style: tense, suspense, social, brutal
Plot: investigative reporter, prison, false accusation, drug traffic, arrest, cocaine, fight for justice, chase, crimes, drugs, journalist, heroin addiction ...
Place: thailand, southeast asia
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 6.5
 5K
Gangsta (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Antwerp, Belgium. The lives of four small-time drug dealers spin out of control when they steal a shipment of cocaine, triggering a full out war between an Amsterdam drug lord and a ruthless Colombian cartel.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: drug traffic, organized crime, drug cartel, gang war, dirty cop, nightclub, drug dealer, crimes, friends, rivalry, cocaine, war on drugs ...
Place: antwerp, belgium, amsterdam, colombia, netherlands ...
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 7.6
 16K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, drug traffic, gang war, power struggle, crimes, lifestyle, criminal, rivalry, threat ...
Place: california, southern california
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 6.2
 4K
Burn Out (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tony, a promising young motorcycle racer, is forced to do perilous drug runs to save the mother of his child from a dangerous mobster.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: motorcycle race, motorcycle, amphetamine, gypsy, drug traffic, suburbs, biker, abduction, crimes, parent child relationship, rebelliousness, bandit ...
Time: 21st century
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, fbi, court, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
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 7.2
 2K
Dom (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A father who never stopped fighting against drugs. A son who never stopped using them. Two sides of the same coin. Victor is a cop who has fought all his life to curb cocaine trafficking. His son is a drug addict who has become one of the most ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: sex, war on drugs, drug cartel, drugs, father son relationship, drug traffic, cocaine, father son conflict, relationship problems, father son estrangement, criminal, estranged father ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, northeast brazil
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Very Big Shot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Lebanon, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dark comedy about brothers running a drug-dealing business out of their takeout pizzeria.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: drug smuggling, brother brother relationship, drug traffic, lebanese, cocaine, religion, muslim, family business, gangsters, social satire, politics, drugs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria, beirut lebanon, lebanon
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Arne Dahl - Himmelsöga (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Through a christmas decorated Stockholm staggers a half naked and beaten woman. The tracks lead police to a warehouse with illegal medical preparations that can be linked to international smuggling organization Maximus. According to Interpol is the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: police, crime investigation, police detective, revenge, murder, police investigation, drug traffic, illegal drugs, crimes, christmas, murder investigation, serial killer ...
Place: sweden
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 6.8
 92
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, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
Plot: investigation, drug smuggling, mexican, illegal immigrant, drug traffic, mexican border, cocaine, drugs, smuggling, child in peril, father son relationship, murder ...
Place: mexico, new mexico
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 6.0
 47K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
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 6.4
 400
Chouf (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chouf: It means “look” in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: drug traffic, drug dealer, drug trade, teenage gang, street gang, ghetto, revenge killing, gang violence, death of brother, revenge, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2010s
Place: marseille
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Before we die (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The police woman Hanna Svensson has a strained relationship to her son after having arrested him for drug dealing. Her married police man lover disappears, possibly kidnapped by MC gangs, although ties to Bosnia also appear.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic
Plot: sting operation, motorcycle gang, undercover, police investigation, organized crime, police, drug traffic, informant, mafia, mother son relationship, drug smuggling, drug deal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 6.9
 11K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, betrayal, drug traffic, organized crime, racial slur, drug addiction, working undercover, investigation ...
Time: 90s, year 1972, year 1992, 70s
Place: los angeles, cleveland ohio, ohio, california
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 5.8
 5K
Holy Rollers (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, factual
Plot: rabbi, crimes, drug dealing, lifestyle, unlikely criminals, society, partners, religions or cults, drug traffic, brother brother relationship, drug smuggling, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, amsterdam, manhattan new york city
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The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, ambition, drug lord, gangsters, generosity, crimes, smuggling, drug dealing, gang war, money laundering ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.9
 599
Cannabis (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: When a boatload of cannabis belonging to Moroccan drug lord El Feo is hijacked, the robbery has repercussions stretching across three countries.
Style: serious, rough, brutal, suspense
Plot: marijuana, drug traffic, power struggle, drug smuggling, bandit, reality competition, drug lord, manipulation, drugs, drug cartel, drug dealing, fight for supremacy ...
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Behind Blue Skies (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1975, and Martin is a teenager looking to break out of a stifling home environment ruled by his alcoholic father and long-suffering mother. When Martin's pal Micke suggests they get jobs together as waiters at a resort off the Swedish ...
Style: sentimental, clever, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: coming of age, unlikely criminals, teenage life, teenage love, drug dealing, crimes, workplace, dishonesty, youth, satire, boss and employee, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.
Style: rough, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, dea, organized crime, drug lord, drug dealing, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, master criminal, smuggling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
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