Drug overdose movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug overdose movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, psychological and bleak films and TV shows about / with drug overdose, drugs, death, hospital, life is a bitch, friendship, male nudity, heroin, nudity (full frontal - brief) and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug overdose: The Basketball Diaries (1995), Christiane F. (1981), The Frozen Ground (2013), Synchronic (2019), Narc (2002), SLC Punk! (1998), Clean (2004), Dead or Alive: Final (2002), Danny in the Sky (2001), Hideaway (2009).

List of drug overdose movies

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, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug overdose, basketball, anguish, antisocial behavior, coach, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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 7.5
 25K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug overdose, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, factual, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, psychopath, crimes, sexual predator, winter, drug overdose, rapist, rape and murder, manhunt, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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 6.2
 29K
Synchronic (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: time travel, drug overdose, disappearance, paramedic, drugs, brain tumor, time traveler, ice age, swamp, chemotherapy, ambulance, racism ...
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug overdose, undercover, police corruption, police brutality, child abuse, police investigation, investigation, drug addiction, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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 7.4
 29K
SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rebelliousness, self destructing, subculture, antisocial behavior, friendship, rebellion, heavy metal, drug overdose, heavy metal culture, individualism, college graduate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, woodstock, florida, england ...
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 6.8
 5K
Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, going straight, life is a bitch, musician's life, custody, rock star, family problems, overdose, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, canada, france, ontario canada, vancouver ...
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Dead or Alive: Final (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a post apocalyptic Yokohama where the population is kept under rigid control by a homosexual megalomaniac mayor. The citizens are administered drugs to suppress heterosexual urges. Officer Takeshi Honda (Riki Takeuchi) is a hard boiled cop ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, surreal ...
Plot: cyborgs, betrayal, martial arts, post apocalypse, drug overdose, pregnancy, chaos, crimes, man versus machine, androids and robots, police investigation, future dystopia ...
Time: contemporary, 24th century, future
Place: japan, asia, hong kong
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Danny in the Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Danny is a young man looking for love, and believes becoming a model is the peak of success. He eventually becomes a stripper and learns how that affects his quest for love.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: drug overdose, photographer, gay, male model, looking for love, teenage life, lifestyle, addiction, coming out, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
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 6.4
 3K
Hideaway (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, gay man straight woman relationship, drug overdose, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, recluse, friendship, strong female character, self discovery, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, basque country, paris france
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 6.0
 42K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, social decay, police detective, drug overdose, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
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 6.0
 85K
Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful, neo noir, surprise ending ...
Plot: super powers, drug lord, super strength, ghetto, superhuman powers, experimental drug, pills, mad scientist, invisibility, strength, police officer, police ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: new orleans, mississippi
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 874
At Any Cost (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two brothers and their best friend start a rock band and try to make it big in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: rock band, price of fame, music industry, musician, husband wife relationship, heroin addict, drug overdose, record producer, deception, rock music, murder, record company ...
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 7.8
 30K
Udta Punjab (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The insurgence of substance abuse among the young in the Indian state of Punjab through the stories of a rock star, a migrant laborer, a doctor and a policeman.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, twists and turns, ambiguous ending
Plot: singer, drug addiction, police, doctor, dog, hospital, drug overdose, fight, escape, drugs, drug addict, cocaine ...
Place: punjab, india
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 7.9
 14K
Just 6.5 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of the six-and-a-half story narrative search for the anti-drug police is to find the great glass dealer in the capital.
Style: brutal, intense, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, death sentence, drugs, police station, opium, iranian, drug addict, deception, smuggler, terrorism, suicide, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tehran iran, iran
Is relevant ?
 3.5
 339
The UnMiracle (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suburban town is torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose in this ensemble film exploring the mysteries of modern faith.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: faith, christian, teenage girl, teenager, overdose, drug use, father daughter reunion, underage drinking, brother brother relationship, drugs, heroin, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: xian
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 6.9
 188
Shipman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: James Bolam portrays serial killer Dr. Harold Shipman in this made-for-TV drama. The film follows the story of Shipman, a general practitioner who throughout his career is believed to have killed as many as 250 of his patients. When the high death ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: doctor, serial killer, court, police investigation, police arrest, doctor patient relationship, murder, drug overdose, trust, forgery, old man, morphine ...
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 4.5
 3K
Loaded (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young, wealthy club kid's life spirals downward into an out-of-control world of drugs, sex and violence.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: sexual relations, drug abuse, gang, dangerous attraction, couples, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, addiction, drug overdose, blonde ...
Time: contemporary
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Flight of the Cardinal (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young Beetle Hobbs wants out of his small town and sees his ticket in Grady Wilson. Set in the desolate Smoky Mountains, Grady has recently left the big city to become the proprietor of a resort lodge. When Beetle joins Grady's staff, he gives ...
Style: rough, psychotronic, scary, disturbing, suspense
Plot: manipulation, estranged couple, friend, violence, countryside, psychiatrist, paranoia, homosexual, breakup, ex boyfriend, drug overdose, deception ...
Place: north carolina
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Broadway's Finest (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The winner of twelve film festival awards including Best Feature Film and the Audience Award, "Broadway's Finest" follows three desperate, men who impersonate New York City undercover cops and chase down a notorious drug in order ...
Style: realistic, humorous, serious, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: ambition, actor, police investigation, undercover cop, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, audition, impersonating a police officer, drug overdose, rehearsal, gunfight, betrayal ...
Place: new york
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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, drug addict, starting over, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, hopes, identity crisis, thirtysomething life, introspection, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
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The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, solitude, depression, small town, inheritance, dwarf, bittersweet, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
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Pact with the Devil (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While temporarily working in a photographic studio with the famous photographer Bae, the simple and handsome worker Louis meets her manager Henry, who is impressed with his beauty. He invites Louis for taking some pictures, gives the artistic name ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: wish come true, eternal youth, deal with the devil, narcissism, photographer, aging, young heroes, destiny, secret life, paranoia, male model, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, manhattan new york city
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Close My Eyes (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie. Now married, the relationship proves dangerously obsessional.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized
Plot: incest, forbidden love, brother sister relationship, brother sister incest, taboo, brother sister sex, marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, secret, lie ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: london
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The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she had a son at 18, became a stripper at 20, and married a billionaire at 26. Sheer determination turned her into Anna Nicole Smith, playmate, model and a household name.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, physical appearance, hollywood, rags to riches, marriage, older man younger woman relationship, model, drugs, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 4K
Plush (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, drug use, life is a bitch, down on your luck, cheating wife, artists and showbiz, love triangle, seduction, female singer, guitarist, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Drop Dead Gorgeous (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring model, Cynthia, becomes the focus of a documentary when she is chosen as the face for the world's biggest fashion designer, Claudio. Cynthia accidentally overdoses and with deadlines looming they decide to use her corpse to continue ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: fashion, dark humor, dishonesty, cons and scams, fashion industry, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug overdose, corpse, death, photographer, satire, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 441
Rolling (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A med student, a teenage runaway, a lawyer, a drag queen, a high school basketball player, a drug dealer, and a teacher all cross paths in the Ecstasy-riddled L.A. underground party scene. Rolling is a turbulent journey that takes a tough yet ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: rave, drug abuse, lifestyle, social misfits, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, drug dealing, city life, addiction, nightlife, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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The Look of Love (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.
Style: captivating, stylized, sexy, realistic, witty ...
Plot: strip club, businessman, ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, starlet, family problems, family relations, couples, womanizer, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 5K
The Horseman (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender drama unfolds between a grieving father and a troubled teenage girl as they drive northbound along the quiet outback roads of Australia. What she doesn't know is that between stops, he is leaving behind a bloody trail of bodies in a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rage, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, violence spree, hitchhiker, realism, on the road, murder, brutality, heroin, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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