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, stylized, suspenseful, bleak and intense films and TV shows about / with drug overdose, death, drugs, life is a bitch, drug addiction, female nudity, murder, runaway, vengeance and hospital 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: Clean (2004), Danny in the Sky (2001), Hideaway (2009), 13 (2010), The Frozen Ground (2013), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Christiane F. (1981), At Any Cost (2000), 6.5 Toman Per Meter (2019), Shipman (2002).

List of drug overdose movies

 6.8
 4K
Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 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, overdose, family problems, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, canada, france, vancouver, ontario canada ...
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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: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: drug overdose, photographer, male model, lifestyle, teenage life, looking for love, addiction, coming out, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, fashion ...
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, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, drug overdose, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, babies and infants, adoption, gay man straight woman relationship, friendship, strong female character, self discovery, recluse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, basque country, paris france
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 6.1
 40K
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: tense, bleak, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, drug overdose, police detective, revolver, life is a bitch, crimes, profanity, fish out of water, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, delaware, grand central station manhattan new york city, midwest ...
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, winter, psychopath, crimes, kidnapping, pimp, escape, hunting, prostitute, confession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
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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, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, basketball, antisocial behavior, anguish, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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 7.6
 21K
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: disturbing, rough, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug abuse, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, youth, teenage prostitution, prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
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 5.0
 125
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, captivating, suspenseful, touching, psychological ...
Plot: musician, music industry, rock band, price of fame, deception, heroin addict, husband wife relationship, drug overdose, record producer, rock music, pop music, murder ...
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6.5 Toman Per Meter (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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: lawyer, suicide attempt, capitalism, death sentence, older man younger woman relationship, drug overdose, deception, police station, terrorism, drugs, iranian, smuggler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.0
 159
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, doctor, trial, police investigation, cheating, doctor patient relationship, murder, police arrest, drug overdose, trust, forgery, drugging ...
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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, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: sexual relations, gang, dangerous attraction, addiction, drug abuse, couples, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, danger, drug overdose ...
Time: contemporary
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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: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: ambition, friendship, audition, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, inspiration, impersonating a police officer, undercover cop, police investigation, actor, betrayal, theatre production, rehearsal ...
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, touching, sincere, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, rehabilitation, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, thirtysomething life, identity crisis, introspection, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
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 7.5
 26K
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, self destructing, rebelliousness, subculture, heavy metal, antisocial behavior, friendship, rebellion, individualism, college graduate, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, wyoming, canada, los angeles ...
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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: atmospheric, serious, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: wish come true, eternal youth, deal with the devil, photographer, aging, destiny, young heroes, secret life, male model, paranoia, suicide, heroin ...
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 incest, brother sister relationship, taboo, marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, husband wife relationship, secret, lie, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: london
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 4.4
 533
Anna Nicole (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: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, celebrity culture, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, hollywood, rags to riches, marriage, celebrity, older man younger woman relationship, model, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
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 5.3
 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, suspenseful, serious, erotic, twist ending ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, drug use, down on your luck, life is a bitch, guitarist, seduction, love triangle, fictional band, drug overdose, brother sister relationship, friends ...
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, dark humor, captivating, realistic
Plot: fashion, dishonesty, cons and scams, fashion industry, nudity (full frontal - brief), photographer, corpse, drug overdose, death, satire, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.5
 409
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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: rave, drug abuse, lifestyle, addiction, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, social misfits, youth, city life, nightlife, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles
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The Look of Love (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
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, sexy, realistic, stylized, clever ...
Plot: strip club, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, starlet, family problems, infidelity, parents and children, showbiz, nightlife, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: london, england, britain
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 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, rage, crimes, violence spree, vigilantism, hitchhiker, realism, gory, on the road, brutality, murder, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 4.7
 132
The Messenger (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When his girlfriend dies of a drug overdose, a former Green Beret decides to take vengeance on the drug gangs responsible for her death.
Plot: drug overdose, mafia, revenge, cocaine, green beret, grenade, pursuit, nude black woman, bare breasts, shot to death, ex convict, sex scene ...
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, nevada, italy, las vegas ...
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 7.1
 3K
Turnabout (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A troubled man survives a suicide attempt. He calls an old friend to rescue him in the middle of the night. Their journey is just beginning, and by daybreak, a tragedy will surface.
Plot: drug overdose, strip club, reunion, childhood friend, marital problem, one night, suicide attempt, murder, motel, childhood friends
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 6.3
 10K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, treasure hunt, gangsters, revenge, chase, partners, danger, rivalry, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
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 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, profanity, working undercover, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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 5.7
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, friends, uninhibited rivalry, society, youth, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, abortion, storytelling, coming of age, orphan, new job, nurse, orphanage, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, pregnancy, blood, violence, gun, cyborgs, robot, drug overdose, post apocalypse, sunglasses, children ...
Time: contemporary, 24th century, future
Place: asia, japan
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 6.0
 382
Nirvana (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Alisa is fed up with her life in Moscow, and moves to St. Petersburg. Her roommates in the collective flat are two junkies, Vel and her boyfriend Valera the Dead Man. First they fight, but soon the two women form a friendship. Together they ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, rough, touching, captivating ...
Plot: neo noir, love triangle, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, addiction, urban, strong female presence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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