Heroin addict movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant heroin addict movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, rough, captivating and gloomy films and TV shows about / with heroin addict, drug abuse, heroin, life is a bitch, addiction, drug addict, drugs, drug addiction, junkie and death plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
heroin addict
 143
heroin addict movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as heroin addict: Christiane F. (1981), The Unraveling (2015), Cisco Pike (1971), Requiem for a Dream (2000), In Vanda's Room (2000), 6 Balloons (2018), At Any Cost (2000), Destined for Blues (2005), Holding Trevor (2007), Me and You (2012).

List of heroin addict movies

 7.6
 22K
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, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, friendship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, drug addiction, youth, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 279
The Unraveling (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael is a basically decent guy with a pregnant girlfriend, great friends - and one massive drug problem. Because he missed his own Las Vegas bachelor party being too stoned, his four besties decide to kidnap him for a weekend of roughing it in ...
Style: scary, disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: heroin addiction, drug addict, heroin addict, heroin, drug addiction, friends, bachelor, drug abuse, bachelor party, drug dealer, drugs, junkie ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 1K
Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, heroin addict, pimp, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, drug dealing, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california, los angeles
Is relevant ?
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, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, life is a bitch, depression, hallucination, drug use, downfall, insanity, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, semi documentary, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, social misfits, misfit, society, down on your luck, drug abuse, heroin addict, urban ghetto life, city life, poverty, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: lisbon portugal, portugal
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 4K
6 Balloons (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, captivating, rough, sentimental
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, brother sister relationship, drug abuse, heroin addict, surprise party, addiction, female director, drug use, pharmacy, drug withdrawal, stoned ...
Is relevant ?
Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comedy - In 1970s Atlanta, a diminutive gay man tries to find succor from the small-town religion that filled him with self-loathing. He meets Miss Make-Do, who teaches him the fun of reckless behavior and emotional management via getting higher ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, disturbing, humorous
Plot: gay interest, drug addict, transvestite, drug use, unrequited love, friendship, male prostitute, heroin addict, desperation, priest, roommate, female impersonator ...
Time: 70s
Place: atlanta georgia
Is relevant ?
 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: price of fame, music industry, musician, rock band, deception, heroin addict, husband wife relationship, drug overdose, record producer, rock music, manager, shot by the police ...
Is relevant ?
Destined for Blues (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The life of Ryszard Riedel, former leader of cult Polish rock-blues band Dzem, including the history of his family relationships, music career and addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: musician, husband wife relationship, heroin addict, music band, music industry, father son relationship, death of friend, blues music, harmonica, concert, black horse, beach ...
Time: 1990s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: warsaw poland, poland
Is relevant ?
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
Is relevant ?
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, addiction, overdose, hiv, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, introspection, destructive relationship, looking for love, drug abuse, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 5K
Me and You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, youth, teenage life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family problems, heroin addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 7.7
 13K
Seven Seconds (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.
Style: serious, twists and turns, rough, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: racial tension, drug dealer, loss of faith, heroin addict, murder investigation, hit and run, court, justice, murder, gangs, teenager, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, police, brutality, violence, redemption, pregnancy, kidnapping, coma, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, warden, parole officer, addiction, starting over, parents and children, family problems, rehabilitation, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
Is relevant ?
Don't Look Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Los Angeles heroin addict Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. Hoping to turn his life around with his newfound wealth, Jessie ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, on the run, drug dealing, heroin addict, murder, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, criminal heroes, best friends, gang, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, texas
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 12K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, self destructing, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 30K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: cult film, captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, punk, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), punk music, s&m, vandalism, domestic violence, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, usa, europe ...
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 4.5
 215
Whore 2 (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jack sets himself up in the Hotel St James to work on his book on prostitution in New York. Along the way he meets and grows fond of Mary Lou.
Style: semi documentary, social documentary
Plot: prostitute, heroin addict, writers, dominatrix, depression, strip club, infidelity, pimp, legs, sex shop, degradation, thong panties ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 48K
Fletch (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, journalism, insurance, mistaken identity, murder for hire, contract killing, police corruption, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, rio de janeiro, usa, santa monica california, utah
Is relevant ?
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, prostitute, transsexual, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, life is a bitch, youth, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 1990s
Place: paris france, france
Is relevant ?
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, teenage life, misfit, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, starting over, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, gloomy, thought provoking, touching, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, misfit, rehabilitation, hopes, human nature, destructive relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, mexico, chicago illinois, phoenix arizona, new jersey
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 7.2
 1K
Toxic Love (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, gloomy
Plot: addiction, heroin, teenage life, alcohol abuse, rebelliousness, drug abuse, prostitute, rebellion, deadly, youth, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
Is relevant ?
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, basketball, vietnam war, going straight, athlete's life, lifestyle, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 139K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 84K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, party, nervous breakdown, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, britain, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: humorous, realistic, surreal, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, vengeance, satire, delusion, disorder, nothing goes right, success, television ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, salt lake city utah
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 41K
The Dead Pool (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police, mafia, prison, reporter, crimes, crime, police investigation, against the rules, law enforcement, tough cop, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
Is relevant ?
Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, militant, urban ghetto life, redemption, friendship, soldier, mercy killing, post traumatic stress disorder, crime, crimes, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, bronx new york city, asia, usa ...
Is relevant ?