Drug withdrawal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug withdrawal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with drug withdrawal, drugs, drug addiction, drug abuse, heroin, drug addict, addiction, drug dealer, drug use and gun plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug withdrawal: Maigret in Montmartre (2017), The Good Thief (2002), Lost Transmissions (2019), Born to Be Blue (2015), French Connection II (1975), Pain & Glory (2019), Women in Cages (1971), Alley Cat (1984), Nico, 1988 (2017), Janbaaz (1986).

List of drug withdrawal movies

Maigret in Montmartre (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maigret investigates the random murders of a Countess and a showgirl and discovers a dark secret that links their past lives at the Grand Hotel in Nice.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, clever
Plot: murder, murder investigation, publicity, husband wife relationship, tiara, drug withdrawal, police interrogation, countess, seamstress, concierge, loft, aunt niece relationship ...
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 6.5
 10K
The Good Thief (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler plans the heist of his life - a priceless collection of art from the world-class Casino Riviera in Monte Carlo.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, casino, drug abuse, betrayal, one last job, criminal, forgery, perfect crime, cons and scams, buddies, law enforcement, gambling ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: french riviera, monte carlo, france, europe, italy ...
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Lost Transmissions (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of the mental health care system.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: schizophrenia, older woman younger man, medication, music industry, music, record producer, songwriter, mental institution, help, friendship, mental illness, schizophrenic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, touching
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, trust, promise, jealousy, friendship, flashback, father daughter relationship, drinking, love and romance, song ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, oklahoma ...
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French Connection II (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: "Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, seaport, police officer, drug addiction, illegal drugs, heroin, drug smuggling, crimes, partners, chases and races, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, europe
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 7.5
 46K
Pain & Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, introspection, actor, artistic creation, homosexuality, mother son relationship, stage, desire, cinema, sexual awakening ...
Time: 2010s, 1950s, year 1985, year 1981, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
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Women in Cages (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Carol Jeffries is a naive American woman staying in the Philippines. She is given ten years in prison after being set up by her drug-dealer boyfriend, Rudy. She endures the harsh conditions, sadistic head matron and attempts on her life, then ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women's prison, jungle, prison, female whipping, women in prison, sadism, prostitute, frame up, drug abuse, exploitation, guillotine, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
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 5.4
 361
Alley Cat (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.
Plot: vigilante, revenge, violence, murder, gang, fistfight, shower, karate, hand to hand combat, panties, action violence, playing soccer ...
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 6.7
 1K
Nico, 1988 (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The muse of Andy Warhol, Christa Päffgen, stage name Nico, singer with the band Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. She gained a new lease of life after the story everyone knows, when she launched her solo career.
Style: road movie, factual, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: female singer, self destruction, singing, music, musician's life, mother son relationship, tour, vomiting, drug withdrawal, beach, blood, eating ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1986, year 1988
Place: prague czechoslovakia, rome italy, berlin germany, manchester england, prague ...
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 6.2
 643
Janbaaz (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Rana Vikram Singh has two sons, police officer Rajesh and fun-loving playboy Amar. Rajesh has gone through a traumatic experience of losing the girl he loved when she succumbed to drug addiction. He vows to fight this menace.
Plot: father daughter relationship, drug addiction, gambling addiction, horse, crime boss, bar, vengeance, love, drug overdose, drug withdrawal, death of father, premarital sex ...
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 7.4
 18
White Night (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Directed by Arnon Zadok.
Plot: drug rehab, jail cell, drug dealer, friend, drug withdrawal, sex, cell mate, prison warden, drug use, drug addict, prison sex, friendship ...
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Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.
Style: suspense, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, seduction, painter, domineering mother, drug addict, teenage boy, death of friend, hockey, drug use, mother son relationship, fired from the job, dead girl ...
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 7.0
 38
75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: social realism, suspense, tense, psychological, dark humor ...
Audience: kids
Plot: strong female character, double life, drug use, secret life, organized crime, paranoia, friendship between men, doctor patient relationship, secret, social problem, introspection, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016
Place: ohio, cincinnati ohio, kentucky, usa, midwest ...
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 6.4
 59K
Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, tense, road movie ...
Plot: gunfight, father daughter relationship, ex convict, drug dealer, revenge, parent child relationship, redemption, rescue, teenage girl, gangsters, survival, road trip ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: blues, drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, nightclub owner, racist, music, addiction, bittersweet, lifestyle, figment ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, new york ...
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Jack's Apocalypse (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An addict ex-politician whose life has spiraled out of control finds redemption when challenged with keeping his sister-in-law and niece alive during the apocalypse.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: addiction, survival, alcoholic, technology, redemption, hospital, apocalypse, junkie, danger, loss, disaster film, drug withdrawal ...
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Surrender Dorothy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Trevor is a busboy who is so terrified of women that he takes in a young man addicted to heroin and then uses the drug to manipulate, coerce, and terrorize him into becoming "Dorothy", his twisted concept of the "ideal ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: s&m, drug abuse, gender bending, obsession, manipulation, dishonesty, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence, sex maniac, indoor, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 3.7
 768
Wired (1989)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career.
Style: serious, realistic, controversial
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, ghost, show business, addiction, custody, life is a bitch, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, ambition, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles
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London Kills Me (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, restaurant, prostitute, social misfits, misfit, juvenile delinquency, unemployment, human nature, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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 5.2
 384
Iskariot (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A doctor is pulled into Stockholm's underbelly after his brother gets caught up in a botched drug deal.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, race against time, brother brother relationship, doctor, drug dealer, drug dealing, hospital, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 5.3
 207
Enbalming (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Young female embalmer Miyako is called in to restore the body of a young man who has committed suicide, before the funeral. While performing the embalming process she finds herself pricks by a needle buried deep in the boy’s flesh where it should ...
Style: cult film, surprise ending, sinister
Plot: suicide, corpse, gore, embalming, psychiatry, gloves, informant, wallet, junkyard, moral ambiguity, mexican standoff, tied to a table ...
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 8.6
 196K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: dark humor, biting, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, sex scene, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, gay teenager, siblings relations, family relations, alcoholic father, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.5
 155K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, demons, zombie, supernatural, profanity, demon, survival, violence, friendship, blood, curses spells and rituals, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 9K
Shanghai (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own ...
Style: captivating, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, fall in love, political conspiracy, love and romance, life is a bitch, dark secret, mafia ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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The Hills Run Red (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, gory, serial killer, psychopath, obsessive quest, father daughter incest, violence spree, danger, obsession, wilderness, isolation, legends and myths ...
Time: 80s
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 5.1
 10K
Elephant White (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, loss of daughter, one man army, escapades, sex trafficking, danger, chases and races, vengeance, arms dealer, rescue, little girl, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 21K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, junkie, heroin, police investigation, violence, crime, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, estrangement, crime and punishment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, united states, california
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 944
A Bad Son (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: drug abuse, cons and scams, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, downfall, rehabilitation, going straight, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, dealer, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 7K
Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, vengeance, addiction, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 23K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, against the odds, public health, righting the wronged, fighting the system, legal action, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 1995, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
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