Drug addict movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug addict movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, tense and disturbing films and TV shows about / with drug addict, drug addiction, drugs, addiction, female nudity, drug dealer, friendship, murder, hospital and drug use plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug addict: Euphoria (2019), The Panic in Needle Park (1971), Requiem for a Dream (2000), A Street Cat Named Bob (2016), Mr. Robot (2015), Being Charlie (2015), The Prayer (2018), High Life (2009), A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012), Captive (2015).

List of drug addict movies

 8.4
 51K
Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychedelic, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: drug addict, drugs, teenage life, sex, high school, youth, first love, friends, parents and children, teenager, alcohol, sexuality ...
Time: 2010s
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, young lovers, life is a bitch, couples, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
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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, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drug use, destructive relationship, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Style: touching, sincere, feel good, based on true events
Plot: cat, human animal relationship, street musician, drug addict, pet cat, homeless, guitarist, moral transformation, addiction, friendship, singer, animal actor ...
Place: london
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 8.6
 324K
Mr. Robot (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological thriller, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computers and web, secret society, split personality, fighting the system, rebellion, childhood trauma, crimes, drug addict, hacking, friendship, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Being Charlie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sincere, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: drug addict, drug use, drug addiction, father son relationship, love, teenager, friendship, politics, drug rehab, society, family relations, love and romance ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.7
 926
The Prayer (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Thomas is a drug addict. In an effort to put an end to his habit, he joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, captivating, exciting
Plot: mountain, prayer, drug addict, hard labor, catholic priest, drug rehab, friendship, love, new life, troubled youth, nun, snow ...
Place: france
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 6.1
 3K
High Life (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: heist, drug addict, morphine, crimes, disorder, buddies, nothing goes right, greed, armed robbery, junkie, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A young doctor who has graduated at the top of his class from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry is thrust out into an isolated and impoverished country side as the village's only doctor. As he learns to adapt to his new ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: doctors and patients, hospital, self destructing, nurse, doctor, drug addict, diary, morphine, addiction, health situation, responsibility, surgery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, europe
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 5.4
 6K
Captive (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, based on true events
Plot: hostage, murder, drug addict, single mother, escape, police, chase, strong female character, mother daughter relationship, paranoia, manhunt, little girl ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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 5.6
 7K
Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, haunted by the past, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crime, crimes, dishonesty, working undercover, love triangle, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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 5.7
 9K
White Girl (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.
Style: suspense, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, sexual ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, partying, drug dealer, undercover cop, drug addict, female protagonist, drugs, violence, blonde, youth, society, college roommate ...
Place: new york
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 6.5
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Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, friendship, party, heroin, drug addict, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, small town, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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Numbered Days (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Antonio, a gunman of the terrorist group ETA, days before making an attack, he meets Charo, a junkie of eighteen years, despite the sordid environment in which they grew up, still has the naivety. He has dedicated his life to a cause they do not ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, prostitution, prostitute, crimes, romance, fall in love, deadly, danger, drug dealing, couples, drug addict, cop killer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, captivating, exciting
Plot: drug addict, swimming, sport competition, competition, drugs, winner, hospital, interrogation, training, accident, sport, running ...
Time: year 1988, year 1990, year 1984, year 1978
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 6.4
 2K
The Oath (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iceland, UK, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When his daughter's criminal boyfriend becomes an increasing threat to the family, a father must take action to protect them.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, police detective, father daughter conflict, young woman, blackmail, drug addict, family in danger, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, drugs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iceland
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Bringing Ashley Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her wild younger sister Ashley, who suffers from bipolar disorder and drug addiction, goes missing, Libba Phillips pours all her time and energy into finding Ashley and bringing her home. As the years go by, Libba refuses to give up hope, and, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: rescue, missing person, mentally unstable, split personality, mental illness, sister, drug addict, bipolar disorder, obsessive quest, on the road, siblings relations, drug addiction
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.2
 22K
Dogman (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense, controversial
Plot: revenge, cocaine, drug dealing, murder, dog, drug addict, friendship, father daughter relationship, beaten up, robbery, breaking and entering, humiliation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Human Pork Chop (2001)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The dismembered body of a hooker is found, and police arrest her pimp and his crew for the crime. During interrogation, they explain how the girl stole from her pimp, and so they group kidnapped, raped, tortured, and finally murdered and dismembered ...
Style: suspense, brutal, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: gang, drug addict, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cruelty, violence, police detective, murder, humiliation, drug use, sex, self mutilation, beating ...
Place: hong kong
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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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 5.5
 2K
Asthma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young musician takes a beautiful tattoo artist on a ride in a stolen classic car.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: addiction, tattoo artist, artist, musician, on the road, drug addict, jealousy, stolen car, junkie, stoned, car, love and romance ...
Place: usa
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 5.3
 610
Cardinal X (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an Asian American girl from the wrong side of the tracks is accepted by a prestigious university, she finds that her academic prowess can be put to lucrative use.
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, university, drug dealing, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, drug addict, gangsters, female protagonist, self mutilation, platonic relationship, autobiography, ecstasy ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
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 6.2
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Photographer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is freely inspired by the life and work of Jan Saudek, who is probably the most well-known Czech photographer internationally and has indisputably been involved in the development of international photography. He has exhibited and sold his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: photograph, photographer, ambition, drug addict, womanizer, betrayal, drunkenness, rehabilitation, husband wife relationship, deception, interview, lie ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: prague, prague czech republic
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The Snake Brothers (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Brothers Grass and Cobra Snake, in their late and early thirties respectively, live in a small Czech town not far from Prague. Coming from a disfunctional family, they both feel unable to build up a life to be satisfied with. Grass, unemployed and ...
Style: humorous, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: brother brother relationship, drug addict, fight, manipulative woman, family relations, police, betrayal, lie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jail, emotional blackmail, police officer ...
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 5.0
 361
Iowa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, methamphetamine, love and romance, small town life, tragic love, small town, cons and scams, police corruption, love affair, warden ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
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 4.8
 184
In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, drug rehabilitation, junkie, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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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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 5.8
 6K
Repeaters (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gritty mind-bending thriller about three twenty-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.
Style: mind bending, tense, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: time loop, addiction, time travel, group of friends, introspection, redemption, rehabilitation, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, imaginary, repeated event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Last Minute (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The clock is ticking towards The Last Minute, but no one knows it. No one except Billy Byrne - young, cool and talented, he's the Next Big Thing. At least that's what the London glitterazzi are saying, on the streets, in the clubs, in the ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, suspense, realistic
Plot: prodigy, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, deadly, danger, crimes, celebrity culture, murder, friendship, obsession, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.3
 2K
8-Ball (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 8-Ball tells the story of single mother Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli comes back from abroad, it opens a window into a past that Pike wants to put behind her.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, going straight, one more chance, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, single parent, crimes, family relations, drugs/alcohol, domestic violence, drug addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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