Prescription drug abuse movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant prescription drug abuse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, psychological, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with prescription drug abuse, female nudity, drugs, drug abuse, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, death, teenager and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prescription drug abuse: House (2004), Mini's First Time (2006), All That Jazz (1979), Maps to the Stars (2014), Nurse Jackie (2009), Requiem for a Dream (2000), A Star is Born (2018), Saint Laurent (2014), The Ungodly (2007), Judy (2019).

List of prescription drug abuse movies

 8.7
 463K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: cynical, clever, witty, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, hospital, talented, mastermind, prodigy, patient, loner, expert, surgery, human nature, intelligence, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Mini's First Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates ...
Style: cynical, humorous, slasher, erotic, dark ...
Plot: alcoholic mother, older man younger woman relationship, dysfunctional family, murder, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, manipulation, teenage life, couples, dark humor, dishonesty, lifestyle, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.8
 32K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, humorous, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music, jazz, showbiz, workaholic, broadway, divorce, death, dancing, downfall, dancer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: surreal, disturbing, cynical, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, mental illness, aspiring actor, child star, sex, actress, mother daughter relationship, satire, threesome, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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 7.8
 28K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, erotic, epic, sitcom ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, doctors and patients, double life, dark humor, family relations, workplace situations, against the rules, conflict, drug abuse, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, disturbing, depressing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: addiction, heroin, drugs, drug addiction, insanity, junkie, hallucination, drug abuse, mental illness, loneliness, degradation, drug addict ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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 7.6
 384K
A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: sad, inspirational, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: singer, showbiz, country music, fame, brother brother relationship, addiction, friendship, alcoholic, love, drinking problem, backstage, suicide ...
Time: 2010s
Place: memphis, boston, arizona
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Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, homoerotic ...
Plot: fashion, gay, fashion designer, male nudity, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, lgbt, scandal, erotica, art, gay love ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1977 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 5.5
 1K
The Ungodly (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When struggling filmmaker inadvertently records a notorious serial killer in the middle of a murderous act, he decides to use the footage to blackmail the madman into being the subject of a disturbing new documentary.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, rape and murder, murder, filmmaking, crimes, filmmaker, voyeurism, rape, psychopath, blackmail, rape victim, misogynist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 51K
Judy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Style: sad, tragic ending, emotional, factual, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, female singer, life is a bitch, life & death, women, gay, drug addict, female musician, singer, actress, mother child relationship, custody battle ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, year 1968, year 1969
Place: london
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Angels in America (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 352 min.
TV show
Story: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, surreal, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, gender, breakup, life is a bitch, loneliness, gays and lesbians, lgbt, gay african american, gay relationship, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1985
Place: new york, san francisco, usa
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Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: entertaining, cynical, sentimental, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence, teenager, drugs, youth, psychiatrist, bully, high school, girlfriend, cheerleading, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 8.4
 90K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, sad, thought provoking, rough, cynical ...
Plot: poverty, traumatic childhood, slum, misery, child abuse, neglected child, refugee, child labor, child protagonist, life is a bitch, low lives, starving child ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh Miller is a studious and responsible pre-med student entering college as a freshman. His wild, hard-partying roommate Cooper Frederickson, on the other hand, is a spoiled rich kid who never studies and spends his time getting drunk and ogling ...
Style: humorous, light, intense, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, suicide, high school, fraternity, nerd, stereotypes, youth, friends, stupidity, teenager, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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 5.7
 124
Messengers (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Sarah Chapel returns to the small town of Brighton Mills when her father Dr. Robert Chapel unexpectedly dies. His clients and friends miss him, and Sarah discloses that all of them have perfect health; they hear voices when they are sleeping; ...
Plot: immortality, hypnosis, narcolepsy, religion, paranoia, flashback, spider, sleep deprivation, red herring, doctor, funeral, fishing village ...
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 4.3
 778
Ecstasy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: ECSTASY is a contemporary and relevant film about how drugs transcend all borders of society and affect every facet of our lives. But when it leaves it takes away your soul. A new party drug arrives on the rave scene in a college town and is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, depression, college, sexual promiscuity, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, parents and children, sex, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.4
 943
Engel & Joe (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story of a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl.
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: kids in trouble, punk, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, drug addict, street kid, grownups, couples, family relations, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Augusta, Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this ...
Style: suspense, rough, disturbing, psychological, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: drugs, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, single parent, hopes, rise and fall, kids in trouble, teenage life, intrigue, uncontrollable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, maine
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The Right Way (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Amy and David are two underachievers from suburbia. Amy has had a rough life raised by her neglectful drug addicted single mother. David has been raised in a more conventional family, but his lack of motivation has driven his father crazy. When Amy ...
Style: realistic, surreal, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: materialism, unwanted pregnancy, lifestyle, family relations, drug abuse, mental illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, single parent, couples, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 6K
Rush (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. William Rush is not your average on-call doctor. He's not attached to any hospital, he's highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium and the doctor can party with the best of them. He ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: surgery, doctor, workplace, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, patient, treatment, lifesaver, old love, power relations, medical, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Swearnet: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Fed up with being censored in their post-Trailer Park Boys lives, the out of work stars/world-renowned 'swearists', Mike Smith, Robb Wells and John Paul Tremblay decide to start their own uncensored network on the internet.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, partners, media, male orgasm, loan shark, swearing, buddies, hopes, tv show, computers and web, filmmaking, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, introspection, teenage life, doctors and patients, drug dealing, addiction, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.2
 17K
The Quiet (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, dark, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, incestuous relationship, teenager, murder, teenage girl, cheerleading, crimes, manipulation, twists and turns, dysfunctional family, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
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Moment by Moment (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It tells the story of a romance between a young drifter named Strip Harrison (John Travolta) and an older wealthy woman, Trish Rawlings (Lily Tomlin).
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, talky, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, stalking, infidelity, couples, beach, delusional woman, foot fetish, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, romance, starting over ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles
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 6.5
 129K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: factual, melancholic, compassionate, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, fbi, corruption, surveillance, investigation, homosexual, crimes, ambition, notoriety, politics, gangsters, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1920s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
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Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: televangelist, fundamentalism, scandal, preacher, religion, prescription drug abuse, female director
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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mike Judge's slacker duo, Beavis and Butt-Head, wake to discover their TV has been stolen. Their search for a new one takes them on a clueless adventure across America where they manage to accidentally become America's most wanted.
Style: adult animation, road movie, humorous, absurd, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: road trip, dark humor, loser, stupidity, visceral, on the road, president, theft, cross country, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., las vegas, new jersey, texas, usa
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: humorous, realistic, erotic, clever, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, prison life, lesbian relationship, life turned upside down, prison, strong female character, women in prison, violence, gender, women's prison, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, usa, new york
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 7.0
 13K
Mumbai Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arun is a reclusive and lonely modern art painter. Shai is an American banker who is on a visit to Mumbai. Munna is a washerboy also living near Arun and Yasmin. The movie is about these four characters from different class of society and how the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental, experimental
Plot: friendship, love and romance, painting, social differences, society, artist, love affair, age difference, flirting, rain, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
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 6.5
 1K
Borderline (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Borderline, a film version of the novels Borderline and La Brèche, tells the story of Kiki at various stages of her life. With her mother institutionalized, she is raised by her grandmother, where left to her own devices, she takes refuge in ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, bisexual woman, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, coitus, parents and children, sexual relations, haunted by the past, introspection, lifestyle, family relations, sexual promiscuity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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