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, humorous, serious, semi serious, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with prescription drug abuse, family relations, drug abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, life is a bitch, runaway, sex, mentor and drugs 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: All That Jazz (1979), Judy (2019), Angels in America (2003), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Capernaum (2018), Dead Man on Campus (1998), Messengers (2004), Ecstasy (2011), Engel & Joe (2001), Love Comes to the Executioner (2006).

List of prescription drug abuse movies

 7.9
 28K
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, stylized ...
Plot: music, showbiz, womanizer, workaholic, show business, divorce, love and romance, downfall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, dancer's life, charity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 40K
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, emotional, factual, tragic ending, stylized ...
Plot: concert, drug addict, ex husband ex wife relationship, female singer, singer, star, actress, life is a bitch, hollywood, alcohol, financial problem, mother child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 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, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, gay, aids, breakup, life is a bitch, americana, loneliness, imaginary, angel, dying, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1985, 90s
Place: new york, 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: humorous, cynical, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, bully, depression, adolescence, girlfriend, high school, teenage life, popularity, private school, youth, drugs/alcohol, acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 8.4
 61K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, USA, 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: rough, social, cynical, sad, depressing ...
Plot: poverty, child abuse, slum, child protagonist, misery, neglected child, traumatic childhood, street life, refugee, low lives, lawsuit, slavery ...
Time: 2010s
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, realistic, light, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: college, teen suicide, friends, youth, nothing goes right, love and romance, nerds, fraternity, father son relationship, pot, dormitory, nerd ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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 5.5
 101
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: sleep deprivation, hypnotism, spider, funeral, narcolepsy, contaminated water, prescription drug abuse, hypnosis, flashback, deoxyribonucleic acid, red herring, religion ...
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 4.3
 737
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, gloomy, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, college, depression, lifestyle, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, parents and children, rave, sex, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.5
 886
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: psychological, touching, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: kids in trouble, pregnancy, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, on the run, society, youth, family relations, breakup, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Love Comes to the Executioner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man is hired as the executioner at a prison where his brother sits on death row. Things get more surreal when he falls in love with his brother's ex-girlfriend -- who's imprisoned herself.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Plot: death row, prison, fall in love, prison life, couples, family relations, youth, crimes, romance, confined, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, disturbing, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, kids in trouble, rise and fall, hopes, single parent, intrigue, teenage life, uncontrollable, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, san francisco
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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: touching, surreal, realistic, controversial, humorous ...
Plot: materialism, unwanted pregnancy, lifestyle, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, society, mental illness, drug abuse, parents and children, couples, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.7
 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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: doctor, workplace, patient, surgery, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, power relations, old love, treatment, lifesaver, working the system, danger ...
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: partners, media, follow your dream, buddies, hopes, tv show, computers and web, disorder, filmmaking, nudity (full frontal - brief), showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: disturbing, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, profanity, mental illness, rehabilitation, therapy, obsession, parents and children, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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 7.7
 25K
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: tragicomedy, cynical, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace situations, drug abuse, staff, conflict, against the rules, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Stripped to Kill (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Los Angeles policewoman's partner has her pose as a stripper to lure a killer of strippers.
Style: sexual, rough, suspenseful, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, murder, stripper, shot to death, who done it, crime, deadly, reluctant partners, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, suspenseful, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, introspection, doctors and patients, teenage life, drug dealing, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, crimes, going straight, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drug use, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, degradation, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 6.2
 16K
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: psychological, rough, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, murder, mute or deaf, orphan, crimes, godparent, society, mind game, family problems, rivalry, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
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Moment by Moment (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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: sexual, sentimental, sexy, talky, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: stalking, beach, couples, infidelity, sexual content, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills
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Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, sexual relations, womanizer, casual sex, sex, female removes her clothes, couple relations, love, workplace situations, caught having sex, fighting illness, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.5
 122K
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: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, ambition, notoriety, politician, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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 8.7
 412K
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: clever, cynical, witty, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, patient, human nature, mastermind, hospital, loneliness, antisocial behavior, treatment, loner, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: 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: scandal, religion, fundamentalism, televangelist, preacher, female director, prescription drug abuse
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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: humorous, dark humor, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, on the road, president, obsessive quest, odd couple, nothing goes right, cross country, mafia, theft, casino, thief, loser ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, washington d.c., texas, usa, new jersey
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Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, desire for fame, american football, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, athlete's life, contests and competitions, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
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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: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, prison life, prison, life turned upside down, women's prison, women in prison, perversion, gender, abuse, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 7.0
 12K
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: semi serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: friendship, social differences, painting, photographer, love and romance, society, love affair, artist, flirting, photo shoot, age difference, delivery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
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 6.6
 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: sincere, erotic, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, bisexuality, bisexual woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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