War on drugs movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war on drugs movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with war on drugs, crimes, drugs, gangsters, violence, drug dealer, murder, crime, gun and revenge plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Mexico, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as war on drugs: Predator 2 (1990), The Combination (2009), Traffic (2000), I'm No Longer Here (2019), White Boy Rick (2018), California Dreaming (2017), Brother (2000), The Blind Spot (2017), Transporter 2 (2005), City Hall (1996).

List of war on drugs movies

 6.3
 146K
Predator 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth -- and this time, it's drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, deadly creature, lone hero, predator, danger, invisibility, drug lord, laser, serial murder, survival, gory, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Combination (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the maligned western suburbs of Sydney, Lebanese-Australian John gets out of gaol to discover his younger brother Charlie is caught up with drugs, hookers and crime. Charlie oscillates between the streets and school. Daily clashes between ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: criminal heroes, gang, racism, homecoming, starting over, fall in love, society, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, deadly, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 7.6
 195K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, marijuana, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime, drug traffic, drug dealer, drug dealing, profanity, family problems, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
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I'm No Longer Here (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: gang, gang war, teenager, deportation, party, immigration, cartel, war on drugs, immigrants, homeless, loneliness, alienation ...
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 6.5
 28K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, drug traffic, fbi, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, culture clash, buddies, 15 year old, apology ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1984, year 1986, year 1985 ...
Place: ohio, detroit, michigan, las vegas
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California Dreaming (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Southern California College Students plot their escape after being kidnapped by a human trafficking ring while on Spring Break in Mexico.
Style: captivating, humorous, contemplative, exciting
Plot: heroes, drug dealer, villain, drug cartel, cartel, drugs, kidnapping, fight, sex trafficking, cocaine, war on drugs, college ...
Place: california, mexico
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 7.2
 22K
Brother (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, exciting, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, mafia, culture clash, suicide, gangsters, family relations, sibling relationship, gang war, criminal heroes, siblings relations, fish out of water, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
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 6.3
 816
The Blind Spot (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dode Hoek (Blind Spot) is the story of Jan Verbeeck, the uncompromising commissioner of the Antwerp drug squad. Known as Mr. Zero Tolerance, he is hugely popular with the people and the media. The country is thrown into commotion when he announces ...
Style: melancholic, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: political party, police commissioner, drug crime, police investigation, drug lord, war on drugs, career, investigation, illegal drugs, drug money, drug abuse, unconventional method ...
Place: antwerp
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 6.3
 191K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, danger, race against time, chases and races, chase, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
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 6.2
 19K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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 4.3
 125
S.W.A.T. (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story centers on the Chinese Special Police Unit, from their hard training to their first mission.
Style: social realism, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: training, bandit, endurance, drug dealing, swat, gang of outlaws, friendship between men, rivalry, blood, confined, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Goddess of Mercy (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yang Rui falls in love for the cleaning woman who works in a taekwando gym, only to later discover she's an undercover cop named An Xin. An is in hiding from drug smugglers who have a score to settle with her - a raid she led resulted in the ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: romance, working undercover, rivalry, vengeance, martial arts, wooing, policewoman, love, fighting crime, investigation, danger, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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Cocaine Coast (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: It takes place in the Galicia (Spain) of the 80s, when the fishing sector was transformed and many of the shipowners became indebted. This situation will be favorable for the start of activities such as contraband and drug trafficking.
Style: realistic, intense, serious, captivating, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug smuggling, money laundering, drug addiction, drugs, cocaine, drug use, political corruption, organized crime, drug dealing, gangsters, moral ambiguity, drug ...
Place: spain
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 6.4
 96K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prison, crime, crimes, buddies, prisoner, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, warden, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.6
 240K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, drug use, gangsters, drug addiction, drug cartel, friendship, organized crime, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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 8.3
 737K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rise and fall, gunfight, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
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 6.6
 3K
Gangsta (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Antwerp, Belgium. The lives of four small-time drug dealers spin out of control when they steal a shipment of cocaine, triggering a full out war between an Amsterdam drug lord and a ruthless Colombian cartel.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: organized crime, drug traffic, drug cartel, gang war, nightclub, dirty cop, drug dealer, rivalry, friends, crimes, danger, cocaine ...
Place: antwerp, belgium, colombia, amsterdam, netherlands ...
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 7.0
 9K
Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, mole, working undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, recruit, whistleblower, undercover, dishonesty, drug traffic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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 4.0
 77
Pipe Dream (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story of two wannabe Schoolies on the Gold Coast during a state-wide crackdown on drugs. The boys stumble upon a stash of "weed", and through the misguidance of an older brother trying to replace his earlier Schoolies experience, they ...
Plot: marijuana, police chief, brother, war on drugs, chief of police, the underworld, drug dealing, holiday, drugs, weed, drug
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 7.6
 12K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: chess, african american, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 8.0
 98K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, squad, law enforcement, slum, drug traffic, crimes, crime, leader, team ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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 7.7
 388K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, neo noir, african american, police brutality, gunfight, mentor, profanity, gang, gangs, one day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.3
 18K
Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
Style: factual, serious, exciting, rough, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, cocaine, latinx lead, journalist, assassination, husband wife relationship, drugs, murder, minister, lovers, congress ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989, year 1993 ...
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, panama, florida
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 6.0
 2K
Anti-Social (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Central London, today; Dee is an anarchic street-artist confronting the system, Marcus is an armed robber on a jewellery store crime-wave. For the two brothers, being Anti-Social is a way of life.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: heist, crimes, gang, siblings relations, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, interracial, street art, the underworld, gang rape, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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 8.8
 353K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, smuggling, master criminal, cartel, crimes, rise to the top, politics, criminal heroes, cia agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, miami ...
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 6.5
 9K
Miss Bala (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: rape, drug cartel, blind ambition, follow your dream, physical appearance, gangsters, ambition, crimes, hopes, beauty queen, beauty pageant, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, tijuana mexico
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The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream" revolves around Carlos, Vijay and Mike; three fearless strangers whose relentless pursuit of the fabled "American Dream" coincides. Their fateful meeting forever alters the course of ...
Plot: mafia, drugs, gangster, american dream, violence, friendship, rise and fall, organized crime, betrayal, immigration, immigrants, the underworld ...
Place: india, mexico
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 5.8
 8K
Miss Bala (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, emotional, intense ...
Plot: mob boss, drug cartel, female spy, drug lord, beauty queen, sniper, cia agent, corruption, slave trade, prostitution, beauty pageant, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california, tijuana mexico, usa
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 8.1
 10K
Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course.
Style: realistic, rough, cynical, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, cocaine, drugs, ghetto, drug dealing, african american, drug, smuggling, crime, latinx lead, u.s. government, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, nicaragua, california, south central los angeles ...
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, psychological, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, addiction, undercover, neo noir, disorder, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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