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, rough, suspenseful, intense and harsh films and TV shows about / with war on drugs, crimes, drugs, violence, murder, corruption, gunfight, mentor, gangsters and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Australia and other countries.
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war on drugs movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as war on drugs: White Boy Rick (2018), Transporter 2 (2005), Tango & Cash (1989), Blow (2001), California Dreaming (2017), Loving Pablo (2017), Pipe Dream (2015), Fresh (1994), Elite Squad (2007), Brother (2000).

List of war on drugs movies

 6.4
 18K
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, fbi, war on drugs, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, arms dealing, culture clash, buddies, 15 year old, drug traffic, prison ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985, year 1987, year 1986
Place: detroit, ohio, michigan
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 6.3
 178K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, lone hero, martial arts, race against time, danger, chases and races, war on drugs, chase, virus, deadly virus, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida, france
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 6.4
 88K
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: realistic, rough, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, police detective, crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, buddies, master criminal, warden, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.6
 222K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes, war on drugs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
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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.
Plot: college, war on drugs, sex trade, cartel, karate, drugs, evil, girl power, villain, kidnapping, machine gun, sex trafficking ...
Place: california, mexico
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 6.3
 15K
Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, exciting, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug lord, cocaine, journalist, latinx lead, husband wife relationship, drugs, murder, assassination, minister, lover, prison ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, year 1993, year 1981, year 1989 ...
Place: colombia, florida, south america, panama, latin america
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 4.2
 69
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, drug dealing, holiday, weed, drug
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 7.6
 11K
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: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: african american, chess, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 8.1
 92K
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: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, drug lord, law enforcement, police corruption, torture, drug traffic, slum, squad, crime, poverty, street kid, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 7.2
 20K
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, exciting, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, culture clash, yakuza, suicide, family relations, sibling relationship, step siblings, siblings relations, criminal heroes, interracial relations, fish out of water, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, japan, tokyo
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 6.2
 18K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
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: talky, tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, corruption, idealism, police, drug dealer, mayor, life is a bitch, liberal, urban, society, democrat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
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 7.7
 353K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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: realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: arranged marriage, communism, emperor, suicide attempt, japanese occupation, teacher, royal family, childhood, interrogation, throne, divorce, empress ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
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 6.3
 132K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, deadly creature, invisibility, drug lord, danger, predator, lone hero, military uniform, survival, gang war, gory, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: urban ghetto, battles, gang, racism, americana, starting over, society, deadly, suburbs, political unrest, gory, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 7.1
 28K
The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: bleak, tense, clever, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, methamphetamine, violence, neo noir, heroin, cocaine, ex convict, drug deal, dual identity, corrupt cop, death of wife, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 185K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: realistic, tense, bleak, clever, rough ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, drug abuse, corruption, police corruption, surveillance, heroin, marijuana, organized crime, arrest, threat, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, mexico, latin america, ohio, california ...
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 7.9
 7K
Snowfall (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, cynical, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, drug dealing, cocaine, drug, crime, smuggling, illegal drugs, u.s. government, latinx lead, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: south central los angeles, central america, nicaragua, california
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, mercenary, conspiracy, sniper, politics, helicopter, president, espionage, assassination, rescue, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, panama ...
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, neo noir, addiction, losing-it hero, law enforcement, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, split personality, schizophrenia, unfulfillment ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 8.3
 54
Medias Res (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dave and Joe, just evicted from their Oakland apartment, turn to stealing cars and dealing Fluoride to make their financial ends meet. One night they find Summer Hayes, star of a popular 1990's teen soap, in the trunk of a stolen automobile. ...
Plot: kidnapping, drugged, drug, war on drugs, gang war, shoot out
Place: oakland california, california
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Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The anti-terrorist team Delta Force destroys a billion dollar cocaine stash, to the extreme displeasure of drug cartel leader Umberto Salvatore. To retaliate, he hijacks a stealth submarine and threatens to unleash a biological weapon with the power ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, satellite, submarine, hijacking, drug dealing, danger, race against time, adventure, heroic mission, confined, state affairs, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 3.5
 208
Psychotica (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A group of friends head out to an abandon farmhouse to kick a nasty habit. Little do they know that they are in for the night of their lives.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: best friends, friends, kids in trouble, supernatural, life is a bitch, youth, danger, survival, zombie, addiction, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.6
 330K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: tough girl, murder, death of daughter, death of wife, fbi, cia, night vision, moral dilemma, tunnel, drug cartel, mercenary, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
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 6.6
 28K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: stylized, exciting, tense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, chase, vengeance, betrayal, gang, police brutality, police investigation, genocide, cocaine, gang war, infidelity, drug lord ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
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 6.5
 77K
Snitch (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: drug dealing, smuggling, drug lord, undercover, agent, frame up, suspicion, arrest, forced into action, working undercover, family relations, protective parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, mexico, california, new jersey
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