Drug ring movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug ring movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough and cult film films and TV shows about / with drug cartel, violence, crimes, police, murder, drugs, gunfight, gangsters, gun and blood plots mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug ring: Lucy (2014), Traffic (2000), Leak 2000 (2000), No Escape No Return (1993), The French Connection (1971), The Connection (2014), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Lethal Weapon (1987), Gumshoe (1971), The Shield and the Sword (2010).

List of drug ring movies

 6.4
 498K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, intellectual, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, drugs, intelligence, strong female lead, transformation, tough girl, supernatural ability, experimental drug, superhuman powers, telepathy, mind control, human brain ...
Time: future, stone age, contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, rome italy, paris france, new york, france ...
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 7.6
 208K
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: suspense, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug lord, organized crime, addiction, drug dealer, drug abuse, drug traffic, drug cartel, war on drugs, gangsters, corruption, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, los angeles, maryland ...
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 7.0
 3K
Leak 2000 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a book about an infamous real scandal in the Dutch crime scene, the film aims at exposing the horrors caused by corruption on both sides of the law. A rookie policeman is coerced into obtaining secret information from a childhood friend ...
Style: exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, false accusation, police detective, criminal gang, police corruption, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, spy ...
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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No Escape No Return (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two cops go undercover to infiltrate a violent drug ring, and are in for a shock when they find out who's running it.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: undercover, drug cartel, police shootout, special agents, dishonesty, drug dealing, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, righting the wronged, estrangement, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heroin, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, police, chase, smuggling, drug smuggling, investigation, crimes, drug dealer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, new jersey, san francisco, brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.1
 11K
The Connection (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Newly transferred to the bustling port city of Marseille to assist with a crackdown on organized crime, energetic young magistrate Pierre Michel is given a rapid-fire tutorial on the ins and outs of an out-of-control drug trade. Pierre's wildly ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, noir ...
Plot: mafia, judge, drug dealing, gangsters, violence, corruption, husband wife relationship, justice, gang, organized crime, spy, drug trade ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1981
Place: marseille, france, new york, usa
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 7.2
 178K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: buddy movie, suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, crimes, revenge, buddy, adventure, home invasion, police officer, nudity (full frontal - brief), lone hero, maverick cop, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
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 7.6
 260K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, suspense, buddy movie, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police, chase, reluctant partners, gunfight, crimes, adventure, police officer, female nudity, police investigation, family, car chase, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, vietnam
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 6.5
 2K
Gumshoe (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A would be private eye gets mixed up in a smuggling case.
Style: neo noir, noir, parody, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, railway, private investigator, bookstore, amateur detective, murder, respect, satire, power relations, career change, partners, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: northern england, europe, england, liverpool, london
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The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, drugs, police, chase, duty, criminal, politician, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
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 6.0
 329
Newman's Law (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: LAPD Officer Newman has not gotten the reputation of a straight arrow by avoiding conflict when fighting for right. In this police drama, his honesty is put to the test when he and his partner discover a international drug ring involving some of the ...
Plot: police, murder, lapd, city, politician, drugs, police shootout, gunfight, false accusation, mafia, corruption, robbery ...
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 4.9
 255
Thunder II (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and gets him convicted as dealer. Thunder manages to break out of ...
Plot: native american, police officer, dirty cop, witness, frame up, massacre, arizona desert, drug traffic, drugs, combat, fight, violence ...
Place: arizona, new mexico
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 7.0
 927
High Crime (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.
Style: cult film
Plot: police, police officer, italian mafia, car chase, knife fight, brutality, police officer killed, massacre, gunfight, mafia, motorcycle, violence against women ...
Place: italy
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Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This martial arts movie tries to explain the strange death of the international movie star and kung fu master Bruce Lee. Most of the story centers on a former disciple of Lee who launches a private investigation and ends up avenging the brutal death ...
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, female nudity, jeet kune do, gangsters, drug cartel, heroes, master warrior, showdown, revenge, bruce lee, rape and revenge ...
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 6.0
 52
Red Shield (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of detectives are after a smuggling ring, and when they come to the leader, they need back-up by a navy seals team - as the traffickers possess not only drugs, but heavy military equipment.
Plot: police, showdown, drug cartel, military, massacre, swat team, violence, bloodbath, kung fu, smuggling, fistfight, brutality ...
Place: hong kong, china
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 3.9
 414
Silk (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Silk, the toughest cop in Honolulu, busts small time smugglers only to reveal a larger syndicate smuggling Asian mobsters into the States by buying the identities of Hawaiian citizens.
Plot: female fighter, woman with a gun, exploitation, female protagonist, police, police officer, asian, corruption, hostage, plot twist, dirty cop, policewoman ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii
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 4.3
 3K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, confined, hopes, tough heroes, empire, police officer, rivalry, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.2
 859
Street People (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. The lawyer also enlists the aid of his best friend, a grand prix ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, car, mafia, smuggling, driver, lawyer, exploitation, gangsters, betrayal, drug dealing, track down, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, san francisco, europe, california, sicily
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Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that advertising is often specially geared to the "cutter" demographic, this is the story of samurai-sword-wielding Ruka ...
Style: surreal, rough, bloody, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, mad scientist, mutant, supernatural, fighting crime, female warrior, dark humor, crimes, monster, body horror, revenge ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical ...
Style: atmospheric, unusual plot structure, intense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: superhero, mysterious character, double life, batman, crimes, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, justice, mind game, revenge, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: usa, bosnia
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 7.6
 206K
The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, survival, swat team, trapped, death, deathtrap, warrior, gang, strong violent content, gangsters, kung fu ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, indonesia
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When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: journalism, gangsters, murder, crimes, tragic hero, law enforcement, uncover truth, drug abuse, drug cartel, rise and fall, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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 5.7
 4K
Tortured (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mobster orders an undercover FBI agent to torture an accountant.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: law enforcement, torture, fbi, police investigation, police corruption, disorder, crime gone awry, master criminal, criminal heroes, gangsters, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, accountant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet breaks out of a mental institution to go after drug-dealing gangsters who are selling contaminated product that is killing people.
Plot: kickboxer, heroes, gangsters, drug cartel, fight, male objectification, showdown, psychiatric patient, bandit, workout, fistfight, ak 47 ...
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Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, prostitute, scam, law enforcement, police, murder, fighting crime, partners, prostitution, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia, new jersey
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Shadows Run Black (1984)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of killings committed by a serial killer known as "The Black Angel." He begins to suspect that it might not be just a random group of murders.
Style: slasher, erotic
Plot: serial killer, erotica, promiscuous woman, cheating wife, coitus, kidnapping, female nudity, magic trick, interracial relations, drug cartel, nudity (full frontal - brief), dating ...
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The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, police corruption, investigation, partners, working undercover, criminal heroes, partners against crime, conspiracy, crimes, drugs, corruption, prostitution ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 4.7
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, vietnam veteran, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroes, coup d'etat, revolution, gang ...
Time: year 1973
Place: vietnam, asia, new york, colombia
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 7.5
 262K
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: thought provoking, depressing, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, rise and fall, friendship, drug abuse, drug cartel, drug dealing, cocaine, drug use, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, usa ...
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 6.5
 13K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: neo noir, sexy, noir, erotic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police corruption, rough sex, murder, murder mystery, investigation, police, corruption, erotica, romance, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, new york, california, usa ...
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