Drug movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, captivating, realistic, tense, suspenseful and serious films and TV shows about / with drugs, murder, crimes, drug dealer, violence, death, criminal, gun, chase and boyfriend girlfriend relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Spain, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Skins (2007), Tell Me How I Die (2016), Discarnate (2018), The Returned (2013), Guns Akimbo (2019), El Chapo (2017), Disjointed (2017), The Mule (2014), Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012).

List of drug movies

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, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, drug addiction, hallucination, drug trip, depression, degradation, drug use, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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 8.2
 82K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, underage drinking, looking for sex, homosexual, friends, youth, high school, party, friendship, siblings relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Tell Me How I Die (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a group of college students take part in a clinical drug trial, an unexpected side effect of the experimental medicine gives them terrifying visions of their own deaths...which begin to come true. As they scramble to escape their fate, they ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: laboratory, college student, killer, serum, drugs, scientist, experimental drug, serial murder, a vision, precognition, extrasensory perception, prediction ...
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 4.3
 1K
Discarnate (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neuroscientist's obsession with a drug that expands the human mind inadvertently unleashes a deadly supernatural force on his team.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, sad, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, supernatural, monster, fear, experiment, afterlife, mystery, uncover truth, poker, shapeshifting, a vision, mural ...
Time: 21st century
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 5.9
 8K
The Returned (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: zombie, race against time, deadly virus, infected, coping, supernatural, couples, apocalypse, plague, lethal injection, drugs, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 6.3
 58K
Guns Akimbo (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy suddenly finds himself forced to fight a gladiator-like battle for a dark website that streams the violence for viewers. Miles must fight heavily armed Nix and also save his kidnapped ex-girlfriend.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: game of death, struggle for survival, heroes, superhero, fight, bandit, hacker, game, violence, gang, combat, save the lady ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.8
 18K
El Chapo (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, factual
Plot: cartel, drug lord, business, fight for supremacy, drug dealing, drug cartel, drugs, crime boss, drug crime, drug traffic, criminal, criminal gang ...
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 6.8
 10K
Disjointed (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Pot activist Ruth Whitefeather Feldman runs a medical marijuana dispensary while encouraging her loyal patients to chill out and enjoy the high life.
Style: sitcom, entertaining, humorous, feel good, funny ...
Plot: marijuana, cannabis, drugs, dark humor, parents and children, store, weed, absurd humor, business, drug dealer, satire, drugs/alcohol ...
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 6.3
 6K
The Mule (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, realistic, stylized
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, escapades, drug dealing, dark humor, disorder, drugs, drug dealer, hotel room, narcissistic woman, house arrest
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia, thailand
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Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The chance of an innocent child's game will unveil a betrayal that will forever change the lives of two families when their paths cross, endangering what they love the most, in a city that does not give them a truce.
Style: tense, emotional, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, family in crisis, dishonesty, life turned upside down, betrayal, destiny, insecurity, kidnapping, drugs, gang, graphic violence ...
Place: venezuela, latin america
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The Evil in Us (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a fourth of July holiday, six best friends fall victim to the insidious plan of a terrorist organization when they unknowingly take a bio-active drug that transforms them into bloodthirsty cannibals.
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, scary
Plot: cannibalism, cocaine, survival, trapped, group of friends, virus, terror, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, murder, weekend, drugs ...
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Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, crimes, murder, adventure, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity, weapons, runaway, adaptation ...
Place: mexico, usa
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 7.0
 2K
Ganglands (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: drug lord, criminal, armed robbery, love, drugs, organized crime, gang war, thief, showdown, crimes, drug dealer, criminal gang ...
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 7.8
 18K
My Name (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Yoon Ji-woo's father dies suddenly. She wants to desperately take revenge on whoever is responsible for her father's death. Yoon Ji-woo works for drug crime group Dongcheonpa. Choi Moo-jin is the boss of the drug gang. With the help of ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: undercover, drugs, revenge, organized crime, target, investigation, secret, fight, truth, police, murder, death ...
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 7.0
 11K
Ferry (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: undercover, criminal, revenge, empire, drugs, police, vengeance, changing lives, homecoming, lifestyle change, crime boss, crimes ...
Place: amsterdam
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 5.5
 30K
Sweet Girl (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, tense, entertaining
Plot: justice, daughter, fight, protector, drugs, parents, escape, child, death, life, truth, father ...
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 6.2
 29K
Synchronic (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: time travel, drug overdose, disappearance, paramedic, drugs, brain tumor, time traveler, ice age, swamp, chemotherapy, ambulance, racism ...
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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Get Out of My Room (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Get Out of My Room, was a mockumentary in the style of This Is Spinal Tap, written and directed by Cheech Marin. In the film, he and Tommy Chong are shown attempting to finish a "video album" for their novelty record Get Out of My Room.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: marijuana, latin, buddies, artists and showbiz, performer's life, misfit, lifestyle, filmmaking, stoners, disorder, friends, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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1284
 8.2
 17K
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, ghetto, cocaine, african american, drugs, drug dealing, u.s. government, smuggling, latinx lead, illegal drugs, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, central america, south central los angeles, nicaragua ...
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 150K
Archer (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that ...
Style: witty, cynical, adult animation, stylized, parody ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, sarcasm, womanizer, secret agents, espionage, workplace, mission, james bond spoof, top secret, government agency, hotshot hero, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 16K
OtherLife (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ren Amari is the driven inventor of a revolutionary new drug. OtherLIfe expands the brain's sense of time and creates virtual reality directly in the user's mind. With OtherLife, mere seconds in real life feel like hours or days of ...
Style: tense, suspense, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: virtual reality, computer, time, medicine, experiment, memory, computer program, coma, corruption, father daughter relationship, chase, australian ...
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 8.5
 48K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, realism, workplace situations, surgeon, medicine, society, nurse, nun, power relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug overdose, basketball, anguish, antisocial behavior, coach, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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 6.3
 40K
Bachelor Party (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, ...
Style: humorous, sexy, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, sexual perversion, buddies, nothing goes right, tennis, party, group of friends, dark humor, donkey, snobbism ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, israel
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Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, junkie, friendship, heist, drug dealing, murder, robbery, crimes, teenage life, kids in trouble, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, absurd, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: old west, farm, gunslinger, small town, fall in love, duel, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, notoriety, newcomer, horse, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, future
Place: arizona, usa
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Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Aspiring college cheerleader, Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. The drug has an unforeseen side effect — Cassie starts to grow and grow and grow!
Style: not serious, humorous, parody, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, cheerleader, experiment gone awry, giant, mutant, disorder, college life, gender disguise, mother daughter relationship, scientist, frustration, drugs ...
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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: intense, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug smuggling, money laundering, drugs, cocaine, drug addiction, drug use, political corruption, drug dealing, organized crime, war on drugs, gangsters, moral ambiguity ...
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 117K
The Sinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young mother kills in a fit of unexplainable rage a seemingly stranger. An inquisitive detective obsesses over the case, attempting to get to the bottom of the true motive behind the act.
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, memory loss, manslaughter, murder, psychiatrist, sister sister relationship, crime investigation, sex scene, past coming back to haunt, drugs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
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Born to Fight (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a remote Thai village is overrun by terrorists armed with a nuclear missile, an elite undercover operative leads the most unique fighting force ever assembled in a heroic bid to save their nation.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, race against time, martial arts, hostage, tough law enforcer, adventure, tough heroes, good versus evil, confined, save the day, terrorism, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand, thailand
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