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The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug abuse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out talky, realistic, harsh, stylized, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / that have / with drug addiction, drug abuse, addiction, drugs, life is a bitch, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, mentor and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries. TOP 10 movies tagged as drug abuse: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Gia (1998), Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Candy (2006), Jesus' Son (1999), Brain Damage (1988), The Basketball Diaries (1995).
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive
Biography, Drama
Russia
128 min.
 6.6
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
USA
118 min.
 7.7
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6 Balloons
Drama
USA
74 min.
 5.8
A Futile and Stupid Gesture
Biography, Comedy
USA
101 min.
 6.8

List of drug abuse movies

Requiem for a Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, intense, dark, heartbreaking, interesting, melancholic, harsh, stylized, brutal, cerebral, captivating, reflective, dramatic, enigmatic, sad, tense, talky, clever, dark humor
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, degradation, downfall, depression, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict, heroin, insanity, dreams, drugs, loneliness, tragedy, hospital, marijuana, storytelling, relationships, urban, psychology, visceral, brutality, weed, obsession, violent, philosophy, parents and children, mentor, honest, pornography, redemption, stylish, violence, drinking, adaptation, junkie, life philosophy, solitude, dialogue, mental illness, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, unsociability, illegal prostitution, diet
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 36K
Gia
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: rough, erotic, melancholic, psychological, thought provoking, factual, sexual, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, touching, intense, sad, sexy, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional, road movie
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, fashion, supermodel, rise and fall, model, drug addiction, fame, terminal illness, loneliness, depression, showbiz, life philosophy, rehabilitation, mental illness, lifestyle, fashion industry, strong sexual content, drug use, aids, lesbian, heroin, city life, urban, rags to riches, tragedy, death, drugs, nudity (topless - notable), male nudity, mother daughter relationship, life & death, mentor, life, pornography, nightlife, women, destiny, life is a bitch, relationships, catastrophe, childhood, cancer, unlikely friendships, runaway, transformation, gays and lesbians, storytelling, drug dealing, drinking
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, suspenseful, emotional, gloomy, captivating
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, society, wiretap, kgb, near death experience, concert, on the road, love and romance, rebellion, theater, driver, actor, drug addiction, arrest, taxi, controversy, prison, doctor
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia
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Drugstore Cowboy
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: dark humor, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, touching, talky, interesting, compassionate, atmospheric, gloomy, melancholic, road movie, depressing, harsh, thought provoking, reflective, cerebral, ironic, dark, stylized
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, heroin, redemption, friendship, drug addiction, hospital, going straight, overdose, drugs, on the road, violence, robbery, oldies, marijuana, drugs/alcohol, urban, drinking, crime gone awry, loneliness, weed, life philosophy, crime, eccentricity, life & death, dialogue, honest, visceral, mentor, depression, crimes, character study, violent, solitude, runaway, hopes, existentialism, paranoid, philosophy, junkie, hat, superstition, group therapy, motel, multiple storylines, misfit, unlikely friendships, storytelling, transformation, society
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, portland oregon
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A Scanner Darkly
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: surreal, stylized, clever, bleak, psychological, psychedelic, offbeat, twists and turns, serious, cerebral, philosophical, talky, dark, atmospheric, futuristic, interesting, enigmatic, twist ending, dark humor, depressing, non-linear, suspenseful, intellectual, disturbing, mind bending, melancholic, harsh, tense, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: drug abuse, surveillance, addiction, schizophrenia, cyberpunk, drug addiction, drugs, undercover cop, paranoia, surrealism, existentialism, undercover, conspiracy, marijuana, philosophy, identity, neo noir, postmodernism, dystopic future, drugs/alcohol, storytelling, future dystopia, weed, adaptation, working undercover, paranoid, urban, twists & turns, psychology, insanity, crimes, stylish, distopia, depression, life philosophy, dialogue, imagination, plot twist, heroin, corruption, dishonesty, mental illness, brutality, crime gone awry, creativity, greed, violent, pornography, brain, cocaine
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, clever, humorous, disturbing, semi serious, captivating, psychedelic, biting, realistic, satirical, cerebral, talky, atmospheric, interesting, enigmatic, intellectual, road movie, dark, absurd, philosophical, harsh, dark humor, witty
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, journalism, marijuana, drugs, paranoia, culture clash, hotel, road trip, surrealism, on the road, desert, rock, postmodernism, drug addiction, weed, crime, drugs/alcohol, insanity, adaptation, storytelling, media, crimes, imagination, philosophy, dialogue, eccentricity, book, brutality, crazy, pornography, life philosophy, partners, distopia, literature, heroin, violent, violence, greed, disorder, creativity, sexualized violence, existentialism, sarcasm, stylish, sweaty face, fake identity, cult, hitchhiker, american dream
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 39K
Candy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Style: realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious, depressing, bleak, melancholic, sexual, harsh, touching, romantic, disturbing, intense, enigmatic, heartbreaking, reflective, dramatic, talky, stylized, surprise ending
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, romance, artist, mentor, marriage, drug addiction, drugs, dreams, prostitution, drinking, destructive relationship, pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, hospital, relationships, love, loneliness, mental illness, death, love story, lovers, depression, life philosophy, writers, life is a bitch, brutality, crime gone awry, nudity (topless - notable), destiny, love and romance, multiple storylines, honest, junkie, mental breakdown, adaptation, cheating, fall in love, happy ending, catastrophe, storytelling, life, human nature, homeless, gay, poetry, art, obsession, tragedy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, mcdonald's restaurant, sydney australia
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 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, bleak, touching, surreal, meditative, lyrical, dark, reflective, harsh, humorous, non-linear, talky, thought provoking, road movie, depressing, stylized, cerebral, enigmatic, art house, compassionate, absurd, disturbing
Plot: drug abuse, redemption, addiction, heroin, drugs, drug addiction, hospital, drinking, on the road, apocalypse, realism, social misfits, rehabilitation, jesus, existentialism, life & death, depression, human nature, loneliness, crime gone awry, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, road trip, character study, destructive relationship, brutality, weed, relationships, dysfunctional family, runaway, life philosophy, dark hero, multiple storylines, mentor, life, creativity, homeless, dreams, eccentricity, hopes, writers, mental illness, pornography, surrealism, catastrophe, misfit, society, couples, magic mushroom
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, phoenix arizona, iowa, mexico, chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 7K
Brain Damage
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Style: humorous, dark humor, surreal, semi serious, offbeat, bloody, scary, atmospheric, dark, macabre, tense, stylized, melancholic, psychedelic, disturbing, enigmatic, bleak, harsh, talky
Plot: addiction, gory, drug abuse, drugs, blood, gore, male nudity, splatter, farce, drug addiction, stylish, monster, brutality, experiment gone awry, cult, parasite, vengeance, transformation, violent, teenage life, visceral, death, deadly, dark hero, brain, metaphor, hallucination, demons, misfit, mentor, hospital, mad scientist, disorder, dialogue, life is a bitch, crazy, police investigation, aliens, sexualized violence, pornography, insanity, catastrophe, gunfight, storytelling, wilderness, monsters, tragedy, subway train, public restroom, junkyard
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Basketball Diaries
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense, emotional, harsh, rough, dramatic, brutal, interesting, heartbreaking, talky, road movie, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, basketball, rebellion, drug addiction, drugs, pornography, drinking, brutality, friendship, teenager, corruption, high school, friends, storytelling, male nudity, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rock, prostitution, mentor, downfall, weed, urban, innocence lost, sexualized violence, school, adolescence, violence, redemption, violent, runaway, obsession, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, gangsters, adaptation, childhood, rebelliousness, teenagers, life, crime gone awry, depression, honest, gangs, journalism, dreams, free speech
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Permanent Midnight
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, dramatic, biting, interesting, cynical, intense, psychological, harsh, melancholic, dark, tricky, depressing, factual, enigmatic, talky, cerebral, bleak, humorous
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, drug addiction, dysfunctional family, drinking, hollywood, writing, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, drugs, rehabilitation, writers, storytelling, redemption, rise and fall, crime gone awry, mentor, dialogue, adaptation, gangsters, life, brutality, adultery, sex, police, party, stylish, ambition, corruption, pornography, weed, artists and showbiz, paranoid, depression, life is a bitch, catastrophe, mental illness, greed, human nature, couple relations, alcohol, fantasy world, dark hero, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, eccentricity, creativity, character study
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 16K
Less Than Zero
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: stylized, serious, gloomy, realistic, intense, road movie, melancholic, sexy, light, interesting, talky
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, friendship, drugs, drug addiction, high school, downfall, drinking, self discovery, adaptation, book, weed, hollywood, college, unlikely friendships, mentor, depression, coming of age, nightlife, runaway, redemption, decadence, hedonism, distopia, teenage life, greed, nudity (topless - notable), dialogue, catastrophe, brutality, crimes, storytelling, betrayal, pornography, life philosophy, prostitute, misfit, justice, partners, violence, society, prostitution, fantasy world, youth, life is a bitch, family, school, loneliness, friends, stereotypes
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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The Rules of Attraction
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Style: stylized, sexual, semi serious, rough, realistic, humorous, satirical, witty, disturbing, dark humor, biting, interesting, intellectual, artsy, intense, bleak, melancholic, ironic, talky, harsh
Plot: college, drug abuse, multiple storylines, love triangle, drugs, virginity, drinking, sex, suicide, drug dealing, postmodernism, marijuana, gay, suicide attempt, male nudity, pornography, romance, adaptation, college life, addiction, sarcasm, obsession, violence, life philosophy, relationships, loneliness, storytelling, brutality, dialogue, drug addiction, student life, stereotypes, weed, crimes, stylish, depression, road trip, sexualized violence, love and romance, youth, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, runaway, writers, mentor, catastrophe, vengeance, existentialism, distopia, book
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florence italy, barcelona spain, europe, rome italy, switzerland, paris france
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 8.2
 555K
Trainspotting
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Style: stylized, disturbing, realistic, bleak, clever, dark humor, semi serious, surreal, ironic, dark, reflective, absurd, depressing, interesting, intense, melancholic, harsh, atmospheric, psychedelic, brutal, talky, bloody, rough, witty, captivating, cynical
Plot: friendship, drug addiction, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, cult, surrealism, drugs, violence, british, marijuana, existentialism, depression, buddies, drugs/alcohol, violent, social misfits, rock, stylish, storytelling, drinking, mentor, visceral, music, brutality, dialogue, sarcasm, loneliness, urban, pornography, philosophy, splatter, unlikely friendships, life, crime gone awry, honest, crime, irreverent, multiple storylines, adaptation, dark hero, life philosophy, redemption, dialogue driven, weed, gunfight, crimes, misfit, society, junkie
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, london, edinburgh scotland
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 17K
Basquiat
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, cerebral, captivating, enigmatic, melancholic, artsy, atmospheric, intellectual, reflective, sexy, surreal, interesting, talky, art house, factual, meditative, inspirational, intense, harsh
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, artist, art, heroin, drugs, friendship, mentor, overdose, creativity, homeless, existentialism, urban, rise and fall, drinking, rising to stardom, alone in the world, self discovery, storytelling, life & death, loneliness, addiction, life philosophy, eccentricity, solitude, depression, ambition, philosophy, life, redemption, graffiti, sex, fantasy world, pornography, greed, writers, mental illness, corruption, catastrophe, artists and showbiz, human spirit, childhood, hip hop, nudity (topless - notable), transformation, runaway, introspection, destiny, sexualized violence, dreams
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 28K
The Salton Sea
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Style: bleak, tense, clever, twists and turns, serious, stylized, dark, dark humor, rough, realistic, intense, interesting, cerebral, enigmatic, suspenseful, melancholic, suspense, ironic, surreal, twist ending, talky, atmospheric, harsh, brutal, disturbing, gloomy, mind bending, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, addiction, vengeance, drug abuse, neo-noir, identity, drug addiction, revenge, violence, corruption, murder, neo noir, surveillance, death, heist, drugs, dealing with death, twists & turns, stylish, plot twist, violent, urban, storytelling, redemption, crime gone awry, brutality, undercover cop, mentor, dialogue, greed, paranoid, lake or river, depression, noir, weed, dark hero, existentialism, betrayal, insanity, sexualized violence, haunted by the past, anti-hero, life philosophy, memory loss, gunfight, working undercover, gangsters, dual identity, crimes, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Clean and Sober
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, sincere, serious, dramatic, gloomy, earnest, light, intense, melancholic, emotional, compassionate, harsh, interesting
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drinking, drug addiction, downfall, drugs, redemption, human nature, tragedy, depression, introspection, crime gone awry, corruption, mentor, alcohol abuse, honest, wine, runaway, false accusation, hospital, character study, unlikely friendships, greed, cocaine, real estate agent, obsession, culture clash, catastrophe, life is a bitch, death, happy ending, going straight, life philosophy, relationships, brutality, rehabilitation, destiny, self discovery, gangsters, transformation, homeless, loneliness, dialogue, nudity (topless - notable), vengeance, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, storytelling, police investigation
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 74K
The Doors
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychedelic, rough, factual, intense, stylized, captivating, interesting, lyrical, enigmatic, road movie, light, harsh, melancholic
Plot: music, drug abuse, rock and roll, addiction, music band, drugs, drug addiction, death, mentally unstable, insanity, artist, drugs/alcohol, rock, singer, strong sexual content, life & death, drinking, music business, musician's life, creativity, mentor, violent, performer's life, rising to stardom, life, rise and fall, indians, celebrity culture, justice, adaptation, runaway, depression, dialogue, crazy, pornography, storytelling, lsd, hippie, poetry, sex, airplane, hallucination, brutality, dark hero, hip hop, violence, native americans, gangsters, crime gone awry, life philosophy
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1949, year 1971, year 1965, year 1967, year 1969, year 1970, year 1966, 1940s
Place: california, usa, miami, venice beach california, new mexico, paris france
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 7.4
 8K
Nil by Mouth
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, harsh, gloomy, brutal, dark humor, rough, depressing, tense, melancholic, sincere, reflective, dark, talky, stylized, ironic, interesting
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug abuse, addiction, heroin, working class, violence, drugs, drinking, father son relationship, realism, poverty, drugs/alcohol, alcohol abuse, violent, brutality, drug addiction, down on your luck, family drama, british, visceral, gangsters, dialogue, life is a bitch, urban, loneliness, multiple storylines, life, relationships, storytelling, workplace, redemption, family problems, honest, gangster, betrayal, family relations, family, foul language, pornography, fantasy world, depression, culture clash, parents and children, crime gone awry, gangs, anti-hero, sarcasm, siblings relations, corruption, dark hero
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.1
 4K
The Trip
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, psychedelic, melancholic, enigmatic, talky, stylized, tense, absurd, dark humor, non-linear, art house, road movie, reflective, macabre, cult movie cast, psychotronic
Plot: drug abuse, marijuana, surrealism, male nudity, drugs, life & death, self discovery, rock and roll, weed, pornography, runaway, drug addiction, violent, nudity (topless - notable), loneliness, brutality, addiction, crime gone awry, revenge, gangs, gangsters, gunfight, mentor, road trip, paranoid, paranoia, dialogue, obsession, drinking, death, cult, visceral, depression, violence, british, music, midlife crisis, writers, insanity, psychology, existentialism, hitman, splatter, life, coming-of-age, hotel, stylish, lsd, unsupportive spouse, estrangement
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: tokyo, california
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 7.1
 40K
Naked Lunch
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Style: surreal, psychological, sexual, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, cerebral, enigmatic, captivating, realistic, psychedelic, intellectual, clever, offbeat, stylized, absurd, talky, art house, ironic, witty, reflective, dark, non-linear, artsy, macabre, mind bending, melancholic, meditative, philosophical, harsh, cynical, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, writing, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, surrealism, paranoia, jazz, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, homosexuality, psychiatry, insanity, strong sexual content, paranoid, losing-it hero, imagination, existentialism, adaptation, writers, literature, creativity, book, life philosophy, life is a bitch, deadpan, pornography, mentor, crimes, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, distopia, visceral, loneliness, deadly, heroin, philosophy, bug, exterminator, hallucination, obsession, utopia, dishonesty, psychology, marijuana, magic realism, violent, sexualized violence, art
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north africa
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 7.9
 209K
Boogie Nights
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, dark humor, sentimental, talky, touching, interesting, stylized, melancholic, captivating, ironic, intense, harsh, enigmatic, clever, bleak, dramatic, bad ending, dark
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, sex, addiction, drugs, violence, drinking, rise and fall, runaway, hollywood, drugs/alcohol, voyeurism, innocence lost, porn industry, director, rock, strong sexual content, loneliness, multiple storylines, character study, drug addiction, storytelling, nudity (topless - notable), dialogue, violent, depression, showbiz, stylish, redemption, crime gone awry, mentor, honest, disco, greed, gratuitous violence, dysfunctional family, brutality, dialogue driven, gangsters, ambition, visceral, relationships, sarcasm, twists & turns, hitman, gunfight, corruption, weed, life philosophy, artists and showbiz
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1982
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.8
 34K
Spun
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Style: stylized, semi serious, rough, realistic, humorous, cynical, psychedelic, harsh, bleak, bad ending, disturbing, interesting, intense, surreal, psychological, artsy, melancholic, depressing
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, drug addiction, pornography, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, buddies, weed, gay, social misfits, strong sexual content, urban, rock, drug dealing, marijuana, nudity (topless - notable), life philosophy, dreams, heroin, storytelling, drinking, depression, brutality, stylish, vengeance, mentor, crime gone awry, violent, dialogue, violence, loneliness, multiple storylines, crimes, redemption, gunfight, visceral, crazy, older woman younger woman relationship, handcuffed to a bed, porn magazine, sexualized violence, paranoid, misfit, corruption, existentialism, catastrophe, partners, spiders, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.3
 14K
Party Monster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Style: stylized, serious, offbeat, realistic, enigmatic, surreal, disturbing, talky, interesting, melancholic, clever, harsh
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, murder, drugs, drug addiction, gay, social misfits, crime, friends, drug dealing, aids, rise and fall, urban, celebrity culture, mentor, donut, costume, injection, arrest, nightclub, birthday, hotel, police, money, hallucination, party, crimes, life philosophy, crime gone awry, brutality, life is a bitch, catastrophe, gays and lesbians, unlikely criminals, hip hop, downfall, male friendship, city life, reality tv, dialogue, ambition, fantasy world, adaptation, camp, society, artists and showbiz, writers, runaway, pornography, justice
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, california, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, dallas texas, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 181K
Traffic
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Style: realistic, clever, tense, bleak, serious, dramatic, stylized, rough, interesting, intense, twists and turns, captivating, harsh, talky, earnest, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, thought provoking, sincere, epic
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, heroin, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, drugs, drug addiction, politics, assassination, assassin, runaway, drug dealing, violence, multiple storylines, drug lord, fighting crime, moral ambiguity, drugs/alcohol, undercover cop, storytelling, crime, price of justice, race issues, greed, political, innocence lost, idealism, honest, dialogue, redemption, visceral, violent, law enforcement, mentor, betrayal, crimes, brutality, legal, weed, pornography, world politics, justice, war, morality, crime gone awry, depression, secrets
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, ohio, tijuana mexico, san diego california, mexico city, cincinnati ohio, washington d.c.
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 5.9
 3K
Rated X
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, intense, cynical, interesting, melancholic, sexy, harsh, psychological, talky, entertaining, dark, surprise ending
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, murder, pornography, rise and fall, drug addiction, drugs, brothers, mafia, drinking, rags to riches, greed, couple relations, business, corruption, nudity (topless - notable), nudity (full frontal - brief), free speech, vengeance, dialogue, relationships, police investigation, weed, sexualized violence, violence, crimes, runaway, family, life philosophy, storytelling, adaptation, marijuana, mentor, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, mob, destiny, catastrophe, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, censorship, creativity, first contact, brutality, redemption, justice, chase, depression, world politics, showbiz
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Lady Sings the Blues
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual, talky, touching, interesting, intense, reflective, sentimental, dark, harsh, depressing, brutal, melancholic, twists and turns
Plot: jazz, music, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, rags to riches, prostitution, murder, blues, musician's life, holiday, mentor, life, tragic hero, segregation, runaway, mozart, rise to the top, drinking, corruption, creativity, depression, childhood, character study, interracial relations, gangsters, drugs, death, violence, psychology, brutality, greed, society, storytelling, honest, redemption, unlikely friendships, dialogue, justice, gangster, friendship, unfulfillment, family, life philosophy, nightclub owner, racist, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, racism, showbiz
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, cross country, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 21K
Human Traffic
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, reflective, biting, surreal, interesting, talky, clever, funny, dark humor, harsh, stylized, entertaining, absurd
Plot: friendship, drug abuse, drugs, drinking, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, city life, urban, paranoia, male nudity, marijuana, buddies, british, dialogue, life philosophy, social misfits, music, addiction, nightlife, weed, gunfight, multiple storylines, mentor, drug addiction, loneliness, fast food restaurant, sex, party, friends, pornography, relationships, unlikely friendships, stereotypes, honest, catastrophe, misfit, justice, violent, brutality, partners, storytelling, society, vengeance, magic realism, gangs, visceral, life is a bitch, anti-hero, relationship problems, alcohol abuse
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, wales
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 7.6
 216K
Blow
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious, dramatic, atmospheric, interesting, intense, reflective, captivating, harsh, emotional, depressing, touching, entertaining, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug addiction, crime, drug abuse, marijuana, organized crime, greed, corruption, friendship, drugs, rise and fall, betrayal, drinking, prison, cancer, loneliness, drugs/alcohol, weed, addiction, blind ambition, mentor, rags to riches, drug dealing, storytelling, violence, parenthood, life, redemption, depression, life philosophy, couple relations, vengeance, gangster, brutality, destiny, justice, stylish, honest, revenge, philosophy, business, transformation, mental illness, violent, anti-hero, criminal heroes, heroin, runaway, crime gone awry, life & death
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, boston, usa, southern california, chicago illinois
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Fritz the Cat
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Style: disturbing, humorous, semi serious, sexual, psychedelic, offbeat, satirical, stylized, erotic, brutal, harsh, talky, surreal, sexy, melancholic, interesting, dark, intellectual, psychological, avant garde
Plot: sex, drug abuse, addiction, drugs, violence, marijuana, weed, sexuality, buddies, male nudity, pornography, sexualized violence, sexual abuse, social misfits, college, brutality, race issues, interracial relations, urban, animals, vigilante, violent, nudity (full frontal - brief), university, nudity (topless - notable), adaptation, dark hero, existentialism, racism, mentor, sexual revolution, hallucinogenic drug, orgy, cat, anthropomorphism, comics, segregation, working class, irreverent, dialogue, life is a bitch, drug dealing, storytelling, misfit, wizards, society, revolution, catastrophe, censorship, city life
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966
Place: new york, usa
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addiction
addiction movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Gia 1998
7.0
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009
5.9
Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive 2011
6.6
Brain Damage 1988
6.7
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drug addiction
drug addiction movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013
8.2
Gia 1998
7.0
Trainspotting 1996
8.2
The Panic in Needle Park 1971
7.1
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drugs
drugs movies
Sleight 2016
5.9
Bomb City 2017
7.0
Dallas Buyers Club 2013
8.0
Trainspotting 1996
8.2
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998
7.7
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drug dealing
drug dealing movies
We're the Millers 2013
7.0
Go 1999
7.3
Red Surf 1989
3.7
The Wire 2002
9.3
Little Fish 2005
6.3
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drug addict
drug addict movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Trash 1970
5.7
A Young Doctor's Notebook 2012
7.9
Action Jackson 1988
5.2
Ed Wood 1994
7.9
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drug use
drug use movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Gia 1998
7.0
Heavy Metal 1981
6.7
Bachelorette 2012
5.3
Where the Buffalo Roam 1980
6.7
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drugs/alcohol
drugs/alcohol movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Blue Mountain State 2010
8.4
The Hangover 2009
7.7
Californication 2007
8.3
Peaky Blinders 2013
8.8
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heroin
heroin movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Candy 2006
7.3
Trainspotting 1996
8.2
Christiane F. 1981
7.6
Permanent Midnight 1998
6.3
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