Drug use movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug use movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, humorous, suspenseful, captivating and serious films and TV shows about / with drug use, drugs, friendship, male nudity, brutality, female nudity, drugs/alcohol, marijuana, drinking and violence plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug use: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Blow (2001), Baby (2018), Cocaine Angel (2006), Banshee Chapter (2013), The Bad Batch (2016), Taxi to the Toilet (1980), The Lost (2006), Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), Feast of Love (2007).

List of drug use 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, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, destructive relationship, drug use, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.6
 236K
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug use, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, usa, mexico, colombia ...
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 6.8
 6K
Baby (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, this series follows a group of Roman teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence.
Style: erotic, romantic, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: teen drama
Plot: alcohol, sex with a minor, drug use, school, friendship, teenage prostitute, society, party, family crisis, sexual abuse, brutality, sex ...
Place: rome italy
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 5.2
 294
Cocaine Angel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A week in the life of a young drug addict.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, witty ...
Plot: drug use, addiction, downfall, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, drug addiction, fired from the job, drug abuse, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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Banshee Chapter (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young journalist - aided by a rogue counter-culture writer, The Silence of The Lambs -- finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: lovecraftian, missing person, desert, uncover truth, ghost, drug use, radio broadcast, experiment, video camera, supernatural, experimental drug, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, drug use, teenage prostitute, female nudity, phone sex, sexual relations, innocence lost, human nature, youth, erotica, call girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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 5.3
 25K
The Bad Batch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don’t play with your food.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: exile, post apocalypse, cult leader, drug use, amputation, desert, cannibal, outcast, father daughter relationship, little girl, saving a life, hallucination ...
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Taxi to the Toilet (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Ripploh tries to keep his professional and personal life separate. During the day, he is a dedicated school teacher. At night and on the weekends, he is a gay man who is always on the prowl for anonymous sex often in public places. Things may ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, humorous, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, coming out, teacher, couple relations, drug use, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, sexual relations, looking for sex, love and romance, gay sex ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, violence, serial killer, police investigation, drug use, youth, crimes, slasher, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Style: humorous, talky, road movie, light, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, gonzo, writing, hitchhiker, presidential election, drug use, drug abuse, buddies, disorder, media, on the road, hotel room ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas
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 6.6
 16K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, drug use, marriage proposal, wedding, romance, love, looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, mysterious character, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, california, san francisco
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 6.4
 7K
Mr. Nice (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Biopic about 1970s Welsh marijuana trafficker Howard Marks, whose inventive smuggling schemes made him a huge success in the drug trade, as well as leading to dealings with both the IRA and British Intelligence. Based on Marks' biography with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, offbeat
Plot: drug dealing, terrorism, criminal heroes, smuggler, crimes, prison, alias, drug use, plan gone awry, partners in crime, conspiracy, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: europe, england, wales
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 5.6
 1K
Drown (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Len is a Surf Lifesaving champion, a legend in the cloistered surf club just like his father. When the younger, faster, and fitter Phil arrives at the club, Len’s legendary status starts to crumble. Then Len sees Phil arriving in the company of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: lifeguard, gay, swimming, drowning, gay slur, jealousy, beach, bullying, gay love, drug use, machismo, insecurity ...
Place: sydney australia
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 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crimes, crime, life turned upside down, drug use, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
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 6.3
 52K
How High (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Multi-platinum rap superstars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in a stride ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, cult film, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, drug abuse, youth, buddies, drug dealing, college, goofy hero, farce, drug use, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, boston
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 7.2
 66K
Go (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.
Style: witty, humorous, non-linear, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, nothing goes right, drug dealing, crimes, multiple storylines, bad trip, clubbing, ecstasy, drug use, cons and scams, partners, plan gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
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 5.9
 8K
Beer League (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, drug use, contests and competitions, bet, buddies, sport, underdog, partners, against the odds, small town, friendship, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
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 5.3
 4K
Plush (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, drug use, life is a bitch, down on your luck, seduction, love triangle, guitarist, brother sister relationship, drug overdose, fictional band, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 385
Boys to Men (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A four-part anthology film dealing with homosexuality from the young to the old. Crush, detailing the budding friendship of a 12-year old girl and a 16-year old boy, who bond over their favorite TV program and musical tastes. The Mountain King, ...
Style: anthology
Plot: gay teenager, male prostitute, drug use, gay, crush, elderly couple, gay sex, old age, last rites, homosexual, beach house, compilation ...
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Being Charlie (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug use, drug addiction, drug addict, father son relationship, love, politics, teenager, friendship, family relations, drug rehab, society, love and romance ...
Place: los angeles
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Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech ?& Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their most outrageous routines and ...
Style: not serious, humorous, adult animation
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, drug humor, odd couple, friendship, buddies, disorder, on the road, escapades, drug use, drugs/alcohol, strong language, stoned ...
Place: usa
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 4.8
 2K
The Facility (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: experiment gone awry, confined, danger, drug use, isolation, survival, violence, murder, disorder, violence spree, graphic violence, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 5.5
 3K
Bongwater (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: David (Luke Wilson) is an artist and a pothead. He's fallen in love with the beautiful and sexy Serena (Alicia Witt), and things are going simply splendidly until poor David's house burns down. Serena doesn't need the bad vibes, so ...
Style: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug use, marijuana, stoners, buddies, disorder, love triangle, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, partners, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, oregon, usa, portland oregon
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 7.2
 36K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia
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 5.3
 45K
Bachelorette (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, not serious, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: bridesmaid, female friendship, nothing goes right, strip club, wedding, friendship, hung over, disorder, best friends, reunion, lifestyle, wedding party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 20K
Calibre (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: hunting, accident, village, drug use, drinking, paranoia, danger, murder, buddies, hotel, pub, netflix
Time: 21st century
Place: scottish highlands
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The Last Joint Venture (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The decade of the hippies is at an end and the 80's are approaching fast. Carl and Robert are two doped out guys who lives in harmony with the world around them and let life pass by in an eternal hash high. They have been peddling hashish for a ...
Style: disturbing, feel good, humorous, entertaining, exciting ...
Plot: stoned, drug humor, cannabis, marijuana, money, adult humor, drug use, friendship between men, paranoia, anxiety, drugged drink, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 17K
Suburra (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, factual
Plot: mafia, corruption, politics, violence, prostitute, speculation, drug use, revenge, sex scene, female nudity, infidelity, heroin ...
Time: year 2011
Place: rome italy, italy
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Sex, Party and Lies (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A youth group is preparing for what will be the summer of their life, including secrets, lies, sex, confusion, evenings and holidays.
Style: sexy, suspense, entertaining, light
Plot: sexuality, alcohol, drug use, lgbt, friendship, sex with teenager, teenage sexuality, sex, teenage sex, addiction, teenager, college ...
Place: spain
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, couples, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
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