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, captivating, serious, humorous, suspenseful and psychological films and TV shows about / with drug use, drugs, violence, male nudity, friendship, brutality, murder, death, marijuana and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug use: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Blow (2001), How High (2001), Cocaine Angel (2006), Baby (2018), Banshee Chapter (2013), The Crimson Rivers (2000), The Bad Batch (2016), Taxi to the Toilet (1980), The Lost (2006).

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, bleak, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug trip, destructive relationship, downfall, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.6
 247K
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 55K
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, funny, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, stoners, college, drug abuse, buddies, drug use, youth, cannabis, drug dealing, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 306
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, life is a bitch, downfall, rehabilitation, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, drug addiction, fired from the job, going straight, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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 6.8
 9K
Baby (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: alcohol, sex with a minor, teenage prostitute, party, friendship, drug use, society, school, family crisis, independence, teenager, high school ...
Place: rome italy
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Banshee Chapter (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: missing person, desert, uncover truth, found footage, ghost, radio broadcast, drug use, lovecraftian, experiment, experimental drug, supernatural, video camera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, crime, police detective, police investigation, mountain, ritual, corpse, crimes, faked death, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 131 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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, teenage prostitute, drug use, female nudity, phone sex, sexual relations, human nature, innocence lost, youth, call girl, adult actress playing teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 28K
The Bad Batch (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, 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: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: hallucinogenic drug, exile, distopia, amputation, post apocalypse, cult leader, drug use, kidnapping, cannibalism, desert, cannibal, outcast ...
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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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, coming out, male nudity, teacher, couple relations, drug use, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
Is relevant ?
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, crimes, narcissism, violence ...
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, captivating, light, road movie ...
Plot: gonzo, journalism, writing, hitchhiker, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, disorder, buddies, media, on the road, courtroom ...
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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, drug use, marriage proposal, wedding, romance, love, couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
Is relevant ?
 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, crimes, prison, alias, drug use, plan gone awry, partners in crime, conspiracy, smuggler, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, wales
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Remember the Daze (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the summer of 1999, a group of teenagers, through interconnected narratives, live through their last day of high school and prepare for the future. Holly, once the new girl in school, does whatever it takes to remain popular. Dawn, who is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, high school graduation, drug use, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, hardcase students, friends, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Is relevant ?
 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: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, dark humor, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 230K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, non-linear, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, crimes, death in the family, loss, desperation, mathematics, hit and run, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 4K
Plush (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, erotic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, drug use, life is a bitch, down on your luck, love triangle, seduction, guitarist, brother sister relationship, drug overdose, fictional band, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 400
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, gay interest, elderly couple, affair, last rites, old age, hookup, homosexual sex ...
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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, exciting ...
Plot: drug addict, teenager, drug use, drug addiction, love, father son relationship, politics, friendship, drug rehab, family relations, society, love and romance ...
Place: los angeles
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Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: humorous, not serious, adult animation
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, drug humor, friendship, odd couple, buddies, escapades, disorder, on the road, drug use, drugs/alcohol, stoned, dog ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 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, isolation, danger, confined, drug use, survival, violence, murder, disorder, graphic violence, indoor, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 125K
Palm Springs (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
Style: funny, romantic, feel good, touching, light ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, time traveler, family relations, wedding, swimming pool, drug use, love and romance, repeated event, couple relations, wedding day, oral sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, palm springs california, texas, austin texas
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 5.4
 4K
Bongwater (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug use, addiction, love triangle, slacker, stoner, marijuana, house fire, drug dealer, artist, stoners, urban, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, new york, usa, portland oregon
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 37K
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: disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: prison, convict, brutality, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, dark humor, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, drug use ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 46K
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, ridiculous, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: bridesmaid, female friendship, nothing goes right, strip club, hung over, friendship, wedding, slumber party, disorder, best friends, alcohol abuse, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
Is relevant ?
 4.0
 247
The Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Martin moves around Buenos Aires at night, picking up guys, going to clubs, scoring drugs and having sex. Sometimes he’s paying and sometimes his trans sex-worker friend or another woman takes him along for a threesome.
Style: psychological, lgbt cinema, captivating, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay erotica, explicit sex, blow job, drug use, trans woman, living alone, casual sex, lgbt, threesome, loneliness, aimlessness, male prostitute ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 25K
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, paranoia, accident, drinking, drug use, village, drinking alcohol, murder, danger, buddies, friendship, hotel ...
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: feel good, disturbing, humorous, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: cannabis, stoned, marijuana, drug humor, money, adult humor, drug use, friendship between men, drugged drink, paranoia, countryside, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 12K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, crimes, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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