Drug lord movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug lord movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense and intense films and TV shows about / with drug lord, crimes, organized crime, gunfight, drugs, gangsters, murder, violence, gun and death plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug lord: Scarface (1983), Blow (2001), King of New York (1990), Breaking Bad (2008), American Gangster (2007), Traffic (2000), Loving Pablo (2017), Gomorrah (2014), El Chapo (2017), Snitch (2013).

List of drug lord movies

 8.3
 810K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, drug lord, cocaine, mob boss, drug cartel, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, rise and fall, gunfight, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
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 7.5
 255K
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, crimes, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, violence, gunfight, chase, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
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 9.5
 1.7M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, master criminal, family problems, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, organized crime, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 205K
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: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, war on drugs, drug dealer, drug abuse, addiction, drug cartel, organized crime, drug dealing, drug addiction, marijuana, drug traffic, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
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 6.3
 20K
Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
Style: factual, serious, exciting, rough, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug lord, cocaine, congress, journalist, assassination, husband wife relationship, drugs, murder, lovers, minister, prison ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1984, year 1981, year 1992 ...
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, florida, panama
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 8.7
 38K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, mob boss, rivalry, gangsters, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, social decay, society, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, napoli italy
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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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 6.4
 88K
Snitch (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, smuggling, undercover, family relations, agent, suspicion, frame up, arrest, forced into action, injustice, protective parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, mexico, california, new jersey
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 6.8
 259K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, drug lord, black cop, partners against crime, working undercover, police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, buddies, crimes, impersonating, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, north america
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 6.2
 6K
The Ruthless (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Milan, Italy, 1967. Santo Russo, a boy of Calabrian origin, arrives north with his parents and younger brother to find better living conditions. Due to an absurd misunderstanding and his father's contempt, Santo ends up in prison, where he gets ...
Style: suspense, harsh, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, mob boss, gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, tough guy, life philosophy, organized crime, dishonesty, smuggling ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 2000s
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 6.6
 247K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: buddy cop, drug lord, friendship between men, two man army, african american, swat team, fbi, police investigation, gunfight, drug dealing, partners, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba, puerto rico ...
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The Infiltrator (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, factual, intense ...
Plot: money laundering, drug lord, drug cartel, federal agent, undercover, death, fear, investigation, drugs, secret agents, drug addiction, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, 70s
Place: usa, latin america
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 6.4
 124K
Triple Frontier (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, ex special forces, drug lord, greed, ex soldier, crimes, survival, friendship, violence, murder, theft, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
Place: peru, south america, usa, brazil, andes mountains ...
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 5.7
 11K
Miss Bala (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, emotional, intense ...
Plot: female spy, mob boss, drug lord, drug cartel, cia agent, slave trade, beauty queen, sniper, corruption, undercover agent, bodyguard, beauty pageant ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, san diego california, tijuana mexico ...
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 7.6
 202K
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: brutal, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, swat team, death, fistfight, fight, survival, warrior, fighting crime, drug lord, strong violent content, trapped, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, hong kong
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 6.4
 122K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, gunfight, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, betrayal, ex convict, wanted, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
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 9.3
 324K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: clever, cynical, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, urban ghetto life, police investigation, fighting crime, drug dealing, working undercover, drug lord, life is a bitch, crimes, organized crime, wiretap, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 6.0
 85K
Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful, neo noir, surprise ending ...
Plot: super powers, drug lord, super strength, ghetto, superhuman powers, experimental drug, pills, mad scientist, invisibility, strength, police officer, police ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: new orleans, mississippi
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 7.8
 312K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, neo noir, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, money, marijuana, crimes, gang, tough guy, organized crime, swearing, crime boss, british, conspiracy, criminal underworld ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, assassination attempt, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, gangsters, murder, revenge, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.1
 270K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: intense, futuristic, neo noir, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: judge, post apocalypse, distopia, lone hero, tough law enforcer, cyberpunk, drug lord, trapped, fighting crime, one man army, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 8.6
 97K
Justified (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, justice, gunfight, lone wolves, u.s. marshal, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, gunslinger, officer, crimes, family feud, crime family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, drug abuse, hallucination, blackmail, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, murder investigation, redemption, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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 8.0
 103K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, law enforcement, slum, crimes, squad, team, leader, society, poverty ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, brutal, emotional, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, assassin, revenge, master warrior, protection, crimes, rivalry, drugs, kidnapping, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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 6.4
 52K
Shaft (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, exciting, colourful ...
Plot: drug lord, dark humor, gunfight, investigation, father son relationship, death of friend, computer cracker, fbi, grandfather, cybercrime, african american, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 80s, year 2014 ...
Place: new york, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.0
 116K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Uruguay, Paraguay
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police investigation, drug dealing, undercover, undercover cop, mole, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, colombia, havana cuba ...
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 8.2
 45K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, drug dealing, ambition, nightlife, money laundering, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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