Drug trafficking movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drug trafficking movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, rough and exciting films and TV shows about / with drug trafficking, murder, violence, drugs, drug smuggling, crimes, chase, death, revenge and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug trafficking: American Made (2017), American Gangster (2007), White Boy Rick (2018), The Mule (2018), Holy Rollers (2010), Kingpin (2003), Mayans M.C. (2018), Drug War (2012), Rebels (2019), 3 from Hell (2019).

List of drug trafficking movies

 7.1
 137K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, emotional, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: drug trafficking, cocaine, pilot, cia, bare ass, illegal drugs, united states of america, drug dealer, smuggler, drug cartel, money, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1984, year 1978, 20th century ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, central america, panama ...
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American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, police corruption, mafia, drug trafficking, heroin, organized crime, smuggling, rise and fall, mob boss, police detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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 6.4
 20K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, fbi, war on drugs, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, 15 year old, drug traffic, waving goodbye ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985, year 1987, year 1986
Place: detroit, ohio, michigan
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 7.0
 78K
The Mule (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. ...
Style: road movie, realistic, exciting, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, money, old man, drug dealer, police officer, drugs, pickup truck, ex husband ex wife relationship, male protagonist, delivery man, veteran ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, 2010s, year 1958
Place: mexico, illinois, texas, chicago illinois, new mexico
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 5.9
 5K
Holy Rollers (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, factual
Plot: rabbi, crimes, lifestyle, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, partners, unlikely criminals, drug trafficking, drug smuggling, greed, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, police corruption, crimes, rivalry, partners, family relations, family life, law enforcement, dishonesty, addiction, drug dealing, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, michigan, houston texas, thailand ...
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 7.5
 9K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, dark humor, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, power struggle, crime, lifestyle, drug trafficking, beating, rivalry, outlaw, threat ...
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 7.0
 9K
Drug War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The taciturn police commander Zhang leads an undercover drugs team and in his continuous battle against the ubiquitous drug barons, takes up arms against his arch enemy, Timmy Choi. When he gets hold of Choi, he makes a deal with him: in exchange ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, mole, criminal heroes, working undercover, betrayal, recruit, law enforcement, whistleblower, crimes, dishonesty, undercover, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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 6.3
 460
Rebels (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sandra, a young woman forced to leave the south of France to flee a violent husband. Without attachment, she returned to Boulogne-sur-Mer, the city of her childhood which she left almost 15 years ago. She finds her mother there and a world she left ...
Plot: seaside, factory, bare ass, phone ringing, telephone call, teacher, money, father daughter relationship, eyeball, cleaning, classroom, school teacher ...
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 5.7
 5K
3 from Hell (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Wilson, the demented Firefly clan escape to ...
Style: dark, road movie
Plot: death, violence, murder, clown, sadism, prisoner, firefly, singing, drugs, prostitute, cigarette smoking, revenge ...
Place: mexico, texas
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 7.0
 513
Eye for an Eye (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mario, an exemplary man, lives in a village on the Galician coast. In the old people’s home, where he works as a nurse, everyone appreciates him. When the best known narco in the area, Antonio Padín, recently released from prison, enters the ...
Plot: mafia, prosecution, drug, injection, pregnancy, drug addiction, assassination, drug dealer, aging, will, jail, cell ...
Place: galicia
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 7.1
 22K
The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, vigilantism, one man army, prostitute, vengeance, drug smuggling, master warrior, heroic mission, heroes, master criminal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shaolin, kung fu, island, master warrior, spy, drug lord, tough heroes, contests and competitions, good versus evil, strong man, fighting movie ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, china, california
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 5.5
 8K
Double Take (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The governor of a Mexican state is assassinated. Soon after, junior executive Daryl Chase's life turns upside down: after he flags a huge transfer of funds from a Mexican account as probably illegal, he's attacked in his apartment, rescued ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fbi, cia, train, chase, law enforcement, disorder, frame up, manhunt, drug dealing, hidden identity, fish out of water, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico, new york, usa, florida, latin america ...
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 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, police, undercover, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, society, manic, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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A Man of Integrity (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reza (35), having distanced himself from urban life to work on a goldfish farm, leads a simple life along with his wife and only son in a remote village in northern Iran. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local ...
Plot: money, watermelon, political prisoner, insurance, rifle, suicide, cemetery, strike, torture, brunette, banker, cave ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran
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Cocaine Coast (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It takes place in the Galicia (Spain) of the 80s, when the fishing sector was transformed and many of the shipowners became indebted. This situation will be favorable for the start of activities such as contraband and drug trafficking.
Plot: money laundering, drug trafficking, drug smuggling, male nudity, drugs, political corruption, hashish, drug addiction, cocaine, drug
Place: spain
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 7.9
 3K
Spotless (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siblings relations, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, family relations, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, gangsters, disorder, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, france
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 7.6
 335K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: tough girl, fbi, moral dilemma, black ops, special agents, revenge, torture, swat team, murder, vigilantism, tunnel, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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Company Business (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, chase, danger, mole, kgb, political conspiracy, espionage, prison, politics, betrayal, assassination attempt, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, germany, russia, paris france ...
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 6.0
 27K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone hero, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
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 8.6
 156K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, bloody, surreal, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, vengeance, superhero, murder, justice, vigilantism, blood, violent, comics, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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Birds of Passage (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous Wayuu family get involved in a booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. When greed, passion ...
Plot: airplane, marriage, messenger, black man, drug trafficking, shot in the heart, negotiation, grandmother, coffin, male nudity, held at gunpoint, wealth ...
Time: year 1979, 1960s, year 1968, year 1980, year 1971
Place: colombia, south america
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 8.1
 2K
The King (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into an old, collapsing house. Alone, far from the bigger village ...
Plot: long hair, farm, city, imprisonment, isolation, drug addict, threat, breasts, goat, ex convict, conspiracy, secret ...
Place: athens greece, greece
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 4.5
 4K
Perfect (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight. This film contains one of the greatest scenes of the '80s, an across the room sexual dance-off between the two main ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: journalism, fitness, aerobics, courtroom, gym, city life, fall in love, urban, human spirit, workplace romance, dishonesty, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: morocco, los angeles, california
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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, police brutality, smuggling, false accusation, heroin, drug dealing, escape attempt, airport, injustice, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, bangkok thailand ...
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Hunter Will Get You (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before killing them.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, bounty hunter, serial killer, heist, juvenile delinquency, crime, reluctant partners, working undercover, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, master criminal, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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 6.1
 24K
Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scenic, surprise ending
Plot: drug dealer, cocaine, wilderness, murder, mercilessness, survival, family in danger, log cabin, danger, fight to the death, child in peril, track down ...
Time: 2010s
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Very Big Shot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Lebanon, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dark comedy about brothers running a drug-dealing business out of their takeout pizzeria.
Plot: film reel, religion, christian, muslim, border crossing, hidden door, cocaine, lebanese, drug smuggling, documentary filmmaking, drug trafficking, family business ...
Time: 2010s
Place: syria, beirut lebanon, lebanon
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Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, introspection, drug dealing, danger, race against time, politics, rivalry, tough heroes, on the run, undercover, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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