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 realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with drug traffic, drug trafficking, crimes, crime, drug dealing, drugs, law enforcement, murder, cocaine and police plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Hong Kong and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drug trafficking: American Made (2017), American Gangster (2007), The Mule (2018), White Boy Rick (2018), Mayans M.C. (2018), Deep Cover (1992), Holy Rollers (2010), Rx (2005), Kingpin (2003), Before we die (2017).

List of drug trafficking movies

 7.2
 159K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
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, humorous, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, cia, bare ass, money laundering, cia agent, true crime, cocaine, pilot, drug smuggling, illegal drugs, united states of america ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, 70s, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, panama, nicaragua ...
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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: harsh, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mob boss, drug lord, mafia, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, drug trafficking, smuggling, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 114K
The Mule (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, drug dealer, drug traffic, money, old man, drugs, pickup truck, police officer, ex husband ex wife relationship, male protagonist, veteran ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, year 1958, 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico, chicago illinois, texas, new mexico, illinois ...
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 6.5
 30K
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, drug traffic, fbi, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, 15 year old, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1985, year 1986, year 1984 ...
Place: ohio, michigan, detroit, las vegas
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 7.5
 12K
Mayans M.C. (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, dark humor, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, street gang, latinos, organized crime, drug traffic, drug trafficking, power struggle, criminal, outlaw, crime, lifestyle, threat ...
Place: california, southern california
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 6.9
 9K
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, tense, enigmatic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, deadly, betrayal, drug traffic, organized crime, drug trafficking, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, year 1972, 70s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: ohio, cleveland ohio, los angeles, california
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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, realistic, suspenseful, factual
Plot: rabbi, drug dealing, crimes, lifestyle, partners, society, unlikely criminals, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, drug trafficking, drug traffic, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, amsterdam
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 5.4
 855
Rx (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What is meant to be a weekend party across the border soon becomes a heartbreaking journey that tests the boundaries of companionship, romantic love and personal ethics.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, road movie
Plot: on the road, police, death, crimes, friendship, getting home, drug dealing, border, drug trafficking, death of friend, border crossing, drug traffic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.6
 1K
Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, siblings relations, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas, houston texas, mexico ...
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Before we die (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The police woman Hanna Svensson has a strained relationship to her son after having arrested him for drug dealing. Her married police man lover disappears, possibly kidnapped by MC gangs, although ties to Bosnia also appear.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, tense
Plot: motorcycle gang, undercover, police investigation, mafia, organized crime, police, drug traffic, informant, sting operation, danger, drug trafficking, mother son relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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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: rough, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, mole, working undercover, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, recruit, whistleblower, dishonesty, undercover, drug traffic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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 6.1
 139K
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, undercover, cocaine, parody, police investigation, drug lord, police detective, buddy cop, police officer, crimes, informant, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Target Number One (2020)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ex heroin junkie, Daniel Léger, gets involved in a drug deal with the wrong people for the wrong reasons. When the deal goes sour, Daniel gets thrown into a Thai prison and slapped with a 100-year sentence. While he tries to survive his Bangkok ...
Style: tense, suspense, social, brutal
Plot: investigative journalist, drug traffic, prison, false accusation, arrest, cocaine, fight for justice, pursuit, drugs, crimes, drug trafficking, journalist ...
Place: thailand
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Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang war, police detective, mole, law enforcement, gang, mind game, police investigation, crimes, hidden identity, working undercover, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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 7.0
 2K
The Inmate (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A former U.S. Marine, Lázaro Mendoza, enters a maximum security prison in Mexico (La Rotunda), under a false identity and accused of an alleged triple murder. Now as Dante Pardo, his mission is to infiltrate a dangerous band of inmates and guards ...
Style: tense, captivating, humorous, suspense
Plot: prison gang, penetration, attorney general, border crossing, blackmail, hidden money, hidden camera, psychologist, investigation, prison, kidnapped woman, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
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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: muslim, bank, dead fish, hiding place, shower, house on fire, school principal, husband wife relationship, barking dog, cave, prison, telephone call ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran
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The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, murder, police officer, fighting crime, rebellion, investigation, society, reluctant partners, army investigation, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 4.2
 369
Jaguar Lives! (1979)
Genre: Action
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The world's newest kung fu legend, Joe Lewis, takes on evil gangsters and saves the world.
Style: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, james bond spoof, special agents, danger, adventure, chases and races, drug dealing, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, espionage ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, hong kong
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My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 90's, In Rio de Janeiro, the middle-class João Guilherme Estrella is introduced to the world of drugs consuming maconha and cocaine first and later becoming a drug-dealer with many connections inclusive in Europe. However, he spends all ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, couple relations, addiction, ambition, drug dealing, buddies, partners, life is a bitch, couples, prison life, friendship, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: brazil, latin america, venice, rio de janeiro
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Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rise and fall, murder, criminal heroes, ambition, rivalry, gang, master criminal, undercover, going straight, downfall, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, florida
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Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prison, testimony, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, manhunt, dishonesty, parents and children, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
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 5.1
 33
Buying Time (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Written and directed by Mitchell Gabourie in 1989. this action movie delves into the world of horse racing, where cunning crooks can win a fortune in an instant. Coerced by the cops into going undercover, two streetwise kids pose as employees at a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, undercover, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, rivalry, master criminal, gang, crime, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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 1.9
 2K
The Hellcats (1968)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The brother and fiancee of a dead policeman infiltrate a female-led biker gang to uncover his murderer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: drug dealing, murder, motorcycle chase, gang, working undercover, vengeance, tough heroes, investigation, crimes, undercover, danger, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Flatfoot in Africa (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Commissary Rizzo in Napoli gets a message from a policeman from South Africa who wants to meet him. Immediatlz before this meeting the south African policeman is killed. Dying he shows Rizzo a picture of his little son Bodo. Riyyo travels to ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safari, heroes, crime, graphic violence, against the odds, tough law enforcer, crimes, gang, escapades, law enforcement, rhinoceros, man dressed as woman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, napoli italy, naples italy, italy
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 5.7
 412
Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, prison, drug abuse, urban, addiction, vengeance, frame up, love triangle, city life, urban ghetto life, graphic violence ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: miami, new jersey, florida
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 6.2
 328
Run Papa Run (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Run Papa Run is a 2008 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Sylvia Chang, and based on a novel by Benny Li. It was produced by JCE Movies Limited, with Jackie Chan serving as an executive producer. Featuring an ensemble cast, the ...
Plot: female director, pregnancy, tattoo, gunshot, loyalty, fight, sex in car, arrest, debt, loss of loved one, unconsciousness, masseur ...
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 8.4
 1K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, police corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, london, england, pakistan ...
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 7.1
 848
Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 260 min.
TV show
Story: A three-part miniseries that offers a look into the world of trafficking, where drugs, weapons, and even people are traded all over the world. Here, the lives of three Seattle-based men become intertwined...until they're all in over their heads.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: drug abuse, working undercover, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, addiction, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, special agents, secret agents, rise and fall, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan
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Down and Dangerous (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventive and resourceful cocaine smuggler defends his trade against violent rival traffickers, a monstrous and vengeful killer, and the DEA agents who want to lock him up – all while falling for a stunningly beautiful woman with a taste for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggler, rescue, alias, crimes, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, chase, drugs, graphic violence, crime, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, cynical, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, loss of son, betrayal, gang, drug traffic, gangsters, crimes, crime, vigilante, rivalry, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: norway, europe, sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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