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, serious, realistic, suspense, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with drug trafficking, crimes, drugs, chase, violence, murder, police, crime, drug dealing and betrayal 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), White Boy Rick (2018), The Mule (2018), Holy Rollers (2010), American Gangster (2007), Mayans M.C. (2018), Drug War (2012), Cocaine Coast (2018), Spotless (2015), Sicario (2015).

List of drug trafficking movies

 7.2
 130K
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, exciting, captivating, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: pilot, cia, drug trafficking, illegal drugs, smuggler, drug dealer, fbi, money, money laundering, colonel, trial, cocaine ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1982, year 1984, year 1978 ...
Place: latin america, colombia, arkansas, nicaragua, louisiana ...
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 6.4
 17K
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, culture clash, buddies, 15 year old, drug traffic, shooting ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1987, year 1984, year 1986
Place: detroit, michigan, ohio
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 7.2
 23K
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, exciting, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drug cartel, drug trafficking, old man, money, police officer, drugs, pickup truck, ex husband ex wife relationship, male protagonist, drug dealer, veteran, delivery man ...
Time: year 2005, 2010s, 2000s
Place: 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, drug dealing, lifestyle, crimes, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, religions or cults, partners, drug trafficking, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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: drug lord, gangsters, police corruption, heroin, organized crime, smuggling, rise and fall, mob boss, mafia, police detective, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
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 7.5
 8K
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, serious, rough, dark humor, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, motorcycle gang, power struggle, outlaw, threat, crime, latinos, drug trafficking, beating, gang war, rivalry, lifestyle ...
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 7.0
 8K
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, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mole, criminal heroes, working undercover, drug dealing, recruit, betrayal, whistleblower, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, undercover, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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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: drugs, hashish, drug smuggling, cocaine, money laundering, drug trafficking, political corruption, male nudity, drug addiction, 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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, life turned upside down, crime, siblings relations, gangsters, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, france
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 7.6
 330K
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, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: tough girl, murder, death of wife, death of daughter, tunnel, night vision, moral dilemma, fbi, cia, mercenary, crime, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, tucson 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, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cia, private detective, vengeance, on the run, rivalry, chase, political conspiracy, deadly, buddies, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, germany, europe, russia, east berlin east germany ...
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 6.0
 26K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
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 8.6
 148K
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, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, superhero, revenge, vigilantism, blood, vengeance, murder, violent, comics, gory, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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Birds of Passage (2018)
Genre: 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: american abroad, hammock, coming of age, death of child, cane, cattle, banana, horse race, marijuana, donkey, wealth, swimming pool ...
Time: year 1971, year 1979, year 1980, year 1968, 1960s
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: police officer, warning, suicide by hanging, city, boots, death of hero, outcast, hostility, chess, hunting, conspiracy, lie ...
Place: athens greece, greece
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 4.3
 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, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: journalism, aerobics, fitness, courtroom, gym, media, opposites attract, workplace, dishonesty, couples, looking for love, human spirit ...
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, escape attempt, airport, false accusation, heroin, drug dealing, smuggling, police brutality, injustice, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, china, 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, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, bounty hunter, heist, crime, tough law enforcer, juvenile delinquency, police detective, unlikely criminals, working undercover, reluctant partners, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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 6.1
 23K
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, family in danger, mercilessness, wilderness, murder, survival, log cabin, danger, child in peril, fight to the death, 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: filmmaking, border crossing, film reel, hidden door, religion, muslim, family business, drug trafficking, lebanese, drug smuggling, documentary filmmaking, pizza delivery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, syria, beirut 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: realistic, exciting, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, danger, race against time, drug dealing, deadly, track down, law enforcement, heroes, tough heroes, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Before we die (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
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.
Plot: police, motorcycle gang, mafia, undercover, drug trafficking, informant, homosexual, organized crime, kidnapping, cop killer, police investigation, drug dealing ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden
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 6.1
 9K
Dark Angel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Caine is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, heroin, danger, evidence, undercover cop, save the world, deadly, working undercover, deadly creature, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, houston texas
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Rumble in Hong Kong (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Incriminating evidence against a gang is left in a cab when a gang member dies in it. The gang chases the innocent cab driver, who receives help from the dead gangster's sister - a tough police woman.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, martial arts, rivalry, chase, law enforcement, crimes, crime, chases and races, disarming someone, brawl, female martial artist, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Death in Buenos Aires (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, partners, law enforcement, urban, gender, deadly, police investigation, tough law enforcer, crime, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina
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Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, organized crime, betrayal, gunfight, mole, funeral, psychologist, working undercover, mind game, crime, corruption, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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 5.8
 169
Cop Killers (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, road movie
Plot: robbery, police officer killed, murder, driver, pot smoking, kicked in the head, sadist, anti hero, self destruction, drug abuse, ice cream truck, topless woman ...
Place: arizona
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 6.1
 401
Aliyah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paris 2011. Alex is 27. He's lives off dealing and pays the debts of his brother, Isaac, who after being his support has now become dead weight. When his cousin announces he's going to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex imagines he can ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: urban, moral dilemma, society, lifestyle, siblings relations, twentysomething life, immigrants, family relations, debt, brother brother conflict, drug, school teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, israel
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The Lord of the Skies (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, crimes, crime, gangsters, rise to the top, ambition, master criminal, generosity, gang war, smuggling, drug lord ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Wesh Wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe ? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Kamel, a young man from the french ghetto, near Paris, is coming back to France. He was arrested for dealing drugs, he spent five years in jail and was banned from France for two years. He tries, with his family's support, to find a job and ...
Plot: police officer, black market, police arrest, police brutality, street gang, youth gang, troubled youth, tear gas, parisian suburb, junkie, police violence, drug dealer ...
Time: 2000s
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