Best Drug Movies
Drugs are a very controversial topic. Some help people tremendously while others destroy lives. Not all the movies listed here approach the serious side of drugs. And, since this is for entertainment, we won’t get into the serious side of the subject either. What we will point out, however, is that there are some spectacular movies about drugs that have been released over the years.
On this list, we have some hilarious drug movies, some mind-bending drug movies, and even a very creepy one. You may recognize some of the films on this list as there are some popular ones here. However, a chunk of these are older films, so it may have been a while since you have seen them. If that ends up being the case, then re-watch them! They are definitely worth it. We have done our due diligence to provide you with what we believe are the absolute best drug movies available right now. So, get ready to watch some binge-worthy movies. Just keep on scrolling to see what we have in store for you.
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1. Requiem for a Dream
Starting off our list of the best drug movies we have one that shows you just how much of a scary toll, drugs can have on someone’s life. It gives you a peek as to how hard it is to achieve things while dealing with addiction.
Requiem for a Dream Movie Description
Drugs destroy dreams. Follow four addicts who aspire for better things but succumb to their addictions. Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn), a widow, spends her day watching TV. More specifically she watches one self-help show and has delusions of being a guest on it. While here junkie son Harry (Jared Leto), and his friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) have future visions of making it in the world by becoming successful drug dealers. Marion (Jennifer Connelly), Harry’s girlfriend, could make it as a fashion designer but instead, ends up trapped in her boyfriend’s world of drugs. All the while Sara has developed a dangerous addiction in her desperate attempt to lose weight.
Trainspotting is hands down one of the most popular and one of the best drug movies out there. Ewan McGregor does such a great job portraying an addict in this one, you totally forget he was in the Star Wars movies! It’s a completely different man in this film.
Trainspotting Movie Description
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a heroin addict, goes through his days making bad decisions and making sobriety attempts with his unreliable and irresponsible friends. His friends include Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Tommy (Kevin McKidd). All of them struggling in their own personal way and all of them having major baggage. Not only that, but Mark also has an underage girlfriend named Diane (Kelly Macdonald) who he drags along in his crazy life.
When Mark finally does clean up his act and moves from Edinburgh to London, he quickly realizes he may not be able to escape his past life. When his friends Begbie and Sick Boy show up at his door, he may be dragged back into the world not many manage to leave.
3. Pulp Fiction
The movie that had everyone fall in love with Uma Thurman. If there’s one thing we can agree on is that she looks damn good in this movie! If you want drugs, violence, comedy, and sex in one movie then you have met your match.
Pulp Fiction Movie Description
Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) both work as hitmen for the gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). They are in for a ride with the life of crime they have chosen. With them for the ride will be Marsellus’s wife Mia (Uma Thurman), a boxer named Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), a fixer named Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel), and two armed robbers who go by Pumpkin (Tim Roth) and Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer).
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When you think about the best drug movies this one has to come to the top of your mind. It’s a damn super pill! It quite literally gives you superhuman intelligence. You could probably compare it to something like Adderall, but even that doesn’t compare to NZT!
Limitless Movie Description
Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a struggling writer who just can’t seem to get any words down on paper. He faces unemployment if he can’t finish this book soon. When his girlfriend leaves him and he still hasn’t managed to start the book, it seems as though Eddie doesn’t have a bright future.
However, things take a sharp turn for the better when a friend of his gives him a new drug that produces enhanced mental acuity. When on this drug, Eddie becomes unstoppable and quickly rises to the top of the financial world. His success gains the attention of Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro), who wants to use Eddie’s newfound talents to make a fortune. However, when side effects begin to kick in and his stash of pills runs low, everything Eddie has built may come crumbling down.
5. Pineapple Express
Here we have one of the funniest drug movies ever created! You know you are in for a hilarious time when both Seth Rogan and James Franco star in the same film! Just be ready to laugh your ass off!
Pineapple Express Movie Description
Dale Denton’s (Seth Rogen) a marijuana enthusiast who has enjoyed smoking on a rare strain which not many people have tired. However, he makes a possibly fatal mistake when he drops his roach at the scene of a murder he witnessed. When he learns that the rare strain can easily be traced back to him, he and his dealer Saul (James Franco) go on the run. Now, they must try and hide from Ted (Gary Cole), a dangerous drug lord, and crooked cop Carol (Rosie Perez) who are right on their tails.
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Ending our list of the best drug movies we have one that’s based on a ridiculously crazy true story! It’ll take you for a crazy ride. You seriously won’t want to believe this is based on real events.
Blow Movie Description
During the 1970s the international drug trade had a large and violently fast boom. At the center of it all, is high school football star George Jung (Johnny Depp). George managed to become the world’s premier importer of cocaine which came from Colombia’s Medellin cartel. He did this alone and single-handedly changed the course of an entire generation.