Top Ten Drug Movies

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The Top Ten

Requiem For a Dream
This movie put me off drugs. Great movie and it should be shown to anyone that wants to take drugs as this movie is too powerful.


I can't describe this movie with words... only thing that comes to mind when asked to describe this movie is... incredible... its... deep
jared freaking leto. his best performance. ever. the film makes me cry each time I watch it. watch this, and you'll never want to touch drugs.


[Newest]It's simply the best

No one in this world is as gangster as scarface.
He got more ballz than you do
This is fore shure number 1
Very Good Movie One of the Classics
[Newest]Best film ever. For those who haven't seen it, you'll love it.

3Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Requiem For a Dream take is a movie that show the dark side of being a addict, but this one take you to a other side of taking everything to the limit.

The movie is based on a book written by Hunter S. Thompson, and its supposed to be true. On what level, I don't know.

Anyway, you are going to love it or hate it. Or maybe, you are going to understand it or maybe not.

Crazy movie.
Best movie ever I was blasted while watching and this movie made it seem like a acid trip
Greatest movie I've ever seen, really good scenes with realistic trips.
[Newest]Never ceases to amaze me with Johnny Depp can do

4Pulp Fiction
Jules' speech from Ezekiel 25:17:
'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know that my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon the. '
"Fear and Loathing" ahead of "Pulp Fiction? " Give me a break. MOst people didn't "get" Loathing and the critics blasted it. It's a great movie about Hunter Thompson and it was just a goofy, misunderstood and off-the-wall as Hunter's life. (I"ll never understand how Depp won an oscar for that pirate movie, yet no one noticed his awesome portrayal of Thompson. ) That being said, there's no way Loathing is a better drug movie than Pulp Fiction or Trainspotting, for too many reasons to try and list.

Where is Drugstore Cowboy and Panic in Needle Park?


The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon the with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.
[Newest]Not quite a drug movie, but such a great film that it deserves to be on this list anyway.

Amazing movie, One of the best all time Drug Related movies of all time. Johnny Depps acting, style of delivery. Amazing!
Blow is a very underrated movie! I has to be one of the best drug movies due to the fact its based on a true story! I has depth in the story and has cause and effect! Johnny Depp is a great actor and makes the movie better!
This is one crazy movie, in the end he wanted to stop, but guess what it was to late.
[Newest]Amazing true story I have ever watched

Hi how ya doing! My names mike, and even though I wouldn't disrespect the opinions of the people who have voted to make this top ten list, only because they have a right to voice their opinions, I will say that I very seriously doubt they have seen a quarter of the movies that make up this category, to even compare them. Please don't get me wrong... Requiem for a dream is one of my all time favorites.. But even still I am an enthusiast of drug and gangster related movies... Well let me get to the point, Trainspotting isn't something you come across on your everyday movie listings... There for it is underappreciated... I believe the first time I saw it, it was labled under indie... If true enthusiasts like myself had voted for this list... Trainspotting would have come out on top... If you don't believe me, I only ask that you watch it 2 times, because you wont understand it the first time around laugh out loud. It is by far the best heroin based drug movie ever made and I would still rank requiem for a dream as second because I love all wayans brothers Incase you don't understand the true point I'm trying to make I will leave you with this... Don't watch one and not the others because if you do your not allowing your self the option to choose the best your only voting for the one movie that you did see... And if you did only see the one, you don't even have a real opinion nor the right to state it.
If you taking drugs the next thing that should you do is leave it.
The movie is telling us the same thing, if you say no too drugs you can start an ordinary life like everyone
It is superb


Should be higher up than this. It definitely beats scarface and blow.
[Newest]2nd best drug movie ever, behind Requiem for a Dream, I wouldn't say that Pulp Fiction is a drug movie.

7Half Baked
This movie still has me rolling after the 100th time of viewing it!
BEST MOVIE EVER! I have seen it so many times. It is so excellent! Squirrel Master Rules!
This movie is so funny. It never gets old. Bring back good memories.

8Dazed and Confused
This movie is awesome... Nothing better then boys and girls getting high and drunk the whole move.


Dude, the guy with the marijuana shirt is the best! Laugh out loud


Love this movie its brilliant great feel for the 70's I think it isn't really a drug movie as much as say.. the basketball diaries which should be first on the list!

This movie was great. Best of Deniro. A must watch for anybody.


10Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
A hilarious film. Not the best but against films like train spotting and pulp fiction its not surprising altho me myself I would not be disappointed being just one rank under pulp fiction which will always have its place in the top movies ever! But over all an absolutely hilarious movie had me pissing myself through the whole thing. I would advise for maximum pleasure to have a nice join in your hand and plenty of munch and your in for one hell of a movie experience


The Jamie Kennedy peeing on a bush scene was one of the most randomly funny scenes in movie history.


a trip to the burger place turns into a crazy night. The best part is getting the cheetah stoned
[Newest]Ya just gotta look at the cover.

The Contenders

11Alice in Wonderland
She's gotta' smoking crack or something. Not even Rick James or Bobby Brown could see something that messed up. Cocaine ain't for everybody!
Duh!!!! The First drug movie, and made by DISNEY none the less.


12Party Monster
Club Kids. Drugs, drugs and more drugs. I love this movie for so many reasons. Seth Green and MacCauley Culkin (not to mention Marilyn Manson as the acid baked transsexual - "How do you like my UFO? "). A must see. Based on the true story of the Club Kids - Drugs, a killer soundtrack, and a Big Bang Murder. Do not miss this. Should be in the top ten.
Best drug/ club movie ever made. Made me start my own parties in town, and working towards owning my own night club, where people never have to grow up and the party never ends!
This is an amazingly fun movie. This deserves to rank higher on the list, at least it does on my too drug movie list.

13Pineapple Express
First of all you can't consider marijuana as a drug because it's a herb. It's a all time favourite stonner movie with awesome scenes and dialogues. Plus the climax fight in the movie is way too cool. Man, James franco rocks!
Probably the funniest drug movie of all time. Definitely needs to be higher in the list
C'mon! It's got to be in this if it's for a drug movie!
[Newest]Funniest film ever. Seth rogen an james franco ROCKS.

Really good, really real life, crazy wicked funny film
Amazing film really loved it! Definitely worth watching I give it a 10/10
Really good and also very real, it's the perfect movie to watch when you are high and think...
[Newest]This is the only meth film that I know of.

15Dude, Where's My Car?
This doesn't even belong here what this is the worst movie could be drug store cowboy or oxymoron
Dunn Dunn Dunn! Funny and enjoying

This is the funniest Hood movie of all time I love this so much, this should be in the top 5, because its so funny


I know you don't smoke weed, I know this. But Ima get you high today. Cause it's Friday, you ain't got no job, and you ain't got st to do.
all u people chris tucker one of the funniest people in the world.. one of the greatest movies ever
[Newest]So... Do I still look high?

17Grandma's Boy
For me, this is best film I have ever watched... First download this movie and watch it, and then get back here and vote for it! Greetings from Serbia!
If your into video games and pot this is #1!!!!
Best stoner film ever, look out for JP

18How High
This movie still makes me laugh after watching it like 1000 times.
Shut up and you might have some fun this semester! haha
Hilarious and good KUSH in there

19Up in Smoke
ya that movie is da best! i still laugh everytime i see it, when they get pulled over and they already pulled over, wow i think i going to go watch it! hahah
Up in Smoke is a classic, how can it not be in the top 10?!


A classic comedy. When Cheech takes handful of acid by accident; HILARIOUS!!!

20Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
A movie, within a movie! This was a great movie and made me and my friends laugh so hard we almost peed our pants.


Should be #1 because it shows why the so-called drug war is not a war on THEM but a war on US.


22American Gangster
can't forget about the blue magic
the most incredible film about drugs.....just that
This should be in the top ten with Empire Nothing sells like that blue magic.

23Bad Boys II
One of the funniest drug parts of a movie. When he takes the pills and goes to the sargents house its pure comedy!
Wil Smith and Martin Lawrence rule in this movie.

24Starsky & Hutch
what the hell!!!this movie should definetly be in teh top 10... it was freaking hilarious with a great cast!!
this movie has some action but is hilarious

This is definatly a drug movie. It shouldv’e been in th top 10!
How can this not be in top 10?!

This is how its done in the mafia

27Layer Cake
Daniel Craig at his best in a "X" and Coke dealing drama

28City of God
AMAZING MOVIE! One of those MUST-SEE movies : )
This should be numbr 1. Stark and gritty portrayal of life in the slums. Brutal and hard hitting.

29The Basketball Diaries
Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity.


Way better than a lot of the movies above it. Young adults and teens need to see how quickly messing around with drugs stops being fun real quick. And its got you by the throat before you can understand what's happening to you." Every wise ass punk on the block says it won't happen to them, but it does."
My personal favorite movie coming from someone whose taste is refined by many intense drug movies. It's like a cross between the 1995 movie, kids and requiem for a dream but starring young Leonardo dicaprio and based on a true story
[Newest]Should be top ten!

30Less Than Zero
this is a very good movie!

this is a classic that most people may not know about...

its a 80's goodie!

such a good movie. If you live in the nyc area (specifically jamaica queens), (and or a nas fan) you will definitely have a love for this movie. Its so real.
Should of been in the top 10

32New Jack City
How can this not be in the top. It was all about drugs especially crack.

33Fast Times at Ridgemont High
I loved requiem for a dream, but this movie had me laughing the whole way through. Sean Penn did a perfect job, the story was unique and it accurately portrays high school.
dope ass movie its cind of like dazed and confused but a difrent story and its not just about a cupple ppl it a story about every one

34Next Friday
Awesome movie, love ICE CUBE


36Most High
This is one of the most realistic drug movies and performances I have ever seen and I have seen all the movies above.

37The Stoned Age
Had to toss my because a vote

38Detroit Rock City
A funny movie. Great to watch while getting baked.

39A Scanner Darkly
There are a few of my all time favorite movies on this list, Requiem For A Dream, Fear And Loathing, Blow, City Of God.. I really couldn't vote for any of those and I couldn't Choose one of them. But now that I saw this amazing movie in #36, I had to vote for it. It's such an amazing movie with all kinds of moods in it, everything about it is absolutely amazing, the script, the plot, the characters, the acting and of course the awesome animation effects. it's a masterpiece.
Love this movie.. Seen almost every movie made and this is near the top. Very under appreciated
the weird animation in this movie is so freaking cool to watch. story line is also great
[Newest]It should be much higher on this list, one of the top ten at least.

a very good xtc movie twisted story

41Smiley Face
a really funny pot-comedy with the girl from scary movie


42We're the Millers

New age street war at its finest

the BEST heroin movie ever made, if you've done H, you will deff need a hit after watching this movie
Best, no words, so beautiful, made me cry, I see this as a window into my friends/ ex lovers life.. I want to change this for him,
It made me cry - one of the best movies I've ever seen. Simply wonderful


46The Salton Sea
I hate Val Kilmer in most movies, but his portrayal of Danny Parker/Tom VanAllen in this film should have been considered Oscar worthy. The best modern, film-noir creation since Memento.
A twisted story of a meth filled reality from a mans POV.

47The Big Lebowski
Stoned or not this movie is fuggin HILARIOUS!!!


49Human Traffic
"the weekend has landed all that exists now is drugs, clubs, pubs and parties". Great great British, realistic film about weekend pilling. Producer and director got it spot on. Plus great trance sound track
The only movie where they really show the way how drugs works out. From the beginning till the end, everything is perfect. And really good music!

50Drugstore Cowboy
Should be top five for sure! If you haven't seen it, you're missing out. Great depiction of the life of a real addict. If you want a movie you can relate to, watch this one. If you know nothing about "the life", go watch Friday or Pineapple Express.
This movie has William s. Burroughs! every junkhead should watch this movie
Should easily be in top 5, most underrated, movie on, this list

51Menace II Society

52Christiane F.
It is strange that the movie isn't in the Top 10. I think it deserves to be in a much better place than where it is. Drugs, Heroine, "Tripis" and over everything, David Bowie.
Brilliant film, watched it when I was about 17years old, sneaked into the cinema - too scared to even go near drugs afterwards. Should show this film to young people - will freak them out
Easily should be a top 5 drug movie... In my opinion the best. Can only imagine it's down this far because people don't know it, or because it's in German.
[Newest]Why so low? I think it's the third best film about drug, after trainspotting and requiem for a dream


54The Hangover

55Go Ask Alice

56Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

57Playing God
David Duchovny plays a druggie in this movie.

58SLC Punk
This movie is a perfect replica of what it's like doing drugs in a small town, I thought I had seen all the best drug movies tell I saw this, should definitely be in the top 15.


this movie also changed my life. I love this movie, I try to live my life by this movie
Dude, this movie changed my life.



60The Doors
This movie is a mind trip filled with great freakin' music. I can't believe noone listed this.
This movie is a mind trip filled with great freakin' music. I can't believe no one listed this.

by far one the most underrated drug movies ever you need to see this now
Amazingly truthful movie! Sometimes hard to watch if you've been there b4. Eric Clapton does the phoenominal soundtrack

62Easy Rider
Why has this not been mentioned. A film that spoke for a generation and refused to romanticise. A film not just about the drugs, but about the people, the lifestyle. Beuatiful shot, amazingly acted (Dennis Hopper, what more can i say), and all around one of the best films of and about the sixties.

63Puff, Puff, Pass

64Super Troopers
The first scene when they get pulled over and the guy in the back has to eat the shrooms and weed is hilarious! Probably the funniest part of the whole movie!

My god! how come no one has added this yet! the true story about the life after the legend John holmes the first porn star. Val kilmer plays john holmes. it's all about how he became a coke addict and got involved in the wonderland murders. Very good drug movie and very realistic this is up there with movies like spun and pulp fiction! awesome!

The 70's, porn, cocaine, and mass murder. Can't get too much better. Badass Hollywood version of a true story.
Amazing movie! Definitely should be in the top 10 for sure!
Absaoutly nothing bad to say about this movie at all! WATCH it you will love it!

66A Clockwork Orange
Don't need to be on drugs to enjoy this one. It is it's own bad trip. Droogs are everywhere. One of the Kubrick's finest


67The Heat

68Dope (London 1968)
The whole film was truly a great masterpiece of period work. It got the feeling and ambience perfectly...  It worked as a true documentary. It is an archival gem... got me involved with the characters that were so real and in our faces.


Dope is more underground than the underground. It's sub-underground.
See it online at dopethemovie. net
Cool trailer also. It's all about drugs, and beautiful as well.


It really is a masterpiece, and people know that when they get the rare chance to see it.


69Maria Full of Grace
Innocent girl smuggles dope to America. DVD commentary has amazing info about drug trafficking.

70Alpha Dog

71The Panic in Needle Park
Pacino is riveting in his first starring role


Smoky, seductive, sexy
... It's ideal. Pacino was great too and it was good to see him as a young actor again.

72Enter the Void
Definitely one of the best films I have seen, quite long and slow paced though. All about DMT.

73Never Die Alone

74Little Fish
A excellent drama and excellent acting.

This a good movie about the junkie life with good performances by tim roth and 2pac needle!

76Trapped in a Purple Haze

Mickey Rourke portraying a Heroin Addict and Tu-Pac Shakur as a big time dealer.

78The Combination

Make me feel like a boss

80Reefer Madness
this is the original drug mobie

81Factory Girl
Watch Andy warhol in action


83The Man With the Golden Arm

84The Insider

The life of Jimi Hendrix.

Best drug movie ever

87Cisco Pike

88Where the Buffalo Roam
You know what I'm just watching this again for the first time in 10-15 years and it should be in the top ten,, because every cool thing you see in "FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS" is directly from this movie and the fact that Bill Murray is so much funnier than Johnny depp makes this movie a top 5. I know not that many people have seen or even heard of it.. But it is what fear and loathing is based on completly makes it one of the best and original DRUG MOVIES of all time and if you pass this by,, well I can't say what I think of you,, but screw you if you don't watch or don't LOVE this movie...


The Original "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" movie, based on Hunter S. Thompsan's novel.. Starring Bill Murry as Hunter,, made in the late 70's-early 80's.. Not a Top Ten but a must see..



91Dusty and Sweets McGee

92The People Next Door

93The Boost

94The Emerald Forest

95Who'll Stop The Rain
Nick Nolte and Tuesday Weld on the run with two keys of smack. Also one of the most unusual gunfight showdowns around.




98Growing Op


100Born to Win

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