Top Ten Drug Movies

The Top Ten

1 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. - idolangelx13

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. - believerofmars

I can't describe this movie with words... only thing that comes to mind when asked to describe this movie is... incredible... its... deep

This is honestly one of the best movies ever made, I will never rematch it though, it's so disturbing, disgusting and definitely should be shown to everyone because it will out you off drugs.

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2 Fear 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

This film is both poetic in the internal monologue of the protagonist, and hilarious for the same reasons. It shows the true excess of drug abuse while also remaining enjoyable to watch, and makes you think about life pretty deeply (as well as making you want a tab or two yourself). Unlike many films, it gives a view that isn't exactly anti-drug, but rather anti-excess.


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3 Pulp 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? - corebare32

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.

Number 3 for a non-drug movie? What's wrong with this list?

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4 Blow

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!

Amazing movie, One of the best all time Drug Related movies of all time. Johnny Depps acting, style of delivery. Amazing!

This is one crazy movie, in the end he wanted to stop, but guess what it was to late.

I agree this movie flew under the radar when it shouldn't have. The acting by Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp was dynamic pair. I loved it!

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5 Scarface

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

I love cocaine and cocaine loves me

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6 Dazed and Confused

This movie is awesome... Nothing better then boys and girls getting high and drunk the whole move. - jerielcastilloaponte

Dude, the guy with the marijuana shirt is the best! Laugh out loud - arabhomie68

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!

No real storyline, still a good movie

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7 GoodFellas

This movie was great. Best of Deniro. A must watch for anybody. - Beatlesboy9

8 Harold 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 - SKUNX

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

a trip to the burger place turns into a crazy night. The best part is getting the cheetah stoned

The first two Harold and Kumar movies (white castle and Guantanamo bay) were great but the third movie was absolute crap! ( the Christmas one)

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9 Trainspotting

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 ...more

Should be higher up than this. It definitely beats scarface and blow.

Brutally heart wrenching to hilarious to disgusting to brutal realness in some parts to obvious comedic exaggerations, also explores creating unreal scenes to convey a message like the worst toilet in Scotland and the part where he od's and sinks in the carpet then flashes to lou reed softly playing in the background as his head thumps each stair as he is dragged out and dropped in a cab...I love both requiem and trainspotting.. as far a hard looks at addiction goes, especially heroin, those two take the cake any day...

An outstanding movie

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10 Half 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!

Deserves to be top 10. Best comedy stoner movie ever off the top of my head, beats cheech and chong and how high, etc.. If you don't love this movie you couldn't be my friend back when I was a stoner.

Never saw it yet but te pic looks good to me I think you should watch it by the way (drug movie)

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The Contenders

11 Party 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.

This movie is the Epidimy of strung out

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12 Friday

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 - roblist

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

So... Do I still look high?

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13 How 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

This and Dazed And Confused Are my 2 favorites - westofohio

14 Pineapple Express

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!

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!

So funny watch it

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15 Up 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

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

Up in Smoke is a classic, how can it not be in the top 10?! - jescafish

16 Spun

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...


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17 Jay 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. - NiallersNandosXOXO

18 Alice 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!

This Lewis Carroll tale was the inspiration for the psychedelic era to come.

Duh!!!! The First drug movie, and made by DISNEY none the less. - heather

19 Dude, Where's My Car?

This doesn't even belong here what this is the worst movie could be drug store cowboy or oxymoron

What does this stupid movie " not related to drug movies " doing on rank #14. Get this movie out of the list!

Dunn Dunn Dunn! Funny and enjoying

20 Bad Boys II

It features an ecstacy racket and a cartel kingpin using the drug money to move from Miami to Cuba. The only problem is that rats are eating his money.

One of the funniest drug parts of a movie. When he takes the pills and goes to the sargents house its pure comedy!

Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when we come for you?

Wil Smith and Martin Lawrence rule in this movie.

21 Thirteen

How can this not be in top 10?!

This is definitely a drug movie. It shouldv´┐Że been in th top 10!

22 The 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.

This is one wild movie!

One of my favorites - Tiffinydanielle

23 American 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.

24 Layer Cake

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

Underrated, should definitely be no.3 at least

25 Traffic

Should be #1 because it shows why the so-called drug war is not a war on THEM but a war on US. - steffie69

26 Candy

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

No words describe candy

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27 Grandma'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!

Better than a lot of movies higher on this list. Super funny stoner movie and if you like video games it's a roll up of perfection.

If your into video games and pot this is #1!!!!

Best stoner film ever, look out for JP

28 A 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 - mgenet

29 Less Than Zero

this is a very good movie!

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

its a 80's goodie!

30 Kids
31 New Jack City

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

32 Starsky & 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

33 Fast 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

34 The 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. - Munqaxus

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

The best movie, ever.

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35 The Godfather

The godfather is not a drug movie

36 Casino

This is how its done in the mafia

37 Shrooms

Best film about drugs, real shock at the end and suspense was brilliant, I've watched it many many times, would recommend it.

Super trippy movie. Definitely a must see!

38 Growing Op
39 The 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.

40 The Big Lebowski

Stoned or not this movie is fuggin HILARIOUS!!!

41 Detroit Rock City

A funny movie. Great to watch while getting baked.

42 City 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.

Ok, today that's not real, but brazilian favelas are still bad, violent and controlled by drugsters (some has been pacified, but we can't take it seriously)

43 The Hangover
44 21 Jump Street
45 Most High

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

46 Smiley Face

a really funny pot-comedy with the girl from scary movie - iwantujulya

47 Savages
48 Belly

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

49 A 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

It should be much higher on this list, one of the top ten at least.

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50 Go!

a very good xtc movie twisted story

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