Top Ten Drug Movies

The Top Ten
1 Requiem For a Dream Requiem For a Dream Product Image

Fear and Loathing and Half baked are sure fun drug movies, but this movie could turn most people off the dangerous drugs. What's really special is they include prescription medication in this story and make it look just as bad as heroin. That's something many people don't think about, that drugs your doctor gives you can be just as harmful.

This movie almost killed me... I just sat dazed for the next 10 mins after the credits... Oh man! It made me realize that you don't need a ghost or some psycho to kick some serious nightmare and depression into you. I ain't exaggerating or overrating this movie...

Not very realistic because there's no alternatives showing in the movie. I mean, if you're on a edge from heroine ( which is overact in this movie ) you can Always looking for help in free methadon programs.

This movie is brilliant... I cannot describe it. Many people say that it is not apropriate for teenagers, but when I saw it (and I'm a teenager) it really changed me! It's a movie everyone should watch! And I cried when I watched it.. A LOT...

2 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Product Image

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.

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.

How is this not on that top ten list?
Seriously, who ever made that list has either never done a single illegal drug, or else has done way to many.

Fear and Loathing should be near or at the top of any "best drug movies of all time" list.

The funniest movie I have ever seen. There have been way to many time in my life where I have felt as awkward and tweaked out as the character Raoul. To any person who has not seen this movie, go out and get it tonight!

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?

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.

Pulp Fiction is a wonderful movie that I would not put above or below Fear and Loathing, because I would place it in a completely different category. Yes, they both deal with some aspects of the drug world, but the intent behind them is completely different. Also to Okami: She did not snort Brazilian Cocaine; it was heroin.

4 Blow Blow Product Image

If only there was a movie which didn't pretend all drug empires end with a collapse and fall; however the acting quality in this movie is so powerful, you feel Pablo Escobar is in the same room. I ain't going to post any spoilers, go watch this master piece!

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!

A well detailed journey of George Jung's life throughout the ranks in the drug world; from user, distributer, dealer and finally to supplier.

A must see for ALL, especially the stoners/druggies.

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!

5 Scarface Scarface Product Image

Scarface was a popular-ass film that has to do with one thing: Drugs! That's the main theme other than Sex and Violence. Drug Smuggling, Drug Use. It's a gangster film! One of the best that is! Needs to be #1!

What a actor, no one could have played his part, and made it seem so real. This movie is the best.

No one in this world is as gangster as scarface.
He got more ballz than you do

Top drug movie period. Pacino cemented his legacy with this movie.

6 GoodFellas GoodFellas Product Image

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

7 Dazed and Confused Dazed and Confused Product Image

I went to a graduation friday night... Well, after graduation, they started playing old classic rock songs... I thought of dazed and confused... When I was leaving, FREE BIRD was playing... It was great

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 is one of the greatest movies ever made.. Drugs is what this movies about.. I don't promote drugs but I do promote the movie

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

8 Trainspotting Trainspotting Product Image

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

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...

This was truly a fantastic film in itself irregardless of the drug theme, acting, directing, characterisation, all of it superb. Having said that portrayal of drugs, particularly the problem in Scotland, is handled beautifully, humorously, shockingly, realisticaly and its conclusion that makes us feel the addiction of heroin is not insurmountable. Number one for me as a drug film and in my top 5 faves.

It's gritty and dirty and very real. The acting is superb, to the point where you're surprised that Ewan McGregor and Co. don't have a real addiction to drugs! It's under appreciated. However, I find it far superior to any other drug movie because of it's hyper realism.

9 Party Monster Party Monster Product Image

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

10 How High How High Product Image

This movie still makes me laugh after watching it like 1000 times.
Shut up and you might have some fun this semester! haha

This and Dazed And Confused Are my 2 favorites

Hilarious and good KUSH in there

The Contenders
11 Pineapple Express Pineapple Express Product Image

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!

... Full of entertainment... Good drug movie... You will be laughing throughout d movie... Laugh out loud

Probably the funniest drug movie of all time. Definitely needs to be higher in the list

The whole movie is about pot, how is this not #1

12 Friday Friday Product Image

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.

This was the funniest movie I ever seen. Chris Tucker Is Funny. Every Person Fron The 90's generation loves it!

Day be going ham doe. Day be rollin it up and smokin it up in day hood.

What more could u want a funny pot movie.

13 Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle Product Image

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

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

Laugh out loud I saw this movie on a plane to Vegas!

14 Half Baked Half Baked Product Image

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)

This movie still has me rolling after the 100th time of viewing it!

This movie is so funny. It never gets old. Bring back good memories.

15 Spun Spun Product Image

Not very realistic movie.They act like they are on cocaïne rather than methamphetamine.
When they take the drug, the movie shows an extreme constriction of the pupils. It should be the reverse ( amphetamines dilate the pupils as cocaïne does. Only heroin and some other opiates constrict the pupils ). As for the movie, at one point he buys in a store some ephedra pills ( wich contains ephedrine and pseudoephedrine a molecule that can easely converted to methamphetamine ) and his lab blows up? It can only blow up with other methods for making meth. Not from converting ephedrine and pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine. The conclusion is that despite the movie is good, there's a lack of realism.

The Director and Writer(s) of this film have definitely been down this road before. Most of the movie is spot on with how people carry themselves while abusing this certain substance... Amazing that some of us would do this to ourselves!

The best drug related film I have ever seen, I love the way that they make you feel like your there taking the drugs also very good actors and its funny and creative best drug film so far in the world! (: xx

Really an all encompassing film surrounding the chaos and unpredictable nature of an addict and their complete war zone of a lifestyle they've spawned just from using a substance.

16 Up in Smoke Up in Smoke Product Image

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

ya that movie is da best! I still laugh every time 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!!!

17 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Product Image

A movie, within a movie! This was a great movie and made me and my friends laugh so hard we almost peed our pants.

18 The Salton Sea The Salton Sea Product Image

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 point of view.

This is one wild movie!

One of my favorites

19 Bad Boys II Bad Boys II Product Image

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.

20 Layer Cake Layer Cake Product Image

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

Underrated, should definitely be no.3 at least

21 American Gangster American Gangster Product Image

This should be in the top ten with Empire Nothing sells like that blue magic.

can't forget about the blue magic

the most incredible film about drugs.....just that

22 Candy Candy Product Image

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,

Love this movie! love the scene where he shoots her up in the bathtub and you can actually see blood gush into the needle.

It made me cry - one of the best movies I've ever seen. Simply wonderful

No words describe candy

23 A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange Product Image

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

24 Kids Kids Product Image
25 Dude, Where's My Car? Dude, Where's My Car? Product Image

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

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

Dunn Dunn Dunn! Funny and enjoying

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