Best Drugs Movies List

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 272 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: $74.27M

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.


Trainspotting (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 265 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $16.50M

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.


Scarface (1983)

Aggregate Rating: 226 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $44.70M

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.


Cidade de Deus (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 214 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $7.56M

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.


Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 209 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $3.61M

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.


American Gangster (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $130.13M

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.


Bad Boys For Life (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 203 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: null

Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.


Sicario (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $46.88M

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.


Fast Five (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 190 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $209.81M

Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.


The French Connection (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 189 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: null

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.


Lethal Weapon (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 181 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $65.21M

A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.


Traffic (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 178 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $124.11M

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.


21 Jump Street (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $138.45M

Lead Role: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, | Director:

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.


Training Day (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $76.26M

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.


Winter's Bone (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $6.53M

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.


Pájaros de verano (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: null

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.


Maria Full of Grace (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: $6.52M

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.


Layer Cake (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $2.34M

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.


Awakenings (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $52.10M

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.


Half Nelson (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $2.69M

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.



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