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Added by Gizmo213 on 7 Oct 2012 03:49
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20 Films about... Drugs & Alcohol

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People who added this item 4043 Average listal rating (2615 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)
De Palma's Scarface best embodies the "drug lord" film, even though it is based on a movie that had no elements of mind-altering substances. Tony Montana's struggle with his cocaine empire proves to be fascinating.
People who added this item 4759 Average listal rating (3023 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Darren Aronofsky paints a poignant and harrowing film that delves into the lives of four different drug addicts, and the various ways that their addiction cripples them physically, emotionally, and mentally.
People who added this item 1338 Average listal rating (840 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Easy Rider (1969)
The ultimate anti-authoritarian film about two bikers that endure a marijuana and LSD laced roadtrip where they encounter both sides of the counterculture movement: a hippie commune and closed-minded townfolk.
The ultimate marijuana film, about two Chicano stoners who, after a series of mishaps, end up in Mexico trying to smuggle weed & perform in a battle of the bands contest.
People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (265 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
A terrifying look at the drug trade world, about a seventeen year old Colombian girl who, when faced with an unexpected pregnancy and it's financial repercussions, agrees to be a heroin drug mule.
People who added this item 162 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
A public relations man and his new secretary wife spiral out of control in their alcoholism, ultimately leading them to deal with the repercussions of their addiction and enter Alcoholics Anonymous.
People who added this item 4603 Average listal rating (3050 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Trainspotting (1996)
A heroin addict attempts to overcome his addiction, but his close group of addict friends keep thwarting his every move
People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 3.8
Two squeaky clean teens try marijuana for the first time, which catapults them through a world of promiscuity, atheism, & murder. Originally funded by a Church group, and meant as a morality tale for parents to use against cannabis use, when the film was rediscovered in the 70's, it became unintentional comedy and cult hit
People who added this item 3152 Average listal rating (1913 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The ultimate Gonzo film, Fear and Loathing explores the antics of two men who take Vegas by storm in a psychoactive laced stupor.
People who added this item 1712 Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Traffic (2001)
Based on the British tv series "Traffik", this film explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: a user, an enforcer, a politician, and a trafficker.
People who added this item 610 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Prozac Nation (2003)
A Harvard University English student deals with her clinical depression by abusing anti-depressant medication.
People who added this item 1257 Average listal rating (703 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Set in 1975, a Vietnam veteran has grotesque hallucinations and has difficulty separating reality from memories & imagination, a direct side affect of performance drugs administered by the U.S. Army.
People who added this item 1343 Average listal rating (902 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Two Asian-American stoners get an awful case of the munchies, and go on an all-night wild goose chase for the fast food joint White Castle, leading to a series of mishaps involving cops, sex, and Neil Patrick Harris.
People who added this item 170 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Newly released from jail, a heroin addict has difficulty adjusting to life outside bars, partly due to a manipulative drug dealer & a smothering wife.
People who added this item 2376 Average listal rating (1422 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Blow (2001)
A biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, and his complications with Mexican druglords.
People who added this item 545 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
A professor of abnormal psychology begins testing himself with mind altering drugs while in a sensory-deprivation flotation tank.
People who added this item 1061 Average listal rating (674 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
A suicidal alcoholic decides he's going to drink himself to death in Las Vegas, but forms an accidental relationship with a hardened prostitute.
People who added this item 426 Average listal rating (271 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
A former drug lord returns from prison, determined to wipe out his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor & lower classes. Robin Hood for the drug world.
People who added this item 585 Average listal rating (315 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Bob Hughes and his fellow "family" of drug addicts travel across the U.S. Pacific Northwest in the early 1970s, supporting their habit by robbing pharmacies and hospitals.
People who added this item 600 Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Spun (2003)
The lives of everyday people involved in a methamphetamine ring become humorous and tangled, including the dealer Spider Mike, his jealous girlfriend, her best friend, the cook, an addict youth, their lesbian neighbor, and a young man named Ross.

Mind-altering substances have been the topic of film since the dawn of cinema. However, this is a compilation of the best films about the topic. From quirky stoner comedies, to stories about serious addiction, film has always showed both sides of America's favorite past time.

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