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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 4026 Average listal rating (2459 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
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.
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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.
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People who added this item 1335 Average listal rating (816 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
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.
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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.
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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.
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People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.8 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.
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A heroin addict attempts to overcome his addiction, but his close group of addict friends keep thwarting his every move
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People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (82 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
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The ultimate Gonzo film, Fear and Loathing explores the antics of two men who take Vegas by storm in a psychoactive laced stupor.
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People who added this item 1714 Average listal rating (1066 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
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.
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A Harvard University English student deals with her clinical depression by abusing anti-depressant medication.
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People who added this item 1252 Average listal rating (680 ratings) 7.4 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.
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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.
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Newly released from jail, a heroin addict has difficulty adjusting to life outside bars, partly due to a manipulative drug dealer & a smothering wife.
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People who added this item 2388 Average listal rating (1393 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
A biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, and his complications with Mexican druglords.
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People who added this item 538 Average listal rating (290 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.
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A suicidal alcoholic decides he's going to drink himself to death in Las Vegas, but forms an accidental relationship with a hardened prostitute.
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People who added this item 410 Average listal rating (256 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.
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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.
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People who added this item 605 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
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.
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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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