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1. Thursday (1998)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A former L.A. drug dealer has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect. Everything falls apart when he is suddenly visited by one of his former cohorts who comes carrying heroin.

Director: Skip Woods | Stars: Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Paulina Porizkova, James Le Gros

Votes: 16,507 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Journey to the End of the Night (2006)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The tale of a son and his father separately plotting to escape the desolation of their lives in the lurid underworld of Brazil's sex industry.

Director: Eric Eason | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Yasiin Bey, Scott Glenn, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Votes: 2,419

3. Women in Cages (1971)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action.

Director: Gerardo de Leon | Stars: Judith Brown, Roberta Collins, Jennifer Gan, Pam Grier

Votes: 1,240

4. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

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

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

Votes: 159,175 | Gross: $2.34M

5. Berlin Calling (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A man tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.

Director: Hannes Stöhr | Stars: Paul Kalkbrenner, Rita Lengyel, Corinna Harfouch, Araba Walton

Votes: 12,654

6. Rolling (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A med student, a teenage runaway, a lawyer, a drag queen, a high school basketball player, a drug dealer, and a teacher all cross paths in the Ecstasy-riddled L.A. underground party scene. ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Samoa Saleebey | Stars: Sanoe Lake, Garrett Brawith, Rachel Hardisty, Joshua Harper

Votes: 411 | Gross: $0.10M

7. Ecstasy (II) (2011)

TV-MA | 99 min | Drama, Romance

Small drug smuggler from Scotland is trying to figure out his way through life until he meets beautiful girl from Canada who seeks a change after bad relationship she just got out of it.

Director: Robert Heydon | Stars: Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd, Carlo Rota

Votes: 1,709

8. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 14,496 | Gross: $0.73M

9. Party Monster (1998)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary film exploring the rise of Club Kid legend Michael Alig and his fall in 1996 when he murdered his drug dealer/roommate Angel Melendez.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Michael Alig, Gitsie, James St. James, Keoki

Votes: 1,537

10. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 318,566

11. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,311,828

12. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 260,256

13. The Big Lie: American Addict 2 (2016)

96 min | Documentary

American Addict 2 digs deeper into the world of corruption, politics and pharmaceutical greed. Matthew Perry, Jonathan Davis, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich contribute to this eye opening ... See full summary »

Director: Sasha Knezev | Stars: Jonathan Davis, Sasha Knezev, Dennis Kucinich, Lawrence Lacey

Votes: 92

14. Beware the Slenderman (2016)

TV-14 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Morgan Geyser, Anissa Weier, Angie Geyser, Bill Weier

Votes: 5,567

15. Square Grouper (2011)

R | 100 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

A colorful portrait of Miami's pot smuggling scene of the 1970s, populated with redneck pirates, a ganja-smoking church, and the longest serving marijuana prisoner in American history.

Director: Billy Corben | Star: Robert Platshorn

Votes: 444

16. Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded (2014)

R | 152 min | Documentary, Crime, History

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Mickey Munday, Jon Roberts

Votes: 1,206

17. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime

69 Metascore

Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

Director: Matthew Cooke | Stars: 'Freeway' Ricky Ross, Susan Sarandon, David Simon, 50 Cent

Votes: 6,549 | Gross: $1.50M

18. Narco Cultura (2013)

R | 103 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »

Director: Shaul Schwarz

Votes: 2,335 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Pecados de mi padre (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Entel | Stars: Jorge Enrique Abello, Pablo Escobar, Sebastian Marroquín, María Isabel Santos

Votes: 1,544

20. The True Story of Killing Pablo (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary, Crime, History

The career and death of notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Director: David Keane | Stars: David Jeremiah, Mark Bowden, Morris Busby, George Bush

Votes: 295

21. The Two Escobars (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medelli­n Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: María Ester Escobar, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez, Francisco Maturana

Votes: 1,569

22. The Two Escobars (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medelli­n Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: María Ester Escobar, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez, Francisco Maturana

Votes: 1,569

23. Pablo Escobar: King of Cocaine (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Incorporating never before-seen archival footage, home movies and interviews with family members, journalists and law enforcement officials, PABLO ESCOBAR: KING OF COCAINE tells the story ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Dupler | Star: Bryant Gumbel

Votes: 174

24. El Cartel de los Sapos (2008– )

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

Two good friends join the underground world of Drug trafficking to make quick money and have a better quality of living. The illegal drugs trafficking world seems to be attractive to all ... See full summary »

Stars: Jesus Chaver, Manolo Cardona, Neal Kodinsky, Karen Martínez

Votes: 597

25. The Snitch Cartel (2011)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The life of Andres Lopez Lopez during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle".

Directors: Carlos Moreno, Juancho Cardona | Stars: Manolo Cardona, Juana Acosta, Diego Cadavid, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Votes: 1,139

26. La Reina del Sur (2011–2019)

TV-14 | 378 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Teresa Mendoza returns to Mexico after 8 years to fight with Mexican drug dealers.

Stars: Kate del Castillo, Humberto Zurita, Alejandro Calva, Carmen Navarro

Votes: 1,620

27. El Señor de los Cielos (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The most powerful drug trafficker of his time, this is the Life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, "El Señor de los Cielos" (Lord of the Skies), a man who became the head of the Juárez ... See full summary »

Stars: Rafael Amaya, Carmen Aub, Fernanda Castillo, Lisa Owen

Votes: 820

28. Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, History

56 Metascore

In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

Director: Andrea Di Stefano | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet

Votes: 20,150 | Gross: $0.11M

29. Pablo of Medellin (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama

Pablo, Angel o Demonio is the untold story of a man who changed our world forever. He created the multinational enterprise of cocaine trafficking and through terror brought a country to its... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Granier

Votes: 163

30. Facing Escobar (2016– )

Documentary

The hunt for Pablo Escobar and interviews with the real players.

Votes: 17

31. Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Stars: Andrés Parra, Marcela Vargas, Joavany Alvarez, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 3,419

32. Kingdom of Shadows (2015)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the human cost of the U.S.-Mexico drug war through the perspectives of three unlikely individuals.

Director: Bernardo Ruiz | Stars: Don Henry Ford Jr., Oscar Hagelsieb, Consuelo Morales

Votes: 92

33. Oxyana (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

The 'Hillbilly Heroin' epidemic that's slowly rotting the soul of rural America.

Director: Sean Dunne

Votes: 520

34. Dope Sick Love (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary

When you're a junkie, the money comes and goes--and so does the high. Do relationships stand a chance among addicts? Meet Matt & Tracy and Sebastian & Michelle--two New York City couples ... See full summary »

Directors: Felice Conte, Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud | Stars: Matt, Michelle, Sebastian, Tracy

Votes: 683

35. Heroin: Cape Cod, USA (2015 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 75 min | Documentary

Documentary examining the impact heroin has had on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, following the stories of eight people who are all in their twenties as they battle with their addiction.

Director: Steven Okazaki

Votes: 526

36. Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty (2014)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, News

53 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles the hunt for the notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo.

Director: Angus MacQueen | Star: Federico Louhau

Votes: 367

37. Los Tiempos de Pablo Escobar (2012 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

A complete journalistic document that brings never before seen shocking images and testimonials from people who show how the barbaric acts of Pablo Escobar managed to subdue a nation, and how his legacy continues to affect the world today.

Director: Alessandro Angulo

Votes: 247

38. Cocaine Cowboys (1979)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama

Dustin (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Jack Palance, Tom Sullivan, Andy Warhol, Suzanna Love

Votes: 191

39. Prescription Thugs (2015)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma,... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, Greg Young | Stars: Jeff Hatch, Chris Leben, Matthew Wiese

Votes: 1,964

40. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

59 Metascore

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

Votes: 12,096 | Gross: $0.15M

41. Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Nelson Andreu, Jorge Ayala, Griselda Blanco, Sam Burstyn

Votes: 2,694

42. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

72 Metascore

The aftermath of a drug deal as told from three different points of view.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs

Votes: 65,292 | Gross: $16.84M

43. The Business (2005)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Frankie is sent from London to Spain to make a delivery to Charlie, who likes the kid and shows him the ropes including the use of guns and drugs. Frankie likes the sun, pools and the cute, bikini clad girls and stays in Spain.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman

Votes: 12,802

44. Coming Down (1997)

29 min | Comedy, Short, Drama

A group of friends come to Gary's flat after a hard night's clubbing, take more drugs and chill out until the next morning.

Director: Matt Winn | Stars: Tony Curran, Lisa Harkus, Julian Kerridge, Darren Tighe

Votes: 106

45. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 18,502 | Gross: $1.57M

46. Brokedown Palace (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan |</