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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
 
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The Salton Sea (2002)
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After his wife is murdered, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies. (103 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
3.
Rush (1991)
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Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment. (120 mins.)
 
4.
Trainspotting (1996)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
5.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
6.
Clean and Sober (1988)
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A hustling drug addict checks himself into rehab to escape trouble with the law, and realizes that it's exactly what he needs. (124 mins.)
 
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The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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Barfly (1987)
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Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (100 mins.)
 
9.
Blow (2001)
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The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
10.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
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Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
11.
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior. (126 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
12.
Spun (2002)
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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues. (101 mins.)
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
 
13.
Traffic (2000)
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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. (147 mins.)
 
14.
Wonderland (2003)
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In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes. (104 mins.)
Director: James Cox
 
15.
Wired (1989)
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The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career, while journalist Bob Woodward researches Belushi's life as he prepares to write a book about the late comic actor. (112 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
16.
The Boost (1988)
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Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws... (95 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
17.
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
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A true story about Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Gordon's Valium addiction and her desperate attempts to kick the habit. (107 mins.)
Director: Jack Hofsiss
 
18.
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
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The lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City. (110 mins.)
 
19.
Most High (2004)
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Set against the backdrop of crystal meth abuse, Most High is a painfully intimate examination of a young man in crisis... (95 mins.)
Director: Marty Sader
 
20.
Intervention (2005 TV Series)
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This reality television show features all different types of addictions (drugs, alcohol, eating disorders...
 
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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
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A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment. (101 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
22.
Vibrator (2003)
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(Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart... (95 mins.)
Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
 
23.
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding. (113 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme