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1. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

2. The Counselor (2013)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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48 Metascore

A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

Writer: Cormac McCarthy | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem

3. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Writers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Judd Apatow | Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

4. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R | 100 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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73 Metascore

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane

5. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.

Writers: Simon Moore, Stephen Gaghan | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

6. Proof of Life (2000)

R | 135 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.

Writers: Tony Gilroy, William Prochnau, Thomas Hargrove | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, Pamela Reed

7. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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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

8. City of Men (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Writers: Elena Soarez, Paulo Morelli | Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

9. The Shepherd (2008 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A former New Orleans cop battles drug cartels and ex-Army Special Forces who are smuggling drugs from Mexico into U.S. through a Texas border town.

Writers: Joe Gayton, Cade Courtley | Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Lord, Natalie J. Robb, Gary McDonald

10. Miss Bala (2011)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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80 Metascore

After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

Writers: Mauricio Katz, Gerardo Naranjo | Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque, James Russo

11. Reefer Madness (1936)

PG | 66 min | Drama

3.7
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Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Writers: Lawrence Meade, Arthur Hoerl, Paul Franklin | Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

12. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

96 min | Documentary

7.8
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68 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.

Writers: Matthew Cooke, Grant Jolly | Director: Matthew Cooke | Stars: Susan Sarandon, David Simon, 50 Cent, Woody Harrelson

13. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

14. I Witness (2003)

95 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

5.7
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

Writers: Colin Greene, Robert Ozn | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

15. Johnny Was (2006)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison, hell bent on derailing the Irish peace process with a few ... See full summary »

Writer: Brendan Foley | Director: Mark Hammond | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Eriq La Salle, Samantha Mumba

16. American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)

120 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Booth | Stars: Joe Arpaio, Jello Biafra, Osama bin Laden, Jeff Blackburn

17. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Writer: Solomon Vesta | Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

18. High: The True Tale of American Marijuana (2008 Video)

90 min | Documentary

6.6
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Beyond the hysteria of Reefer Madness and past the deceptive lessons of "Just Say No", HIGH exposes the true story of America's war on drugs. Using government statistics, expert interviews ... See full summary »

Writer: John Holowach | Director: John Holowach | Stars: John Holowach, Ricardo Cortes, Lyle Craker, William Earnshaw

19. Expendable (2012)

104 min | Documentary, Crime, News

8.0
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How a government wilfully withheld vital evidence from a court of law, deceived its public, orchestrated an unprecedented media campaign, and ruthlessly deployed its organs of state against... See full summary »

Writers: Arty Chaplow, Rt Chaplow | Director: Kathy Manning

20. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (2013)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director Kevin Booth navigates through the cutting edge of Cannabis research while becoming a foster parent to a child court ordered to take powerful mind altering drugs.

Writer: Kevin Booth | Director: Kevin Booth | Stars: Donald Abrams, Miguel Avitia, Dustin J. Benichou, Kevin Booth

21. The War on Drugs (2007)

99 min | Documentary

7.9
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More than three decades have passed since Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs. Today, drug trafficking exceeds 7% of global trade. The film shows how the war is being waged by examining... See full summary »

Writer: Fate | Director: Sebastian J.F. | Stars: Sharanda Jones, Richard Paey, Jorge Enrique Botero, Kevin C. Whaley

22. Lynching Charlie Lynch (2011)

100 min | Documentary

8.6
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In 2006, Charlie Lynch was invited by the civic leaders of Morro Bay, CA to open a medical marijuana dispensary within the city limits. Offered a business license and asked to join the ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Ray

23. Giovanni Falcone, l'uomo che sfidò Cosa Nostra (2006 TV Movie)

196 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Pietro Calderoni, Francesco La Licata, Gualtiero Rosella | Directors: Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi | Stars: Massimo Dapporto, Elena Sofia Ricci, Emilio Solfrizzi, David Coco

24. Texas Godfather (1986)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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A New York City district attorney secretly runs a cocaine-smuggling ring in Texas. When the mob tries to move in on his operation, he goes down there to try to stop them.

Writer: Robert Hilliard | Director: Douglas F. O'Neons | Stars: Vince Edwards, Paul L. Smith, June Wilkinson, Phil Foster

25. The War on the War on Drugs (2002)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

5.9
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23 Metascore

Comprised of over 60 independent short scenes shot in a wide variety of cinematic styles, THE WAR ON THE WAR ON DRUGS parodies drug war propaganda and those who insist we fight the drug war at any cost.

Writer: Cevin D. Soling | Director: Cevin D. Soling | Stars: Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, Joseph Greene, Brett Colby

27. The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream (2010)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Violence consumed their destiny.

Writer: Nash Bhatt | Director: Nash Bhatt | Stars: Tony Black, Nash Bhatt, Omar Alcaraz, Monika Mojica

28. Legalize It (2014)

80 min | Documentary

A documentary that follows prop 19 - The 2010 Tax and regulate Cannabis campaign in California.

Writer: Dan Katzir | Director: Dan Katzir | Stars: Alex Arsenault, Nate Bradley, Neal Brennan, Don Brewer

29. Pee-Wee Goes to Prison (2003)

12 min | Short

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Unbeknownst to Pee-Wee and crew, the Playhouse is surrounded by a SWAT team. And just as Conki delivers the day's secret word- Justice -all hell breaks loose. When the smoke clears, Pee-Wee... See full summary »

Writer: John Humphrey | Director: John Humphrey | Stars: Ian Harris, Wendel Meldrum, Mark Humphrey, Jeff Wincott

30. Escape to Canada (2005)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A look into Canada's incredible strides with progressive politics, while at the same time the U.S. has become increasingly polarized on such issues as the Drug War and Gay-marriage. Canada ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Nerenberg | Stars: Pierre Berton, Bono, George W. Bush, Tucker Carlson

31. Contrabando y traición (1977)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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Writer: Arturo Martínez | Director: Arturo Martínez | Stars: Ana Luisa Peluffo, Valentín Trujillo, Arturo Martínez, Patricia María

32. Prince of Pot: The U.S. vs. Marc Emery (2007)

Documentary

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Marc Emery, Canada's most prominent marijuana activist popularly known as the "Prince of Pot," faces extradition to the U.S. and a possible life sentence for selling marijuana seeds. ''... See full summary »

Writers: Digby Cook, Anne Pick, Nick Wilson | Director: Nicholas Wilson | Stars: Chris Bennet, Rodney Benson, Pierre-Yves Bourduas, Jerry Cameron

33. On the Line (2007)

55 min | Documentary

6.3
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An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt | Stars: Roy Bourgeois, Brian DeRouen, John Perkins, Helen Prejean

34. Deforce (2010)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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DEFORCE: A History of Tyranny in the Heart of America. For decades Detroit has been an emblem of Urban decay. From the High School graduation rate, to the corruption in leadership, to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Falconer, Andrew Rodney | Director: Daniel Falconer | Star: Nelson Jones

35. Our Drugs War (2010– )

49 min | Documentary

8.3
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Angus MacQueen explores drug legislation across the world and questions whether the law works.

Star: Angus MacQueen

36. The New Juarez (2012)

Documentary

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A perception shattering view of the violence in Mexico which has killed over 100,000 of the nation's citizens over the course of six years.

Director: Charlie Minn

37. Candyflip (2007)

57 min | Documentary

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A documentary exploring drug use, largely from the perspective of casual users.

Writer: Johnathan Carr | Director: Johnathan Carr | Stars: Justin Caless, Johnathan Carr, Celeste Green

38. Opposing Viewpoints Live Radio for Television (2001– )

Talk-Show

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Is the Death Penalty Justified? The guests debate the key talking points. The death penalty is not a deterrent, nations that have abolished it have had a drop in violent crime rates. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Omaran Abdeen, Jonathan Freedman, Larry Goldstein, Scott Greer

39. Nolan's Run (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Drama

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Cleveland tavern owner and Libertarian candidate Gary Nolan hits America's back roads to run for the US Presidency while battling the big Two-Party system.

Directors: Charles Hamilton, Charles A. Hamilton

40. Releaf (2004)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Welcome to dinner, drinks and a drug war. Bo is a middle-class dad who finds a baggy of pot in a backpack belonging to his son, Josh. A flashback reveals the baggy does not belong to Josh. ... See full summary »

Writers: M. Daleo, Michael Daleo, Ingo Neuhaus | Directors: Michael Daleo, Ingo Neuhaus | Stars: Adam D. Barnes, Meredith Cross, M. Daleo, Michael Daleo

41. Cold Squad (1998–2005)
Episode: Bob and May Lee (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Alis dinner date never gets off the ground due to the murder of a drug dealer. The dealer was found with a gun from a cold case murder of the parents of a 6-year-old boy named Jimmy... See full synopsis »

Writer: Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik | Director: Penelope Buitenhuis | Stars: Julie Stewart, Michael Hogan, Joy Tanner, Paul Boretski

42. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: Brought to Book (1961)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Steed infiltrates a heroin-selling gang to get the evidence needed to convict Dr. Keel's fiancée's murderer. Dr. Keel discovers a rival gang has hired an assassin to kill Steed.

Writers: Patrick Brawn, Ray Rigby | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee, Ingrid Hafner, Lawrence Archer

43. Underbelly (2008– )
Episode: Earning a Crust (2008)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Gangland War intensifies as Carl Williams walks free on account of Police tainted evidence, around the same time Jason Moran finishes his sentence. Mario Condello expands his loan ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Gawler | Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Rodger Corser, Caroline Craig, Gyton Grantley, Kat Stewart

44. Underworld Histories (2006– )
Episode: Miami (2007)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Chris Lent | Stars: Peter Banks, Tony Babcock, George Bush, Anthony Correa

45. Underworld Histories (2006– )
Episode: Montreal (2007)

Crime, Drama

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Writers: Christie Callan-Jones, James Hyslop | Director: James Hyslop | Stars: Peter Banks, Gary Biggar, Maurice 'Mom' Boucher, Guy Castonguay

46. Zero Hour (2004– )
Episode: The King of Cocaine (2004)

Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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After 499 days on the run, Columbian Special Forces finally track Pablo Escobar to a safe house in his hometown of Medellín. The Search Bloc use Escobar's telephone signal to pinpoint his ... See full summary »

Writer: Renny Bartlett | Director: Renny Bartlett | Stars: Carlos Congote, Alvaro Lopez Parra, Angel Gonzales, Carlos Gómez

47. 30 for 30 (2009–2014)
Episode: The Two Escobars (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.5
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The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.

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

48. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Yellow Badge of Cowardge (2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.8
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Bart wins the annual "last day of school" race - with a little help from Nelson - and Homer attempts to bring back 4th of July fireworks, which have been canceled due to low budget cuts.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Timothy Bailey | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith