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1. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 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

Votes: 188,051

2. 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 witnesses 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

Votes: 254,169 | Gross: $87.34M

3. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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 a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

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

Votes: 170,287 | Gross: $124.11M

4. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

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

Votes: 89,074 | Gross: $5.48M

5. 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

Votes: 49,204 | Gross: $32.60M

6. 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

Votes: 10,424 | Gross: $0.15M

7. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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

Votes: 18,474 | Gross: $0.45M

8. 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: Gerardo Naranjo, Mauricio Katz | Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque

Votes: 6,944

9. 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

Votes: 6,210

10. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Writers: Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John | Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden

Votes: 4,520 | Gross: $0.21M

11. 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, Roberto Moreira, Paulo Morelli, Bráulio Mantovani | Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

Votes: 13,136 | Gross: $0.31M

12. 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

Votes: 5,136

13. I Witness (2003)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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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.

Votes: 1,162

14. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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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

Votes: 5,919 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Johnny Was (2006)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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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, Laurence Kinlan, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 1,510

16. 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, Richard Maxwell, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush

Votes: 3,263 | Gross: $0.31M

17. Dimenticare Palermo (1990)

R | 100 min | Thriller

5.4
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Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In... See full summary »

Writers: Edmonde Charles-Roux, Tonino Guerra, Francesco Rosi, Gore Vidal | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: James Belushi, Mimi Rogers, Joss Ackland, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 330

18. 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

Votes: 1,498

19. 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

Votes: 46

20. Maria De Luna (2016)

85 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | Announced

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Writer: J.R. Niles | Director: J.R. Niles | Stars: Matthew Marsden, Gabrielle Christian, Nicholas Downs, Claudette Lalí

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

90 min | Documentary

8.9
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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

Votes: 180

22. The War on Drugs (2007)

99 min | Documentary

8.1
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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

Votes: 37

23. 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

Votes: 27

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

196 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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TV-Movie on the life and accomplishments of Giovanni Falcone, the legendary Sicilian judge who boldly opposed the Mafia

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

Votes: 100

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

123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Violence consumed their destiny.

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

Votes: 10

26. Lynching Charlie Lynch (2011)

100 min | Documentary

8.5
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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

Votes: 71

27. 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

28. 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

Votes: 160

29. On the Line (2007)

55 min | Documentary

6.6
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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

Votes: 22

30. Deforce (2010)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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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

Votes: 23

31. Contrabando y traición (1977)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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Two criminals, Emilio and Camelia try to smuggle drugs into the USA.

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

Votes: 5

32. Legalize It (2014)

80 min | Documentary

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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

34. 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

Votes: 133

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

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

6.0
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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 Soling | Director: Cevin Soling | Stars: Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, Joseph Greene, Brett Colby

Votes: 58

36. Diablos de Denver (2015)

12 min | Short, Thriller

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Three diverse gang leaders in Denver Colorado come together to collaborate a huge business deal in an open field with no one around for miles, or so they thought.

Director: Lyle DeRose | Stars: Donovan Arterburn, Nicole Campbell, Sonja Cimone, Shrek Davidson

37. 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

Votes: 6

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

Documentary

8.1
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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

Votes: 57

39. This is Honduras

105 min | Documentary | Completed

Honduras is the Murder Capital of the world. Not Syria, not Iraq, little Honduras. With 19 violent deaths every day in the city of San Pedro Sula alone, Honduras is all but forgotten. The ... See full summary »

Director: Taylor A. Purdee

40. 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

41. 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, Lynn Harper

42. 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

43. 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

44. Our Drugs War (2010– )

49 min | Documentary

8.0
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Angus MacQueen explores drug legislation across the world and questions whether the law works.

Star: Angus MacQueen

Votes: 11

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

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The squad investigates after they trace a homicide victim's gun to a fifteen-year-old unsolved double murder that took place in Chinatown.

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

Votes: 8

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

Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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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, Brian Clemens | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee, Ingrid Hafner, Laurence Archer

Votes: 9

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

42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

Votes: 44

48. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: Enter the Biggest Prison System in History (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Eddie Conway, Abby Martin, Eugene Puryear

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

Crime, Drama

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

50. 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