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1. Cutter's Way (1981)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry

Votes: 4,164 | Gross: $1.73M

2. Written on the Wind (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 8,516

3. A Patch of Blue (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 6,130

4. Some Came Running (1958)

Approved | 137 min | Drama, Romance

Dave Hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Martha Hyer

Votes: 4,694

5. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,184

6. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 11,083

7. Jacknife (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister, with whom he lives, when she becomes romantically involved with the Army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kathy Baker, Ed Harris, Sloane Shelton

Votes: 4,908 | Gross: $2.05M

8. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintegrate.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 13,017 | Gross: $6.30M

9. Fat City (1972)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark

Votes: 6,269

10. Trees Lounge (1996)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Carol Kane, Mark Boone Junior, Bronson Dudley

Votes: 12,192 | Gross: $0.70M

11. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,870 | Gross: $14.93M

12. De helaasheid der dingen (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?

Director: Felix Van Groeningen | Stars: Kenneth Vanbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx

Votes: 8,445

13. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 13,351 | Gross: $37.96M

14. El Dorado (1967)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

Votes: 20,265 | Gross: $12.97M

15. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 38,070 | Gross: $17.57M

16. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

R | 118 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, Alison Lohman, David Duchovny

Votes: 25,911 | Gross: $3.29M

17. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,529,206 | Gross: $107.93M

18. Daybreak (2003)

R | 108 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest ... See full summary »

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Pernilla August, Jakob Eklund, Leif Andrée, Marie Richardson

Votes: 1,352 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Coke (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Russians and Latinos traffic cocaine in the US.

Director: Sergei Zelinsky | Stars: Sergei Zelinsky, Olivia Maria Lopez, Natallia Rabko, Julio Roberto Beltran

Votes: 5

20. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 43,708 | Gross: $12.80M

21. Man in the Chair (2007)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Michael Angarano, M. Emmet Walsh, Robert Wagner

Votes: 1,575

22. Avida (2006)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes.

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Anselme, Fernando Arrabal, Anne Benett, Beu

Votes: 528

23. Family Demons (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

When an abused teenage girl murders her alcoholic mother, the mother's vengeful spirit returns to haunt her. Even in death, the mother is hell bent on denying her daughter her freedom.

Director: Ursula Dabrowsky | Stars: Cassandra Kane, Kerry Ann Reid, Alex Rafalowicz, Tommy Darwin

Votes: 260

24. Kids (1995)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson

Votes: 64,881 | Gross: $7.42M

25. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

72 Metascore

Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

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

Votes: 62,448 | Gross: $16.84M

26. The Rules of Attraction (2002)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Director: Roger Avary | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel

Votes: 46,594 | Gross: $6.53M

27. In My Pocket (2011)

TV-MA | 94 min | Drama, Romance

A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no... See full summary »

Director: David Lisle Johnson | Stars: Gregory Smith, Zack Ward, Shantel VanSanten, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 152

28. Crack Baby

Drama | Announced

When a privileged student filmmaker teams up with an acclaimed documentary filmmaker they both learn a valuable life lesson about the human condition.

Director: Ted Williams

29. Wanda (1970)

GP | 102 min | Crime, Drama

In the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, Wanda Goronski is constantly drinking to shut out the problems in her life. Having deserted her husband and infant children, Wanda sleeps on her ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Loden | Stars: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes, Peter Shupenes

Votes: 1,756

30. The Road to Ruin (1934)

62 min | Drama

A young girl gets involved with a crowd that smokes marijuana, drinks and has sex. She winds up an alcoholic, pregnant drug addict and is forced to get an abortion.

Directors: Dorothy Davenport, Melville Shyer | Stars: Helen Foster, Nell O'Day, Glen Boles, Robert Quirk

Votes: 223

31. Grace and the Storm (2004)

92 min | Drama

An exhausted Manhattan drug dealer stumbles across the existence of a mythical drug known as "Grace," which according to urban legend, can increase a user's cerebral activity to dangerous new levels.

Director: Christopher Baldi | Stars: Christopher Amitrano, K.C. Armstrong, Matt Baranyay, Aaron Boyum

Votes: 145

32. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

50 Metascore

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 23,744 | Gross: $0.30M

33. Svinalängorna (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Director: Pernilla August | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Outi Mäenpää, Ville Virtanen

Votes: 3,394

34. Mississippi Damned (2009)

120 min | Drama

Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

Director: Tina Mabry | Stars: Adam Clark, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Hyatt, Malcolm David Kelley

Votes: 762

35. John Dies at the End (2012)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return no longer human. Can two college drop-outs save humanity from this silent, otherworldly invasion?

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown

Votes: 33,233 | Gross: $0.14M

36. Smashed (2012)

R | 81 min | Drama

71 Metascore

A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally

Votes: 15,135 | Gross: $0.38M

37. P.T.S.D (I) (2015)

71 min | Drama

After returning from Iraq, young military veteran Jason struggles to adjust to civilian life. In search of his childhood friend, he spirals deeper into depression.

Director: Cedric Godin | Stars: Jason Lopez, Treva Etienne, Phillipe Simon, G. Larry Butler

Votes: 14

38. 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: 584

39. High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

Documents 18 months in the lives of three crack addicts in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Directors: Maryann DeLeo, Richard Farrell | Star: Dicky Eklund

Votes: 629

40. Methadonia (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

There's one cure for heroin addiction. But is it a cure? Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist.

Director: Michel Negroponte | Stars: Michel Negroponte, Bill, Eddie, George

Votes: 206

41. Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »

Director: Joonas Neuvonen | Star: Jani Raappana

Votes: 2,725

42. Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary follows the lives of a number of heroin addicts in the U.S.A. It shows their heroin life stories.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Tracey Helton, Alice McMunn

Votes: 887

43. Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - Opium, Morphine, and Heroin (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

An examination of the history of the poppy plant and three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times, the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and 20th centuries, its addicting... See full summary »

Director: Tom Yaroschuk | Stars: Patricia M. Tice, Clark Carr, William M. Fowler Jr., Jonathan Spence

Votes: 76

44. Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - Cocaine, the Third Scourge (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Derived from South America's coca leaf, cocaine was touted as a cure-all in the late 19th century and was the secret ingredient in many medicines and elixirs such as Coca-Cola. But ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Yaroschuk | Stars: Pam Lingle, Mark Saunders, Tony Anderson, Darryl Inaba

Votes: 73

45. Invisible (I) (2005)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

The story of six young people addicted to heroin in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Director: Konstantin Bojanov | Stars: Alexsandar Bunovski, Stanislav Pavlov, Kamen Petrov, Rumen Proshev

Votes: 67

46. 1 More Hit (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

The filmmaker finds her friend, a once successful rap producer, living under a tree in Hollywood cleaning a crack pipe; from there the two try everything, including a reality show, to kick his habit.

Director: Shauna Garr | Stars: Akon, Twink Caplan, Shauna Garr, Jamie Kennedy

Votes: 17