Most Popular Drug War Movies and TV Shows
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2. 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.
4. Pineapple Express (2008)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 295,340 | Gross: $87.34M
5. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 186,716 | Gross: $124.12M
6. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 100,910 | Gross: $5.50M
7. Birds of Passage (2018)
125 min | Drama
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Votes: 5,231 | Gross: $0.51M
8. Cocaine Godmother (2017 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The real life of Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco, who reportedly masterminded more than 200 murders. This film presents her life story from the time she was a young girl to the end of her life.
10. Proof of Life (2000)
R | 135 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Votes: 53,046 | Gross: $32.60M
11. Anti-Social (2015)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime
Central London, today; Dee is an anarchic street-artist confronting the system, Marcus is an armed robber on a jewellery store crime-wave. For the two brothers, being Anti-Social is a way of life.
12. Brother (I) (2000)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 20,650 | Gross: $0.45M
13. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)
R | 118 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 - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,923 | Gross: $0.15M
14. City of Men (2007)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 14,509 | Gross: $0.31M
15. The Shepherd (2008 Video)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
16. I Witness (2003)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
17. The House I Live In (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 5,034 | Gross: $0.21M
18. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
Votes: 6,490 | Gross: $1.50M
19. 75 (2017)
97 min | Crime, Drama
A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.
20. Mr. Untouchable (2007)
R | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord, MR. UNTOUCHABLE takes its audience deep inside the heroin industry of the 1970s. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 846 | Gross: $0.10M
21. Johnny Was (2006)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
23. American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Crime
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 »
24. (T)ERROR (2015)
84 min | Documentary
(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of "Shariff", a 63-year-old Black ... See full summary »
25. The Palermo Connection (1990)
R | 100 min | Thriller
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 »
26. Alpha: The Right to Kill (2018)
94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set against the backdrop of the Philippines Government's crackdown on illegal drugs, a SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest Abel, one of the biggest drug lords in Manila. ... See full summary »
27. Texas Godfather (1985)
R | 89 min | Action, Drama
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.
28. Giovanni Falcone, l'uomo che sfidò Cosa Nostra (2006 TV Movie)
196 min | Biography, Drama
TV-Movie on the life and accomplishments of Giovanni Falcone, the legendary Sicilian judge who boldly opposed the Mafia
29. L.A. Wars (1994)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama
When the war on the streets becomes personal, no one is safe. Guzman, a small-time drug lord, takes on Giovanni, the biggest Mafia boss in L.A., igniting a war.
30. The War on Drugs (2007)
99 min | Documentary
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 »
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
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.
36. Escape to Canada (2005)
80 min | Documentary
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 »
38. Prince of Pot: The U.S. vs. Marc Emery (2007)
Marc Emery runs a hugely successful marijuana seed mail-order business. But now the world renowned"The Prince of Pot" faces a lifetime in jail if the US Drug Enforcement Administration get their way.
39. The War on the War on Drugs (2002)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy
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.
42. Deforce (2010)
86 min | Documentary, History
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 »
43. Expendable (2012)
104 min | Documentary, Crime, News
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 »
Director: Kathy Manning
44. On the Line (2007)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary
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 »
10 min | Short, News
Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary
Directed by Gerard Ungerman, Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure documents what many believe to be dangerous hypocrisy on the part of the American government. The film gives ... See full summary »
50. High: The True Tale of American Marijuana (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
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 »