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Most Memorable Drug-Related Movies

Drugs have always been a part of our culture and are a central theme to many popular movies. It was hard to do, but we narrowed it down to 10. In no particular order, here are our top 5:

Blow (2001)
This movie is based in 1960s Venice Beach where George (Johnny Depp) meets a marijuana dealer. He too, begins selling marijuana until he winds up in prison where he makes connections with the Columbian drug cartel. After prison, he finds himself as the larger importer of cocaine to the U.S.

Scarface (1983)
Cuban immigrants Tony Montana and his friend, Manny Ray, build a drug empire in Miami. Several gruesome scenes make this a very violent classic.

Requiem For a Dream (2000)
This movie follows the lives of 4 interrelated people whose recreational drug use turns into an addiction. The film tells the story of the effects of drug use as you watch the addicts face downward spirals. This film is said to very accurately depict the dangers and horrors that are caused by drugs.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
This film depicts Hunter S. Thompson (author) and his crazed lawyer’s road trip across Western America in search for the American Dream. They hit the road in the Red Shark – his red convertible – to cover a sporting event in Las Vegas with a large amount of drugs and alcohol accompanying them. In their search they come across fear, loathing, and comical adventures.

Trainspotting (1996)
Set in economically depressed Edinburgh, Scotland, this movie is about a group of Scottish youths that turn to heroin to escape reality. They then begin to suffer the consequences and see the effects it has on their relationships.

Stay tuned for our next 5 favorites. Any suggestions?

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  1. February 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    All of these are very good movies. I like the choices for the top 5.

  2. February 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I like all of these choices. I’m not sure which movie is my favorite.

  3. March 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I agree this movies do have theme about drugs.

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