Anyone who has ever taken too many drugs knows that the dangers of overdosing are well documented. In movies like ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ and ‘The Basketball Diaries,’ we have seen the most gruesome and horrifying depictions of drug addictions, and these are just a few examples. Addiction is a disease in and of itself, and when it gets in the way of our daily routines, it has the potential to wreak havoc.
However, the media does not always portray drugs in a bad light. Movies depicting youngsters having a good time while under the influence of drugs and alcohol can be enjoyable, provided they don’t impact us in a negative way. It’s important to note that drug misuse isn’t only about becoming “high” or “stoned.” One of the entries below discusses the possibility of being “on meds” (prescription drugs) and still being a drug addict.
Whether you’re looking to get high and have a good time with a movie about stoned teens or you want to learn more about the dangers of drug use, we’ve got plenty of options for you. The following is a list of Netflix’s best current drug-related movies. Movies about drug smuggling, drug misuse, and drug dealers are all on the list.
8. Rolling Papers (2015)
In 2014, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, resulting in a massive increase in demand, which caused dispensaries to overflow. The legalization of recreational drug use has also provided new chances for journalism-based media outlets that have been fading out. To capitalize on this opportunity, the Denver Post launched The Cannabist—the world’s first “cannabis” section on a newspaper. To begin with, Ricardo Basa had no staff writers or freelancers working for him. He went on to build an entire team of staff writers and oddball contributors.
The Cannabis covered a wide range of topics, including politics, weed recipes, and even parenting tips and how-tos on how to use marijuana. As a result of all of this, a new branch of journalism called “Pot Journalism” was born. The Denver Post took advantage of this unique chance to break new ground in marijuana journalism, which is the subject of this film.
7. Heroin(e) (2017)
The narrative of a West Virginia community where heroin addiction and overdose are epidemics is told in this film. Huntington, where the overdose rate is ten times higher than the national average, faces a menace that might ripple down through the generations like wildfire. Sheldon portrays a distinct facet of the drug fight, as three ladies are on a mission to break this drug cycle for good. The fearlessness of the three ladies featured in this film, who are out there making a difference without expecting anything in return, is what makes it so essential.
6. Countdown to Death: Pablo Escobar (2017)
We have all heard of Pablo Escobar. Also regarded as the “king of cocaine,” he amassed an enormous fortune through drug trafficking. [*] Through exclusive interviews, wiretap recordings, and never-before-seen footage, this film reconstructs the final nine years of the life of this notorious drug trafficker. In order to tell the story of how he came to be this way, all of this has been put together. A one-hour documentary on his life as a drug smuggler and father, the film also explores the idea that he may be the hero of his own story to some level.
5. The Drug King (2018)
‘The Drug King,’ Leo Doo-sam, has established an exquisite empire out of his drug smuggling enterprise in Busan, South Korea, the setting for this film. His narcotics operation is firmly rooted in the criminal underground. It doesn’t mean, though, that he’s impervious to being touched. Kim In-goo, a public prosecutor, is on a mission to find him and find a way in through man’s unquenchable desire to progress. There are a few more actors in the picture who do a good job as well, including the lead actor. At moments, it feels as if the story has been stretched out for much too long and loses its focus.
4. Divines (2016)
An adolescent Parisian lives on the outskirts of the city in the film, ‘Divines’. She decides to work as a drug dealer’s escort because she want rapid fulfillment and success. However, when she meets a young dancer, her life begins to alter in a positive direction. The actors in this French film do a fantastic job, and the film itself is wonderful. As you watch the film, you will find yourself laughing and crying along with the film’s characters because the film’s depiction of life is so accurate. In this genre, it is a must-see, particularly for fans of French cinema.
3. 6 Balloons (2018)
When Katie notices that her brother Seth (Dave Franco) has relapsed on his heroin addiction, she tries to help him get back on his feet. The video follows Katie, her daughter, and Seth as they drive through the night in search of a rehab facility.. Dave Franco’s portrayal of a heroin addict is so realistic that it might even frighten you at times. Apparently, he had to lose 20 pounds for this movie because he had to portray a heroin addict. Even Abbi Jacobson, the film’s lead female, shows off her acting chops with her character in the movie.
The majority of the reviews for this film are inaccurate and unfairly denigrate it. Watching this film will put you in the shoes of a family dealing with a member’s drug addiction. For anyone looking for a film that depicts the reality of addiction rather than unnecessary drama, this indie flick is for you. It has a conscious narrative that can even be relatable to individuals who have experienced similar addictions themselves.
2. Green in Gold (2016)
Following the imprisonment of his father, a young kid is forced to live with his older brother. However, it appears that his older brother is involved in activities that could lead to more serious issues in the future. The only family he has left is at risk due of the young boy’s backyard marijuana trafficking. This is one of Netflix’s under-appreciated gems that isn’t spoken about as much as it should be. However, the film’s excellent acting and storyline depict nothing but real-life circumstances. As a result of the subtle development of each character in the picture, the tale gains a lot more depth and meaning.
1. Take Your Pills (2018)
There is a medicine for every generation, and this one is no exception. In today’s hyper-competitive society, the abuse of Adderall and Ritalin has become a widespread problem. Originally reserved for children, these medicines are now being taken by everyone from college students to Wall Street professionals. However, no one is considering the long-term effects of these medications. With a goal of becoming “Limitless,” we are gradually losing sight of our true selves.