Netflix has no shortage of drug-themed movies and TV shows in its vast collection of titles. From fascinating documentaries to critically acclaimed series like Breaking Bad, the streaming service seems to have the subject covered from every possible angle. Interested in the theme, but not sure where to start? We’re here to help you find the best options currently available on instant streaming.
These 10 titles on Netflix — encompassing a mix of TV shows and movies — all broach the subject of drug use or drug trade and are all worth watching. There’s something to fit every kind of preference, whether you’re into thrilling crime dramas or indie flicks. So pick whichever appeals to you the most and enjoy!
1. Breaking Bad
In addition to being one of the best TV shows to tackle the drug theme, the captivating story of Walter White is also widely considered one of the best shows to ever hit the small-screen, period. One of the most critically acclaimed and highly rated series of all time, AMC’s show — about a struggling high school chemistry teacher (Bryan Cranston) who turns to a life of crime with former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) — has earned countless awards (including 16 Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes) and it’s not hard to see why. From Cranston and Paul’s astounding performances to the riveting storytelling, Breaking Bad is definitely a must-see show. All five seasons of the lauded series are currently available for streaming on Netflix.