There have been countless movies centered on the use or trade of drugs, from stoner comedies to critically acclaimed, serious-minded dramas. If you’re interested in the drug theme and are looking for your next film to watch, you’re in luck. There are plenty of great options within the category available for streaming on Netflix.
Since their vast library spans such a wide variety of genres, we’ve narrowed down the options to just seven of their best drug-themed titles. All of these movies incorporate some element of the drug trade into their storylines and there’s something to fit every kind of taste, whether you prefer funny, dramatic, or a little crazy (hey, we are talking about drug-infused themes here). Below, check out seven of the best drug movies on Netflix right now.
High school senior Malcolm Adekanbi (Shameik Moore) and his group of eclectic friends become embroiled in a drug dealer’s business when Malcolm inadvertently takes a backpack full of drugs home from a party. A critically acclaimed breakout at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Dope appears on its surface to be a standard teen sex comedy flick. However, beneath its sex comedy veneer is a thoughtful and poignant film that touches on violence, drugs, and race in unexpected ways. And it manages to do all of this while remaining hilarious throughout.
Directed and written by Rick Famuyiwa, Dope currently has a 88% “fresh” rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.