Addiction Movies

List of the best addiction movies selected by visitors to our site: 6 Balloons, Women of Mafia, T2 Trainspotting, The Brave, Beautiful Boy, On My Skin, Lenny, Quacks, Bullet Head, A Street Cat Named Bob.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

6 Balloons (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
CharactersFamily, Brothers
PlotDrug addict
StyleNetflix, Depressive, Heavy, Fascinating, Makes me think

Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.

Women of Mafia (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, drama, crime
PlotDrug addict

A former police officer goes under cover in the mafia.

T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotDrug addict

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.

The Brave (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
PlotDrug addict

In an Albanian town known for drug production and trafficking an elite group of cops set out to end the war waged against the local police.

Beautiful Boy (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CharactersParents, Family, Journalists, Fathers, Teens
PlotOn real events, Computers, Fear, Drug addict, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Beach
StyleFascinating, To cry, Heavy, By books

After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.

On My Skin (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
PlotOn real events, Drug addict
StyleNetflix, Action, Disturbing, Fascinating, Makes me think

The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years. Stefano Cucchi was arrested for a minor crime and mysteriously found dead during his detention. In one week's time, a family is changed forever.

Lenny (1974)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography
CharactersJews, Actors, Comedians
PlotOn real events, Drug addict
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Action, Depressive, Heavy

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.

Quacks (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Psychologists, Surgeons, Alcoholics
PlotDrug addict, Competitions
PlaceEngland, London, Hospitals

A raucous comedy set in Victorian London about four medical pioneers fighting to make a mark on the world.

Bullet Head (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryBulgaria, USA
CharactersDogs, Police, Rabbits, Fish, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Death, Survival, Money, Drug addict
PlaceUSA, Beach
StyleFascinating, Action, Tense, Psychological problems

A group of career criminals finds itself trapped in a warehouse with the law – and an Attack Dog named DeNiro closing in.

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSingers, Musicians, Friends, Frogs, Guitarists
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Friendship
StyleTouching, Soulful, By books

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Burnt (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersCooks, Gay, Alcoholics
PlotLove, Revenge, Obsession, Drug addict, Justice
PlacePrison, France, England, Paris, London
StyleExciting, Inspirational

Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Being Charlie (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Political, Death, Drug addict, Funeral
PlaceBeach, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, To cry, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful

Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but troubled girl, Eva, and is forced to battle with drugs, elusive love and divided parents.

Captive (2015)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersFBI, Judge, Strong women, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Weapon, Chase, Drug addict, Hostage
PlaceHelicopters, Court, USA
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.

The Hoarder (2015)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotChase, Drug addict
PlaceNew York
StyleDepressive, Psychological problems

Ella discovers a terrifying secret when she becomes trapped in an underground storage facility. To survive she must join forces with a group of strangers, each with something to hide.

I Am Here (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany, Denmark
PlotDrug addict, Border
StyleTouching, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most - a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.

Blind Alley (2011)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountrySpain, Colombia
PlotDrug addict, Loneliness
TimeDark ones

A serial killer traps and taunts a young dancer inside a laundromat that located down an isolated alley.

Action Jackson (1988)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
PlotMartial Arts, Uprising, Chase, Drug addict, Pads
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

Vengeance drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Band of the Hand (1986)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersSnipers, Teens, Gangsters
PlotFight, Survival, Drug addict, Rivalry
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.

The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Markimdb: 7.1
PlotLove, Drug addict, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleDepressive, Heavy, Gloomy, Serious

This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves.

Ed Wood (1994)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CharactersLosers, Celebrities, Actors
PlotDepression, Drug addict, Dreams, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Touching, Atmospheric, Gothic

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.