Movies about drug lords

Movies about drug lords
List of the best films about drug lords according to visitors: The Counselor, Body Brokers, Loving Pablo, The Gentlemen, Cocaine Godmother, Mama Weed, The Mule, The Godfather, Running with the Devil, Once Upon a Time in America.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlaceMexico
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, For men

A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersCriminals
PlotOn real events, Money, Drug addict, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. Wood and Vin bring Utah in on their lucrative and illegal dealings, where saving lives comes second to the bottom line.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountrySpain, Bulgaria, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Horses, Hired assassins, Rich, Journalists
PlotLove, On real events, Motorcycles
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Russia
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGangsters, Criminals, Tough guys
PlotRobbery, Money
StylePopular, Exciting, For men, Worth watching

American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersSmugglers, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Power, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with local drug runners. Griselda masterminded the use of beautiful women, the elderly and children as the mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium

Patience Portefeux is a French-Arabic police translator, specialized in phone tappings for the anti-narcotics unit. The job is tough and low-paid, but the commander is charming... One day, whilst listening to wanted drug dealers, she discovers one of them is the son of the fantastic woman who takes care of her mother. She decides to protect him and is brought in the middle of a drug network. When she gets her hands on a huge load of hash, with the help of her new partner, the former police dog DNA, she seizes the opportunity and becomes Mama Weed, drug wholesaler, thanks to her field experience... and all the information she gets in her job!

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Gangsters, Special Forces, Bikers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Investigation
PlacePrison, Party, Mexico
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, For men, Disturbing

Earl Stone, a man in his eighties, is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does so well that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.

Duration02:55
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotLife, Family life
StylePopular, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Colombia
Duration01:08
CharactersSnipers, FBI, Friends, Criminals
PlotInvestigation
PlaceMexico, USA, Canada
StyleExciting, Action, For men, Disturbing

A leader of a drug cartel sends his two toughest henchmen to investigate why a shipment was botched.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly, USA
Duration03:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlotAdventure, Justice

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryDenmark
Duration01:59
CharactersDoctors
PlotBank robbery, Motorcycles, Investigation, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceHospitals
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

Zaid is a successful heart surgeon with an expensive apartment and pregnant girlfriend. One night he gets a visit from his brother Yasin, who is desperate for money, but he refuses. Soon after, Yasin is found beaten to death and Zaid is overcome with guilt. As guilt gives way to anger, Zaid becomes a masked avenger and takes on Copenhagen's criminal underworld in his quest for justice.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Mafia, Lifeguards, Defenders
PlotSkirmishes, Road adventures, Border, The escape, Money
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleFor men

Jim Hanson’s quiet life is suddenly disturbed by two people crossing the US/Mexico border – a woman and her young son – desperate to flee a Mexican cartel. After a shootout leaves the mother dead, Jim becomes the boy’s reluctant defender. He embraces his role as Miguel’s protector and will stop at nothing to get him to safety, as they go on the run from the relentless assassins.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Criminals
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious

Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers and Matt Doyle, rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But with street notoriety and newfound wealth, the duo feels the heat from the cops and rival gangsters both. Despite his ruthless criminal reputation, Tom tries to remain connected to his family, however, gang warfare and the need for revenge eventually pull him away.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersThieves, Police, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Betrayal, Toys, Gems
PlaceDeserts, Mexico, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as a LAPD detective

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Spain, Belgium, Panama
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Surfers
StyleRomantic, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

For Pablo Escobar family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, Maria, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryColombia, Ecuador, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens
PlotFriendship, Depression
PlaceAircraft, New York
StyleAction, To cry, Soulful, Heavy, Makes me think

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brides
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Death, Justice
PlaceMexico, USA
StyleAction, Tense

A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:50
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Family, Lovers
PlotSkirmishes, Money, Drug addict, Weapon, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersYakuza
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Busan, South Korea, 1970s. Lee Doo-sam is a small-time smuggler. After helping a drug gang to smuggle meth, he falls into the dark crime world. Quick-witted and full of ambition, he eventually takes over the drug underworld and starts to lead a double life: a good community leader during the day but an infamous drug lord during the night.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, FBI, Sheriffs
PlotHostage
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction where the police are preparing to make a last stand to intercept them before they cross the border. Owens is reluctant to become involved but ultimately joins in with the law enforcement efforts

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lovers
PlotObsession, Rivalry
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotDrug addict, Friendship, Love triangle
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Black humor

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersStrong women, Military, Veterans
PlotWar, On real events, Investigation
PlaceIraq
StyleAction, Patriotic, Gloomy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan, Colombia
Duration02:32
CharactersHorses, CIA, FBI, Smugglers, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Court, USA
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating

The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersFriends
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Boxing, Revenge, Money
PlaceJungle
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotTravel, Drug addict
StyleHeavy, Explicit scenes

Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up with his old girlfriend, Amy.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersGangsters

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Friends
PlotSkirmishes, Friendship
PlacePrison, Night Clubs
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Police, FBI
PlotDrug addict, Friendship
PlaceCourt, Night Clubs
StyleHeavy, Tense, Epic, Disturbing

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:51
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, FBI
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Poker
PlaceUSA, Casino
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Tense

The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.





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