Traffic
Traffic (2000)

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an...

8/10

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Stephen Gaghan

Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro, Jacob Vargas

The French Connection
The French Connection (1971)

Tough narcotics detective "Popeye" Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

8/10

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: Ernest Tidyman

Stars: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider

American Gangster
American Gangster (2007)

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

7.5/10

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson

Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream (2000)

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

7.5/10

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writer: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly

Midnight Express
Midnight Express (1978)

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

7.5/10

Director: Alan Parker

Writer: Oliver Stone, Billy Hayes, William Hoffer

Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins

Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (1987)

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

7/10

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Shane Black

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

French Connection II
French Connection II (1975)

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

6.5/10

Director: John Frankenheimer

Writer: Alexander Jacobs, Robert Dillon, Laurie Dillon

Stars: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson