Best Drug Movies

For the adventurous and the broken, sometimes reality just isn’t enough. Over the years, bohemian filmmakers and others enamored vicariously with the lifestyle of raffish and desperate drifters have committed stories of the highs and lows of illicit drug use. Often, drugs serve as a backdrop to a character, perhaps to inform the audience that this person is aberrant, or simply weak willed. Other times, drugs help to give a character mystique or some sense of mystical power. 

Drug movies run the gamut of perspective from stories of the devastating powers of addiction and helplessness, like Trainspotting, or Requiem downloadfor a Dream, to absurdity and horror, or just plain hilarity. Reefer Madness, an anti-marijuana propaganda film from the 1950s is ironically celebrated by “stoner audiences” as a cult classic. Terry Gilliam’s  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the story of alternative cultural icon, Hunter S. Thompson covering drag races in Nevada for Sports Illustrated, uses drug use as a narrative excuse to create surrealist imagery and vaguely satirical commentary on society and its norms.  Of course more often than not, drug use facilitates comic relief and ridiculous escapades such as in Pineapple Express, or Half Baked. 

These are some of the most noteworthy drug films in no particular order

(2008) Pineapple Express

(1998) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

(1996) Trainspotting

(2000) Requiem For A Dream

(1994) Clerks

(1998) The Big Lebowski

(1983) Scarface

(1969) Easy Rider

(2013) The Wolf of Wall Street

(2010) Enter The Void

(2001) Blow

Trainspotting

Year:1996
Director:Danny Boyle
Written by:Irvine Welsh (Author), John Hodge (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting.
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Danny Boyle Movie Scripts

With Oscar season just around the corner, director Danny Boyle has earned himself another nod for his cinematic adaption of the true to life events of 127 Hours (2010). Though this may only be his second Academy Award nomination, taking home his first statue for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), the versatile veteran filmmaker has still a lot of story ahead of him.

Check out a complete collection of his feature-length scripts written especially for the big screen.

1. 127 Hours Script (2010)
2. Slumdog Millionaire Script (2008)
3. Sunshine Script (2007)
4. Millions Script (Dialogue Transcript) (2004)
5. 28 Days Later (2002)
6. The Beach script (2000)
7. A Life Less Ordinary script (1997)
8. Trainspotting script (1996)
9. Shallow Grave Script (Dialogue Transcript) (1994)