20 Movies Like Drugstore Cowboy

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Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 37 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Requiem for a Dream” is a dark and intense drama that follows the lives of four individuals as their dreams turn into devastating addictions, leading them down a path of despair, delusion, and destruction. The film explores the harrowing consequences of drug addiction and the desperate pursuit of happiness, ultimately portraying the devastating impact of addiction on the human spirit.

Trainspotting

Trainspotting
Trainspotting
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 23 wins & 35 nominations total
Writer: Irvine Welsh, John Hodge
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Trainspotting” is a darkly comedic drama that follows a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Scotland, as they navigate the highs and lows of addiction, friendship, and survival. The film explores the destructive allure of drugs and the struggles faced by its characters to break free from their self-destructive lifestyles.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni
Actors: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” is a dark comedy film based on Hunter S. Thompson’s semi-autobiographical novel. It follows the drug-fueled journey of journalist Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo as they embark on a wild and chaotic trip to cover a motorcycle race in Las Vegas, exploring themes of American counterculture and the disillusionment of the American Dream.

The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Basketball Diaries is a film adaptation of Jim Carroll’s memoir, following the descent of a talented high school basketball player into drug addiction and crime. It explores his struggles with addiction, his journey towards redemption, and the impact of his experiences on his life.”

Blow

Blow
Blow
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 55%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Bruce Porter, David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes
Actors: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blow” is a biographical crime film that follows the rise and fall of George Jung, a notorious American drug trafficker, as he becomes a key player in the cocaine trade during the 1970s and 1980s. The movie explores his extravagant lifestyle, his relationship with his family, and his eventual downfall due to his involvement in illegal activities.

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly
A Scanner Darkly
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime
Awards: 4 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Philip K. Dick, Richard Linklater
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr.
Language: English
Country: United States
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“A Scanner Darkly” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where an undercover cop becomes addicted to a dangerous drug while trying to infiltrate a drug ring. As his identity becomes blurred, he struggles to maintain his sanity and complete his mission.

The Panic in Needle Park

The Panic in Needle Park
The Panic in Needle Park
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: James Mills, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne
Actors: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Panic in Needle Park” is a 1971 drama film that follows the lives of two heroin addicts, Bobby and Helen, as they navigate the gritty streets of New York City. Their tumultuous relationship becomes increasingly entangled with their drug use, leading to devastating consequences.

Candy

Candy
Candy
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 6 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Luke Davies, Neil Armfield
Actors: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush
Language: English
Country: Australia
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“Candy” is a movie about a young poet named Dan who falls in love with a beautiful artist named Candy. The film explores their passionate and destructive relationship as they navigate through addiction and self-destruction.

Permanent Midnight

Permanent Midnight
Permanent Midnight
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Jerry Stahl, David Veloz
Actors: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson
Language: English, Spanish, German
Country: United States
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“Permanent Midnight” is a film based on the autobiography of Jerry Stahl, a successful television writer and his descent into drug addiction. The movie explores his struggles with substance abuse, personal relationships, and the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry.

Spun

Spun
Spun
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Will De Los Santos, Creighton Vero
Actors: Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Patrick Fugit
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Spun” is a dark comedy that follows a group of methamphetamine addicts as they navigate through a chaotic and drug-fueled world, highlighting the destructive consequences of their addiction.

Go

Go
Go
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Awards: 5 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: John August
Actors: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Go movie is a comedy-drama that follows the interconnected lives of several young adults over the course of a single day, as they navigate through drugs, relationships, and unexpected adventures in Los Angeles.

The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea
The Salton Sea
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Tony Gayton
Actors: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Salton Sea” is a neo-noir crime thriller about a man named Danny who becomes embroiled in a dangerous world of drugs and murder after his wife is killed. As he delves deeper into the seedy underbelly of the Salton Sea, he uncovers a web of deception and finds himself caught in a complex web of revenge and redemption.

Christiane F.

Christiane F.
Christiane F.
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Herman Weigel, Kai Hermann, Horst Rieck
Actors: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck
Language: German
Country: West Germany
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The Christiane F. movie is a biographical drama based on the true story of Christiane Felscherinow, a troubled teenager in 1970s West Berlin who becomes addicted to heroin and falls into the seedy world of prostitution. It depicts her harrowing journey through addiction, desperation, and ultimately, her struggle to break free from the cycle of drugs and reclaim her life.

The Man with the Golden Arm

The Man with the Golden Arm
The Man with the Golden Arm
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 2 wins & 8 nominations total
Writer: Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer, Nelson Algren
Actors: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Man with the Golden Arm” is a 1955 drama film that follows the story of a talented but troubled jazz musician named Frankie Machine, who struggles with drug addiction while trying to break free from the cycle of crime and addiction in his life. The film explores themes of addiction, redemption, and the human struggle to overcome personal demons.

Rush

Rush
Rush
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award6 wins & 65 nominations total
Writer: Peter Morgan
Actors: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
Language: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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The Rush movie is a biographical sports drama that tells the story of the intense rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One season. It explores their contrasting personalities, their pursuit of victory, and the life-threatening accident that forever changed their lives.

Clean and Sober

Clean and Sober
Clean and Sober
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Tod Carroll
Actors: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Clean and Sober” is a drama film that follows the story of a real estate agent, played by Michael Keaton, who checks into a rehabilitation center to overcome his addiction to drugs and alcohol. As he navigates the challenges of sobriety, he uncovers a deeper truth about himself and the people around him.

Less Than Zero

Less Than Zero
Less Than Zero
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Bret Easton Ellis, Harley Peyton
Actors: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr.
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Less Than Zero” is a film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel, following a college student who returns to Los Angeles for the holidays and gets entangled in a world of drugs, decadence, and destructive relationships, ultimately exploring themes of addiction and disillusionment in 1980s America.

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 32 wins & 30 nominations total
Writer: John O'Brien, Mike Figgis
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States
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“Leaving Las Vegas” is a film about a self-destructive alcoholic who moves to Las Vegas with the intention of drinking himself to death. There, he forms an unlikely friendship with a prostitute who accepts him as he is, leading to a poignant exploration of love, addiction, and the search for connection.

The Boost

The Boost
The Boost
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Ben Stein, Darryl Ponicsan
Actors: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Boost” is a drama film that follows the story of a couple who become addicted to cocaine as they chase the American dream in the fast-paced world of real estate in the 1980s. The movie explores their descent into addiction, the devastating consequences it has on their lives, and their struggle to break free from its grip.

The Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend
The Lost Weekend
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 16 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Actors: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Lost Weekend” is a 1945 film directed by Billy Wilder. It follows the story of a struggling writer named Don Birnam as he battles with alcoholism over the course of a long weekend, showcasing the devastating effects of addiction on his life.

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