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Drugs have always been a darker part of the society and when it comes to movies there's no exception. These movies have been much acclaimed and when we talk about showing the other side of the coin, there's no escaping-the-reality. These are some of the very best of classics and each a class of its own is sometimes humorous and stylished and mostly emotional screenplays.
Martin Scorsese teaming up once again with Robert Deniro in Goodfellas will leave you gasping in awe. This is one of the culturally, historically and artistically significant films. Its content and style have been copied in numerous other movies and shows. Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci have nailed it as a bad ass gang together.
Excessively violent, time-twisting and super cool characters, this movie has all the must ingredients for a Quentin Tarantino movie. John Travolta and Samuel Jackson are as cool as their berettas in this flick. Pitch-black humor with a cussing script this neo-noir will keep you entertained for full 2 hours 34 minutes. You are never going to forget Ezekiel 25:17 after watching this movie.
The Basketball Diaries is the story of Jim Carroll who is a high school basketball player and writer. Heroin addiction leads to the downfall and his dreams get shattered. Leonardo Dicaprio and Mark Wahlberg are as bad as any teenage Yankee could ever be. Tragic and beautiful at the same time, it shows the ugly truth behind drugs.
Trainspotting is another cult classic from Danny Boyle. Set in the 90's in the economically depressed Edinburgh, this film revolves around Mark Renton and his drug addiction, coping up with friends and family in the man eat man society. Soundtracks of this flick will leave you listening to them over and over again making it number 17th on Entertainment Weekly's 100 best movie soundtracks.
Based on the real life stories of Pablo Escobar, George Jung and Carlos Lehder, this flick will blow your mind. It's about a guy named George Jung portrayed by Johnny Depp, his journey towards fame by smuggling cocaine a.k.a. blow and his downfall in the aftermath.
One of the most heart melting stories, this movie will make you feel ugly. Unique in its style piling misery upon misery and moving towards human degradation this is how this flick will end. And for the first time in a very long time, it will make you re-think about the choices you make in your life. Jared Leto is as always '"closer to the edge" when it comes to acting.
No list is complete without Al Pacino. Topping it up on the list is the king of all gangsters "Tony Montana" portrayed by Al. Scarface is the journey of a Cuban refugee who manages to become the kingpin of an organised cocaine cartel and the end of his journey. Al Pacino keeps it Cuban with his cigar and his accent. "say hello to my little friend" is one of the most iconic movie dialogues in the American cinema history. It is all about money and the power of a single man.
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