Most Popular Drug Lord Movies and TV Shows
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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.
3. Deadpool 2 (2018)
R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.
Votes: 408,993 | Gross: $324.59M
4. Baywatch (2017)
R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.
Votes: 141,547 | Gross: $58.06M
5. Shaft (2019)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.
Votes: 25,386 | Gross: $21.36M
7. Triple Frontier (2019)
R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Loyalties are tested when five friends and former special forces operatives reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
8. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
Votes: 236,610 | Gross: $100.23M
9. Cold Pursuit (2019)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'.
Votes: 35,783 | Gross: $32.14M
10. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Votes: 354,719 | Gross: $110.52M
11. Sicario (2015)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Votes: 333,436 | Gross: $46.89M
12. Peppermint (2018)
R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
Votes: 38,829 | Gross: $35.42M
13. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 917,582 | Gross: $23.34M
15. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Votes: 100,487 | Gross: $50.07M
16. Fast Five (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.
Votes: 333,223 | Gross: $209.84M
17. We're the Millers (2013)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime
A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Votes: 375,146 | Gross: $150.39M
18. Fast & Furious (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Votes: 245,465 | Gross: $155.06M
19. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Votes: 497,533 | Gross: $3.90M
20. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 236,636 | Gross: $13.41M
21. Pineapple Express (2008)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.
Votes: 296,750 | Gross: $87.34M
22. Licence to Kill (1989)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. Agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.
Votes: 86,992 | Gross: $34.67M
24. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Votes: 369,974 | Gross: $130.16M
25. Collateral (2004)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Votes: 337,807 | Gross: $101.01M
26. Blow (2001)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.
Votes: 225,678 | Gross: $52.99M
28. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 216,489 | Gross: $53.42M
29. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.
31. The Happytime Murders (2018)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Votes: 18,832 | Gross: $20.71M
32. Machete (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Votes: 183,339 | Gross: $26.59M
33. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.
Votes: 236,104 | Gross: $20.30M
34. Shaft (2000)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Votes: 69,114 | Gross: $70.33M
35. S.W.A.T. (2003)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Votes: 132,204 | Gross: $116.93M
36. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Votes: 146,306 | Gross: $56.36M
37. Bad Boys (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.
Votes: 209,070 | Gross: $65.81M
39. The First Purge (2018)
R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.
Votes: 43,786 | Gross: $69.09M
40. The Losers (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.
Votes: 84,975 | Gross: $23.58M
42. 2 Guns (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.
Votes: 183,505 | Gross: $75.61M
43. Starsky & Hutch (2004)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red and white Ford Gran Torino, with the help of a police snitch called "Huggy Bear".
Votes: 132,581 | Gross: $88.24M
44. Into the Blue (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.
Votes: 70,608 | Gross: $18.47M
48. King of New York (1990)
R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.
Votes: 28,022 | Gross: $2.55M
49. Miami Vice (2006)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.
Votes: 104,360 | Gross: $63.45M