Because everything that is illegal tends to fascinate people, the theme of drug addiction came in sight of Hollywood filmmakers who managed to translate into a shockingly realistic dramas attributed to consumption of banned substances.
10. Sid and Nancy
The story of rebel Sex Pistols bassist – Sid Vicious, and its dysfunctional relationship with Nancy Spungen made the subject of a drama that centers on the serious consequences that has the drug abuse. Gary Oldman, one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood to get carried away and got perfect skin controversial singer who falls in love for Nancy and begins to fall into a depressive spiral, fueled by heroin.
In Mexico, a police officer and his partner face and try to stop the traffickers of drugs. In Ohio, a judge is appointed president of National Drug Control Office, only to find shortly that his daughter is an addicted. In San Diego, an undercover DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) brings before the law on dangerous dealer who wins immunity, providing the name of the big head.
08. Drugstore Cowboy
The late of 80s brought a cinematic drama that plan illusory happiness of the drug took over Bob, played exceptional by Matt Dillon. Together with his wife, Diane (Kelly Lynch) forms a band of wicked addicts who rob pharmacies for their supplies. After the police go after them, drug addiction moves to another city, and where they resume activity. Shortly afterwards, a group member dies of an overdose, and the rest of the gang have to make the body disappeared in a hotel full of cops come to an agreement.
Although drug addiction is the central theme of the film, the shocking drama of real kids in a group of teenagers drops completely out of living a life where drugs, alcohol and sex with minors is on the agenda. But their behavior does not escape without consequences, and when a young girl is diagnosed HIV positive everything turns in an unexpected situation. Impressive is that most actors who have played in this movie were beginners, but were paid very well for their roles.
Drug addiction gets to defeat even those who fight against it. Rush with Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh, focused on two police officers in an attempt to catch a dangerous drug dealer, end up becoming addicted to heroin and amphetamine even that is struggle so much to keep away from streets. With their new addiction, will start the problems, and an unexpected and painful series of events begins to catch up from behind.
05. The Basketball Diaries
Based on the autobiographical book written by Jim Carroll, The Basketball Diaries is a drama in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays extremely realistic the role of a teenage heroin addict. If at the beginning is passionate about basketball, one of the best players in the team, once they learn together with three friends the “advantages” of heroin, his life takes a downward slope, developed into addiction.
Gia is a movie more painful with every second because is inspired by a true story. Gia Carangi, played exceptionally by the seductive Angelina Jolie is a young beauty whose striking directly propel a huge success in New York fashion world. Although she had the world at her feet, Gia falls in the other extreme, get to taste sweet and lonely and finds the fatal heroin.
Some friends get into a state of total deprivation, because of drug addiction. Their attempts to quit the addiction always end up returning to drug use and does not take long until its adverse consequences triggers sexual dilemmas and ironic twists of situation, all presented with a highly realistic air formed a cast of Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner.
Candy is a film that begins with a beautiful love story between Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish, two men who live a bohemian life, irresponsible, with low income, but feed their happiness with pure love and… heroin. Apparent well-being and happiness that an addictive drug is shattered when they reach the last dose.
01. Requiem for a Dream
By far one of the most disturbing drama that centers on drug use is Requiem for a Dream directed by Darren Aronofsky. Benefits actors Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly contributed in construction of this movie perfectly transmitted by the disturbing images of self-destruction, degradation and pain to which drug addiction bears slowly and surely those who are taking it.