Are you are a thrill seeker and like the sudden turn of events? And you don’t mind a little violence in your movie? If you want a change in your genre from romance or comedy, then these are the perfect movies to do so! Featuring a few scenes or portraying the major theme of drug use, these drug cartel movies can depict super realistic scenes or imaginary ones!
This might not be the most celebrated theme of the movie genres, but all these movies were widely acclaimed. Here is a list of 5 such movies, which will keep you glued to your seat!
- Blow (2001)
This movie revolves around the life of George Jung, an American cocaine peddler who became the world’s premier importer of this drug in the 1970s. The movie is based on the lives of Pablo Escobar and George Jung from the Medellin Cartel. By selling drugs, George who grew up in extreme poverty soon becomes rich. However, circumstances lead to his fall of power. The drug market of the 1970s is portrayed in these movies.
- City of God (2002)
Filmed in Rio de Janeiro, this movie is set in the 1970s. In the poverty-stricken neighborhood, two boys grow up to choose entirely different paths. Rocket becomes a photographer who documents the increase in crime due to drugs. Jose Pequeno grows up to become a drug dealer who uses Rocket and his photographs for his own benefit.
- American Gangster (2007)
The plot of the movie is based on chauffeur Frank Lucas who takes over his boss’s kingpin business after his death. By ensuring a strict business code in his heroin business, he becomes one of the most powerful mafias in the city. Watch this movie to uncover the clashes between veteran detective Richie Roberts and Frank, who is determined to unfold the secrets of the drug business.
- Alpha Dog (2007)
The central theme of this movie is based on the life and drug business of Jesse James Hollywood, one of the youngest men to be on the list of FBI’s most wanted. Johnny Truelove who depicts the character of the Jesse in the movie, orders the kidnapping and murder of Zack Mazursky when he fails to clear his debt. However, an unexpected turn occurs in the movie, when Johnny’s right-hand man Frankie befriends the kidnapped youth. What exactly happens to Zack?
- No Country for Old Men (2007)
This movie revolves around hunter Llewelyn Moss who comes across a briefcase filled with two million dollars and a drug deal has gone wrong! Unable to resist his urge to take that money, Moss soon finds himself in trouble when Chigurh, a ruthless killer starts to hunt for him. On the other hand, Sheriff Bell also starts to look for Moss, in order to protect him. Watch this incredible psychological drug cartel drama to uncover the dark secrets!
A little change from the popular genres, this list is specially curated for those who want to have a new cinematic experience. Hope you have enjoyed yourself in this ride of drug cartel drama!