Top 15 Drug Cartel Movies To Keep You On Edge

If you admire Narcos and Narco Movies then, this Best movie list is for you. Handpicked 10 movies about cartel crime, and the war on drugs movies, which always take the seat when it comes to thrillers. here are the Top 10 Drug cartel movies. 

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End Of Watch

Two LAPD officers Brian and Mike patrol the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The movie has made in a documentary style which gives diverse cheeriness. very closely based on the reality of a policeman’s job, fascinates viewers by its tense situation and drama. 


A True Story Of George Jung played by Johnny Depp, Who is to Smuggle cocaine into the US, From Colombia’s drug lord Pablo Escobar The Medellín Cartel. One of the classics among drug cartel movies and involves of emotional scene that melts your heart. 

The Infiltrator

A US custom service agent exposes the money laundering Scheme of many Colombian drug lord cartels including Pablo Escobar. Bryan Cranston got that grip on the character and it’s good to see Bryan doing a character that is different from breaking bad.

Clear and Present Danger

A CIA analyst who is appointed as Acting Deputy Director of Intelligence after his predecessor dies in a plane crash. Ryan is tasked with investigating the murder of a close friend of the President of the United States, who was involved in a covert anti-drug operation in Colombia. Ryan soon discovers that the operation was part of a larger scheme involving corruption within the US government and the Colombian drug cartels.

Loving Pablo

Virginia Vallejo played by Penélope Cruz a Colombian journalist who had affair with the most dangerous drug lord Pablo Escobar played by  Javier Bardem. This got some mixed criticism and the movie revolves around Pablo Escobar and his ups and downs, chunk part of the movie is in Spanish. 


A different story of each, who experience despair in the ongoing war on drugs, A three different story plot of a Mexican cop who stands against the cartels, two DEA agent is sent to jail, and an appointed judge finds out that his daughter is a drug addict. this movie is the true portrayal of reality on the ground.

Training days

A Police officer (Ethan Hawke) was getting trained by Detective Alonzo (Denzel Washington), a senior narcotics officer, who got into mess with the Russian mafia, and the officer finds out that he does unethical and betrayal things, to get out of the mess. this movie shows how corrupt these FBI kinds of organizations are and not to be trusted blindfolded.  

The Counselor

A Lawyer,  counselor gets involved with the shady business to counsel a drug deal some days before his marriage, to fulfill his financial needs. movies keep you on the edge of your seat by the drug deal gone wrong and are filled with tension, drama, and suspense.

City Of God

Brazilian Crime movie is one of the classic cults directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund. In a story, two brothers in the slums of Rio become a photographer the other becomes a drug dealer. you can see in this movie how a small town is settled at the beginning of the movie and becomes slums and pretty. everyone is involved in crime.

Miss Bala

Gloria was abducted by a crime organization for helping out the cop and then the gang leader decides to use her as a mule, to hide under the radar of the DEA. And comes under tense situations and has to dance for both DEA and the cartel.


A Cuban immigrant Tony Montana ‘one of the iconic characters’ gets a green card for killing a Cuban government official and With his friends builds a stronghold in Miami for the drug empire. An evergreen movie and Tony Montana’s character to this day.


Ben and chon are two marijuana dealers who get in trouble with a Mexican cartel in order to cut their bond and war go with themselves. Savages are every bit as rough and action-packed as you’d expect it to be and beyond that, it is loaded with star characters.

No Country For Old Men

A hunter (Josh Brolin) discovers 2 million dollars from the deads reveal cartels after their talks went wrong then A psychopathic killer (Javier Bardem) tracks him to get the money. This movie is out of the box. literally keeps you on edge of your seat.

American Gangster

After the Death of his boss Frank Lucas takes control and expands his drug Empire secretly, he was selling heroin under the name of ‘blue magic’ which he brings from Thailand. Movies have been criticized for more fictionalizing than reality.


An FBI agent (Emily Blunt) was chosen by the government to help the war against drugs, During her mission, she is misled and did not expect in her mission and encounters disturbing realities.

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