Addiction on Screen: Why Do We Love Drugs in Our Movies?

Hollywood is closely related to drug use. This is a well-known fact, even though nobody there wants to admit it. It has produced several movies about addiction—some ridiculously ignorant, but some outstandingly insightful and accurate such as “Pulp Fiction”, “The Basketball Diaries”, and “Requiem for a Dream”. Regardless of country and nation, these films remain the best medium to showcase addiction.

Movie creators have a close grasp of the drug culture, either first hand or by hanging with some of the notorious celebrities. This intimacy with drugs brought some amazing movies that can teach us a lot about the abyss that is drug addiction. As far as the reasons to love these movies are concerned, they are not the same for you and the next person.