Sort by Popularity - Most Popular Movies and TV Shows tagged with keyword "drug-cartel"
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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.
4. Narcos (2015–2017)
TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
5. Deadpool 2 (2018)
R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool) assembles a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.
Votes: 516,869 | Gross: $324.59M
6. 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: 393,455 | Gross: $46.89M
7. The Marksman (2021)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who've pursued him into the U.S.
10. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Votes: 94,655 | Gross: $122.19M
11. Mayans M.C. (2018– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set in a post-Jax Teller world, "Mayans MC" sees EZ Reyes, a former golden boy now fresh out of prison, as a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border who must carve out his new outlaw identity.
13. Miami Vice (1984–1989)
TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Resplendent with authentic 1980s music, fashion, and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami, Florida.
15. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After the Kingsman's headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organisation in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret organisations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
Votes: 291,515 | Gross: $100.23M
16. Bad Boys for Life (2020)
R | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.
Votes: 143,534 | Gross: $206.31M
17. Inherent Vice (2014)
R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Votes: 98,890 | Gross: $8.11M
18. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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: 135,436 | Gross: $50.07M
19. American Made (2017)
R | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.
Votes: 168,104 | Gross: $51.34M
20. Fantasy Island (2020)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When the owner and operator of a luxurious island invites a collection of guests to live out their most elaborate fantasies in relative seclusion, chaos quickly descends.
21. 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.
22. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 201,499 | Gross: $124.12M
23. Desperado (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Former musician and gunslinger El Mariachi arrives at a small Mexican border town after being away for a long time. His past quickly catches up with him and he soon gets entangled with the local drug kingpin Bucho and his gang.
Votes: 177,761 | Gross: $25.63M
27. Blow (2001)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 248,150 | Gross: $52.99M
28. License to Kill (1989)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After capturing a drug lord, Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. James Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates an organisation posing as a hitman.
Votes: 98,595 | Gross: $34.67M
29. 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: 203,694 | Gross: $75.61M
30. Peppermint (2018)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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: 61,042 | Gross: $35.42M
32. Snitch (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.
Votes: 85,806 | Gross: $42.93M
35. Mr. Right (I) (2015)
R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A girl falls for the "perfect" guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he's a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.
Votes: 53,313 | Gross: $0.03M
36. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.
Votes: 124,899 | Gross: $100.83M
37. Machete Kills (2013)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
Votes: 76,788 | Gross: $8.01M
39. 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: 157,267 | Gross: $56.36M
41. Tango & Cash (1989)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Votes: 101,018 | Gross: $63.41M
42. SuperFly (2018)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
With retirement on his mind, a successful Atlanta-based drug dealer sets up one last big job while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police.
Votes: 6,709 | Gross: $20.55M
43. Gringo (2018)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.
Votes: 28,712 | Gross: $4.97M
44. El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019–2020)
TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After the murder of his parents when he was a little kid, Mexican Miguel Garza is sent away to Japan. 20 years later, he has to go back to his home country as the new heir of his family's cartel.
46. The Substitute (1996)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mercenary Shale's team is retired after a (not so) covert mission in Cuba. He becomes substitute teacher at his teacher fiancee's Miami high school to get those behind kneecapping her. His team helps him.
Votes: 13,149 | Gross: $14.75M
48. Sabotage (2014)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
Votes: 62,045 | Gross: $10.51M
49. Get Shorty (1995)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.
Votes: 80,456 | Gross: $72.08M
50. Running with the Devil (2019)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The CEO of an international conglomerate sends two of his most regarded executives to investigate why shipments of cocaine are being hijacked and over cut somewhere on the supply chain.