6 Movies About Meth You Should Try

Thursday, July 11 by Stu Moody

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Methamphetamine is pretty popular, isn't it? Time was that no one was even aware of meth, on account of how unbelievably dangerous it is to make. But with practice makes perfect, right? Still dangerous to make, but movies have helped spread the popularity of meth to the masses. Meth has made for pretty fertile film fodder of late, even in spite of the fact that it can utterly destroy someone. While you should never try meth, you could do worse than try these six movies about meth.

 

1. "Bug"

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	They say meth will destroy your teeth. You know, "meth mouth." But I don't think anyone counted on a meth habit leading to someone literally pulling his teeth out. Sure, <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/michael-shannon-382/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Michael Shannon</a> just wanted to prove to <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/ashley-judd-377/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Ashley Judd</a> that the government planted stuff in his teeth. But damn, ripping a molar out on crystal is disturbing.</p>
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	<strong>2. "Crank"</strong></p>
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All it takes is a threadbare plot and Jason Statham kicking ass, and you have a movie worth watching. Add in some meth (called crank in some circles) and the cinematic stakes are doubled. The man who was "The Transporter" stays cranked up in order to keep alive, and given meth's properties as one hell of a stimulant, his ass-kicking prowess knows no bounds.

 

3. "Trainspotting"

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Maybe it's not purely about meth. It's more about heroin. But damned if meth isn't on the menu, too. If you ever doubt the depths of human depravity when it comes to drugs, look no further than "Trainspotting." Tragic doesn't even begin to cover it.

 

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They called it "nuke" in the movie, but we know better. It's crank, meth, crystal glass. All that stuff. And it does bad things. Makes little kids curse like sailors, turns good cops bad, forces dudes to perform unnecessary open-heart surgery on said cops. Really, all things we could do without. Damn meth.

 

5. "Iowa"

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	Middle America is really the place where meth caught on. That's what popular culture would have us believe, anyway. True or not, it does seem like the Heartland of America has more than a pursuing fancy for meth. Makes sense, though. You can't cook that stuff just anywhere. Plus, Iowa may not be all that exciting in and of itself. Got to do something out there.</p>
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	<strong>6. "The City Addicted to Crystal Meth"</strong></p>
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There may not be anything more nauseating then watching someone smoke crystal meth. Or shoot crystal meth. Or really, anything with crystal meth. It seems pretty vile. Movies used to show slick executives snorting blow in the '80s but meth is never depicted that way. Just gross, man.