The New Narcocinema

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Narcos (2015)

Set in Brazil, Narcos is further south on the production chain, but makes the list for its binge-watching potential and the high profile of its antagonist. Directed by José Padilha, the Netflix series tells the fictionalized tale of cocaine Robin Hood Pablo Escobar. With a net worth of $30 to $50 billion — it's hard to calculate the net value of mountains of coke and money — Escobar was the richest criminal in history.

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