Buccal films are the most recently developed dosage form for buccal administration. They have gained importance as efficacious and novel drug delivery systems and are cost effective with a good patient compliance. As buccal films are implied for attachment to the buccal mucosa, they can be formulated to exhibit local as well as systemic action. Buccal film may be preferred over buccal tablet, in terms of flexibility and comfort. Buccal films have direct access to the systemic circulation through the internal jugular vein, which bypasses the drug from the hepatic first pass metabolism leading to high bioavailability.