Alcoholic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant alcoholic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, melancholic, suspense and gloomy films and TV shows about / with alcoholic, alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol, redemption, drunkenness, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, loneliness and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
alcoholic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as alcoholic: When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Drunks (1995), A Star is Born (2018), American Loser (2007), Smashed (2012), Sharp Objects (2018), My Life as a Zucchini (2016), The Iceman Cometh (1973), The Master (2012), The Beach Bum (2019).

List of alcoholic movies

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, sad, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, family, family in crisis, family values, rehabilitation, romance, life is a bitch, weakness, addiction, yuppie, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, denver colorado, mexico
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, couples, family problems, church, friends, tragic hero, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
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A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: singer, showbiz, country music, alcoholic, fame, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, pop star, alcohol abuse, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
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American Loser (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: alcoholic, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, twentysomething life, love and romance, goofy hero, disorder, dyslexia, sexual content, dark humor, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, twists and turns, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, alcoholic, irresponsible, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes, husband wife relationship, teacher, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
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Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, mystery, mother daughter relationship, self harm, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, compassionate, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: loneliness, boy, alcoholic, orphanage, friendship, children, introvert, adoption, accidental killing, police officer, children's home, first love ...
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The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: alcoholic, prostitute, society, life is a bitch, unemployment, bartender, pimp, betrayal, alcohol abuse, confession, traveling salesman, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: usa, new york
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The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, intellectual, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, cult leader, belief, psychiatry, guru, religious cult, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, popularity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, future ...
Place: usa, new york, alabama, philadelphia, phoenix arizona ...
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The Beach Bum (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.
Style: ironic, light, feel good, humorous, absurd
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stoner, alcoholic, poet, karma, beach party, marijuana, buddies, adultery, cocaine, entertainment, drugs, misadventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, vietnam, jamaica, kentucky, havana cuba ...
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Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, depressing ...
Plot: alcoholic, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, couples, estrangement, alcohol abuse, one day, greed, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Factotum (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, USA, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along ...
Style: serious, realistic, philosophical, humorous, meditative ...
Plot: unemployment, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, gambling, writer's life, lifestyle, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, bookies, horse race, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, norway, new jersey
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, loneliness, singer, journalist, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, music business, financial problem, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, colourful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, treasure, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, theft, sea battle, british empire, weirdo, tombs and skeletons, pirate captain ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Half Past Ten (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An alcoholic married man discovers he has fallen out of love with his moody wife.
Style: erotic, homoerotic, captivating, talky, romantic ...
Plot: alcoholic, love triangle, relationship problems, forbidden love, tenderness, criminal, nightclub, bisexuality, murder of husband, runaway, suicide, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholics anonymous, addiction, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, public relations, romance, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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16 Years of Alcohol (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 16 Years of Alcohol is a 2003 drama film written and directed by Richard Jobson, based on his 1987 novel. The film is Jobson's first directorial effort, following a career as a television presenter on BSkyB and VH-1, and as the vocalist for the ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, touching, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, skinhead, alcoholic, society, life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, racial slur, misfit, youth, hopes, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Style: emotional, intense, inspirational, sentimental, nostalgic
Plot: screenwriter, alcoholic, hollywood, movie business, friendship, loneliness, car accident, wealth, father son relationship, film producer, friend, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, year 1933, year 1937, year 1942, year 1940 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, california
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Style: uplifting, touching, ironic, compassionate
Plot: man in a wheelchair, drawing, paralysis, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholic, car accident, disability, redemption, therapy, cartoonist, rehabilitation, art ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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Marion Bridge (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcoholic, small town, homecoming, haunted by the past, family problems, human nature, family gatherings, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
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You Kill Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, funny, clever ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crimes, gang, gangsters, alcohol abuse, love and romance, rehabilitation, going straight, polish, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
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The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: libertine, poet, infidelity, alcoholic, love and romance, actor's life, rebel, fired from the job, dying, dysfunctional marriage, writers, temptation ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, obsession, depression, adultery, train, violence against women, mental illness, psychiatrist, murder, infidelity ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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Black Tide (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dany, the Arnault family’s teenage son has disappeared. The case is assigned to François Visconti, a world-weary and disillusioned detective whose wife has just left him. The policeman investigates to find the missing teenager while he is ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: father son relationship, police officer, alcoholic, missing child, forest, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, investigation, aspiring writer, suspicion, kidnapping, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france
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Small Town Crime (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mike Kendall, a disgraced ex-cop, is fighting a losing battle with the bottle. When he finds a woman left for dead at the side of a road, Kendall turns private eye to track down her killers, taking one last shot at redemption.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: alcoholic, redemption, ex-cop, investigation, voyeurism, murder, violence, disorder, family, society, life is a bitch, death ...
Place: utah
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Hellhounds (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A first person account of Ross Graves, an alcoholic drifter who is constantly hunted by demonic bounty hunters and a spiritual being to whom he sold his soul.
Style: ambiguous ending, neo noir, suspense, captivating, scary ...
Plot: self loathing, alcoholic, killing spree, loner, psycho, murder, brutality, tragic event, demon, nature, surrealism, wilderness ...
Place: ohio
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Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, meditative, bleak ...
Plot: realism, unemployment, mother daughter relationship, poverty, alcoholic, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, desperation, snitch, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, california
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Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, strong sexual content, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, corrupt official, police corruption, bus, sniper, hitman, organized crime, on the road, alcoholic, tough cop, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
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Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, rough, captivating, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, hopes, ex convict, murder, alcoholic, father son relationship, small town, life is a bitch, teenager, poisoning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mississippi, usa, new jersey, california
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