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, tense, melancholic, dramatic and intense films and TV shows about / with alcoholic, husband wife relationship, drinking, violence, bar, drunkenness, redemption, loneliness, death and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
alcoholic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as alcoholic: The Nice Guys (2016), Colossal (2016), Shameless (2011), The Fool (2014), A Star is Born (2018), Young Adult (2011), Joe (2013), There Will Be Blood (2007), 8 Million Ways to Die (1986), WolfCop (2014).

List of alcoholic movies

The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: buddy comedy, entertaining, suspense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, investigation, party, alcoholic, corruption, single father, murder, chase, revenge ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Colossal (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.
Style: absurd, surprise ending, melancholic, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: alcoholic, small town, mental breakdown, giant monster, giant robot, catastrophe, human monster, drinking, giant robots, monster, imagination, alternate reality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
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Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, everyday life, gay teenager, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, dark, suspense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, corruption, violence, courage, catastrophe, lone hero, evacuation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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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 ...
Plot: alcoholic, singer, showbiz, concert, brother brother relationship, tinnitus, fame, falling in love, insecurity, death of parent, death of mother, country music ...
Place: arizona
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Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: dark humor, talky, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: thirtysomething life, small town, homecoming, alcoholic, jealousy, divorce, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, high school, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
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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, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, child abuse, friendship, hopes, friends, buddies, down on your luck, alcoholic, teenager, murder, pedophilia, snake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: greed, villain, character study, rise to the top, ambition, obsession, oil, lone wolves, clergy, alcoholic, money, bowling alley ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcoholic, murder, prostitute, investigation, partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, mystery, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s
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WolfCop (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a turn for the strange...and hairy. WolfCop is the story of one cop's quest to become a better man. One transformation ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, gore, alcoholic, small town, strength, healing, occult, full moon, gory, drugs/alcohol, deadly creature, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, rehabilitation, alcoholic, family, romance, yuppie, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, therapy, new love, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, contests and competitions, sport, teacher, martial arts, training, ambition, mixed martial arts, warrior, exercise, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
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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: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, secretary, addiction, drinking, alcoholic, violence, public relations, party, romance, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: addiction, support group, rehabilitation, drinking, alcohol abuse, teacher, alcoholic, elementary school, drugs/alcohol, wife husband relationship, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, belief, alcoholic, book, cult leader, religious cult, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, under the surface, post war, sexual obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, england, alabama, pennsylvania, california
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Time Gentlemen Please (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: The Pub Landlord’s rules are a pint for the fella and a glass of white wine or fruit based drink for the lady. It might be the 21st century but the landlord’s gaff is the last bastion of all things normal. He ain’t interested in change. ...
Style: surreal
Plot: sitcom, sexual humor, australian, student, pub, rival, british, alcoholic, customer, patriotism, landlord, brewery ...
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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.
Plot: drawing, car accident, alcoholic, paralysis, wheelchair, disability, drunkenness, alcoholics anonymous, rehabilitation, drunk driver, paraplegic, therapy ...
Time: year 1972
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Plot: british army, officer, alcoholic, army, war, mentally unstable, trench warfare, world war one, pointing a gun at someone, male camaraderie, smoke bomb, reading a letter aloud ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: france
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Bottom (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bottom is a British anarchic sitcom that originally aired on BBC2 between 1991 and 1995. It was written by and starring comic duo Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall as Richie and Eddie, two flatmates who live on the dole in Hammersmith, London. The ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: scam, alcohol, violence, unemployed, virgin, alcoholic, buddies, misfit partners, sitcom, sexual humor, farce, boredom ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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Regina (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The beautiful, educated and independent Regina hears from her partner Tiit that he has decided to marry a young pregnant girl. Then, she gets an inheritance - a house in a small borough. There's both a reason and an opportunity for a ...
Plot: nightmare, children, alcoholic, marriage of convenience, love, teacher, pregnant woman, one night stand, remorse, loneliness
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The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: surprise ending, serious, melancholic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, snowman, winter, police investigation, missing woman, missing person, murder, based on a novel, clue, police detective, blood, decapitation ...
Time: year 2006, year 1989, year 1945, 2010s, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 66 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 ...
Plot: orphanage, police officer, amusement park, alcoholic, thief, loss of mother, loneliness, accidental killing, death of mother, children, orphan, son murders mother ...
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The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: house painter, alcoholic, vietnam war, guitarist, inner city, commitment, waitress, vietnam veteran, parent child relationship, ex soldier, girlfriend, mansion ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
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Knuckle Sandwich (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After leaving his small Georgia town behind to start a new life in Los Angeles, aspiring businessman Carter quickly becomes a success. But when he loses his girlfriend and his job in the same morning, he decides to return to his old town with hopes ...
Plot: deputy sheriff, alcoholic, female nudity, friendship, male nudity
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Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, biting
Plot: kidnapping, alcoholic, rebel, diplomat, doctor, adultery, love affair, love triangle, love, political unrest, revolution, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, south america, argentina
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Spirit (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Raghunandan (Mohanlal) is a TV show host and a budding novelist. He is a loner and a compulsive alcoholic, the latter of which resulted in his divorce from Meera (Kaniha). Despite this Meera and her husband Alexy (Shankar Ramakrishnan) are his best ...
Plot: alcoholic, tragic event, police station, hidden camera, ex husband ex wife relationship, journalist, divorce, interview, interviewer, plumber, television show
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Hallo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: India
Story: Hello movie is about Shivaraman (Mohanlal) who is a lazy advocate, popularly called as Shiva. Even though an advocate by profession, he spends more time to booze than to be in court. And at those times, he is a known troublemaker of the city.One of ...
Plot: alcoholic, lawyer, tragic love, bar, kidnapping, cell phone, loss of loved one, drunkard, self destruction
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Twinkle (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shoko and Mutsuki get married to satisfy their worried parents, but she is well past the age at which a 'good' Japanese woman should marry, and he is in love with a young male college student. The film is less a realistic exploration of ...
Plot: gay, alcoholic, restaurant, marriage, love triangle, double life, doctor, secret, stranger, marriage of convenience, unrequited love, arranged marriage ...
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Happy Hunting (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.
Plot: bear trap, alcoholic, sniper, drug use, revenge, hillbilly, hunted, most dangerous game, irony
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