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, melancholic, interesting, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with alcoholic, alcohol abuse, redemption, drunkenness, drinking, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, friendship and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alcoholic: When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Drunks (1995), The Iceman Cometh (1973), The Master (2012), American Loser (2007), Smashed (2012), My Life as a Zucchini (2016), A Star is Born (2018), The Beach Bum (2019), Marion Bridge (2002).

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: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, family, family in crisis, family values, romance, life is a bitch, weakness, husband wife relationship, addiction, yuppie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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 6.3
 959
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, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, going straight, family problems, downfall, family in crisis, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
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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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: alcoholic, prostitute, bar, society, life is a bitch, unemployment, bartender, betrayal, pimp, alcohol abuse, confession, traveling salesman ...
Time: 1910s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.2
 146K
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, intellectual, atmospheric, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, guru, cult, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychiatry, mentor, brainwashing, addiction, cult leader, religious cult ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, future
Place: usa, new york, alabama, pennsylvania, england ...
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: alcoholic, social misfits, misfit, disorder, twentysomething life, love and romance, goofy hero, lifestyle, support group, profanity, sexual content, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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 6.8
 16K
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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: support group, addiction, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, rehabilitation, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking, teacher, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
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 ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, puppet animation, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, friendship, orphanage, loneliness, accidental killing, alcoholic, police officer, death of mother, drunkenness, adoption, first love, adaptation ...
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 7.7
 308K
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: touching, sincere, uplifting, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: falling in love, singer, showbiz, fame, pop star, concert, aspiring singer, talent, alcoholic, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, memphis, boston
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 5.5
 16K
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, feel good, light, humorous, absurd
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stoner, alcoholic, buddies, poet, marijuana, adultery, drugs, pool party, entertainment, misadventure, pilot, cunnilingus ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, miami
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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: based on true events, uplifting, touching, ironic, compassionate ...
Plot: alcoholics anonymous, paralysis, drawing, alcoholic, car accident, disability, man in a wheelchair, cartoonist, therapy, redemption, rehabilitation, adoption ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcoholic, small town, homecoming, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
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 6.5
 18K
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, funny, dark humor ...
Plot: hitman, alcoholic, crimes, crime, gang, gangsters, alcohol abuse, love and romance, rehabilitation, going straight, polish, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, los angeles
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 6.3
 34K
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: temptation, infidelity, alcoholic, sex, poet, actor's life, love and romance, libertine, dying words, fired from the job, dying, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.2
 2K
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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: forest, father son relationship, police officer, alcoholic, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, missing child, investigation, kidnapping, suspicion, danger, search ...
Time: 21st century
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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, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: alcoholic, redemption, ex-cop, violence, investigation, voyeurism, murder, disorder, society, family, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Place: utah
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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, realistic, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, alcoholic, going straight, police corruption, crime, mystery, crimes, rehabilitation, redemption, track down, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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 6.2
 56K
Colossal (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: surprise ending, absurd, melancholic, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, mental breakdown, small town, alcoholic, giant robots, catastrophe, monster, drinking, bullying, moral dilemma, remote control ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 2K
Offside (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the sleepy town of Stensfors, the soccer team used to be something to be proud of , playing in the national league 30 years ago. Now the team will be dissolved if it can't win the rest of the games in the local league. Team member Kent goes ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: alcoholic, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, family problems, ambition, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, sport, once promising, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 12K
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, meditative, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, unemployment, alcoholic, poverty, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, realism, desperation, snitch, teenager, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
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 6.9
 23K
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hostage, dysfunctional family, christmas, farce, holiday, robbery, dinner, christmas party, blackmail, thief, alcoholic, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, connecticut
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 7.4
 6K
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, fired from the job, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, estrangement, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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 6.4
 20K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, police corruption, bus, extradition, prostitute, hitman, organized crime, on the road, corrupt official, ambush, alcoholic, tough cop ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
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 6.6
 14K
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, gambling, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, writer's life, down on your luck, lifestyle, society, bookies, life is a bitch, horse race, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, norway, new jersey
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 7.2
 82K
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, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, alcohol abuse, country music, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, financial problem, hopes, alcoholic, musician's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, nashville tennessee, new mexico, houston texas ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 44K
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, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, ex convict, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
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Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, counselor, alcoholic, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, going straight, parents and children, hopes, coming of age, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 263K
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, buddy movie ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, pornography, father daughter relationship, party, alcoholic, single father, corruption, murder, investigation, neo noir, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.5
 35K
Drunken Master (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, master, fighting style, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, drinking, battle, battles, discipline ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, suspense ...
Plot: skinhead, alcohol abuse, swearing, society, life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, gang, teenage life, couples, addiction, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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, biting, colourful, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, pirate ship, treasure, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, gold, treasure hunt, boat, captain, ghost ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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