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, intense, melancholic, clever, serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with alcoholic, drunkenness, friendship, drinking, bar, death, brutality, redemption, police and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
alcoholic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as alcoholic: A Star is Born (2018), The Libertine (2004), Colossal (2016), The Nice Guys (2016), American Loser (2007), Crazy Heart (2009), Joe (2013), Shameless (2011), The Girl on the Train (2016), Blood Father (2016).

List of alcoholic movies

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, rockumentary, captivating
Plot: singer, showbiz, fame, alcoholic, concert, pop star, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem, aspiring singer, friendship, backstage ...
Place: arizona
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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: infidelity, alcoholic, poet, sex, actor's life, temptation, love and romance, libertine, dying, fired from the job, dying words, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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: small town, alcoholic, giant monster, giant robot, mental breakdown, human monster, monster, drinking, catastrophe, giant robots, moral dilemma, remote control ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
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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: entertaining, buddy comedy, suspense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, father daughter relationship, pornography, party, alcoholic, single father, corruption, murder, investigation, revenge, teenage girl ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, dark humor ...
Plot: alcoholic, social misfits, misfit, disorder, twentysomething life, goofy hero, love and romance, support group, lifestyle, couples, tourette's syndrome, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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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, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
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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, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, child abuse, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
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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, biting, offbeat, emotional, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life, life is a bitch, family relations, drinking problem, youth, alcoholic father, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
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Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, tense, road movie ...
Plot: drug dealer, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, gunfight, redemption, revenge, teenage girl, ex convict, rescue, survival, road trip, chase ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
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A Monkey in Winter (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, buddies, couples, small town life, partners, alcoholic, drinking, world war two, post war, friends, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, english channel, normandy
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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, entertaining, funny, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, master, undisciplined, rivalry, drinking, fighting style, battle, discipline, alcoholic, troublemaker, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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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, atmospheric, dark, suspense, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, moral dilemma, violence, rebellion, corruption, small town, lone hero, evacuation, courage, catastrophe, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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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: sexual humor, rival, sitcom, australian, pub, customer, alcoholic, student, british, patriotism, landlord, brewery ...
Time: 2000s
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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 ...
Plot: alcoholic, police officer, father son relationship, disappearance, forest, mother daughter relationship, wife husband relationship, aspiring writer, telephone call, elevator, rooftop, teacher ...
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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, social worker, cartoonist, paraplegic, liquor store, hiv positive, caught in the rain, rehabilitation, group 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: alcoholic, officer, british army, war, army, illness, name calling, rum, horse and wagon, reading a letter aloud, colonel, homosexual subtext ...
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, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: scam, alcoholic, alcohol, violence, unemployed, virgin, friends, nothing goes right, guest, nazism, buddies, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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: marriage of convenience, children, nightmare, alcoholic, love, one night stand, remorse, pregnant woman, teacher, loneliness
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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: police officer, alcoholic, orphanage, amusement park, lgbt, gay, thief, gift, son, classroom, son murders mother, children ...
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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: guitarist, house painter, waitress, vietnam war, inner city, commitment, alcoholic, vietnam veteran, parent child relationship, post war, ex soldier, girlfriend ...
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
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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: alcoholic, deputy sheriff, female nudity, male nudity, friendship
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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: realistic, biting, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, love affair, alcoholic, adultery, doctor, rebel, diplomat, love triangle, state affairs, love and romance, starting over, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paraguay, latin america, south america, argentina
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, prostitute, murder, alcoholic, obsession, law enforcement, alcohol abuse, mystery, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, down on your luck, track down ...
Time: 80s
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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, police station, tragic event, hidden camera, journalist, ex husband ex wife relationship, television show, plumber, interviewer, divorce, interview, malayalam ...
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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, bar, kidnapping, tragic love, self destruction, drunkard, loss of loved one, cell phone, malayalam
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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: love triangle, double life, alcoholic, gay, marriage, doctor, secret, restaurant, marriage of convenience, stranger, 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: revenge, drug use, hunted, bear trap, alcoholic, hillbilly, sniper, drug dealing, target practice, accidental shooting, hunting rifle, mannequin ...
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Bernard and Doris (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and mercurial Duke fires her butler for serving a chilled cantaloupe; the ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Plot: butler, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, charity, alcoholic, gay, orchid, estate, heiress, human nature, society, social differences ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, hawaii
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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: clever, serious, talky, gloomy, realistic
Plot: prostitute, betrayal, bar, pimp, traveling salesman, alcoholic, life is a bitch, couples, alcohol abuse, society, unemployment, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s
Place: new york, usa
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