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 suspense films and TV shows about / with alcoholic, drunkenness, drinking, redemption, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, friendship, bar and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as alcoholic: Drunks (1995), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), The Iceman Cometh (1973), A Star is Born (2018), The Beach Bum (2019), The Libertine (2004), The Master (2012), 8 Million Ways to Die (1986), Colossal (2016), American Loser (2007).

List of alcoholic movies

 6.4
 908
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, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: alcoholic, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, couples, going straight, downfall, family problems, tragic hero, friends, church ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
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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, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcoholic, addiction, yuppie, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, romance, family, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, step parent, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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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, confession, traveling salesman, storyteller ...
Time: 1910s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.7
 282K
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, uplifting, sincere, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: showbiz, singer, fame, concert, aspiring singer, alcoholic, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem, backstage, friendship, pop star ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona
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 5.5
 12K
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, humorous, feel good, light, absurd
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stoner, alcoholic, marijuana, buddies, poet, adultery, entertainment, drugs, pool party, misadventure, inheritance, cigar smoking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: infidelity, alcoholic, sex, poet, temptation, actor's life, love and romance, libertine, rebel, dying words, dying, fired from the job ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.2
 134K
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, psychiatry, mentor, brainwashing, addiction, cult leader, religious cult, book ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, england, pennsylvania, alabama, california
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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: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, alcoholic, track down, police corruption, redemption, mystery, crime, rehabilitation, downfall, going straight, police officer ...
Time: 80s
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 6.2
 52K
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, dark fantasy, giant robots, creature, mental breakdown, human monster, monster, drinking, bullying, catastrophe, remote control ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: alcoholic, misfit, social misfits, goofy hero, love and romance, twentysomething life, disorder, couples, lifestyle, support group, dyslexia, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 6.9
 22K
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: dysfunctional family, christmas, hostages, farce, holiday, hostage, robbery, thief, blackmail, dinner, christmas party, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, connecticut
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 6.4
 19K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, police corruption, bus, prostitute, extradition, organized crime, hitman, 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
 13K
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, alcoholic, horse race, writer's life, lifestyle, down on your luck, life is a bitch, bookies, society, drinking, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, norway, new jersey
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 7.2
 80K
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, phoenix arizona, new mexico, houston texas ...
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 6.9
 43K
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, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
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 7.4
 246K
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: father daughter relationship, conspiracy, pornography, private detective, party, alcoholic, single father, corruption, murder, investigation, teenage girl, private investigator ...
Time: 20th century, year 1977
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.6
 33K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, master, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, drinking, fighting style, battle, discipline, troublemaker, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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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, humorous, biting, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, curses spells and rituals, treasure, pirate ship, treasure hunt, gold, captain, ocean or sea, ghost, boat ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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 8.6
 174K
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, emotional, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage sex, teenage life, bipolar disorder, family relations, drinking problem ...
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: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: memory loss, police investigation, train, obsession, psychology, psychiatrist, depression, mental illness, violence against women, false accusation, infidelity, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
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 6.4
 53K
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: gunfight, drug dealer, revenge, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, redemption, teenage girl, rescue, ex convict, 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, buddies, friendship, partners, small town life, alcoholic, drinking, world war two, post war, temptation, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, normandy, english channel
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 8.0
 9K
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, evacuation, courage, catastrophe, lone hero, apartment building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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The Poison Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, gambler, investigation, alcoholic, missing woman, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, society, father daughter relationship, friendship, dishonesty ...
Place: texas
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: psychological, serious, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: aging, opening night, alcoholic, obsessed fan, introspection, alcohol abuse, family problems, couples, human spirit, showbiz, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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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: student, british, pub, alcoholic, customer, australian, sitcom, sexual humor, rival, patriotism, landlord, hair dye ...
Time: 2000s
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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 ...
Plot: father son relationship, police officer, disappearance, forest, alcoholic, aspiring writer, wife husband relationship, mother daughter relationship, handicapped, gay, letter, missing son ...
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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, alcoholics anonymous, paralysis, apology, hallucination, doctor, drink, anger, nurse, telephone call ...
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: officer, british army, alcoholic, trench warfare, war, army, letter writing, platoon, friend, fear, father son relationship, singer ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: france
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 8.2
 11K
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, humorous, not serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: violence, unemployed, alcoholic, alcohol, scam, virgin, partners, disorder, buddies, guest, misfit, nazism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, england
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