Drinking problem movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drinking problem movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic, talky, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with drinking problem, dialogue, mentor, drinking, storytelling, friendship, redemption, catastrophe, vengeance and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drinking problem: Shameless (2011), The Spectacular Now (2013), Flight (2012), A Star is Born (2018), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Running with Scissors (2006), Hellcats (2010), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Bored to Death (2009), True Detective (2014).

List of drinking problem movies

 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, dark humor, emotional, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage sex, youth, bipolar disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Style: sincere, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenagers, teenage life, youth, classmates, couples, drinking problem, love and romance, first love, teenager, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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 7.3
 306K
Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: tense, emotional, psychological, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: pilot, air disaster, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane, courage, trial, addiction, airplane accident, investigation, confession, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.7
 292K
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, talent, alcoholic, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem, friendship, backstage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona
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My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: movie star, showgirl, filmmaking, actor's life, celebrity, hot and sexy, drinking problem, cultural icon, ambition, showbiz, nervous breakdown, fame ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, california, london
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Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, adoption, family relations, marital problem, parents and children, drinking problem, family problems, unhappy, diary, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey
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 6.7
 10K
Hellcats (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Pre-law student Marti Perkins' world is flipped upside down when she loses her scholarship, and realizes the only way she can stay in school is by reigniting her dormant teen gymnastic skills to win a place on Lancer University's legendary ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cheerleading, college, cheerleader, friends, teenage life, college life, team, rivalry, ambition, social relations, ex couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: campus, usa, memphis, southern usa
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, amateur detective, treasure, riddles and clues, reporter, artifact, dog, danger, escapades, map ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: morocco, europe, seaport, north africa
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 7.9
 30K
Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, friendship, lifestyle, amateur detective, investigation, young man, drinking problem, lifestyle change, secret, career change, suspicion, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 9.0
 453K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: realistic, bleak, clever, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, troubled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, nurse, ambulance, paralysis, surgery, paramedic, public health, terminal illness, fighting illness, health situation, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, canada, tokyo
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Team America: World Police (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Team America World Police follows an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability. Learning that dictator Kim Jong il is out to destroy the world, the team recruits Broadway star Gary Johnston to go undercover. With the help ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: puppetry, parody, terrorism, war on terror, puppets, adventurer, save the world, heroic mission, world politics, deadly, drinking problem, undercover ...
Time: 2000s
Place: panama, pentagon, egypt, france, dungeon ...
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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, funeral, loss of friend, family problems, loss of parent, parents and children, drinking problem, alcohol abuse, family relations, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
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 7.0
 128K
Bad Santa (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holiday, christmas, cons and scams, anti heroes, antisocial behavior, drugs/alcohol, drinking problem, heist, theft, thief, stripper, safecracker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona, milwaukee wisconsin, phoenix arizona
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 7.9
 11K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crime, murder investigation, small town, mystery, life is a bitch, forensics, drinking problem, depression, divorced divorcee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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 7.6
 4K
Saving Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Saving Grace is an American television crime drama series which premiered on TNT on July 23, 2007 and ran until June 21, 2010. The show stars Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter in her first television series, as well as Leon Rippy, Kenny Johnson, ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, sincere
Plot: police detective, redemption, crimes, religions or cults, angel, police investigation, second chance, faith, forensics, drinking problem, addiction, sex addict ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 6.6
 122K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, race against time, convict, testimony, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, dishonesty, drinking problem, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 43K
My Sassy Girl (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, opposites attract, unlikely couple, destiny, romance, teenage life, boyfriend, comedy of errors, couple relations, fall in love, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, seoul, korea
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Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, lifestyle, ex athlete, coach, obsession, loser, dysfunctional character, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, rape, secret, investigator, justice, search, haunted by the past, police, suspect, evidence, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, south america, buenos aires argentina
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 6.9
 72K
Kingpin (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly naïve hit the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, older woman younger man, sport, fish out of water, on the road, against the odds, prodigy, championship, contests and competitions, buddies, rivalry, success ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, nevada, pittsburgh, usa
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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, butler, white house, blacks and whites, injustice, u.s. president, prejudice, president, racial slur, slavery, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
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 6.9
 3K
Monica Z (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Monica Z" is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm.
Style: realistic, emotional, factual, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, jazz, drinking problem, father daughter relationship, follow your dream, family problems, relationship problems ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, new york, europe, usa, stockholm sweden
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A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python colleague Graham Chapman in this hilarious, 3-D animated adaptation of Chapman's brazenly fictionalized life story. (TIFF)
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: monty python, actor's life, artists and showbiz, writer's life, fictional biography, father son relationship, world war two, christmas, drinking problem, broadway, gays and lesbians, friends ...
Time: 20th century, year 1979, year 1942
Place: england, europe, new zealand
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 8.5
 15K
FEUD (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Anthology series of famous feuds with the first season based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, melancholic, humorous, factual
Plot: feud, filmmaking, jealousy, hollywood, movie star, actress, aging, woman, workplace problem, family problems, glory, relationship problems ...
Time: 1960s
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 8.0
 969
Crimi Clowns (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Wesley Tersago is a student at the movie academy of Amsterdam. When he get suspended after 4 years. Then he goes to his father who is the head of a criminal gang. After a robbery of an electro store he's filming the illegal activities of the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, rough, realistic, dark humor
Plot: criminal heroes, artists and showbiz, performer's life, cocaine, lifestyle, family problems, disorder, heroin, mob boss, drinking problem, dysfunctional family, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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The Good Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Good Guys is an American action-comedy series about an old-school cop and a modern-day detective that premiered with a preview episode on Fox on May 19, 2010, and began airing regularly on June 7. The series stars Bradley Whitford as Dan Stark, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, disorder, middle aged, ambitious, partners, confrontation with superior, verbal byplay, ex couple relations, unconventional method, law enforcement, generation gap, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, dallas texas
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 7.6
 9K
Eli Stone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eli Stone is an American legal comedy-drama TV series, named for its title character. The series follows Stone, a San Francisco lawyer who begins to have hallucinations, which leads him to two possible conclusions: a potentially fatal brain ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lawyer, lawyers and clients, trial, courtroom drama, legal, dedicated lawyer, siblings relations, self discovery, power relations, uptight character, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: unemployed, alcohol, violence, alcoholic, scam, virgin, sexual activity, friends, guest, buddies, partners, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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 7.3
 3K
Interny (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Medical sitcom Ivan Okhlobystin about doctors who still do not know how to treat, but know how to make people laugh. The main characters of the sitcom - four interns. They always get into stupid situations, and their leader Dr. Bykov pleasure of ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, workplace romance, doctor, doctors and patients, obnoxious boss, friendship, russian, health situation, workplace situations, medical student, sitcom, medicine ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia, europe
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