Drinking movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drinking movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, harsh, humorous, interesting and bleak films and TV shows about / with drinking alcohol, friendship, mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, drunkenness, catastrophe, redemption and depression plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as drinking: Sylvia (2003), Harsh Times (2005), Borderland (2007), Cabin Fever (2002), Rough Night (2017), Schultze Gets the Blues (2003), What Happens in Vegas (2008), Neighbors (2014), Solitary Man (2009), Boogie Nights (1997).

List of drinking movies

Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, love, artists and showbiz, adultery, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, new york, london
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Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, intense, exciting ...
Plot: unemployment, corruption, crimes, friends, violence, drugs, friend, nightmare, robbery, lawyer, job seeking, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, colombia ...
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Borderland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killing spree, murder, missing person, bondage, insanity, evil, cult, human sacrifice, crimes, drug abuse, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, texas, latin america
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Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Style: suspense, rough, scary, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, illness, infected, deadly virus, plague, forest, survival, disease, small town, eaten alive, dark humor, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
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Rough Night (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, ...
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Plot: male stripper, friendship, friends, female friendship, murder, female protagonist, slumber party, stripper, blonde, lesbian, lgbt, accident ...
Time: year 2016, year 2006
Place: miami, usa
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Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, blues, small town, retirement, music, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, golden years, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, usa, europe, southern usa ...
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What Happens in Vegas (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: During a wild vacation in Las Vegas, career woman Joy McNally and playboy Jack Fuller come to the sober realization that they have married each other after a night of drunken abandon. They are then compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a ...
Style: feel good, funny, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, battle of the sexes, couples, newlyweds, love and romance, wedding, life turned upside down, initially antagonists, happy ending, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: funny, not serious, entertaining, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, fraternity, neighbor neighbor relationship, stupidity, rivalry, plan gone awry, student, friends, party, friendship, manipulation, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1930s, 70s ...
Place: usa
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Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: loneliness, womanizer, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, dishonesty, family relations, bankrupt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: porn industry, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, sex, drugs, male prostitution, porn actor, addiction, adultery, strong sexual content, fame ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Grand Blue (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Iori Kitahara looks forward to his new life on the Izu Peninsula as he prepares to start his college life there, staying in a room above his uncle's diving shop "Grand Blue". However, he is quickly shocked as he meets the local Diving ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: friendship, diving, youth, slice of life, sea adventure, college, fear, teenage angst, sea voyage, adventure, friends, brother sister relationship ...
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The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careering off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, psychological, captivating, rough
Plot: suicide, casual sex, depression, best friend, death of friend, self loathing, friendship, family relations, society, couples, binge drinking, redheaded woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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Calibre (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hunting, paranoia, accident, drug use, village, friends, hunter, paranoid, murder, violence, murder mystery, murderer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scottish highlands
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Acts of Vengeance (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: revenge, death of wife, stoicism, murder, lawyer, murder investigation, justice, widower, witness, funeral, talent show, fight ...
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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: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholics anonymous, addiction, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, public relations, romance, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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: sincere, touching, depressing, twists and turns, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, alcoholic, irresponsible, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes, husband wife relationship, teacher, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Beerfest (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, beer, championship, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, underdog, rivalry, buddies, german, alcohol abuse, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, usa, amsterdam, munich germany
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, dog, parents and children, human nature, loneliness, society, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, family relations, neighbor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
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Barfly (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life ...
Style: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, bartender, poet, mentally unstable, human nature, misfit, social misfits, job seeking, bar fight, money, paramedic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
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Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, couples, mechanic, dull life, irresponsible, sexual content, human nature, unemployment, self discovery, down on your luck, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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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, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, gambling, writer's life, lifestyle, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, bookies, horse race, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, norway, new jersey
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The Hangover (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: party, comedy of errors, friends, buddies, nothing goes right, hung over, bachelor party, weirdo, friendship between men, escapades, memory loss, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, north america, california
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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, funny, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, master, alcoholic, undisciplined, rivalry, farce, discipline, battles, troublemaker, coming of age, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: asia, china, hong kong, tokyo
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Another Round (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
Style: unusual plot structure, ironic, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: group of friends, experiment, friendship, teacher, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, binge drinking, experiment gone awry, teacher student relationship, scientific experiment, nothing goes right, new life ...
Time: year 2011, year 2013
Place: copenhagen, denmark, eastern europe
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Leto (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they ...
Style: romantic, inspirational, atmospheric, light, breathtaking
Plot: rock, musician's life, youth, music band, husband wife relationship, destiny, musician, autobiography, life philosophy, threesome, buddies, party ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, russia
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life, bigger dreams, beach resort ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
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Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, americana, rancher, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, irresponsible, family problems, bar fight ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, california
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: peer pressure, underage drinking, dysfunctional family, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, kids in trouble, addiction, friends, friendship, marijuana, theft, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
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St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, mentor, divorce, husband wife relationship, nanny, redemption, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york, new jersey, california
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Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, disorder, fish out of water, radical, friends, misfit, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, friendship, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean
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