Recovering alcoholic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant recovering alcoholic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense and intense films and TV shows about / with recovering alcoholic, murder, death, violence, revenge, friendship, brutality, crimes, shot in the head and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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recovering alcoholic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as recovering alcoholic: Mom (2013), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Calvary (2014), True Crime (1999), The Young Lieutenant (2005), The John Larroquette Show (1993), Breathing Room (2008), Hidden Palms (2007), Terriers (2010), The Client (1995).

List of recovering alcoholic movies

 7.2
 23K
Mom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Aan irreverent and outrageous take on true family love‐and dysfunction. Newly sober single mom Christy struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Testing her sobriety is her formerly estranged mother, now back in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, situational comedy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, mother daughter relationship, recovering alcoholic, starting over, parents and children, single parent, family relations, family life, support group, workplace situations, dysfunctional family, politically correct ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, revenge, blackmail, cruelty, brutality, hospital, paralysis, wife husband relationship, insanity, obsession, teenage boy ...
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 7.4
 52K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: bleak, captivating, dark humor, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, human nature, small town life, social relations, confession, goodhearted, small town, character study, mysterious man, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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 6.6
 29K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, talky, serious, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, journalism, recovering alcoholic, race against time, crime, false accusation, death penalty, lethal injection, ambition, journalist, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
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The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: recovering alcoholic, police academy, neo noir, murder, crime, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The John Larroquette Show (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The John Larroquette Show is an American television sitcom that ran on NBC from September 2, 1993 until October 30, 1996. Created by Don Reo, the show was a vehicle for John Larroquette following his run as Dan Fielding on Night Court. The series ...
Style: semi serious, dark humor, clever, humorous, talky ...
Plot: sitcom, recovering alcoholic, workplace situations, workplace, social misfits, friendship, misfit, society, friends, policewoman, workplace humor
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: missouri, usa
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Breathing Room (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked "pieces" to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: clue, room, game, collar, washing hands, red light, rapist, tied up, pedophile, bullet, tape recorder, broken mirror ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.1
 3K
Hidden Palms (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Hidden Palms is an American teen drama television series that ran from May 30 until July 4, 2007, on The CW in the United States. It was canceled after eight first-run episodes. The series, created by Kevin Williamson, portrays the fictional lives ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, sexy, tv series pilot
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, mystery, recovering alcoholic, mysterious death, youth, starting over, parents and children, family relations, social relations, therapy, gossip and rumors, step parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 8.4
 10K
Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, private detective, investigation, private investigator, lawyer, crime, recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, buddies, crimes, friends, small time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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 6.1
 186
The Client (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Client is an American television series that aired on CBS from September 18, 1995 to August 16, 1996. The series was based on the 1994 film The Client, itself adapted from the 1993 John Grisham novel also of the same name.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: custody, law firm, dedicated lawyer, legal action, recovering alcoholic, lawyer, kids in trouble, legal, family problems, parents and children, alcohol abuse, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 7.3
 461
Rude Awakening (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Rude Awakening is a TV series created by Claudia Lonow, aired by Showtime on 55 22-min episodes for 3 seasons.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: addiction, sitcom, alcoholics anonymous, support group, parents and children, recovering alcoholic, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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New Amsterdam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New Amsterdam is an American television drama which aired for eight episodes in 2008 on Fox. The series starred Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as "John Amsterdam", an immortal Dutch man born in 1607, who has lived in New York City on and off since ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, clever
Plot: immortality, friendship, crime, miraculous event, curses spells and rituals, friends, magical, aging, murder investigation, imaginary, haunted by the past, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 17th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Wednesday Woman (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Muriel Davidson, a successful mystery author in a vulnerable stage of her life, falls for a charismatic ex-con. As they begin to bond over their traumatic pasts, Muriel's life slowly begins to resemble one of her darker novels.
Plot: extramarital affair, alcoholics anonymous, forbidden love, recovering alcoholic, mystery, female writer
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 4.4
 104
Kona Coast (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sam Moran (Richard Boone) is a Honolulu charter-boat captain who leads fishing expeditions in the tropical paradise. When his daughter is found murdered at the party of a wealthy young playboy, he seeks the truth about the murder. Convinced the ...
Plot: recovering alcoholic, murder, death, police, monkey, boat, stretcher, beach party, heroin addict, woman drowned, house party, loudspeaker ...
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii
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Thappu Thalangal (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Thappu Thalangal is a saga of emotional and selfish world of human feelings. Devu, a local thug whose weapon of choice is a bicycle chain he sports casually around the neck. On one of his nightly rounds, Devu is pursued by a cop and seeks refuge at ...
Plot: recovering alcoholic, ex prostitute, prostitute, rape, criminal, redemption, abortion, male female relationship
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The Confirmation (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time ...
Plot: toolbox, ex husband ex wife relationship, recovering alcoholic, carpenter, backyard, pawnshop, money problems, pickup truck, theft, divorced parents, second marriage, eviction notice ...
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 5.9
 16K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, murder, master criminal, partners against crime, vengeance, against the odds, law enforcement, redemption, political corruption, mafia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 187K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, cocaine, mexican standoff, romance, gunfight, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, gun violence, organized crime, hitman, peril ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Would You Rather (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: moral dilemma, psychopath, doctor, suicide, danger, survival, torture, mind game, captivity, confined, deathtrap, confinement indoors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 51K
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, ex convict, revenge, teenage girl, rescue, road trip, survival, chase ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
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 6.6
 39K
Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: revenge, cult leader, cabin in the woods, religious cult, lumberjack, chainsaw, husband wife relationship, violence, biker gang, rescue, mysticism, motorcycle ...
Time: year 1983
Place: united states, california, usa
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Grace Under Fire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Grace Under Fire is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 29, 1993 to February 17, 1998. The show starred Brett Butler, as a single mother learning how to cope with raising her three children alone after finally divorcing her no-good ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, single mother, family life, single parent, eccentric family, couples, family relations, working class, workplace situations, life is a bitch, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: missouri
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 5.2
 763
Krystal (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man living a sheltered life develops a crush on a stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her.
Plot: stripper, heart disease, striptease, teenage crush, male objectification, alcoholics anonymous, older woman younger man relationship, support group, recovering alcoholic, lighting a cigarette
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 2K
Scribe (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two years after a burn-out, Duval is still unemployed. Contacted by an enigmatic businessman, he is offered a simple and well-paid job: transcribing telephone tapping. Duval accepts financially without questioning the purpose of the organization ...
Plot: telephone conversation, telephone call, audio cassette, neo noir, cemetery, punched in the stomach, office worker, insurance company, cleaner, election campaign, alarm clock, secret service ...
Place: france
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 8.2
 9
Bobby Dogs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Bobby Tucker is a recovering alcoholic who is struggling to rebuild his life and open up his own hot dog stand. Can he triumph in the face of fear and uncertainty?
Plot: kayak, bicycle, support group, hot dog, recovering alcoholic, beach, cigarette smoking, drinking
Place: connecticut
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 6.8
 1K
Bergerac (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Bergerac is a British television show set on Jersey. Produced by the BBC in association with the Seven Network, and first screened on BBC1, it stars John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, a detective in Le Bureau des ...
Plot: alcohol, ex husband ex wife relationship, murder, police, father in law son in law relationship, british, detective sergeant, recovering alcoholic, crime investigation, love interest
Time: 1990s
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 6.1
 11K
A Dark Song (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
Style: british horror
Plot: occult, supernatural, black magic, demon, mansion, ritual, isolated house, angel, ghost, stab wound, salt, blood drinking ...
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 5.9
 5K
Castle Freak (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Plot: castle, gory, death, haunted by the past, cannibalism, danger, parents and children, freak, cellar, blind girl, brutality, family drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: dungeon, europe, italy
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcoholic, murder, prostitute, investigation, partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, mystery, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s
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Where The Air Is Cool And Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Thirty-year-old Emmett LeClere, a former logger and recovering drug addict, returns from school in New York to make a film in his Olympic Peninsula hometown. To finance the project, he decides to grow marijuana with an old buddy. After an ...
Plot: dope, chainsaw, unemployment, forest, director, cocaine, tree, best friend, coffee shop, drug deal, marijuana, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1990s
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