Movies about alcoholics

Movies about alcoholics
List of the best films about alcoholics according to visitors: Flight, Another Round, Leaving Las Vegas, When a Man Loves a Woman, The Basketball Diaries, The Hollow Point, Hacksaw Ridge, About Businessman Foma, The Lost Weekend, The Way Back.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
CharactersStewardesses, Pilots
PlotDisasters, Investigation, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceAircraft, Court, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

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 pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands

Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Love at first sight
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Alcoholics
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Drug addict, Uprising
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime
CharactersHired assassins, Disabled people, Alcoholics, Sheriffs
PlacePrison, Hospitals, Small cities

A retired lawman works with a new sheriff when a botched Mexican drug deal and a vicious hit man threaten their border town.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersTeens, Snipers, Heroes, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Death
PlaceJapan, Bunker
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, To cry, Inspirational, Patriotic, Tense

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceVillage, Russia
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

Foma, a kolkhoz employee, decides to build a pay toilet in his village. Bit not all the villagers like the idea...

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, film noir
CharactersWriters, Alcoholics, Bartenders
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive

Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last - one way or another.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotSports, Basketball

A former basketball all-star, who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater.

StyleLight, Fascinating

Nadya and Valya, young women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, without faith and hope for the best, sisters, of whom, ironically, there are only two left. Will they be able to break out of their "Chekhovian" stupor and again begin to feel, breathe, live and love?

Markimdb: 7.9
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Gloomy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersAlcoholics, Brides
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding
PlaceRussia, Party
StyleLight, Fascinating

Progressive and talented Natasha and Roma dream of a European wedding by the sea... but Natasha's stepfather procured a different scenario. Rough official of the city administration considers the celebration as a springboard for their careers, and seeks to arrange all the «how to». Young awaits an unforgettable evening in the restaurant «Golden» with a complete set of the tedious rites. Not fight, the guys decide to spend their dream wedding in secret from conservative relatives. But by accident both celebration come together.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA, Romania
CharactersGods, Friends, Losers
PlotPassion, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, England, Party

Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.

Markimdb: 6.9
CountryPoland, Hungary
CharactersWriters, Alcoholics
PlotDepression, Rehabilitation
PlaceHospitals, Poland
StylePsychological problems, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think

A shocking story about addiction and attempts to overcome it. The script is based on Jerzy Plich’s excellent novel “The Mighty Angel” (alternative title: "The Strong Angel Inn"). Jerzy (Robert Więckiewicz) is a writer and a heavy drinker. We meet him at the point when he believes that he can beat his addiction. He falls in love with a young girl (Julia Kijowska) and finally feels that he has got the person and the reason to live for. But soon he yields to his addiction.

PlotDrug addict, Loneliness, Depression, Dreams
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
PlotOn real events, Sports, Boxing, Fight, Fights without rules
StyleAction, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA, Mexico, Belgium
PlotMoney, Friendship, Loneliness, Mental disorders
PlaceEngland, Mexico
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryNorway, USA, Germany, France, Italy
CharactersWriters, Losers, Poets, Bartenders
PlotOn real events, Money, Depression
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSmart, Touching

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 on the skids.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotDrug addict
PlaceHospitals, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, refusing to admit that she has an alcohol addiction.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlaceSchool, Russia, Small cities
StyleBy books, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the students immediately dub Sluzhkin, attempts to escape from the grueling, dull, stultifying reality of Russia's provincial life in a rafting tour to the Urals. Accompanied by wild, adventure-seeking adolescents, faced with the numerous grim surprises of the nature, Geographer is poised to find himself and his own truth.

Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersTeachers, Alcoholics
PlotDepression, Rehabilitation
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy

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, something’s got to give. But change isn’t exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she’s been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersThieves, Santa Claus, Friends
PlotRobbery, Money, Friendship, Cheating, Holidays
TimeNew Year
StyleSmart, Black humor

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersWriters, Alcoholics
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders, Depression, Jealousy, Divorce
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Black humor

A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Writers, Journalists, Friends, Criminals
PlotAdventure, Passion, Money, Obsession, Love triangle
StyleRomantic, Light, By books, Fancy

Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenaults and her fiancée Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals.  It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Alcoholics, Singers, Stars
PlotMusic, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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 existence playing in the shadow of Tommy, the upstart kid he once mentored?

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Immortals
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, For men

Hancock is a down-and-out superhero who's forced to employ a PR expert to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he's inflicted during his lifesaving heroics. The agent's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits?

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy, music
CharactersPolice, Brides, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding, Seduction
PlaceRussia, Small cities
StyleLight, Fascinating

For a successful DPS officer time to start a family, but he lives with his mother. When Petia decides to propose Olya marriage, his official car crashes into drunken pop star.