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This site has more movies about alcoholism than any other. Viewers everyone can see how many different films with alcohol exist between 1890 to today, as well as, find the many different kinds of alcoholism including: functioning alcoholism, alcohol abuse, alcohol poisoning, alcoholic relapse, recovering alcoholism, enabled alcoholism, inherited alcoholism, co-dependent alcoholism, and being genetically pre-disposed to alcohol.

Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)
NR Drama
Alcoholism

Finding herself unable to cope with the divorce of her parents and the stress of her daily life, fifteen-year-old Sarah Travis starts drinking in secr...

Director : Richard Donner
Cast : Linda Blair, Larry Hagman, Verna Bloom, William Daniels

Rio Bravo (1959)
N/A Action Drama Romance Western Music
Alcoholism Antalgic Gait/Limp Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Alcoholic, Recovering

Chance, the sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape...

Director : Howard Hawks
Cast : John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell

Scent of a Woman (1992)
R Drama Courtroom Drama Dark Comedy
Alcoholism Caregiving Blindness Enabling

Frank is a retired Lt Col in the US army. He's also a blind alcoholic man who challenges anyone who comes near him. Charlie has a scholarship to a boa...

Director : Martin Brest
Cast : Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Enabling Panic Attacks Narcissistic Personality Disorder Hypochondria Caregiving Single Parenting Infertility Inferiority Complex Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Divorce In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Blended Families Adultery Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1986, at a Manhattan Thanksgiving Day family gathering, we meet the three daughters of two former actors, now demanding alcoholics. The sisters ar...

Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Sam Waterson, Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Diane Wiest, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Max Von Sydow, Daniel Stern

A Patch of Blue (1965)
NR Drama Romance
Prostitution Alcoholism Blindness Enabling Rape Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

At five years old Selina was accidentally blinded by her alcoholic mother, a prostitute named Rose-Ann. Now eighteen, Selina has spent the last thirte...

Director : Guy Green
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Used People (1992)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Delusional Chronic Depression Single Parenting Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

At her husband's funeral, Pearl, the Jewish mother of two divorced daughters, meets an Italian man who her husband confided in many years earlier, and...

Director : Beeban Kidron
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni, Bob Dishy, Kathy Bates

Swimming Upstream (2003)
PG-13 Drama Sport Biography
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Enabling Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Depression Alcoholism

Set in late 1950's Brisbane, Australia this is the true story of Tony Fingleton, a young man in Australia from a large troubled family who defied the ...

Director : Russell Mulcahy
Cast : Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
NR Drama Romance Film-Noir
Enabling Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Miscarriage Denial Wendy Syndrome Alcoholism

For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney have avoided discussion about Doc's lack of success because he was unable to complete med school due to their "s...

Director : Daniel Mann
Cast : Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel

28 Days (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Rehabilitation Facility Detoxification Self-Mutilation Alcoholic, Recovering

After getting into a car accident while drunk and ruining her sister's wedding, journalist Gwen Cummings is given a choice between entering prison or ...

Director : Betty Thomas
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins

Affliction (1997)
R Drama Mystery Thriller
Genetically Predisposed Divorce Abuse, Emotional Enabling Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alcoholism

Wade Whitehouse is the hostile, unhappy sheriff of a small New Hampshire town and an alcoholic who, according to many, has achieved nothing in life. H...

Director : Paul Schrader
Cast : Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Brigid Tierney, Holmes Osborne, Jim True-Frost

A Star Is Born (1954)
NR Drama Musical Romance Dance
Depression, Situational Suicide Alcoholism Enabling

Norman, is an alcoholic movie star whose career is on the wane. He meets a singer named Esther when he stumbles into a little bar and hears her practi...

Director : George Cukor
Cast : Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Mouchette (1967)
NOT RATED Drama Foreign
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Rape Epilepsy Caregiving

Mouchette is a teenaged female who lives in the countryside of France. Her mother is dying and her father is an alcoholic who does not take care about...

Director : Robert Bresson
Cast : Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hebert

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
PG Drama Fantasy Romance
Caregiving Alcoholism

Recent widow, Charlene Michaelson and her two children, Milly and Louis, move into a house in a new neighborhood. Still grieving, they begin a new lif...

Director : Nick Castle
Cast : Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Gwynne, Jason Priestly, Louise Fletcher, Mindy Cohen

Art School Confidential (2006)
R Comedy Drama Dark Comedy
HIV infected Alcoholism Virginity, Male Adultery Death, Sudden

Jerome, a teenager from the suburbs passionate about art, goes to New York City's Strathmore College as a drawing major. Competition and petty jealous...

Director : Terry Zwigoff
Cast : Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Angelica Huston, Jim Broadbent

The Champ (1979)
PG Drama Romance Sport
Alcoholism Single Parenting Divorce

Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now an alcoholic horse trainer who makes just enough money to raise his boy T.J., who he has custody of afte...

Director : Franco Zeffirelli
Cast : Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Termini Station (1989)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Prostitution Infertility Death of Spouse Alcoholism Delusional Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Single Parenting

In 1989, in a small mining town in northern Ontario, Canada Molly Dushane is a hard-drinking, reckless woman with a past and she's desperate for one l...

Director : Allan King
Cast : Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Gordon Clapp, Debra McGrath,

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
R Action Comedy Crime Dark Comedy
Alcoholism

A struggling screenwriter accidentally finds he's entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih ...

Director : Martin McDonagh
Cast : Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell

Another Year (2010)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Self-Esteem Insecurity Divorce Weight Challenged Smoking/Nicotine Addiction

Four seasons of the year pass In the suburbs of London for a married couple who have managed to remain happy, healthy, and fulfilled after thirty year...

Director : Mike Leigh
Cast : Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

The Elephant Man (1980)
PG Drama Biography Based on True Events
Disfigurement Club Foot Rape Little People/People of Small Stature Depression Body Image Abuse, Child Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical

John Merrick was born disfigured with Neurofibromatosis. He grew up to be used and abused in carnival acts for years in Victorian England before final...

Director : David Lynch
Cast : Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Factotum (2005)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism Insecurity

Womanizing, aspiring writer Hank Chinaski has no qualifications, ambition, or ethics. Even the dead-end jobs he lands are lost through laziness, risk ...

Director : Bent Hamer
Cast : Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Didier Flamand, Fisher Stevens

The Two Faces of January (2014)
PG-13 Crime Mystery Romance Thriller
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Adultery Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

In 1962 an American couple, Chester and his young wife Colette, arrive in Athens and meet Rydal, a young, multi-lingual American guide who scams touri...

Director : Hossein Amini
Cast : Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, David Warshofsky

Arthur (1981)
PG Comedy Romance
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism Enabling

Arthur is a wealthy, spoiled, grown man and happy alcoholic with no ambition. He's also the heir to a fortune which he is told will only be his if he ...

Director : Steve Gordon
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
PG Comedy Romance Sequel
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism

In this sequel to the 1981 hit about an irresponsible wealty alcoholic , Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former milli...

Director : Bud Yorkin
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

The Bank Dick (1940)
N/A Comedy
Alcoholism

Escaping the henpecking of his entire family, boozer Egbert Sousé seems to have caught a bank robber. He's then hired as guard in the Lompoc Bank, whe...

Director : Edward F. Cline
Cast : W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

Barfly (1987)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Enabling

Alcolhlic Henry Chinaski believes that life is free and yours to live as you desire. He spends his days drinking, listening to the radio, fighting a b...

Director : Barbet Schroeder
Cast : Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

The Best of Everything (1959)
Approved Drama Romance
Depression, Clinical Virginity, Female Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Miscarriage Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Verbal Abortion, Illegal Abuse, Physical Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Harassment, Female Depression, Situational Suicide

While her fiancee Eddie studies abroad for a year, Radcliffe grad and aspiring editor Caroline decides to get job with Manhattan's Fabian Publishing. ...

Director : Jean Negulesco
Cast : Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Martha Hyer, Joan Crawford, Louis Jourdan, Diane Baker, Robert Evans, Brian Aherne

The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980)
G Drama Family Sport Based on True Events
Alcoholism

A high school hockey player who is well liked and respected by his coach and peers begins imitating the drinking habits of his father, an ex-hockey st...

Director : Jerrold Freedman
Cast : Scott Baio, Lance Kerwin, Ed Lauter, Mariclare Costello

My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
G Drama History
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Alcoholics Anonymous

The true story of Bill W., a successful stock broker and alcoholic whose life falls apart after the 1929 stock crash. He founded Alcoholics Anonymous ...

Director : Daniel Petrie
Cast : James Woods, JoBeth Williams, James Garner, Gary Sinise

Cat Ballou (1965)
G Action Adventure Comedy Romance Western Music
Alcoholism Single Parenting Death of Parent

It's the late 1800's, and no sooner has newly graduated school teacher Catherine "Cat" Ballou boarded a train headed west back home, than she's secre...

Director : Elliot Silverstein
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye, John Marley, Tom Nardini

The Champ (1931)
NR Drama Family Romance Sport
Alcoholism Single Parenting Divorce

Dink Purcell loves his alcoholic father, ex-heavyweight champion Andy "Champ" Purcell. In spite of his alcoholism, gambling, and their poor living con...

Director : King Vidor
Cast : Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
PG Drama Romance Based on a Play
Impotency Alcoholism Broken Bones Cancer Enabling Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Sexual Confusion

In the 1950's, wealthy Mississippi plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt, is dying of cancer. At his 65th birthday party, he's acutely aware it's his las...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson, Madeleine Sherwood, Judith Anderson

L.A. Confidential (1997)
R Action Crime Drama Mystery Romance
Substance Abuse Prostitution Alcoholism Attachment Disorder Abuse, Child

As corruption grows in tandem with the positive public relations the police department of 1950's Los Angeles consistently receives, three policemen --...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, David Straitharn,

La Ciénaga (2001)
R Comedy Drama
Alcoholism Sexuality

In contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country home near La Ciénaga with their teenager children. The adults are constantl...

Director : Lucrecia Martel
Cast : Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Leonora Balcarce

Come Fill the Cup (1951)
NR Crime Drama Mystery Romance Suspense
Alcoholism Death of Parent Adultery

Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and his woman, Paula. He is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan, who helps him stay clean and f...

Director : Gordon Douglas
Cast : James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, Gig Young, James Gleason

A Star Is Born (1976)
R Drama Romance Music Second Remake
Substance Abuse Alcoholism

Legendary rock star John Norman Howard's self-destructive alcoholism has caused his career to decline. Life on the road has made him cynical, then he ...

Director : Frank Pierson
Cast : Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Alfie (1966)
NR Comedy Drama Original Version Satire
Rehabilitation Facility Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial Alcoholism Tuberculosis Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Adultery Abortion, Illegal

For Alfie, the only real life is his sex life, only then can does he feel alive. Attaining elite status has no appeal for him. A working class man is ...

Director : Lewis Gilbert
Cast : Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher

The Country Girl (1954)
NR Drama Romance Music
Insecurity Adultery Enabling Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Caregiving Denial Alcoholism

Alcoholic singer Frank has a chance to make a Broadway come-back after a decade without work when director Bernie Dodd offers him the lead in his new ...

Director : George Seaton
Cast : Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Neenga Nalla Irukkanum (1992)
G Drama
Depression, Situational Suicide Alcoholism

Anjalai, a village woman marries lcoholic Manickam, hoping marriage will change him. Manickam drinks until he actually steals Anjalai's jewels before ...

Director : Visu
Cast : Chandrashekar, Jayalalitha J, Srividya, Visu

Network (1976)
R Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Alcoholism Marital Separation Divorce Narcissistic Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Depression, Situational Suicide

It's the 1970s, terrorist violence is on every networks' nightly news programming. Meanwhile, the corporate structure of the UBS Television Network is...

Director : Sidney Lumet
Cast : Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Clean and Sober (1988)
R Drama
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facility

Daryl Poynter is a hot real estate agent with a cocaine and drinking problem. One morning, he wakes to find a woman in his bed, dead from an overdose....

Director : Glenn Gordon Caron
Cast : Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, Tate Donovan

Country Strong (2010)
PG-13 Drama Romance Music
Alcoholism Stillbirth Rehabilitation Facility Enabling Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter, who sparks with an alcoholic singing star. Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, wh...

Director : Shana Feste
Cast : Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester

The Cure (1917)
NR Comedy Silent
Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facility

Even though Charlie goes to a rehab center to dry out, he takes a trunk of liquor with him. In the process, he tangles with a man's injured foot in a ...

Director : Charles Chaplin
Cast : Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

Crazy Heart (2009)
R Drama Romance Music Country Western
Alcoholism Insecurity Single Parenting Denial

Bad Blake is an alcoholic, hard-living country music singer and songwriter who's had numerous marriages and years on the road, all fueled by alcohol. ...

Director : Scott Cooper
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Maggie Glynnenthaall, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, James Keane, Anna Felix, Paul Herman

Dangerous Parking (2007)
NR Drama
Alcoholism

Noah Arkwright, a successful, hard drinking, substance abusing independent British film director, finally decides to try and defeat drinking, one of t...

Director : Peter Howitt
Cast : Peter Howitt, Saffron Burrows, Sean Pertwee, Rachael Stirling

The Door in the Floor (2004)
R Drama Romance
Alcoholism Death of Child Adultery

Alternating between tragedy and comedy, this story is about an East Hampton, New York summer for a children's book author named Ted and his wife Mario...

Director : Tod Williams
Cast : Elle Fanning, Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster

Dikkatra Parvathi (1973)
NR Drama
Depression, Situational Suicide Alcoholism Death of Child

In 1970's India, Parvathi and Karuppan are a young couple with a baby. Karuppan wants to increase their earnings and decides to buy a cart, borrowing ...

Director : Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
Cast : Lakshmi, Sreekanth,Y. Gee. Mahendra

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Biography
Alcoholism Tuberculosis Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Suicide Chronic Respiratory Condition Limp From Injury

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he he didn't realize it would take 20 ye...

Director : John Lee Hancock
Cast : Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartman, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker, Paul Giamatti

Drunken Master (1978)
PG-13 Action Comedy Drama Samurai
Alcoholism

Wong Fei-hong's father attempts to teach him kung-fu. After finding him too disobedient he decides to send him to learn with his uncle, a severe disci...

Director : Woo-Ping Yuen
Cast : Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Kau Lam

Elmer Gantry (1960)
NOT RATED Drama History Romance
Alcoholism Rape Promiscuity Abuse, Sex Abuse, Physical

In the late 1920's, Elmer Gantry is a charismatic, alcoholic con man and natural evangelist, ready and able to make a quick buck using his genuine kno...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Patti Page

Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 Drama Biography Music Country Western
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional Blended Families Rehabilitation Facility Single Parenting

In the 1944 Arkansas, Johnny has grown up picking cotton, loving music, and feeling inadequate compared to his older brother. By 1950, a tragedy with ...

Director : James Mangold
Cast : Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Shelby Lynne