Curated Movies Categorized By Disability, Disorder, Disease And Other Human Challenges

Movies With Alcoholism

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.

El Dorado (1966)
G Action Adventure Drama Western
Alcoholism

Hired gunman Cole Thornton refuses a job offer with Bart Jason, since it would mean having to fight with an old sheriff and friend. Some months later,...

Director : Howard Hawks
Cast : John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

Educating Rita (1983)
PG Comedy Drama
Alcoholism Anxiety Fertility Abuse, Verbal Denial Asocial Behavior Smoking/Nicotine Addiction

In the 1980's, a married hairdresser from Liverpool named Rita is accepted into an open education program designed to offer a free college education t...

Director : Lewis Gilbert
Cast : Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman

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

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

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

One for the Road (2009)
NR Drama
Alcoholism

Based on French journalist Herve Chabalier's autobiography about his war with alcoholism, the story takes place in a French Alps retreat where Herve s...

Director : Philippe Godeau
Cast : François Cluzet, Mélanie Thierry, Michel Vuillermoz, Anne Consigny

The Rainmaker (1997)
PG-13 Crime Drama Thriller
Leukemia Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Delusional Miscarriage Abuse, Sex Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Bone Marrow Donor Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Abuse, Physical

Broke, evicted and unemployed, Rudy, a recent law school grad must resort to his only job offer: working for a law firm run by a lawyer known as "Bru...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Teresa Wright, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Danny Glover

Georgia Rule (2007)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Genetically Predisposed Divorce Promiscuity Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Alcoholism

Seventeen year old Rachel is sent to Idaho to spend the summer with her Grandmother, Georgia, who she hasn't seen her sine she was a girl. Georgia and...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

An Unfinished Life (2005)
PG-13 Action Crime Drama Dark Comedy
Death of Spouse Enabling Disfigurement Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Caregiving Single Parenting Mobility Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Death of Child Denial

In order to escape the domestic violence of Gary, her boyfriend, Jean, a single mother with a daughter named Griff, secretly leave Iowa. Broke, with n...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Damian Lewis, Josh Lucas

Skin Deep (1989)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Promiscuity Addiction, Sex

Zach Hutton is a womanizing, alcoholic, irresponsible writer whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams. He's still in love with his ex-wife an...

Director : Blake Edwards
Cast : John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alison Reed, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Nina Foch

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
G Drama
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Caregiving Enabling Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Playwright Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical account of his explosive home life, fused by his morphine-addicted mother; his alcoholic father, a former...

Director : Sidney Lumet
Cast : Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

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

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

Spirit (2012)
NR Comedy Drama Foreign Satire
Alcoholism Divorce Commitment Phobia Domestic Violence Mute Single Parenting Denial Deafness

Raghunandan, an ex-Bank of England employee, now works for as an interviewer in a popular television show called Show the Spirit. An alcoholic loner, ...

Director : Renjith
Cast : Mohanlal, Kanika, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Nandu, Madhu,Lena, Kalpana, Thilakan

Peyton Place (1957)
G Drama Romance Courtroom Drama Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Sexuality Attachment Disorder Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Incest Adultery Abortion, Illegal Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Stress Rape Illegitimacy Denial Frigidity Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Miscarriage Asocial Behavior

In 1942, Peyton Place, New Hampshire hypocritical adults try to pass off their questionable standards to the next generation with no success. Each fam...

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, David Nelson, Betty Field, Mildred Dunnock, Lorne Greene, Barry Coe, Leon Ames, Erin O'Brien-Moore

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

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

Mary and Max (2009)
NR Comedy Drama Family
Asperger's Syndrome Alcoholism Weight Challenged

In the 1970's, eight year old Australian Mary Dinkle picks the name of a man out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him, including a chocolate ba...

Director : Adam Elliot
Cast : Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana

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

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

Ray (2004)
PG-13 Drama Biography Music
Alcoholism Addiction, Substance Death of Sibling Blindness Single Parenting Little People/People of Small Stature Abuse, Sex

Legendary rhythm and blues singer Ray Charles' story begins by being born with sight and raised in poverty by a single, intuitive mother. He loses his...

Director : Taylor Hackford
Cast : Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Sharon Warren, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff

Notorious (1946)
NR Drama Mystery Romance Film-Noir Psychological
Gaslighting Alcoholism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Learned Helplessness

Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia escapes her complex feelings about her love of the United States, h...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

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

Pretty in Pink (1986)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Alcoholism Insecurity Single Parenting Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

Andie lives on the wrong side of town with an alcoholic, unemployed father and his memory of her dead mother. She's responsible, smart, and works afte...

Director : Howard Deutch
Cast : Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts,

The Loser Takes All (2002)
Action Adventure Drama Fantasy
Alcoholism Cholera

The story revolves around five characters. The "Man," who remembers the "years of cholera;" Odetti, an alcoholic who goes by the pseudonym of "Madame ...

Director : Nikos Nikolaidis
Cast : Giannis Angelakas, Jenny Kitseli, Ifigenia Asteriadi, Simeon Nikolaidis

A Time to Kill (1996)
R Crime Drama Romance Thriller Courtroom Drama
Alcoholism Rape Marital Separation Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse,Child

In Canton, Mississippi, ten-year-old Tonya Hailey is viciously raped by two white racists. Almost immediately after Tonya is found alive, the two abus...

Director : Joel Schumacher
Cast : Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt, Donald Sutherland

I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
PG Drama Biography Music
Depression, Situational Suicide Alcoholism Domestic Violence

Deprived of a childhood due to her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a Broadway and Hollywood star by twenty. Shortly before her marriage ...

Director : Daniel Mann
Cast : Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Call Me Anna (1990)
NR Drama Biography
Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Bipolar Disorder Abuse,Child

Actress Patty Duke plays herself in this film based on her autobiography. Born to a poor family in Queens, New York, in the late 1950's she is taken f...

Director : Gilbert Cates
Cast : Patty Duke, Timothy Carhart, Howard Hesseman, Deborah May

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

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
R Drama
Enabling Delusional Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Miscarriage Infertility Alcoholism Adultery Abuse, Verbal Abortion, Illegal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

George and Martha are a middle-aged couple, whose alcohol-fueled marriage is defined by verbal abuse, enabling, and emotional co-dependency. George's ...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Something to Live For (1952)
G Drama Romance
Alcoholism Adultery

After being jilted, an actress becomes an alcoholic. She is helped by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair. Unfortunately, he is...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Richard Derr

Smashed (2012)
R Drama
Alcoholism Enabling Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Kate and Charlie have a marriage dependent on alcohol and Charlie's trust fund. Then Kate, a primary school teacher, tries teaching while inebriated a...

Director : James Ponsoldt
Cast : Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
APPROVED Drama
Virginity, Female Amputation American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Caregiving Lung Cancer Deafness Mobility Developmental Delays Alcoholism

John, a man who is deaf and mute, tries to help the people around him. He rents a bedroom in a small Southern town to be closer to his friend Spiros, ...

Director : Robert Ellis Miller
Cast : Alan Arkin, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos, John O'Leary

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG Drama Romance Biography Music Coming of Age Country Western
Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Virginity, Female Adultery

In 1948 Loretta Webb lives in grinding poverty. She shares, with her parents and seven siblings, a two room tar-paper shack in rural Kentucky. Doolitt...

Director : Michael Apted
Cast : Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Beverly D'Angelo, Phyllis Boyens

Mini (2007)
R Romance Foreign Erotica
Alcoholism

An erotic road trip about the circles people go around in life: physically, emotionally, and psychologically....

Director : Michelle Chen, Chen Jin
Cast : Roy Cheung, Angelica Lee, Ye Liu

Boyhood (2014)
R Drama Coming of Age
Alcoholism Domestic Violence Blended Families Single Parenting

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD is growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason, who literally grows up on screen. before our eyes. B...

Director : Richard Linklater
Cast : Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG Comedy Family Sport
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Language Acquisition Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Second Language Acquisition

Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is an alcoholic swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, an untrained little league team with...

Director : Michael Ritchie
Cast : Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Giant (1956)
APPROVED Drama Epic Romance Historical Fiction
Alcoholism Head Injury Narcissistic Personality Disorder Death, Sudden Asocial Behavior

Around 1930, a single, wealthy, handsome yet naive Texas rancher Bick, visits a refined Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. While there, he meets and ...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Mercedes Cambridge, Chill Wills, Rod Taylor

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

Music Within (2007)
R Comedy Drama Biography Based on True Events
Cerebral Palsy Alcoholism Lipreading/Speechreading Hearing Loss Deafness

After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard joins the Army and is drafted to Vietnam...

Director : Steven Sawalich
Cast : Clint Jung, Melissa George, Marion Ross, Rebecca De Mornay

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
R Drama Romance
Prostitution Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Abuse, Sex

After his wife leaves, taking their son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson's drinking increases along with his self-isolation. When he gets fired, h...

Director : Mike Figgis
Cast : Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis

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

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

Dreams and Shadows (2009)
Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Samurai
Paralysis Alcoholism Delusional

Billy is a teenage who works at the local burger joint, only to return home to a father who is alcoholic and a paraplegic man whose happiness faded lo...

Director : Tamarat Makonnen
Cast : James Russo, Shawn-Caulin Young, Yoshi Ando, Kathy Christopherson

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
R Crime Drama Based on True Events Film-Noir
Substance Abuse Impotency Polio Misogyny Disfigurement Deafness Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Abortion, Illegal Suicidal Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Scoliosis Rape Masochism Addiction, Sex Body Image Commitment Phobia Limp From Injury Domestic Violence

Theresa grew up in a strict Irish Catholic family in the 1960's. She was left with the psychological and physical scars from childhood polio, surgery,...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, Richard Kiley

Ondine (2009)
PG-13 Crime Drama Family Mystery Romance Suspense
Mobility Alcoholism Dialysis Single Parenting Kidney Condition Alcoholism, Reformed

On Ireland's coast, Syracuse is a divorced fisherman who has stopped drinking. His precocious daughter Annie is in a wheelchair due to her failing kid...

Director : Neil Jordan
Cast : Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Nightmare Alley (1947)
NR Drama Film-Noir Psychological
Alcoholism People of Small Stature/Little People Blindness Weight Challenged Disfigurement Siamese Twins

Ambitious Stan works in a sideshow as carnival barker and assistant to the mentalist Zeena, married to the alcoholic Pete. Zeena and Pete developed a ...

Director : Edmund Goulding
Cast : Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, MIke Mazurki

Capote (2005)
R Crime Drama History Biography
Sexuality Attachment Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Hunger Strike Foster Care Denial Abuse,Child Alcoholism Dissociative Identity Disorder

When Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, reads about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas, in 1959...

Director : Bennett Miller
Cast : Allie Mickelson, Kelci Stephenson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Craig Archibald

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
G Drama Musical Romance
Alcoholism Adultery

In the late 1800's, Bhootnath arrives from the countryside to make his fortune in Calcutta. He begins by acquiring a job as a servant in the mansion o...

Director : Abrar Alvi
Cast : Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman, Meenu Mumtaz, Sapru

Sweet Dreams (1985)
PG-13 Drama Romance Biography Music Country Western
Alcoholism Head Injury Domestic Violence Divorce

From 1956 until 1963 Patsy Cline was a feisty, provocative, yet soft-spoken woman with a passionate voice; one of the first country vocalists to succe...

Director : Karel Reisz
Cast : Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon, John Goodman