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

Movies With Substance Abuse

This curated site has an endless, dynamic, ongoing list of movies about substance abuse, substance addiction, substance detox (detoxification), substance overdose, accidental overdose, recovering substance abuse, substance abuse relapse, substance abuse rehab facilities, enabling substance abuse, co-dependent substance abuse, and others.

My Zinc Bed (2008)
TV-MA Drama Romance
Substance Abuse Alcoholism, Reformed

When a hotheaded Alcoholics Anonymous member and poet named Paul is sent on a job interview for a wealthy businessman named Victor, Victor's obsession...

Director : Anthony Page
Cast : Uma Thurman, Jonathan Pryce, Paddy Considine, Sara Powell

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

Hateship Loveship (2013)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Orphaned Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Foster Care Asocial Behavior

Johanna, an orphan who has grown to be quiet caregiver unused to communicating with others, starts a job working for Mr. McCauley and his teenage gran...

Director : Liza Johnson
Cast : Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh

The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Distant Location Coming of Age Historical Fiction
Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Adultery Cholera Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Dissatisfaction Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial

In 1920's London, Kitty, a flirtatious single socialite meets shy, intelligent Walter Fane. Though he's infatuated with her, she only marries him to e...

Director : John Curran
Cast : Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Toby Jones, Liev Schreiber, Anthony Wong

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

Trainwreck (2015)
R Comedy Romance
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Commitment Phobia Dementia Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Alcohol Abuse Promiscuity Death of Parent

Amy's parents divorced when she and her sister were young girls. Before moving out, her promiscuous father lectured his daughters about the dangers of...

Director : Judd Apatow
Cast : Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James,

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Adventure Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Addiction, Substance Enabling Depression, Situational Suicide Sexuality Caregiving Temporary Speech Loss Denial Wendy Syndrome

In Albuquerque, New Mexico Sheryl Hoover brings her depressed brother Frank home to her dysfunctional family when he tries to commit suicide, after be...

Director : Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Cast : Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Steve Carrell

The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 Drama History Romance Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Incest Abortion, Illegal Orphaned Abuse, Sex Paralysis

Homer is the fully grown orphan in a remote orphanage in St. Cloud, Maine. As the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, he is taught everything ab...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Michael Caine,Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd,Kathy Baker, Jane Alexander, Kate Nelligan, J.K. Simmons

The Fighter (2010)
R Drama Sport Biography Based on True Events
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Rehabilitation Facility Enabling Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Verbal

In 1988 Lowell, Mass. welterweight boxer "Irish" Micky Ward is a co-dependent man enabling his own abuse with the management of his abusive, narcissis...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

American Hustle (2013)
R Crime Drama Romance Based on True Events Dark Comedy Historical Fiction True Crime
Substance Abuse Enabling Sociopathy Panic Attacks Agoraphobia Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Gaslighting Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Blended Families Adultery Promiscuity Abuse, Physical Chronic Heart Condition Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Denial

In 1978, Long Island, New York con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his partner and lover, Sydney, are caught in a scam by ambitious FBI agent Richie ...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Robert DeNiro, Elisabeth Rohm, Louis C.K.

Wonder Boys (2000)
R Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Substance Abuse Panic Attacks Writer's Block Sexual Dissatisfaction Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Kleptomania/Shoplifting Crossdressing Divorce Alcohol Abuse Adultery Promiscuity Unexpected Pregnancy

Fifty-something Grady is a tenured, creative writing professor teaching at a Pittsburgh university based on the notoriety of his one novel, written se...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Jane Adams, Richard Knox

Ulee's Gold (1997)
R Crime Drama Military Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Single Parenting Rape Limp From Injury Chronic Depression

As the is the sole survivor from his squad, Ulee Jackson may have survived Vietnam, but much of him was left behind. A third generation beekeeper, he ...

Director : Victor Nunez
Cast : Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford, Tom Wood

Where the Truth Lies (2005)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Erotica
Substance Abuse Polio Alcohol Abuse Death, Sudden Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Death of Child Addiction, Sex

In 1957, a young polio survivor is featured on a Miami telethon reported on by her journalist father and hosted by a Martin and Lewis like duo. After ...

Director : Atom Egoyan
Cast : Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman

American Beauty (1999)
R Drama Fantasy Romance Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Delusional Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insecurity Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Verbal Promiscuity Insanity Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Abuse,Child Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Voyeurism

Lester and Carolyn Burnham believe that they present themselves as the perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house to their neighbors. To themselves ...

Director : Sam Mendes
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

The Departed (2006)
R Crime Drama Thriller Erotica
Substance Abuse Impotency Abuse, Psychological Panic Attacks Single Parenting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Cancer Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Addiction, Sex

Billy, a recent orphan and South Boston police officer graduate is requested by his boss to go undercover to infiltrate the Irish mobster, Frank. As B...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen

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

Risky Business (1983)
R Comedy Crime Drama Erotica Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Promiscuity Virginity, Male Passive Aggressive Behavior Psychopathy Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child Prostitution Anxiety

Joel is the only child and teenage son being crushed by the weight of his parent's expectations: achieve perfect grades in order to be accepted by Pri...

Director : Paul Brickman
Cast : Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Porgy and Bess (1959)
N/A Drama Musical Romance
Substance Abuse Mobility Abuse, Sex

In 1912, in the fishing village of Catfish Row, South Carolina, lives Bess, a woman with a past that haunts her and a present that's worse. When she t...

Director : Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

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

To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Roadtrip American Remake
Substance Abuse Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Sexual Harassment, Male Crossdressing Abortion, Legal

Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are three NYC crossdressing beauties who toss their Dynel tresses to the breeze and hit the open r...

Director : Beeban Kidron
Cast : Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Animal House (1978)
R Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Virginity, Female Adultery Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Virginity, Male

Faber College has one fraternity house that is so disreputable that it accepts anyone willing to join. It's neighboring house is full of rich sanctimo...

Director : John Landis
Cast : Tom Hulce, Jim Belushi, Tim Matheson, Kevin Bacon, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, John Vernon, Peter Riegert, Bruce McGill, Verna Bloom, Stephen Furst, Mark Metcalf, Mary Louise Weller

Shrink (2009)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Germaphobia Death of Spouse Adultery Depression, Situational

In Hollywood, some people's lives revolve around Dr. Henry Carter, a therapist: Jack, an aging star and adulter; Shamus, a director and cokehead; Patr...

Director : Jonas Pate
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Joe Nunez, Mark Webber, Keke Palmer

Take the Lead (2006)
PG-13 Drama Music Based on True Events Ballroom Dancing Dance
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Abuse, Sex Prostitution Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Artificial Insemination Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Abuse, Physical Sexual Harassment, Female Stress

In New York, a dance instructor, Pierre, sees a black teenager vandalizing the car of an inner city high school principal due to his frustration over ...

Director : Liz Friedlander
Cast : Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

Running with Scissors (2006)
R Comedy Drama Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Promiscuity Enabling Agoraphobia Sexuality Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal

After years of observing his father's alcoholism and his mother bi-polar disorder, Augusten's parents finally divorce. He lives with his ill mother wh...

Director : Ryan Murphy
Cast : Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood

Danny Collins (2015)
R Comedy Drama Music Based on True Events Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Suicidal Death of Parent Chronic Depression Single Parenting Learning Disabilities Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Alcoholism, Reformed Divorce Alcohol Abuse Cancer, Leukemia

In Los Angeles, Danny, a seventy-year-old rock star legend who is still singing songs he hates, abusing drugs and alcohol, and living with women decad...

Director : Dan Fogelman
Cast : Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer

The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 Drama Sport Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Developmental Delays Blended Families Learning Disabilities Abuse,Child Foster Parenting

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy take in a homeless teenager named Michael "Big Mike" Oher. He has no father, and his mother is a drug addict. Assertive, aff...

Director : John Lee Hancock
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head

Separate Tables (1958)
UNRATED Drama Mystery Romance
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Social Anxiety Disorder Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Narcissistic Personality Disorder Sexual Harassment, Female

During the off-season at the Beauregard Hotel, the secrets of the guests are exposed. Lovely but unstable Ann Shankland travels to the hotel in hopes ...

Director : Delbert Mann
Cast : Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Burt Lancaster, Rod Taylor,

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Film-Noir Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Gifted and Talented Enabling Caregiving Addiction, Withdrawal Psychosomatic Symptoms Parapalegia Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Substance Overdose Abuse, Physical Paralysis Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1955, an illegal card dealer and heroin addict named Frankie returns from prison determined to stay clean and employed playing the drums, which he ...

Director : Otto Preminger
Cast : Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang,Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, John Conte

Prozac Nation (2001)
R Drama
Substance Abuse Virginity, Female Promiscuity Enabling Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Panic Attacks Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Single Parenting Conduct Disorder

"Lizzie" is a teenager accepted into Harvard with a scholarship in journalism. She has been raised by her divorced mother since she was two years old ...

Director : Erik Skjoldbjærg
Cast : Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams

Spotlight (2015)
Crime Drama Mystery Based on True Events
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Sexual Harassment, Male Repression Chronic Depression Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Abuse,Child Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Sexual Harassment, Female Rape

In 2011 Boston, Mass, The Boston Globe hires a new editor who is Jewish. As an unbiased outsider with no previous loyalties, he assigns "Spotlight," t...

Director : Thomas McCarthy
Cast : Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton, Liev Schriever, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Jamey SheridanBilly Crudup,

Terri (2011)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcohol Abuse Weight Challenged Orphaned Sexual Harassment, Female Alzheimer’s Disease Self-Inflicted Wounds

Overweight and depressed 15-year old Terri Thompson starts to slack off in his small town school by wearing pajamas, to the disgust of his teachers. S...

Director : Azazel Jacobs
Cast : Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, Bridger Zadina, Creed Bratton

Leaves of Grass (2009)
R Action Crime Drama Suspense Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Addiction, Substance Death of Sibling Sexual Harassment, Male Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Chronic Depression Wendy Syndrome

The lives of two identical, but estranged twins: one an Ivy League classics professor and the other a small-time, yet brilliant marijuana grower who r...

Director : Tim Blake Nelson
Cast : Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon, Lucy DeVito, Josh Pais, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Blake Nelson, Melanie Lynskey

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
R Avant-Garde Comedy Drama Satire
Substance Abuse Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Incest Adultery Suicidal Kleptomania/Shoplifting Heart Failure Depression

Three child prodigies, all unique geniuses, are deserted by their father. They grow up lost and bewildered adults with their eccentric mother running ...

Director : Wes Anderson
Cast : Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson

The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Drama
Substance Abuse Anorexia Nervosa Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Harassment, Female Bulimia Nervosa

Casey Powell is a teenage girl secretly suffering from anorexia and bulimia due to the indifference of her parents, who spend most of their energy on ...

Director : Sam O'Steen
Cast : Charles Durning, Eva Marie Saint, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Melanie Mayron,Helen Hunt

Auto Focus (2002)
R Crime Drama Biography Based on True Events
Substance Abuse Adultery Addiction, Sex

A successful television star during the 1960s on the program "Hogan's Heroes," actor Bob Crane projects a droll, funny, wholesome image that masks a s...

Director : Paul Schrader
Cast : Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello

Falling Angels (2003)
NOT RATED Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Adultery Promiscuity Enabling Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Alcoholism

This coming of age story about three sisters with dysfunctional parents takes place in 1960's Ontario, near Niagra Falls. Each sister struggles for in...

Director : Scott Smith
Cast : Miranda Richardson, Callum Keith Rennie, Katharine Isabelle, Kristin Adams, Monte Gagne, Mark McKinney

2:37 (2006)
Drama
Substance Abuse Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Dissociative Identity Disorder Eating Disorders Unexpected Pregnancy

At 2:37 during a normal day in an Australian high school, a suicide will occur among one of the six troubled teens, each of whom will reveal their tra...

Director : Murali K. Thalluri
Cast : Teresa Palmer, Frank Sweet, Sam Harris, Charles Baird

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R Drama War Biography Based on True Events Inspirational
Substance Abuse Death, Sudden Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Depression, Situational Prostitution Parapalegia Mobility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcohol Abuse

In the mid 1960s, a patriotic, suburban teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines to fulfill his American duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he ...

Director : Oliver Stone
Cast : Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy Ballroom Dancing Dance
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Survivor Guilt Scapegoat Identity Bipolar Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Addiction, Sex Addiction, Gambling Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Dolores discharges her son Pat, Jr. from a mental health institution, against his doctor's advice and without the knowledge of her husband, Pat Sr., a...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Aurora Borealis (2005)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Parkinson’s Disease Panic Attacks Chronic Depression Caregiving Oppositional Defiant Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Adultery Suicidal Kidney Condition Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Euthanasia/Right To Die Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Duncan is a depressed twenty-something in Minneapolis, Minnesota still playing hockey with his high school friends who mock, rather than help, him. Al...

Director : James C.E. Burke
Cast : Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Steven Pasquale, Katie Griffin, Zack Ward

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Hunger Strike Denial Abuse,Child Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Verbal

A story set in Louisiana from pre WWII to 2002. It follows four lifelong friends who stage a drastic, long overdue intervention between one of them, V...

Director : Callie Khouri
Cast : Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Gina McKee, Cherry Jones

Combat Shock (1984)
R Drama Horror Thriller War
Substance Abuse Disfigurement Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A day in the life of Frankie, a returning war veteran with no money, a miserable marriage to a woman who no longer knows, and a baby born with severe ...

Director : Buddy Giovinazzo
Cast : Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio, Asaph Livni

Winter's Bone (2010)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Caregiving Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Amputation

With a meth addicted absentee father and a chronically depressed mute mother, seventeen-year-old year-old Ree has raised her two young siblings alone ...

Director : Debra Granik
Cast : Jennifer Lawrence, Isaiah Stone, Ashlee Thompson, Valerie Richards

Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 Drama Epic Fantasy Romance War Dark Comedy Coming of Age Inspirational
Substance Abuse Virginity, Male Single Parenting Abuse,Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Asperger's Syndrome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Incest Promiscuity Death of Parent Amputation AIDS/HIV Scoliosis

Though young Forrest Gump is told he's slow and has scoliosis, he never thinks of himself as disadvantaged thanks in part to his positive, supportive ...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Senise, Sally Field

Traffic (2000)
R Action Crime Drama Suspense
Substance Abuse Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Enabling Abuse, Sex

An intimate look at America's war on drugs told through four separate yet connected stories: a conservative judge who's just been appointed as the US ...

Director : Steven Soderbergh
Cast : Michael Douglas, Erika Christensen, Amy Irving, Catherine Zeta Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Dennis Quaid, Luiz Guzman, Topher Grace, Steven Bauer, Benjamin Bratt, Jacob Vargas, Andrew Chavez, Michael Saucedo

Flight (2012)
R Drama Thriller
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Single Parenting Paralysis

Whip Whitaker is a senior commercial airline pilot. He's also an alcoholic and drug abuser. During a short flight with a new a young co-pilot the airc...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Nadine Velazquez, Denzel Washington, Carter Cabassa, Adam C. Edwards

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

Life as a House (2001)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Prostitution Depression, Clinical Divorce Cancer Blended Families Promiscuity Single Parenting

Divorced for a decade, George is depressed and has grown to hate his twenty year old job as an architect of pre-fabricated homes. In a fit of rage, he...

Director : Irwin Winkler
Cast : Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Mary Steenburgen, Jamey Sheridan, Jena Malone

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Adultery Death of Parent Agoraphobia Chronic Depression

Thirty-year-old Jeff -- a man who is weight challenged, addicted to pot and unemployed -- lives in the basement of his widowed mother's home watching ...

Director : Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Cast : Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer

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