Movies and TV Shows about alcoholic

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action,
  • Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Shining
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Horror, Thriller,
  • Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
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The Shining
Futurama
  • Futurama (1999)
  • Animation, Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century.
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Futurama
Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • 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 win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Hacksaw Ridge
A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
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A Walk Among the Tombstones
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
The Last Samurai
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.
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The Last Samurai
A Star Is Born
  • A Star Is Born (2018)
  • Drama, Music, Romance,
  • Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer—until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
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A Star Is Born
There Will Be Blood
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • Drama,
  • When Daniel Plainview - a ruthless oil prospector - learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son H.W. to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community flourish. Over time, Plainview's gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface, and he begins to slowly alienate himself from everyone in his life.
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There Will Be Blood
Colossal
  • Colossal (2016)
  • Fantasy, Drama, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.
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Colossal
Warrior
  • Warrior (2011)
  • Drama, Action,
  • An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense winner-take-all battle of their lives.
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Warrior
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
  • Comedy,
  • Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-it notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.
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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
The Snowman
  • The Snowman (2017)
  • Drama, Horror, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
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The Snowman
Gone Baby Gone
  • Gone Baby Gone (2007)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.
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Gone Baby Gone
Man on Fire
  • Man on Fire (2004)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.
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Man on Fire
You Kill Me
  • You Kill Me (2007)
  • Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Romance,
  • While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
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You Kill Me
The Master
  • The Master (2012)
  • Drama,
  • An agitated Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
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The Master
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
War Horse
  • War Horse (2011)
  • Drama, War,
  • Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
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War Horse
This Boy’s Life
  • This Boy’s Life (1993)
  • Drama,
  • In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.
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This Boy’s Life
The Phantom Carriage
  • The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  • Fantasy, Drama, Horror,
  • It's New Year's Eve. Three drunkards evoke a legend. The legend tells that the last person to die in a year, if he is a great sinner, will have to drive during the whole year the Phantom Chariot, that picks up the souls of the dead.
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The Phantom Carriage
When a Man Loves a Woman
  • When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • 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.
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When a Man Loves a Woman
Dreamgirls
  • Dreamgirls (2006)
  • Drama,
  • Three young women - Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson - desire to become pop stars and get their wish when they're picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. Then they're set free for leads, but Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide for Deena to be lead which upsets Effie.
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Dreamgirls
The Verdict
  • The Verdict (1982)
  • Drama,
  • Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court; to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a lawyer.
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The Verdict
Central Station
  • Central Station (1998)
  • Drama,
  • An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
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Central Station
To Have and Have Not
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, Romance,
  • A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.
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To Have and Have Not
Suicide Kings
  • Suicide Kings (1998)
  • Drama, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime,
  • Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.
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Suicide Kings
Journey's End
  • Journey's End (2018)
  • Drama, War,
  • Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
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Journey's End
Dolores Claiborne
  • Dolores Claiborne (1995)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • Selena is a big-shot reporter in the city who has long distanced herself from her roots in a small town in Maine. She finds herself compelled to return, however, after her mother is accused of murdering the wealthy woman for whom she worked as a maid. Selena has a very bad relationship with her mother, and their visit is incredibly tense, particularly since she strongly suspects that her mother is guilty. As the days go by, however, Selena's investigative skills lead her to some surprising revelations about her own past and her mother's motivations. While Dolores may be a hard woman, she did not become so overnight. As she learns more about what has contributed to the make-up of her mother's armor, her own dissipates
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Dolores Claiborne
The Lost Weekend
  • The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • Drama,
  • 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.
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The Lost Weekend
Ken Park
  • Ken Park (2002)
  • Drama,
  • Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant mother. Peaches looks after her devoutly religious father, but yearns for freedom. They're all rather tight, or so they claim.
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Ken Park
The Ref
The Ref
Satantango
  • Satantango (1994)
  • Drama,
  • Inhabitants of a small village in Hungary deal with the effects of the fall of Communism. The town's source of revenue, a factory, has closed, and the locals, who include a doctor and three couples, await a cash payment offered in the wake of the shuttering. Irimias, a villager thought to be dead, returns and, unbeknownst to the locals, is a police informant. In a scheme, he persuades the villagers to form a commune with him.
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Satantango
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Greedy
  • Greedy (1994)
  • Comedy,
  • Michael J. Fox stars with Kirk Douglas and Nancy Travis in this wickedly funny comedy of heirs about a backstabbing family desperate to get their piece of a massive inheritance.
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Greedy
The Libertine
  • The Libertine (2004)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
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The Libertine
The Upside of Anger
  • The Upside of Anger (2005)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two grow closer, and her daughters increasingly rely on Denny, Terry starts to have reservations about where their relationship is headed.
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The Upside of Anger
Young Ones
  • Young Ones (2014)
  • Drama, Action, Western, Science Fiction,
  • In a future where water is scarce, a farmer (Michael Shannon) defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.
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Young Ones
Factotum
  • Factotum (2005)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.
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Factotum
8 Million Ways to Die
  • 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
  • Crime,
  • 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 job, as well as his marriage.
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8 Million Ways to Die