"The Lost Weekend" and "Days of Wine and Roses" come to mind.
Best movies about alcoholism
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 23, 2023 6:54 AM|
I always liked Come Back, Little Sheba
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 21, 2023 12:41 AM|
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 21, 2023 12:42 AM|
"Barfly" with Ms. Dunaway
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 21, 2023 12:44 AM|
The Morning After
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 21, 2023 12:44 AM|
So that's where they lifted the whole plot of Season 1 of The Flight Attendant.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 21, 2023 12:47 AM|
"Leaving Las Vegas"
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 21, 2023 12:47 AM|
"Opening Night" starring Gena Rowlands.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 21, 2023 12:48 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 21, 2023 1:00 AM|
I know how to lay a buffet
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 21, 2023 1:05 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 21, 2023 1:07 AM|
"The Good House" which was just released, staring Sigourney Weaver.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 21, 2023 1:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 21, 2023 1:08 AM|
When a Man Loves a Woman
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 21, 2023 1:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 21, 2023 1:19 AM|
I'll Cry Tomorrow and Smash Up: The Story of a Woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 21, 2023 1:20 AM|
I CANNOT BELIEVE no one remembers Linda Blair's bravura turn in this 1970s masterpiece.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 21, 2023 1:27 AM|
alcoholism plus pills: Valley of the Dolls
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 21, 2023 1:27 AM|
Sideways. Fabulous movie and Virginia Madsen is peak beauty. I’ve watched this film a gazillion times.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 21, 2023 1:33 AM|
For a while, Gena Rowland had a monopoly in the drunk parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 21, 2023 1:37 AM|
Dick Van Dyke gave a powerful performance in the TV movie The Morning After. He was truly amazing. The was an ABC TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK btw. God I loved them as a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 21, 2023 1:38 AM|
During my periods of heavy drinking, I've watched Leaving Las Vegas a couple times. It was scary when I started relating to it.
So I stopped watching it but kept drinking.
This last time I decided to stop I watched a few things to help me along my way (Leaving Las Vegas was not one of them, because I was already in the throes of utter despair). "30 Days" is a little bit of a fluff piece but had enough of real life and recovery attempts/relapses that made it a good re-watch last October.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 21, 2023 1:39 AM|
[quote] When a Man Loves a Woman
No offense, but I hated that movie. What a waste of Andy Garcia during his beautiful period. It seemed more like a Lifetime movie than something you'd see in a theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 21, 2023 1:44 AM|
A TVM but still: Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice starring Carol Burnett.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 21, 2023 1:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 21, 2023 1:47 AM|
A Star Is Born
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 21, 2023 1:47 AM|
Sending you well wishes and congratulations r21!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 21, 2023 1:47 AM|
Thanks, r26!! :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 21, 2023 1:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 21, 2023 1:51 AM|
You can do it a day at a time, R21. I did, and I've been clean and sober since 1981.
OTOH, I'm old, so there's that.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 21, 2023 1:52 AM|
Thanks, r29. I'm doing really well and have had zero cravings. Honestly. I think I finally had just "drank my fill" this last time. I also felt really ill and am now dealing with some health issues as a result. It's not the health issues that scared me straight, because I already knew I was probably sick from how much I was drinking. I just decided I was tired of the whole thing and over it. It wasn't fixing a damn thing and was just making things worse for me. I also didn't want my family to have to deal with finding me dead in a pool of my own vomit/waste/etc.
Now I think of wine as a dead person I used to know: we had some good times until we didn't, and ultimately I knew this person would end up killing me in the end. So done, finit.
But watching some of these movies was helpful to me in putting the final nail in the coffin. Hopefully I quit soon enough to not have to worry about my coffin anytime soon. Test results of today's echocardiogram are forthcoming.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 21, 2023 2:00 AM|
Do you smoke?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 21, 2023 2:02 AM|
Where or where have you gone, Friday Afternoon Drinky-Poos?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 21, 2023 2:04 AM|
Nope, not a smoker and never have been.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 21, 2023 2:05 AM|
ok. when you see AA meetings in movies some people are always smoking and I wonder isn't that just another addiction.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 21, 2023 2:07 AM|
Clean and Sober
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 21, 2023 2:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 21, 2023 2:32 AM|
Well done R30! X
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 21, 2023 2:37 AM|
Barfly. Jeezus, Faye Dunaway is sure in a lot of boozy roles. Here she is trying to kick Alice Kriger right in the pussy bone.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 21, 2023 3:07 AM|
Under the Influence with Andy Griffith (and Keanu Reeves)
Follow the Footsteps (Ed Asner, Gary Coleman)
A Sensitive, Passionate Man (David Jannsrn, Angie Dickinson)
My Name is Bill W. ((James Wood, James Garner)
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 21, 2023 3:14 AM|
Flight, Denzel Washington
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 21, 2023 3:16 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 21, 2023 3:19 AM|
Sandra Bullock, Steve Buscemi
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 21, 2023 3:37 AM|
The Verdict has Paul Newman as an alcoholic lawyer. I thought it was a great movie.
The Lost Weekend is a classic movie about an alcoholic on a bender. Ray Milland won an Oscar for his performance.
Girl on a Train and The Spectacular Now are some other choices.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 21, 2023 3:51 AM|
Sorry yes...28 days, not 30 days. Duh, brain is still recovering.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 21, 2023 4:03 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 21, 2023 5:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 21, 2023 5:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 21, 2023 5:34 PM|
"Requiem for a Dream"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 21, 2023 5:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 21, 2023 5:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 21, 2023 6:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 21, 2023 8:07 PM|
Leaving Las Vegas.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 21, 2023 8:11 PM|
Marcia alcoholism The Bradys. So we’ll written and performed.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 21, 2023 8:13 PM|
The Morning After is one of the handful of films Sidney Lumet made outside New York. And a terrific film.
"YOU KILLED A MAN".
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 22, 2023 12:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 22, 2023 1:07 AM|
Smashed is a 2012 American drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Ponsoldt and Susan Burke, and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. Winstead and Paul play a married couple, Kate and Charlie Hannah, both alcoholics. After a series of embarrassing incidents caused by her drinking habit, Kate decides to get sober with the help of a coworker and a sponsor from Alcoholics Anonymous.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 22, 2023 3:38 AM|
Thanks, r56. Any idea where to watch it? I have Prime Video, and as usual, I'd have to pay to rent it. I'm not sure any movies are included on Prime anymore without paying for them...
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 22, 2023 3:43 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 22, 2023 3:46 AM|
You Kill Me - Sir Ben Kingsley plays the alcoholic hitman in a family holding the snowplow contract for Buffalo, New York (not really a spoiler, this is revealed in the opening). His family sends him out to a family friend (Bill Pullman) in San Francisco to dry out while they deal with competition (Dennis Farina) in Buffalo. It's black humor, but it's funny. The writer/director was invited to an AA meeting (possibly as a hint) and wanted to play with the confidentiality of the meetings.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 22, 2023 3:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 22, 2023 4:07 AM|
Leaving Las Vegas.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 22, 2023 4:10 AM|
The Country Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 22, 2023 6:19 PM|
"A Cry For Love" TV movie starting Susan Blakely as a pill-popping speed freak single mom who falls for hairy alcoholic Powers Boothe. Can love win out in the end over their terrible addictions?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 22, 2023 9:24 PM|
R63, you should have written the TV guide program descriptions. I, as a young gayling, would have tuned-in just to see a "hairy alcoholic"!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 22, 2023 10:37 PM|
"The Sound of Music"
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 22, 2023 11:28 PM|
My parents' home videos from my childhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 23, 2023 1:55 AM|
I want to second Come Back Little Sheba. It is B&W and may be too old time for many DLers but it has great performances by Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth. She is heartbreaking as the suffering loyal wife of alcoholic Lancaster.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 23, 2023 2:12 AM|
The only reason to watch 28 days is Viggo Mortensen.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 23, 2023 3:55 AM|
Under the Volcano, w/ Albert Finney
Shoot the Moon, w/ Albert Finney and Diane Keaton
Finney was another actor like Gena Rowlands who was superb in boozy roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 23, 2023 3:59 AM|
Yes--R69. Under the Volcano is a perfect depiction of alcoholism. And now you've got me wanting to watch Shoot the Moon,
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 23, 2023 4:22 AM|
Clean and Sober
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 23, 2023 4:59 AM|
R69 Albert Finney played excellent drunks, but I don't think his character in Shoot the Moon was a lush.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 23, 2023 6:54 AM|