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The Champ

1979

Billy Flynn is an ex-champion boxer who was KO'd by booze and gambling. When the wealthy, estranged mother of his young son begins trying to lure the boy away from him, Flynn must return to the ring to provide for his child.

121 min

Drunks

The lives of Jim and other alcoholics in and outside an AA meeting.

My Name Is Joe

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Leaving Las Vegas

Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Crazy Heart

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Smashed

A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.

Withnail & I

In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.

Once Were Warriors

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Barfly

Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Only When I Laugh

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.

EXPLORE TOPIC

Alcohol Addiction