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Old 06-12-2020, 08:16 AM
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Any good movies about recovery from alcoholism?

Any good recommendations? Movies are a big part of life and I think experience some relatable stories through this medium will help me cope. One I already know and enjoy quite a bit is When a Man Loves a Woman. Anything else anyone knows about?
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An older movie, but very good, is Days of Wine and Roses, with Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. Excellent movie.
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https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ry-movies.html (28 Days & Other Recovery Movies)

there are some ideas here to start you off

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Thank you, Dee.

I was looking for that link.
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Rescue Me. It’s not a movie but, a TV series. I think it was five seasons long and, VERY politically incorrect. It’s a good story about how alcoholism destroyed an NYFD fireman’s life and, his struggle to obtain sobriety.
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That gives me a lot to start out with, Thanks!
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Smashed is also great. Not as well known, so I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was.
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Ive watched some good youtube "Movies" about people with different types of addictions. Can't remember the title.
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Two netflix series I like where alcoholism plays an important role are Goliath with Billy Bob Thorton and How to get away with murder after season 3/4. Neither show is centered on recovery but alcoholism is an important part of the story.
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No Recovery but Leaving Las Vegas is classic if you haven't seen it.
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Originally Posted by shortstop81 View Post
Smashed is also great. Not as well known, so I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was.
I actually checked out Smashed. Loved it. Really wonderful (but very sad) look at how alcoholism or sobriety can alter relationships.
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No Recovery but Leaving Las Vegas is classic if you haven't seen it.
Just saw that the other day. Brutally tragic but a great film.
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Another good movie about addiction is Panic in Needle Park, a 1971 movie starring a young Al Pacino in his second movie role.
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Helpful suggestions - I'm going to watch some of those too. Days of Wine & Roses and Leaving Las Vegas scared the he!! out of me. Too bad I didn't take action back when I first watched them.
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Watching these now as opposed to when I was being a lot more dishonest with myself feels different. I used to try to avoid watching anything about alcoholism with my wife to avoid feeling judged or uncomfortable. Even watching things by myself I would sort of distance myself from the people suffering on screen. It's been really helpful to experience these in a different light. Even things like Leaving Las Vegas which is brutally sad can help just to have something to relate to.

I checked out something else that was decent; Everything Must Go with Will Ferrell (in a serious role). Not as good as some of the other things I've watched but still well done.
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Flight with Denzel Washington is pretty incredible.
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