20 Fascinating Films About Alcoholism

"There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation."

For many people, alcohol is just an everyday part of life, whether you're having a cold beer after a long day at work or meeting up with friends at the local pub to discuss everything from sports to how your boss is the biggest douchebag on the planet. However, for some people, alcohol can encroach upon their happiness, health and general well-being. Alcoholism isn€™t a choice; it€™s a disease. A life-long, deadly disease that can quickly and easily ruin a person€™s life. Alcohol is the world's most used drug, and the drug that most frequently sends users to the emergency room, and yet less than 60 percent of heavy drinkers recognise that their habits put them at high risk, according to a 2014 Global Drug Survey. Whether it's because of alcohol's celebratory feel or - in moderation - its health benefits or simply its ubiquity in social gatherings, many drinkers just don't take their drinking seriously. Though often glorified or embellished, a number of filmmakers have tackled this subject many times over the years, with varying results. And that€™s the topic at hand today. What follows is a list of absorbing movies about the sad reality of alcoholism. Some of these films were met with a warm reception from the public upon their release, while others have gained a considerable cult status over time that has made them obligated references of the topic. Minor spoilers ahead.

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