Drunken Cinema

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1.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
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An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together. (117 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also... (128 mins.)
Director: Gary Oldman
 
3.
Factotum (2005)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
4.
Trees Lounge (1996)
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Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking". (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Buscemi
 
5.
Under the Volcano (1984)
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The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
6.
The Lost Weekend (1945)
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. (101 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
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Rio Bravo (1959)
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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. (141 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
8.
Barfly (1987)
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Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (100 mins.)
 
9.
Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity. (101 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
10.
Night Into Morning (1951)
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Berkeley university professor adjusts (using alcohol) to tragic fire deaths of wife & son. (86 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
 
11.
Fear of Fear (1975 TV Movie)
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Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child... (88 mins.)
 
12.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
13.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
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Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (96 mins.)
Director: Art Linson
 
14.
4 (2004)
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Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow... (126 mins.)
 
15.
Opening Night (1977)
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An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her. (144 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
16.
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage. (155 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
17.
Withnail & I (1987)
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At the end of the 1960's, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
 
18.
The Bank Dick (1940)
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Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard. (72 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
19.
The Fire Within (1963)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol... (108 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
20.
The Noose (1958)
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One day in the life of an alcohol addict. With the help of his girlfriend Krysia, Kuba attempts to regain control of his life. But when she's at work, Kuba is home alone, and it becomes hard not to resist the temptation. (96 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
21.
Cornerstone (1966)
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A gruff highlander leaves his village and heads to the town and harbor where he will embark for Australia... (89 mins.)
Director: Alexis Damianos
 
22.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
23.
Aberdeen (2000)
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Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers... (113 mins.)