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Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy. ---Ben Franklin
Movies and Series that discuss the joys and failure of alcohol... Disclaimer - This list does not include YouTube or Public Access offerings.
IMDB excluded titles (not sure why): The Story of German Beer (2016) - Jens Niehuss - 6.5/10 / Beer Geeks (2013-2014) - Michael Ferguson - 6/10 / United States of Drinking (2014) - Smithsonian TV - 5.5/10 / Whiskey - The Islay Edition (2010) - Janson Media - 7/10 / The Wine Programme (1983-1986) - Jancis Robinson / Vintners Tales (1997-1998) - Jancis Robinson / The Beer Hunter (1989) - Michael Jackson / A Journey of Discovery - Tasting the Classic Malts (1992) - Michael Jackson / The Green Economy - Green Beer (2014) - 4/10 / Beer is Freedom: When Hops Cross Borders (2018) - 5/10 / Foodstuff: The Science of Sour Beer (2018) - 5/10 / Wine Diamonds; Uncorking America's Heartland (2017) - 6/10 / A Passion for the Vine (2016) - Zan Media / Winemaker: The Beginning (2019) - 5/10 / Tasting Notes (2016) - PlayboyTV - 6/10 / The Brew Show (2010-2011) - Brewshow Productions - 4/10 / Champagne (2005) - RDA Productions - 5/10 / Across the Bar (2015) - Foodable Network - 5/10 / Scotch: The Story of Whiskey (2017) - 6/10 / Beer, Mead, and the Fun of Fermentation (2017) - NatGeo (The Great Courses) - 5/10 / Building a Brewery: Craft Beer Documentary (2016) - 5/10 / Brewing the Republic (2019) / Exploring French Wine Regions (2007) - 6/10 / Brew North: A Beer Story (2017) - 5.5/10 - Thirsty Work (2014) - 6/10 / Discover the Santa Ynez Valley (2020) - 3/10
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1. Sideways (2004)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.
Votes: 182,215 | Gross: $71.50M
2. Beer Hunter: The Movie (2013)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Beer Hunter' is a documentary film about the beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson. His books on beer and whiskey have sold millions of copies, and his 1993 ... See full summary »
3. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
4. Three Sheets (2006– )
Zane Lamprey travels around the world engaging in local drinking customs and traditions.
B1 / V2 / S3 - 7.5/10
5. Uncorked with Billy Merritt (2007– )
Comedian Billy Merritt is ready to make the leap from beer dude to wine guy, and he's taking you with him. Travel from Napa to France as he gets a crash course in the fine art of wine. He ... See full summary »
Star: Billy Merritt
V2 - 5.5/10
6. Wine for the Confused (2004 TV Movie)
John Clease cruises around Santa Barbara and nearby wine country and channelling knowledge of wine to the viewer. IMO as this is an informational movie it is no spoiler to tell you he ... See full summary »
7. The Wine Show (2016– )
The Wine Show is a innovative and practical study of the world of wine. Featuring short films on a variety of wine related topics ranging from wine fraud to food matching. Running through ... See full summary »
V2 - 7/10
8. The Angels' Share (2012)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Votes: 24,348 | Gross: $0.30M
9. Beerfest (2006)
R | 110 min | Comedy
Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.
Votes: 64,910 | Gross: $19.19M
10. Booze Traveler (2014– )
Jack travels the world seeking out the most adventurous and cultural drinking traditions.
B1 / V2 / S3 - 7/10
11. Moonshiners (2011– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Reality-TV
Follows a diverse group of people living in Appalachia who carry on a 200-year-old tradition passed down from their forefathers, making moonshine.
12. Brew Dogs (2013– )
60 min | Reality-TV
Two Scottish brewers go around the world to accomplish various beer brewing challenges.
B1 - 8/10
13. Dark Horse Nation (2014– )
22 min | Documentary
Exploits of group of friends that open a microbrewery in Marshall,Michigan
14. Prohibition (2011)
360 min | Documentary, History
The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.
B1 / V2 / S3
15. Beerland (2017–2018)
30 min | Documentary
Beerland follows Golden Road Brewing founder, Meg Gill, as she sets out on a cross-country journey to meet with home-brewers and find the best brews in each city she travels to.
16. Drinking Buddies (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.
Votes: 56,501 | Gross: $0.34M
17. Drinking Made Easy (2010– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Reality-TV
Hosted by Zane Lamprey, with correspondents Steve McKenna and Marc Ryan, the show explores drinks, drinking culture and drinking history across the United States
B1 / V2 / S3
18. SOMM (2012)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.
Votes: 4,503 | Gross: $0.17M
19. SOMM: Into the Bottle (2015)
90 min | Documentary
The history, politics, pleasure, and BS of wine told through opening ten very different bottles.
20. SOMM 3 (2018)
78 min | Documentary
Three of the greatest legends in wine meet to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, while the best blind tasters of today gather to settle an age-old argument. The results could change the world of wine forever.
21. Behind the Bar (2011– )
TV-14 | Reality-TV
After a long day, there is nothing better than a stiff cocktail! Join Here TV as we reveal the secrets of the best booze from Behind the Bar. Each episode includes interviews, bartender ... See full summary »
B1 / V2 / S3 - 5/10
22. How Beer Saved the World (2011 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.
23. Crafting a Nation (2013)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, News
Crafting A Nation is a feature length documentary and new media project about how the American craft brewers are rebuilding the economy one craft beer at a time.
Director: Thomas Kolicko
24. Beer Wars (2009)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A contemporary David and Goliath story that takes you inside the cutthroat world of the big business of American beer.
25. The Birth of Saké (2015)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
The Birth of Saké is a documentary that reveals the history of passionate sake makers, and what it takes to create a traditional sake at the Yoshida Brewery, a family distillery with more then 140 years of history, in northern Japan.
Director: Erik Shirai
26. Brew Masters (2010– )
60 min | Documentary
Sam Calagione, the founder and head of Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware, and his staff as they searched the world for new, ancient, and imaginative inspirations for beers.
B1 - 6.5/10
27. Beertickers: Beyond the Ale (2009 TV Movie)
71 min | Documentary
This is a film about obsession, identity, curiosity and tradition. This documentary is an exploration of the collectors psyche and of the UK's drinking culture - not to mention a severe test of one film maker's affection for beer.
Director: Phil Parkin
28. What-No Beer? (1933)
Passed | 65 min | Comedy
Two men decide to cash in on the end of Prohibition by selling watered down beer.
29. Rum Runners (1971)
Not Rated | 135 min | Adventure, Comedy
In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in ... See full summary »
30. Beer (1985)
R | 82 min | Comedy
An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.
31. Rum Runners (2016)
106 min | Drama
Rum Runners is the epic story of two best friends, Vic Hanson and Don Calyer. They get caught running illegal booze across the Canadian border. This outstanding screenplay is inspired by ... See full summary »
32. Beer Culture (2011)
55 min | Documentary
33. American Beer (2004)
105 min | Documentary
In June of 2002, five friends left New York City by minivan and set out across the United States to visit 38 breweries in 40 days.
34. Craft: The California Beer Documentary (2015)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Follow along with director Jeff Smith, as he discovers all that California has to offer in the exciting world of craft beer. Includes interviews at Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing, Lagunitas, and many, many, many others.
Director: Jeff Smith
35. Brewed in Brooklyn (2013)
Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary
Sit back, crack open a cold one and see the history of the one time, and perhaps future beer brewing capital of the world, Brooklyn NY.
36. The Love of Beer (2011)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography
When someone thinks of a brewer, they probably don't picture a petite woman with red pigtails. But with Tonya Cornett's amazing beers and growing collection of medals, things may change. ... See full summary »
Director: Alison Grayson
37. Blood, Sweat, and Beer (2015)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the struggles of two start-up breweries.
38. Brewmaster (2018)
95 min | Documentary
The story of craft beer as told through a young New York lawyer who dreams of opening his own brewery and a Milwaukee based beer educator trying to pass the Master Cicerone exam.
Director: Douglas Tirola
39. A Year in Port (2016)
86 min | Documentary
With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we journey into Portugal's spectacular Douro Valley to explore the mystery and complexity of the world of port
Director: David Kennard
40. A Year in Burgundy (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
The film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as ... See full summary »
41. Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2015)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
Discover the art of sake. An age-old staple of Japanese culture and cuisine, the fermented rice wine has recently been winning fans all over the world. Kampai! For the Love of Sake journeys... See full summary »
42. American Wine Story (2014)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
There are plenty of obsessions in the world, but few endeavors attract as much devotion as wine. American Wine Story is a documentary about oenological aficionados who have taken their ... See full summary »
Director: David Baker
43. Take This Job and Shove It (1981)
PG | 100 min | Comedy
The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »
Votes: 747 | Gross: $17.57M
44. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor-trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.
Votes: 46,554 | Gross: $126.74M
45. Neat: The Story of Bourbon (2018)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary