AnonymousInactiveMarch 14, 2019 at 9:26 amPost count: 4
@Time2Surrender 400565 wrote:
I was looking for suggestions on recovery movies.Or movies about alcoholism and addiction.Not all these movies have happy endings.Any more suggestions would be appreciated.Thank you.
- My name is Bill W.
- The lost weekend
- When a man loves a woman
- The Rose
- The boost
- Leaving Las Vegas
- Clean and Sober
- 28 days
- Of wine and roses
The only one I can think of is ” Basketball diaries” with Leanardo Dicapprio and Mark Wahlburg.
I watched this movie at 2 AM one night , cracked out on speed pills and unable to sleep. That movie really freaked me the hell out…. but in the end , it’s good and sad all at the same time.AnonymousInactiveMarch 14, 2019 at 9:26 amPost count: 1
‘Midnight Express’–an oldie to be sure–is pretty brilliant. The star-Brad Davis-was an IV druggie who died of AIDS, I believe.
‘Sid and Nancy’–an oldie as well–made some good points.
‘The Doors’ did also.
And all of these are hugely entertaining, if you can find them.
freeradAnonymousInactiveMarch 15, 2019 at 8:03 pmPost count: 1
In my view Midnight Express and 28 days are good recovery movies.AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 54
“The Boost” with James Woods was a good movie, sadly he did not recover in that movie. Woods also played Bill Wilson in “My name is Bill W”.AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 58
Things We Lost in the Fire (really good)
You Kill Me (funny in a dry way)AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 1
Along the lines of Permanent Midnight and Drugstore Cowboy- Jesus Son (book by Denis Johnson, movie was OK. Definite narcotic tailspin and the movie included recovery.)AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 2
Try “Candy” with Heath Ledger. Turned out he had reason for being so good at playing an addict, sadly. This is a really good, harrowing look at what heroin can do.
kjAnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 1
When a Man Loves a Woman- Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia
Loveit! Makes me cry at the reality of it!AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 1
The Days of Wine and Roses
My name is Bill W
Are my favoritesAnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 4
1. Fight Club “Only when you lost everything….are you truely free”
2. SNATCH (turn “Pikey” speak on) “Do you know what nemisis means?”
3. Barfly “I don’t hate the cops…I just feel better when they’re not around”
4. Last Temptation Of Christ “Why should I follow you?”
5. Mosquito Coast “”A know it all…that’s sometimes right”
++River Pheonix (hottie hot)
6. Trainspotting (USE subtitles!) “He lacks the moral fiber”
7. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas “Oh…he’s my attorney”
8. Ticket to Heaven “What’s wrong with you?”
+ANYBODY that fears being brainwashed for a “greater” cause….
9. SPUN “???????????????”
10. Requiem for a Dream “This is not happening…and even if it was…that’s okay”
11. Pollok “I AM NOT BRINGING A CHILD INTO THIS!!!!!!!!!!”
+Marcia Gay Harding
++Ed Harris IS POLLOK!
12. Harold & Maude The whole script is awesome……..
+Ruth Gorden as the MOTHER of “Cougar”AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 6
not sure of the exact spelling/title. very , very, good ,very graphic, anti-drug movie ,shows the horrors of drug addiction. requiem for a dream ?AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 33
The Bad Lieutenant.
Man with the Golden Arm.AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 33
When I watch movies like “Bad Lieutenant” I find myself amazed that the drugging life in the kill zone was that bad. At the time of my using I thought I was having fun with being whacked out crazy and all the stupid stuff was normal. Then I see drugging movies sober I start to think to myself, that crap is not so normal after all. For some those movies have no recovery value, to me there are like a new perspective.AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 1
I’m dancing as fast as I can
I think it’s with Jill Clayburn (?), she’s addicted to valium….watched it over 15 yrs ago in treatment…..AnonymousInactiveMarch 16, 2019 at 5:29 amPost count: 4
Boy was that one movie there tuff to watch! I had to turn it off the first time…then watched it again later…GREAT MOVIE. Harvey Kietell (spelling wrong) IS THE MAN! Talk about hitting ROCK BOTTOM!?! That poor guy went thru the wringer and took everyone in his path with him….didn’t get enough praise fer that film. Guess the whole full frontal nudity thing just scared the hell out of everyone. I had a heck of a time with the nuns getting raped in the church….FREAKED ME OUT! But…it was part of the disturbing story line. Funny how we get where we are today. I was also watching the John Adams story on HBO…where they tar and feathered people back in the good really old days. BOILLING HOT TAR…then the mob threw feathers on the poor fellow…then stuck him on top of a big log…and marched his twitchy body all through the town squares. AND I WAS ALL UPSET ABOUT GETTING THROWN OFF SOBERCIRCLE!?! YIKES!
Anyhow…our countries fore-fathers were a ruff bunch. And can we talk about what the WOMEN had to go thru?!?….BEFORE THEY WERE BURNED AT THE STAKE?!!! DOUBLE YIKES!!
Anyhooo…Stay clean and SOBER…just for today…all day…ONE DAY AT A TIME!
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