AnonymousApril 9, 2016 at 5:11 pmPost count: 9
mum can you lend me twenty quide. is a documentary from both the family
perspective and the addict . sad though.AnonymousApril 14, 2016 at 9:25 amPost count: 1
@rubycanoe 1749770 wrote:
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 ?
What a great movie !AnonymousJuly 8, 2016 at 2:35 amPost count: 1
Where the Day Takes You
Down To the BoneAnonymousJuly 9, 2016 at 1:16 amPost count: 4
@Mariposa18 2443005 wrote:
Rachel Getting Married w/ Anne Hathaway
I was really surprised by how great this movie was. I watched it twice in two days before I had to return it and think I will buy a copy.AnonymousJuly 11, 2016 at 1:23 amPost count: 2
@time2surrender 400652 wrote:
“Permanant midnight” and “Drugstore cowboy” are two more I forgot about.All though I am trying to find more movies about recovery.
Permanent Midnight was awesome because it was based on a true story (so was Gia)
The only serious role I’ve seen Ben Stiller in.’
Crazy Heart….Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal ….Robert Duvall (I see it was already mentioned)..I saw this in the theater…SO WORTH IT.AnonymousJuly 11, 2016 at 1:32 amPost count: 2
@NOMOMERLOTMAMMA 1745764 wrote:
Things We Lost in the Fire (really good)
You Kill Me (funny in a dry way)
YESSSS…..Things We Lost in the Fire. Halle Berry and Benicio Del Torro!!!AnonymousJuly 11, 2016 at 3:09 amPost count: 10
The House of Sand and Fog is not so much a recovery movie as a relapse movie, and it is gruesome. But good!
The book is even better.
I hope you aren’t scared off from them, because both are truly enjoyable, in the sense that truly honest works are enjoyable.AnonymousJuly 11, 2016 at 8:15 pmPost count: 9
In her shoes with Cameron Diaz made me take a good look at myself. It’s pretty good.AnonymousJuly 11, 2016 at 10:24 pmPost count: 5
I just watched 28 Days with Sandra Bullock. LOL. I thought it was a decent movie.AnonymousJuly 16, 2016 at 10:04 amPost count: 9
Another day in paradise with james woods was thoroughly depressing.
Man on Fire , denzel was an alky.AnonymousSeptember 16, 2016 at 9:39 pmPost count: 2
Leaving Las Vegas was excellent because it was brutally honest about addiction!! How about Basketball Diaries”–WOW.
Another film that I couldn’t get out of treatment without seeing was “Chalk Talk” by Father Martin. “Nil By Mouth” was directed by Gary Oldham; was suppose to be autobiographical, another good one.AnonymousSeptember 21, 2016 at 5:43 amPost count: 1337
I was watching “Leaving Las Vegas” yesterday, although I’ve already seen it several times.AnonymousSeptember 21, 2016 at 5:44 amPost count: 1337
Kinda cool this thread is still around. 🙂 I started it almost 6 yrs ago.AnonymousSeptember 22, 2016 at 12:11 pmPost count: 9
How are you doing time2surrender? Long time no see….. posts….AnonymousSeptember 25, 2016 at 4:44 pmPost count: 6
Several weeks ago I stumbled upon the Addiction to Rehabilitation forum while searching for movies about recovery/addiction. SO glad I did! 🙂
Many of the movies suggested in this thread are sitting in my queue now with Netflix.
I watched “The Panic in Needle Park” a couple of days ago. Of the movies I’ve watched so far, this has got to be my favorite. It’s old (1971), but so am I. The acting of a young Al Pacino is a sight to behold and the female lead was also amazing. This was a powerful movie that depicts the progression of addiction so well. (those eyedropper syringes were carzy!)
Movies I’ve seen so far with my star ratings (my opinion based on what I’m looking for in an addiction/recovery movie):
My Name is Bill W (*****)
The Panic in Needle Park (*****)
Clean and Sober (****)
28 Days (****)
When a Man Loves a Woman (***)
I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can (**)
Postcards From the Edge (**)
The Basketball Diaries (**)
Today, “Never Get Outta The Boat” is arriving. Will watch tonight.
THANK YOU for this thread….it’s timeless.
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