Feature Films about Recovery
A sobering portrayal of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in a dingy church basement, with a star-studded cast revealing members' struggles, pitfalls, and occasional inspirations.
- Jesus' Son
A meandering film about a good-hearted loser who stays the course through drug addiction, thievery, and humiliations.
- Rachel Getting Married
A portrait of a family tragedy and a woman working a 12-step program, reaching out for support when she needs it.
- Thanks for Sharing
A rewarding glimpse into the lives of people in recovery, supporting each other and seeing change as a process, not an event.
- When a Man Loves a Woman
A salute to the inner work that must be done to keep alive the sacred dimensions of love and commitment.
- 28 Days
A comic screenplay about an out-of-control young woman forced to face her self-destructive lifestyle and addictions.
Feature Films about Addiction
- The Panic in Needle Park
A bristlingly authentic film about a couple enslaved to heroin in the frenzied underworld life of New York City's West Side.
A drama about the volcanic talent and self-destructiveness of Jackson Pollock, the artist best known for his "action paintings."
- Postcards from the Edge
A scathing portrait of Tinseltown's addictions — including the addiction to unreality.
- Side Effects
An ominous and disconcerting thriller about violent side effects of antidepressant drugs.
A tense and hard-hitting drama about mood-altering substances and their invasion of every aspect of American life.
- Under the Volcano
John Huston's movie version of a highly acclaimed novel about power, addiction, betrayal, and ultimately, the need for love.
- Sister Helen
A compassionate story of a tough Catholic nun working with addicts in the South Bronx who has let their suffering touch her heart.