best addiction movies

The 10 Best Movies About Addiction is looking back on film history’s long list of movies about addiction to determine which ones handle the heavy subject the best. Check out our selections in the gallery below!

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Addiction is one of the most painful, most horrible things imaginable. It ruins lives, it ruins families, it ruins careers, it ruins everything. It’s all-consuming, it’s practically inescapable. Naturally, filmmakers from all over the world have been more than willing to mine this global crisis for material. Because of its worldwide prevalence—alcohol addiction, drug addiction, even sex addiction can be found in any country on the planet—movies about addiction are not hard to find.

What can be hard to find, however, are good movies about addiction. More often than not, this incredibly emotional and serious subject matter can come across as out-of-touch or completely inappropriate if done incorrectly. With this in mind, these are some of the very best movies about addiction to date.

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What is your favorite movie from this list? Let us know in the comments below!


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