Most people believe that you can only get hooked on drugs or alcohol, but dependency is actually much more. Almost everyone has their own compulsive “rituals”, from which it is difficult to refuse. If life appears uncontrollable habit, because of which is crumbling career, studies, partnership, friendship and health, it is addictive.
We offer you a list of the best films of the dependence. Most of the films from this collection is based on real stories from life.
1. Requiem for a Dream / Requiem for a Dream (2000)
It is well known that drug addiction – it’s scary. But Darren Aronofsky decided vitally and realistically show what actually leads addiction. The main characters – Harry Goldfarb, his girlfriend Marion and Tyrone’s best friend’s mother, Sarah – first turn to drugs for various reasons: to relax, to earn on reselling, to lose weight. Everyone has a dream. But the drug eats away everything that is in man, leaving only a feeble shell.
2. Trainspotting / Trainspotting (1996)
The film is based on the eponymous cult novel by Irvine Welsh about four friends, linked by a common addiction. The narration is conducted on behalf of the young Scot Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), who consistently tries to engage with heroin intoxication and break the vicious circle.
In 2012, HMV company conducted a survey in which “Trainspotting” recognized as the best British film in the last 60 years.
3. Half Nelson / Half Nelson (2006)
Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) – a teacher in high school who use drugs. His secret passion learns one of the students, which leads to their friendship. Stark, realistic, independent films Ryan Fleck with ambiguous characters, but certainly a good performance. Many critics and audiences believe “Half Nelson” one of the best films of the last decade.
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The film is based on the memoirs published in 1978 by Jim Carroll, who described his rapid maturation. In the role of a rising basketball star, a student of Catholic schools, run down with friends to drugs, appeared Leonardo DiCaprio.
5. Lost Weekend / The Lost Weekend (1945)
It is open at the time of alcoholism did not shoot anybody. Advocates for the wine and spirits industry offered 5 million. Dollars for the destruction of the finished tape, but the film still went out and became a box office hit.
This ruthless history Birnama Don, a New York writer who is ready to lie, cheat and steal to get a drink. Agents said Ray Milland, the leading man, that he commits professional suicide, acting in this film, but in the end the actor won the coveted statuette from the Academy.
Nuarny drama received the “Palme d’Or” at the Cannes Film Festival, four awards “Oscar” and in the National Register of films for the “cultural, historical or aesthetic” value.
6. Naked Lunch / Naked Lunch (1991)
David Cronenberg presented a very free interpretation semi-autobiographical book by William S. Burroughs. He used the name of the product and several other elements, as well as the main episode of the novel, which also was decisive in the life of the writer. William S. Burroughs killed his wife at a party when intoxicated announced that he would shoot “in the style of William Tell.” She put a glass on his head, but the missed Burroughs. This tragic event was the basis of the film about the writer, addiction and spy, played by Peter Weller. “Naked Lunch” – a solid mixture of reality and hallucinatory poluparanoidalnogo narcotic delirium.
7. The Man with the Golden Arm / The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Makine Frankie (Frank Sinatra) – heroin addict who, after recovery is struggling to start a new life. But he returned to the former reality where his wife, pretending to disability requires that he returned to the gambler, barefoot-drug dealer makes Frankie conduct fraudulent game. Only one person – girlfriend Molly (Kim Novak) – supports him in the quest to become a jazz drummer.
This movie is Gus Van Sant’s film director has provided international recognition. It is based on the eponymous novel by James Fogle polubiograficheskomu published later film adaptation. When the movie was filmed, the writer was imprisoned for illegal drug trafficking.
9. Traffic / Traffic (2000)
Crime drama Steven Soderbergh reveals a complex and intricate scheme of the drug. This is the story of three sometimes overlapping storylines. In one of them, Michael Douglas appears as a conservative judge appointed head of management control over drug trafficking, which recognizes that drug addicts has become and his daughter. Among the other actors: Benicio del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Amy Irving, Albert Finney and Don Cheadle.
10. Nymphomaniac / Nymphomaniac (2013)
The scandalous Lars von Trier drama of two parts of a woman by the name of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), set himself the diagnosis – nymphomania. The story of his life from two to fifty years, she tells an intellectual Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), who found her beaten up in an alley and brought to his home.
11. Cocaine / Blow (2001)
This biopic tells the story of George Young, the man who controlled about 85% of the cocaine shipped to the United States in the 1970s. The role of a key distributor of Pablo Escobar played Johnny Depp.
12. Leaving Las Vegas / Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Psychological drama Mike Figgis, based on the autobiographical novel by John O’Brien. For her performance starring Nicolas Cage won the “Oscar”. He played Ben, which becomes an inveterate drunkard, losing a job, a house burns and sent to Las Vegas, where they filmed a prostitute. During the long conversations they realize that a lot in common, and begin to live together between them. He promises not blame her for what she did for a living, and she promises never to make him stop drinking.
13. The Wolf of Wall Street / The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Scandalous black comedy by Martin Scorsese about charismatic broker Jordan Belfort, which opens with a company living in the neighborhood merchant Donnie. Soon revenues allow him to live it, littering money, leaning on drugs and setting the stage for communication with prostitutes. There is something to laugh and think about.
14. Scarface / Scarface (1983)
Brian De Palma took a remake of 1932 film Howard Hawks, which is based on the story of Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who arrived in Miami, where he made a brilliant career of drug trafficking.
According to modern critics, this din of the great gangster movies in history, although the screens “Scarface” received devastating reviews, even the director was nominated for the “Golden Raspberry” in 1983.
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With this comedy movie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is not only made his debut as a director, but also wrote the script to him and played a major role.
A key character – John Martello, whose life clearly painted and includes nightclubs, sex with girls, going to the gym and to the church to repent. But John has a relationship. He is so addicted to porn, sex with a real Lady gives him less pleasure than watching adult movies alone.
16. The Panic in Needle Park / The Panic In Needle Park (1971)
Here, a young Al Pacino played one of his first roles. He – drug dealer Bobby, who falls in love with a young artist Helen. Instead of romance on screen closeup of heroin injection, and with them the maelstrom of events leading to the bottom of life.
17. Shame / Shame (2011)
Michael Fassbender has appeared in the film Steve McQueen as an erotomaniac and seksogolika Brandon. 30-year-old hero is clearly not able to control their own sexual lives, besides depressed and suffering from an existential crisis. Every morning in his New York apartment, he wakes up with another woman. Brandon lives alone and is constantly ignored calls from his sister, but one day she comes in and encourages him to change his lifestyle.
18. My Left Foot / My Left Foot (1989)
What are the only excuses people come up with his drunkenness. But there are situations where a person is really very difficult to survive the reality in a sober state. “My Left Foot” – a film based on the amazing facts from the life of an Irishman Christy Brown. He was born with cerebral palsy, his father thought the birth of a misunderstanding. Christie could manage only his left leg, but he was able to become a real artist.
The film won the “Oscar” for Best Actor and Best Actress, and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
19. Gia / Gia (1998)
Angelina Jolie brilliantly played the role of Gia Marie Karanja, whose life is the subject of this film. The girl working at a diner on the outskirts of the city, becoming the world-famous supermodel. But the life of the world podium of the Queen – is not only fame, but also vulnerability, loneliness and drugs.
20. Blurred / A Scanner Darkly (2006)
“A Scanner Darkly” – second animation and gaming feature film by Richard Linklater (the first – the philosophical and existential drama “Waking Life”). The action takes place in the near future, in the midst of an epidemic of drug abuse.
The basis of the films lay the eponymous novel by Philip K. Dick, who wrote the book, relying on personal experience of taking drugs.
21. Sid and Nancy / Sid And Nancy (1986)
Cult classic biopic, based on real events. This is the story of the life of Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman), bassist of the famous punk rock band Sex Pistols, and his American groupie Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). Truthfully shows two uncontrollably growing passion of the musician – a girl and heroin.
22. Oslo, August 31st / Oslo, August 31st (2011)
In this Norwegian film illuminated the stage, to which does not get the majority of films about addiction – to rehabilitation. 34-year-old Anders passing rate in the rehabilitation center, received permission to return to Oslo on the same day to be interviewed for the job. Then he plunged not only the city but also in society, and in the memories and reflections of a new life.
23. Prior to the latest features / Down to the Bone (2004)
The director and co-writer Debra Granik presented us with atypical drug addict. It is not stuck in the bad company teenager and not a character, searching for new experiences on the blase life. The heroine of the film – a mother who in between preparing school lunches and long shifts at the checkout in a supermarket in a hurry into the bathroom, where you can drag cocaine.
24. Crew / Flight (2012)
The drama directed by Robert Zemeckis Denzel Washington brilliantly played the role of a person on the verge of self-destruction. An experienced pilot miraculously escaped the crash and almost no casualties put the plane in a difficult situation. But behind the apparent mass heroism hidden details that reveal the story in a new light.
25. Cinemania / Cinemania (2002)
For something considered dependent, it should interfere with the normal flow of life, work, relationships, health. It could be unhealthy habit as normal as watching movies? This documentary is dedicated to the five reel of film Film lovers from New York, who spend their lives in front of screen, scanning from 700 to 1000 films a year.
For a young guy by the name of Clay calls his ex-girlfriend to help their mutual friend, mired in drugs. But what can he do? Read notation? Scolded? Beg? All this has made it already to no avail.
The film is notable for the fact that Robert Downey Jr., who played a major role here, a couple of years has faced a similar problem. Actor himself said that for him “the role of Christmas became a ghost of the future” because drug addiction was embodied in his real life.
27. Candy / Candy (2006)
Australian film is based on the novel by Luke Davies’ Candy: a love story and addictive. ” This is a story about the self-destructive and codependent relationship between the poet Dan (Heath Ledger) and student Candy (Abbie Cornish).
The film consists of three acts: Heaven, Earth, Hell. It all starts with the fact that they fall in love, but the relationship is tied to the world of heroin.
28. The impasse / Gridlock’d (1997)
At the center of this cult comedy drama – a jazz trio, which included two heroin addict played by Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur. Their lead singer with an overdose is in the hospital, and the musicians decide to tie addictions. So begins a nightmare New Year’s morning and it seems that in this day fought against the heroes of the world. Tape shine ironic and sarcastic dialogue and excellent acting game. There Shakur played his last role.
29. Barfly / Barfly (1987)
The script was written by Charles Bukowski, to include the semi-autobiographical details. And the main character – a writer and alcoholic poet who makes for a drink and a snack in the street fighting – played Mickey Rourke. The actor even knocked out two front teeth to match the character.
30. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Terry Gilliam took this phantasmagoria on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. Cult film takes the viewer into a two-hour psychedelic trip into the heart of corruption. Starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. Taking a lot of drugs, they indulge hallucinations and reality show full of drugs. The chaotic delirium characters realize the emptiness of American culture.