25 Magical Movies That Will Make You Give Up Your Vices

While drinking and even casual drug use are woven into the modern American fabric, and are common themes in popular culture, an estimated one-third of Americans don't drink. A significant portion of the population identifies as fully clean and sober. 

On days when sober individuals want to watch a movie, but also want a reminder of why they choose not to drink or use drugs, they can turn to these films—which, by the way, are actually good. 

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Arguably Nic Cage's most compelling role and film, Leaving Las Vegas chronicles the rapid demise of Cage's Ben Sanderson. The screenwriter flees Hollywood for Vegas, a liquor store's worth of booze in tow. 

Flight (2012)

Flight is an engrossing character study of really, really high-functioning alcoholism. 

A Star Is Born (2018)

One of the rare examples where a remade film is arguably better than the original, A Star Is Born features Bradley Cooper as an addict-musician Jackson Maine. 

Honey Boy (2019)

This loose biopic in which LaBeouf plays his own rodeo clown, substance-abusing father, will tug at your heart and stick in your memory. 

Trainspotting (1996)

Danny Boyle's masterpiece about heroin addicts bop through Edinburgh is a rare film that combines humor with drug addiction.  

Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman is a thoroughly entertaining, visually-appealing film that shines a light on the rollercoaster life of an iconic showman. 

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