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Podcast: Top 3 Movies About Addiction

Podcast: Top 3 Movies About Addiction

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, Inspired by our wonderful discussion on To Write Love on Her Arms, we discussed our Top 3 films that delve into the world of addiction. There are many types of addiction and depending on how you spin the word, it can go even further. And because of that, we ended up with some great variety and some great films on our lists this week.

That being said, what movies about addiction would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours (Keep in mind we all have different criteria for our lists as well):


1) Trainspotting
2) Don Jon
3) The Lost Weekend


1) Shame
2) Zodiac
3) Half Nelson


1) The Lost Weekend
2) Days of Wine and Roses
3) Thanks For Sharing

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Requiem for a Dream, Midnight Cowboy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sid and Nancy, A Scanner Darkly, Crazy Heart, Traffic

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. Obviously, there are A TON of other films that we didn’t get to mention when talking addiction in movies. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

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For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

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