Great drinking oriented movies

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Thank gawd Grumpy got it into his head to watch this oldie but goodie last weekend. I love this old bitch*: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlQ8BpuydEI
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Withnail and I. Try to keep up with Withnail.

Also, I don't know why, but watching The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly makes me want to drink heavily. As well as Cool Hand Luke.

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I keep meaning to watch that one. Recommended to me a long time ago, too. Ehh, too many movies. Not enough damn time.
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Unforgiven. It is the most bad ass drinking movie of all time. A portrait of a man William Munny, a man at the top of his chosen profession. He gives up his profession and booze ostensibly for the love of a good woman. She dies and he remains undrunk raising his children as a widower. Without booze is a broken down wreck of a man who can't make it as a farmer on some of the most fertile land on Earth. He can't keep pigs alive, pigs they're one of the most adaptable species on the planet they're right up there with humans and rats, they will thrive almost anywhere. So by circumstance he is forced back into his old profession. He attempts to return to his profession without booze he manages but struggles. Finding his best friend has been killed now he grabs the bottle and the transformation begins, like the Hulk emerges from the shell of a man he had been and unleashes his alcohol fueled wrath upon injustice.
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I didn't see the movie but if you want great drinker literature, read "Arch of Triumph" by Erich Maria Remarque.
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Zippy wrote:I didn't see the movie but if you want great drinker literature, read "Arch of Triumph" by Erich Maria Remarque.
Drinker literature deserves its own thread! Aside from Bukowski and Hemmingway, check out Pierre by Herman Melville. Not much drinking goes on in this book, but you just get so lost in this massive stream of thought and anxiety, it's a trip. A hard read, but well worth it.

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The Thin Man... Nick and Nora were great boozers. Oh, and Gleason in Papa's Delicate Condition, Deano in Rio Bravo, and Clint's PBR-guzzling Kowalski in Gran Torino all make you want to drink along.
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Nick and Nora Charles. What a great couple. But William Powell, in My Man Godfrey...ooohhh. He really had what they called "IT", back in those days.
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Hi-

My wife and I own a bar, we had an idea of trying to start a weekly movie night on one of our slower nights most likely Monday. The only qualification is the movie must relate to drinking in some way or another and hopefully it will inspire people to drink more. I know it works for me. So I'm looking to get some input in finding movies that involve drinking. Thanks in advance, here's what we have so far:

Trees Lounge
Bad Santa
Bad News Bears
The Verdict
Leaving Las Vegas
Beerfest
Barfly
Lost Weekend
Strange Brew
The Hangover

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Beer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088781/

Link included as a disambiguation.

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Leaving Las Vegas is a bit preachy and depressing, not really conducive to a good time.

Some others I like:

Animal House
Dazed and Confused
Withnail and I (kinda boring in parts, but pretty funny)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Other Guys/Anchorman/Old School/Semi Pro (really any Will Ferrel movie)

Also, lots of movies have drinking games associated with them, the rules for which you can find online.
• "Avoiding the darker alcohols like bourbon, red wine and dark rum might lessen [a hangover] and you might also dance better if you wear a tutu instead of trousers." - FKR

• "If you wanna 'talk about' my drinking, it better be about how fucking awesome it is." - Me

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you could do worse than check out Garvs site - as featured in MDM magazine once

http://www.drunkard.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=47702
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Boondock saints is a drinking movie

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Whisky Galore-Based on a true story of the shipwreck and subsequent plunder of a ship filled with Scotch

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