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Laughing at the Movies

Best Recovery Movies To Stream Online 

Who doesn't love a good movie? The tale of a person overcoming their addiction to build a good life is very inspirational. It makes for a great story and a movie worth watching. Below are eight films that we believe will inspire and encourage you in your recovery.

Beautiful Boy

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.  Watch free with an Amazon Prime membership or rent on Redbox  for $3.99 in HD.

A Star Is Born

The movie follows two musicians—country singer Jackson Maine, played by Bradley Cooper, and unknown singer-songwriter Ally, played by Lady Gaga. Jack is successful, but battling an alcohol addiction and struggling with severe tinnitus, making it more and more difficult for him to perform live. Rent on Redbox  or Amazon for  $3.99  in HD.

"Elton John's bio movie 'Rocketman' gets addiction right," - reports USA Today.  Tens of millions of Americans struggle with substance abuse. This intimate portrayal of Elton John's  rise to super stardom  and his  triumph  over  his addiction to drugs and alcohol will inspire you. Rent on  Redbox  for $1.99 (HD) or Amazon for $2.99 (HD).

Clean and Sober

Clean and Sober (1988) - Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl (Michael Keaton) has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. 

Rent on Amazon for $1.99 in HD or SD 

28 Days

 A hard-drinking New York journalist (Sandra Bullock) takes her reputation as the life and soul of the party too far when she knocks over her sister's wedding cake and crashes the bridal limousine. When a court orders her into rehab for a month, she initially refuses, but eventually she begins to take her substance abuse seriously. Rent on Amazon for  $3.99 in HD or watch on Starz with a  subscription.

Rachel Getting Married  

Family dynamics, sibling tension, a wedding, scenes from NA meetings – this film has it all. It’s also stacked with popular stars , such as Anne Hathaway and Debra Weinger and received widespread critical acclaim. Rent on Amazon  or Youtube Movies for  $3.99 in HD.

Ben Is Back

Is a 2018 American drama film written and directed by Peter Hedges. Starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Courtney B. Vance. The plot follows a mother who tries to help her addict son after he returns home from rehab. Rent on Redbox, Youtube Movies or Amazon for  $3.99 in HD.

The Recovery Boys

Chronicles the lives of four young men from rural America in rehab. From the Academy Award-nominated director of Heroin(e), comes an intimate look at the strength, courage, and support it takes to overcome addiction. Watch free on  Netflix with a 30 day trial membership.  

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