We have explored the relevance of addiction in music through our recent posts on recovery songs, and today we will dive into the portrayal of drug use through cinema. Addiction is a compelling and enticing theme that directors target to shine a light on, and create interest around an issue not often talked about. An accurate film about addiction shows the painful reality of recovery, relapse, and everything in between. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for movies to offer an unrealistic portrayal of the struggle, glamorizing drug usage through humor, money, and fame. When analyzing films about addiction, it is essential to focus on ones that show the real, dangerous, life-threatening consequences of substance abuse. Luckily, there are many fantastic, eye-opening films that offer insight into the challenges and struggles of those facing addiction. These films will leave you straying away from illegal substances and alcohol abuse at all costs, as devastation and heartbreak is guaranteed.