Movies like Seize the Day

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Seize the Day (1986)
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Seize the Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward spiral, he must, in addition, face the father who never really understood him, while trying to balance his newly precarious existence.
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, semi serious, no music, heartbreaking, depressing, harsh, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family relations, life is a bitch, self discovery, alcohol abuse, midlife crisis, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, couples, working class, introspection, single parent, crumbling marriage, going straight, unfulfillment, cons and scams, down on your luck, family in crisis, jewish, hotel, con artists, telephone, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, year 1956, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ireland

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Most similar movies to Seize the Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, family problems and redemption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Seize the Day: Sweet Nothing (1995), Country (1984), Everything Must Go (2010), Turn the River (2007), Clean and Sober (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, family problems, family relations, introspection, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
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95%
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, survival, family business, against the odds, couples, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, alcohol abuse, marital problem, midlife crisis, addiction, down on your luck, goodhearted, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, gambling, billiards, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, addiction, hopes, family problems, estrangement, introspection, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl 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. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, crimes, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, society, deception, thief, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, parents and children, human nature, rich and poor, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family life, self discovery, family relations, writer's life, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, lottery, family relations, culture clash, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, social differences, racism, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, teacher, winning, dysfunctional family, single father, bittersweet, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, family relations, love and romance, single parent, looking for love, couple relations, unfulfillment, lifestyle, best friends, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, society, family relations, addiction, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 13K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 18K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, introspection, love and romance, society, down on your luck, looking for love, human nature, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, church, friends, couples, self discovery, introspection, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The North (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, american dream, village, illegal immigration, immigration, culture clash, parents and children, siblings relations, americana, politics, on the run, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, society, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dealing with death, family business, family in crisis, midlife crisis ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, family problems, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 1K
Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: starting over, human spirit, single parent, hopes, american dream, family problems, immigrants, family relations, working class, society, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, secret society, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, couple relations, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, introspection, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%