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: depressing, bleak, realistic, road movie, touching, macabre, feel good, unusual plot structure, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unemployment, jewish, hotel, stock market, salesman, catastrophe, survival, doctors, loneliness, life, writers, depression, death, hip hop, sexual abuse, single father, destiny, brutality, homeless, corruption, runaway, childhood, drug addiction, fighting the system, mentor ...
Time: 80s, year 1956, 70s
Place: new york, ireland, usa

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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 gloomy films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, redemption, mentor, dialogue and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Seize the Day: Turn the River (2007), Sweet Nothing (1995), Country (1984), Everything Must Go (2010), All or Nothing (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: billiards, gambling, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, hopes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, addiction, estrangement, starting over, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
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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: melancholic, realistic, serious, feel good, splatter ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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64%
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: survival, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, against the odds, family business, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
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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: realistic, touching, visually appealing, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, addiction, unemployment, salesman, loneliness, tragedy, character study, self discovery, starting over, marital problem, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
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44%
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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, enigmatic, depressing, compassionate, stylized ...
Plot: unemployment, greed, self discovery, character study, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty, couple relations, down on your luck, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, switzerland, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, redemption, drug addiction, introspection, drug abuse, alcoholic, yuppie, tragedy, character study, crime gone awry, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, parenthood, honest, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, lifetime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: realistic, bleak, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, family relations, divorce, character study, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: stylized, inspirational, visually appealing, allegory, harsh ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, culture clash, money, school, photographer, poverty, father daughter relationship, male nudity, multiple storylines, childhood, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, mexico, latin america, new jersey, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, stylized, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, working class, loneliness, character study, single parent, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, touching, captivating, road movie, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, starting over, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, family life, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, drug addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, teacher, dysfunctional family, single father, family problems, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, meditative, talky, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writers, eavesdropping, depression, philosophy, psychiatrist, human nature, self discovery, melancholy, psychology, friendship, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: melancholic, talky, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, writer's life, single father, family bonds, family problems, love and romance, dealing with death, introspection, siblings relations, family life, parents and children ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: homelessness, poverty, urban setting, starting over, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, american dream, hopes, family problems, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
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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: sincere, bleak, art house, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, unemployment, photographer, isolation, complex characters, family relations, culture clash, love and romance, introspection, society, human nature, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, tokyo, turkey, middle east, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, depressing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, business, job seeking, starting over, family problems, corporation, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, male rape, downfall, haunted by the past, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, visually appealing, splatter, stylized ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, support group, self discovery, redemption, addiction, drug abuse, drug addict, drugs, heroin, group therapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: art house, depressing, philosophical, sexy, reflective ...
Plot: addiction, suicide, alcohol abuse, depression, character study, rehabilitation, melancholy, loneliness, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, existentialism, french ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
No Place Like Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his brother but that doesn't last for long due to the two ...
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, unemployment, little boy, fire, boy, girl, daughter, homelessness, mother, children, son, father ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
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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: sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, women, friendship, chase, dysfunctional family, depression, lesbian relationship, screwball, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial romance, mentor, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%