Movies like Boxing Day

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Boxing Day
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A struggling, indebted business man leaves his family immediately after Christmas to pursue a lucrative property deal that could solve all of his problems: buying foreclosed properties from banks at a fraction of their value, refi tting them for a minimum cost, and then selling them for a large profi t. He hires a local chauffeur for 24 hours to drive him around the mountainous area but, as night sets in and the weather worsens, the car is trapped on an icy road and the men face an uncertain fate.
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, gloomy, captivating, thought provoking, road movie
Plot: on the road, human nature, moral dilemma, boss and employee, power relations, social differences, forces of nature, danger, society, modern day adaptation, greed, patronizing, property, recession, realtor, winter, businessman, foreclosure, survival, road trip, death, snow, chauffeur
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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The Knick
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USA
58 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and sincere films with plots about human nature, society, family relations, social differences, power relations, life is a bitch and redemption mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Boxing Day: Two Days, One Night (2014), Locke (2013), Iron Island (2005), Winter Sleep (2014), Toe to Toe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Days, One Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
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Locke
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: tense, talky, stylized, road movie, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, usa
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Iron Island
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
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Winter Sleep
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, meditative, reflective ...
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Toe to Toe
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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The Turning
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: postmodernism, human nature, introspection, small town, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, homecoming, small town life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Goodbye Solo
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, suicide, aging, loneliness, character study, taxi, depression, interracial relations, mentor, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
 6.0
 54
Manila
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tribute to filmmakers and National Artists Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal. In the "Day" segment, Piolo Pacual portrays the role of William, a drug addict who tries to rebuild his sense of self and reconnect with the people around him. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Five Easy Pieces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, road movie, intellectual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, working class, rebellion, on the road, rebelliousness, existentialism, hitchhiker, social misfits, character study, obsession, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
 6.7
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Old Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, meditative, melancholic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, buddies, on the road, dog, solitude, introspection, nature, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oregon, europe, usa, london ...
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 7.7
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Court
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: clever, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, human nature, social differences, false accusation, injustice, legal, society, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, rich and poor, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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    User:   41%
 
Winter in the Blood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
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Dance Town
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Silence of Lorna
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: tense, serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak ...
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Natural Sciences
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, coming of age, hopes, youth, self discovery, parents and children, teachers and students, boarding school life, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Everyday People
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, thought provoking
Plot: interracial relations, urban, social differences, working class, restaurant, workplace situations, city life, society, workplace romance, workplace, boss and employee, cooking and food ...
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Place: new york, usa
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Chicago Boricua
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of young Puerto Ricans in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood grapple with issues of identity: A beauty queen may need to mask her ethnicity; a college student falls for a bad boy; a real estate agent resists exploiting his roots.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, society, unlikely couple, strong sexual content, urban, moral dilemma, boss and employee, social differences, fall in love, city life, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   32%
 
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American Gun
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, high school, americana, suburbs, urban, society, family problems, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, virginia, usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   43%
 
Love Live Long
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A British car racer meets a suicidal woman while in Istanbul for the Gumball Rally.
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: human nature, hotel, unfulfillment, athlete's life, womanizer, contests and competitions, dealing with death, destructive relationship, infidelity, looking for sex, sexual relations, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey
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System:   38%
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Strong Medicine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, doctors and patients, clinic, hospital, social differences, workplace situations, gender, urban, partners, society, workplace, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Oslo, August 31st
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, intellectual, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, suicide attempt, loneliness, suicide, drinking, writer's life, depression, human nature, drug addiction, character study, drugs, drugs/alcohol ...
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The Karamazov Brothers
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, human nature, redemption, parents and children, artists and showbiz, society, dealing with death, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland, prague, czech republic
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System:   37%
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The Experiment
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, violence, torture, rape, german, manipulation, surveillance, psychology, male nudity, fascism, humiliation, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
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System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
 7.0
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Freefall
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freefall is the first drama to tackle the extraordinary financial crisis Britons are living through. Helmed by multiple BAFTA-winning director Dominic Savage, the film takes a startling and provocative look at the events that caused people's ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: blind ambition, downfall, manipulations, human nature, rich and poor, social decay, working class, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 7.6
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Survivors
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, survivor, mystery, human nature, apocalypse, plague, danger, virus, deadly, society, escapades, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
Film Socialism
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
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Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
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