Movies like Boxing Day 2012

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Boxing Day (2012)
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, modern day adaptation, greed, boss and employee, power relations, social differences, forces of nature, danger, society, 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 list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and atmospheric films with plots about society, human nature, unfulfillment, family relations, hopes, introspection and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Boxing Day: Winter in the Blood (2013), Natural Sciences (2014), 3 Backyards (2010), Toe to Toe (2009), Complicit (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
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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Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, introspection, self discovery, hung over, native american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
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Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: serious, realistic
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Natural Sciences (2014)
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 ...
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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 ⇓
75%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.2
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Toe to Toe (2009)
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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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66%
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Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: terrorism, government agency, secret agents, moral dilemma, danger, undercover
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Manila (2009)
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. ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Dead Europe (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Greece
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: human trafficking, gay sex, betrayal, curse, on the road, society, family relations, threesome, immigrants, haunted by the past, one female two males threesome, family secret ...
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Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 378
Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, talky, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, suburbs, couple relations, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes, infidelity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 75
Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 586
Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.8
 176
First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
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Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.9
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Dry Season (2006)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 279
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 135
One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
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Harragas (2009)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love Live Long (2008)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
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Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 3K
Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, gloomy, meditative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 48
Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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