Movies like Boxing Day

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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: thought provoking, atmospheric, clever, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, road movie
Plot: on the road, moral dilemma, danger, social differences, society, human nature, forces of nature, boss and employee, power relations, patronizing, greed, modern day adaptation, survival, road trip, winter, death, businessman, snow, chauffeur, foreclosure, realtor, recession, property
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and atmospheric films with plots about society, human nature, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, introspection and power relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Boxing Day: Winter in the Blood (2013), Toe to Toe (2009), Complicit (2013), Natural Sciences (2014), 3 Backyards (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: psychological, offbeat, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, introspection, on the road, hung over, native american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
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95%
 5.2
 442
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, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, coming of age, power relations, rich and poor, parents and children, interracial relations, family relations, friends, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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
Plot: hollywood, agent, skinny dipping, human nature, introspection, rise and fall, terminal illness, drug abuse, uncover truth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 550
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, government agency, danger, moral dilemma
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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 ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, boarding school life, hopes, power relations, family relations, teachers and students, coming of age, on the road, youth, self discovery, obsessive quest, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 607
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.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: dull life, couple relations, unfulfillment, suburban life, estrangement, society, lifestyle, innocence lost, human nature, couples, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 76
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.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: couples, dishonesty, forceful separation, state affairs, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, social misfits, injustice, human nature, misfit, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 604
Iron Island (2005)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, ship, social differences, young lovers, society, human nature, rebelliousness, misfit, youth, rebellion, injustice, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.0
 65
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. ...
Style: captivating, tense, touching, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, nothing goes right, city life, losing-it hero, power relations, disorder, downfall, gang, addiction, boss and employee, unfulfillment, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 139
Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: immigrants, hopes, love and romance, danger, fall in love, society, starting over, rescue, survival, desert, on the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 2K
Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, snow, forces of nature, legal investigation, parents and children, social relations, dealing with death, family relations, death in the family, small town life, family problems, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 380
Sand Dollars (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric
Plot: dishonesty, island, rich and poor, gays and lesbians, love and romance, power relations, cons and scams, gender, society, moral dilemma, homosexual
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 284
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: single parent, parents and children, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, working class, urban, society, moral dilemma, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Secret Promise (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ferro Olivetti, a billionaire playboy and businessman, promises to fulfill his dying father's final request: to live one month without his wealth.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, humorous
Plot: hidden identity, social relations, social differences, misfit, introspection, society, rich and poor, businessman, father son relationship, millionaire
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 185
First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, serious, atmospheric
Plot: survival, isolation, confined, human nature, innocence lost, social relations, wilderness, male nudity, lesbian sex, female nudity, bathtub, menage a trois ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
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: gloomy, serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: redemption, actor's life, society, lifestyle, human nature, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, hopes, performer's life, artists and showbiz, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 149
Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: captivating, emotional, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, teenage life, small town life, small town, estrangement, youth, loss, coming of age, death, love, family tragedy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ship of Theseus (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, Netherlands
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This first feature film from Indian playwright Anand Gandhi, tells three stories about persons forced to think about the ethics and moral issues raised by medical advances: a visually impaired Egyptian photographer, who after a cornea transplant has ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: monastery, philosophy, photographer, organ donation, cause and meaning, life is a bitch, injustice, idealism, society, moral dilemma, introspection, stand up comedian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.2
 383
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, clever, talky, gloomy, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, suburban life, unfulfillment, hopes, couples, suburbs, family problems, elderly, infidelity, on the road, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 48
Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, thought provoking, sincere, serious ...
Plot: realism, misfit, urban, moral dilemma, introspection, human nature, society, boot camp, social decay, discrimination, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 3K
Court (2014)
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: thought provoking, biting, realistic, clever, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, social differences, life is a bitch, power relations, dedicated lawyer, rich and poor, legal, false accusation, dishonesty, injustice, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 364
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: small town, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, working class, dull life, love affair, introspection, society, fall in love, waitress, truck driver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 270
Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy
Plot: desert, society, communication problem, escapades, culture clash, danger, disorder, boat chase, survival, fish out of water, on the road, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.0
 374
Freefall (2009)
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: touching, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, top executive, social decay, dishonesty, downfall, working the system, blind ambition, life turned upside down, rich and poor, manipulations, unfulfillment, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 463
Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: society, starting over, human spirit, family life, social relations, ocean or sea, village, hopes, unfulfillment, danger, on the road, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 120
Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: corrupt officer, ocean or sea, immigrants, hopes, against the rules, society, human nature, danger, rebellion, ends with historical notes, illegal immigration, misery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, seaport, mediterranean sea, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 1K
The Turning (2013)
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: sincere, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: friends, haunted by the past, social relations, coming of age, youth, homecoming, postmodernism, small town life, dishonesty, couples, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 492
Thurgood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This one-man play stars Laurence Fishburne in his Tony-nominated performance as Thurgood Marshall, the remarkable Civil Rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, one man show
Plot: power relations, society, legal, idealism, cancer, segregation, laughter, live audience, stubbornness, korean war, death of wife, death sentence ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1954
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: serious, stylized, clever, humorous, talky ...
Plot: starting over, society, social differences, dishonesty, emotionless, couples, destiny, infidelity, estate, human nature, rich and poor, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 137
One Night (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 78 min.
Story: On her way home one night, a young working girl who lives alone with her mother is asked to go sleep at her friend's house. She wanders all night in Teheran and meets three men who have different stories.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, nightlife, lifestyle, society, social differences, introspection, urban, suicide, doctor, photographer, soldier, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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