Movies Most Similar to Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

Movies similar to Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970).

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Seize the Day (1986)

Starring: Robin Williams, Richard B. Shull, David Bickford, Glenne Headly
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama

Seize the Day is a 1986 television film directed by Fielder Cook.
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Gia (1998)

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance

Gia Carangi is a Philadelphia native who moves to New York City to become a fashion model, and immediately catches the attention of powerful agent Wilhelmina Cooper.
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)

Starring: Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner, Tammy Blanchard, Tom Guiry
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Drama

We Were the Mulvaneys is a 2002 American television film directed by Peter Werner, written by Joyce Eliason, and starring Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner and Tammy Blanchard.
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Another Woman (1988)

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner
Duration: 1h 21mins
Genres: Drama

Marion Post is a New York philosophy professor past the age of 50 on a leave of absence to write a new book.
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One True Thing (1998)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Drama

Ellen Gulden has a high-pressure job writing for New York magazine. Ellen is visiting her family home for her father's surprise birthday party.
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Down to the Bone (2004)

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Hugh Dillon, Clint Jordan, Caridad 'La Bruja' De La Luz
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Drama

Irene Morrison (Vera Farmiga), a working class mother of two boys, lives in Upstate New York and works as a supermarket cashier. She also harbors a cocaine addiction.
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Sue (1997)

Starring: Anna Thomson, Matthew Powers, Tahnee Welch, Tracee Ellis Ross
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Drama

Sue Lost in Manhattan, also known as Sue, is a 1997 American drama film directed by Amos Kollek.
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Particles of Truth (2003)

Starring: Jennifer Elster, Gale Harold, Susan Floyd, Larry Pine
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Drama

The film follows the lives of 10 dysfunctional individuals for 48 hours before the grand opening of an art show, focusing particularly on one dysfunctional couple played by Elster and Harold.
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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds (1972)

Starring: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama

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.
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

Starring: Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Matthew McConaughey, David Connolly
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Drama

The film is divided into 13 vignettes, each prefaced by an aphorism.
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Perfume (2001)

Starring: Lysa Apostle, Joanne Baron, Morena Baccarin, Kylie Bax
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Drama

Prior to a major fashion show, the people involved find themselves embroiled in their own personal battles.
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Interiors (1978)

Starring: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Drama

The film centers on the three children of Arthur (E. G. Marshall), a corporate attorney, and Eve (Geraldine Page), an interior decorator.
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Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Swoosie Kurtz
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama

The film follows one week in the life of 24-year-old Jamie Conway.
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Ironweed (1987)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe
Duration: 2h 23mins
Genres: Drama

Ironweed is a 1987 American drama film directed by Héctor Babenco.
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Play It as It Lays (1972)

Starring: Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Tammy Grimes, Adam Roarke
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Former model Maria Wyeth, who comes from a Nevada town with a population of 28, is now a successful actress.
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Clean and Sober (1988)

Starring: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, Tate Donovan
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Drama

Daryl Poynter is a successful but self-destructive Philadelphia real estate salesman who is addicted to cocaine.
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Chelsea Walls (2001)

Starring: Paz de la Huerta, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bianca Hunter, Kevin Corrigan
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Drama

The film tells five stories of a number of artists as they spend a single day in New York's famed bohemian home Chelsea Hotel, struggling with their arts and personal lives.
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Cake (2014)

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Drama

Over a year after surviving a car accident that killed her son, former defense attorney Claire Bennett is left heavily scarred — as she struggles to cope with chronic pain.
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A Brother's Kiss (1997)

Starring: Nick Chinlund, Michael Raynor, Justin Pierce, Joshua Danowsky
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Drama

Mick (Michael Raynor) and Lex (Nick Chinlund) are a pair of brothers who grew up in Harlem under circumstances that were difficult at best.
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Jacknife (1989)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Kathy Baker, Ed Harris, Sloane Shelton
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Drama

Joseph Megessey (known to most as Megs) is a Vietnam war veteran suffering post-Vietnam stress syndrome who is having trouble fitting in with society.
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