Movies You Would Like to Watch If You Like Play It as It Lays (1972)

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Two Days (2003)

Starring: Adam Scott, Karl Wiedergott, Mark Phinney, Paul Rudd
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Drama

Paul Miller, a self-described "failed actor," sets out for his final act and his ultimate role: the last two days of his life ending with his suicide on tape.
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Losing Chase (1996)

Starring: Helen Mirren, Kyra Sedgwick, Beau Bridges, Michael Yarmush
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama

Following a nervous breakdown and upon returning home following treatment, Chase Phillips (Helen Mirren) is hired a helper, Elizabeth (Kyra Sedgwick) by her husband, Richard (Beau Bridges).
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Helen (2009)

Starring: Ashley Judd, Goran Visnjic, Lauren Lee Smith, Alexia Fast
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Drama

Helen is a 2009 American drama film starring Ashley Judd and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck.
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Magnolia (1999)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Duration: 3h 8mins
Genres: Drama

The narrator recounts three instances of incredible coincidences and suggests that forces greater than chance play important roles in life.
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Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Barry Primus, Viveca Lindfors, Barry Morse
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama

A beautiful but disturbed young woman lives alone at a beach cottage, reliving her past, a life of delusions and lies.
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The Lonely Lady (1983)

Starring: Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner, Bibi Besch, Joseph Cali
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Drama

Jerilee Randall is an innocent schoolgirl living in the San Fernando Valley area of California with dreams of becoming a famous screenwriter.
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I'm Losing You (1998)

Starring: Frank Langella, Daniel von Bargen, Rosanna Arquette, Andrew McCarthy
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama

A melodrama of a wealthy Los Angeles family - and the journey each one begins after a death in the family.
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton
Duration: 2h 16mins
Genres: Drama

In the mid-1970s, Theresa Dunn (Diane Keaton), a young Irish-American school teacher in Chicago, experiences her sexual awakening, while searching for excitement outside her ordered life.
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Dangerous Game (1993)

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Madonna, James Russo, Nancy Ferrara
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Drama

Utilizing a film-within-a-film format, the overall plot involves New York City-based director Eddie Israel directing actors Sarah Jennings and Frank Burns in a Hollywood marital-crisis drama, Mother of Mirrors, which is about a formerly wealthy but unemployed husband who berates his newly religious wife about what he considers her hypocritical aversion to their sex-and-drug lifestyle.
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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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Nine Lives (2005)

Starring: Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close, LisaGay Hamilton
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama

Imprisoned Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) has an emotional breakdown when the broken telephone in her cubicle prevents her from communicating with her daughter on visiting day.
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The Ice Storm (1997)

Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama

Set over Thanksgiving weekend, 1973, the film centers around two families: the Hoods (Ben and Elena and their children, Paul and Wendy) and their neighbors, the Carvers (Jim and Janey, and their children, Mikey and Sandy).
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Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)

Starring: Stine Stengade, Lars Mikkelsen, Sven Wollter, Peaches Latrice Petersen
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama

Kira's Reason - A Love Story (Danish: En Kærlighedshistorie) is a 2001 Danish drama directed by Ole Christian Madsen and written by Madsen and Mogens Rukov.
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Fathers and Sons (2005)

Genres: Drama

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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)

Starring: Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary, Robin Tunney
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Drama

David (Campbell Scott) and Dana Hurst (Hope Davis) are dentists who are married with three daughters and share a dental practice in Westchester County, New York.
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Shoot the Moon (1982)

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Drama

Shoot the Moon is a 1982 American drama film directed by Alan Parker, and written by Bo Goldman.
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Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

Starring: Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella, Carrie Snodgress, Lorraine Cullen
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Tina Balser, an educated, frustrated housewife and mother, is in a loveless marriage with Jonathan, an insufferable, controlling, emotionally abusive, social-climbing lawyer in New York City.
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Laurel Canyon (2002)

Starring: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama

Sam (Christian Bale) and Alex (Kate Beckinsale) are a newly engaged couple who move to Los Angeles to further their careers.
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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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Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama

Bodies, Rest & Motion is a 1993 American drama film written by Roger Hedden based on his 1986 play, and directed by Michael Steinberg.
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