Films Highlighting the Dangers of Procrastination

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Slacker (1990)

Richard Linklater's culturally significant film weaves together vignettes of various "slackers" in Austin, Texas,  portraying the potential emptiness and unfulfilled potential that can accompany a lack of direction.

Groundhog Day (1993)

This classic American film stars Bill Murray as a cynical weatherman who is forced to relive the same day over and over again and highlights the importance of living each day to the fullest and making the most of your time.

Schizopolis (1996)

This comedy thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh that follows a man stuck in a rut features jump cuts, dreamlike sequences, and unconventional storytelling that mirror the fragmented and often illogical nature of procrastination.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

This eccentric Coen Brothers film features Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a lazy and unemployed Los Angeles slacker who faces surrealistic consequences for his constant procrastination. 

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut captures the paralysis caused by procrastination through the struggling playwright protagonist who grapples with a seemingly endless project and struggles to confront his fears and desires.

Wake Up Sid (2009)

This cult favourite Ayan Mukerji directorial follows a carefree college student (Ranbir Kapoor) who procrastinates his obligations and depicts the wake-up call that can sometimes jolt us out of procrastination's grip.