Films Highlighting the Dangers of Procrastination

Slacker (1990)

The critically important film by Richard Linklater combines short stories about different "slackers" in Austin, Texas, to show how a lack of direction can leave you feeling empty and unfulfilled.

Groundhog Day (1993) 

This great American movie stars Bill Murray as a cynical weatherman who has to live through the same day over and over again. It shows how important it is to enjoy every moment and make the most of your time.

Schizopolis (1996) 

This comedy thriller by Steven Soderbergh is about a man who is stuck in a rut. It has dreamlike scenes, jump cuts, and strange ways of telling the story that are meant to show how fragmented and often illogical procrastination can be.

The Big Lebowski (1998) 

In this strange Coen Brothers movie, Jeff Bridges plays Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed and lazy Los Angeles slacker who keeps putting things off, only to have strange things happen to him because of it.

Synecdoche, New York (2008) 

Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut depicts procrastination's paralysis through a playwright who struggles with an endless project and confronts his fears and desires.

Wake Up Sid (2009) 

This cult favorite Ayan Mukerji movie is about a carefree college student (Ranbir Kapoor) who puts off doing what he needs to do. It shows the wake-up call that can sometimes snap us out of our sluggish habits.