Movies like Beautiful Boy 2010

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Beautiful Boy (2010)
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Beautiful Boy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: murder, college, death, suicide, parenting, forgiveness, victim, grief, teen suicide, couple relations, family problems, haunted by the past, couples, death in the family, dealing with death, deadly, family, divorce, death of son, married couple, son, female nudity, sex scene, brother, school shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Beautiful Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about family problems, family relations, couples, dealing with death, couple relations, death in the family and hopes mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Beautiful Boy: American Gun (2005), American Gun (2002), The Grief of Others (2015), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), Suburban Madness (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: high school, teenage life, family problems, americana, on the road, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, oregon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, unfulfillment, death in the family, dishonesty, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, woman, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, amateur detective, child killer, escapades, track down, on the road, deadly, loss of daughter, world war two veteran, dealing with death, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family problems, life is a bitch, death in the family, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, couples, skipping school, garbage, fat boy, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, grief, best friend, starting over, family problems, coping, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, dishonesty, couples, private detective, infidelity, family problems, deadly, crimes, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 249
The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hopes, family problems, gender, couples, haunted by the past, introspection, dealing with death, couple relations, crumbling marriage, gays and lesbians, death in the family, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: lake, terrorism, danger, estrangement, life is a bitch, supernatural, destiny, death in the family, teenage life, deadly, haunted by the past, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, deadly, friendship, small town, dealing with death, friends, starting over, haunted by the past, interview, loss of daughter, very little dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.9
 507
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: estrangement, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair, death in the family, hopes, society, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 936
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, vegetarian, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: single father, single parent, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: murder, death of daughter, grief, country house, family relations, youth, in the woods, optimism, death in the family, deadly, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 915
The Sisters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.
Style: emotional, rough, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, lifestyle, family gatherings, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, dark past, family secret, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, family relations, dysfunctional family, family, mental illness, estranged son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, destiny, couple relations, family relations, sexual relations, siblings relations, urban, human nature, womanizer, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 590
After Him (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman (Catherine Deneuve) becomes obsessed with her son's best friend after her child dies in a car accident. Camille voit sa vie brisée par la disparition de son fils dans un accident de la route. Incapable de faire le deuil, elle ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, love and romance, family problems, death in the family, family relations, dealing with death, couples, college, guilt, gift, mother, speeding car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 695
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: looking for love, couples, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, friendship, bittersweet, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 971
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, lgbt, family problems, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, couples, human nature, gender, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 653
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, family in crisis, estrangement, overdose, introspection, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, dysfunctional family, partners, haunted by the past, reluctant partners, hopes, partners against crime, family problems, crimes, clergy, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, rough, emotional ...
Plot: murder, family problems, hopes, family relations, hitman, social relations, dealing with death, religions or cults, deadly, death in the family, child murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, investigation, parents and children, family relations, prison life, crimes, loss of family member, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, paris france, italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.4
 890
Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, boat, depression, loss of child, death of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 135
The Frost (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple's marriage falls apart after the death of their son. Based on Henrik Ibsen's "Little Eyolf"
Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, dealing with death, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples, female nudity, shower, guilt, psychological drama
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, introspection, family problems, supportive spouse, human nature, medical school, family in crisis, hopes, love, bittersweet, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 7
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, bittersweet, destructive relationship, couple relations, introspection, urban, human nature, unfulfillment, family problems, urban setting, black, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, police officer, crimes, couple relations, murder suspect, deadly, disappearance, funeral, husband wife relationship, couples, warrant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 14K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: lap dance, anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, self discovery, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, family problems, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, last wish, hopes, death in the family, family problems, family relations, introspection, brother brother relationship, nature, coffin, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%