Movies like Beautiful Boy 2010

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Beautiful Boy
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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, death in the family, couples, murder, family problems, parenting, forgiveness, victim, grief, neighbor, haunted by the past, deadly, collage, sex scene, female nudity, sister in law, sadness, gun shooting, parents, school shooting, mass murder, separation, redemption, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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, dealing with death, family relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples and couple relations mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Beautiful Boy: American Gun (2005), Distance (2001), The Grief of Others (2015), The Mountain (2011), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Gun
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, high school, americana, suburbs, society, urban, family problems, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, virginia, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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Distance
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, death in the family, ocean or sea, dealing with death, terrorism, destiny, grief, forest, lake, haunted by the past, teenage life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   97%
 
The Grief of Others
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, funeral, loss of father, drunkenness, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
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 241
The Mountain
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, introspection, couple relations, death in the family, gender, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, hopes, lesbian relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty, romantic rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   93%
 
Things We Lost in the Fire
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, childhood, drugs, death, drugs/alcohol, interracial romance, drug addiction, funeral, depression, redemption, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   89%
 
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American Gun
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, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: on the road, small town, amateur detective, dealing with death, obsessive quest, track down, murder, haunted by the past, chases and races, crimes, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   81%
 
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 113
Automatic
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, urban, womanizer, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, siblings relations, destiny, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   64%
 
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Rabbit Hole
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: marriage, memory, redemption, tragedy, death, parallel universe, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, relationships, depression, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   81%
 
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Constellation
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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, haunted by the past, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
Welcome to the Rileys
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, runaway, prostitute, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, stripper, family drama, death in the family, marriage, poker, strong sexual content, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   62%
 
The End of Love
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: babies and infants, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, single father, single parent, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   52%
 
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Putty Hill
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
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Normal
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suburbs, dealing with death, rehabilitation, adultery, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   60%
 
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The Sisters
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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, rough
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, estrangement, adultery, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 
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Family Tree
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, golden years, dealing with death, coming out, introspection, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, gender, family problems, family relations, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
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Amish Grace
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, murder, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, death in the family, religions or cults, hitman, deadly, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   57%
 
Secret Sunshine
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: losing-it hero, dealing with death, starting over, small town, romance, human nature, redemption, death in the family, couple relations, suicide attempt, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
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Return to Zero
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, adultery, halloween, gift, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
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The Rebirth
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dealing with death, small town, life is a bitch, starting over, murder, friendship, haunted by the past, deadly, friends, interview, loss of daughter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, depression, tragedy, loneliness, life, small town life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, california, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
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After Him
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, obsession, death in the family, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, college, funeral, car accident, gift, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
A Map of the World
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, dishonesty, small town, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems, family relations, friendship, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota
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System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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Our Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 6.3
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The Event
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, investigation, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 5.3
 131
The Frost
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: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples, shower, female nudity, guilt
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
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Smashed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: addiction, drinking, teacher, rehabilitation, support group, drugs/alcohol, school, relationships, depression, wine, character study, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
 6.8
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Aftermath
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, estrangement, life is a bitch, family problems, rape, breakdown, single parent, vengeance, couple relations, unemployment, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
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About Sunny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
Brothers & Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, family relations, family business, couple relations, death in the family, love and romance, family problems, death of father, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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