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: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, social, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: grief, mass murder, school shooting, murder, college, death, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, parenting, teen suicide, couple relations, death in the family, psychology, killings, suicide, forgiveness, victim, loss, family, divorce, son, death of son, married couple, dealing with death ...
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 serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about family problems, family relations, couples, death in the family, dealing with death, couple relations and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Beautiful Boy: Amish Grace (2010), Rabbit Hole (2010), The Other Woman (2009), The Mountain (2011), American Gun (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, mass murder, murder, family problems, family relations, hopes, religions or cults, death in the family, introspection, dealing with death, forgiveness, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Rabbit Hole (2010)
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: sad, touching, emotional, depressing, sexy ...
Plot: loss of child, grief, death in the family, tragedy, housewife, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, memory, family problems, redemption, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa
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100%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, realistic, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, strong female lead, stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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47%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: mountain, lesbian relationship, lesbian, couples, family problems, hopes, introspection, haunted by the past, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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47%
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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: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, family problems, teenage life, americana, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
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46%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, haunted by the past, track down, escapades, loss of daughter, on the road, world war two veteran, child killer, empire, graphic violence, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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44%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, grief, death of daughter, country house, family relations, teenage life, family problems, hopes, crimes, forest, optimism, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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43%
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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, sincere, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, dealing with death, starting over, very little dialogue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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43%
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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: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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43%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, bleak, psychological
Plot: couple relations, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, death in the family, dealing with death, guilt, female nudity, psychological drama, shower
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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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: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, destiny, supernatural, terrorism, life is a bitch, estrangement, haunted by the past, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, religions or cults, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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41%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, family problems, human nature, destiny, couple relations, sexual relations, unfulfillment, womanizer, hopes, crumbling marriage, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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41%
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Mass (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two couples meet for a painful and raw conversation in the aftermath of a violent tragedy.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: tragedy, grief, church, death of son, parents, mass murder, forgiveness, violent, backfire, relationship problems, school shooting, married couple ...
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40%
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, depressing, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, grief, haunted by the past, love and romance, loss of spouse, funeral, white male black female relationship, character study, best friend, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, female nudity, family in crisis, flashback ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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39%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban setting, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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35%
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: thanksgiving, haunted by the past, family problems, addiction, friendship, girl, mental disorder, mental illness, estranged son, family, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, turkey
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35%
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Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: healer, mother son relationship, family relations, introspection, family problems, parents and children, new age, obsessive quest, estrangement, haunted by the past, grief, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
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35%
A Year Ago in Winter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A renowned artist must uncover a young dancer's secrets in order to truly capture her likeness for a commissioned work.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious, sad
Plot: painter, mother daughter relationship, wealth, family relations, love and romance, dancer's life, family problems, performer's life, couples, artists and showbiz, portrait, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, munich germany, bavaria
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35%
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Family Tree (2010)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, aging, hopes, family problems, introspection, haunted by the past, bittersweet, gender, elderly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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35%
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, love and romance, family problems, romance, family life, impossible love, estrangement, parents and children, solace, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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34%
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Luna (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this dreamlike reverie about four people whose weekend idyll in an isolated English seaside home becomes an ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: death in the family, introspection, couple relations, family relations, isolation, grief, couples, family problems, love, hallucination, cyberpunk, isolated house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
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Chorus (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A separated couple meet again after 10 years when the body of their missing son is found. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they hesitantly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death, and even the possibility of reconciliation.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, dealing with death, choir, husband wife relationship, sex scene, loss of son, letter, funeral, female nudity, police, airplane ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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31%
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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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, death in the family, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, estrangement, family in crisis, introspection, father daughter relationship, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
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31%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: stillbirth, life turned upside down, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, infidelity, adultery, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
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31%
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: meditative, psychological, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, los angeles, new york ...
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31%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, family problems, family relations, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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30%
In Your Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anna, a young theology graduate, starts work as a prison chaplain. She becomes especially concerned about one inmate, Kate, regarded as difficult and withdrawn, but whom the other inmates credit with mysterious healing powers.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, child killer, husband wife relationship, women's prison, family problems, couples, hopes, clergy, confined, couple relations, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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29%
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: serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: private detective, murder, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, crimes, serial killer, dentist, love triangle, under the surface, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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29%