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, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: college, death, suicide, parenting, victim, grief, forgiveness, murder, dealing with death, couple relations, family, divorce, death of son, son, teen suicide, married couple, death in the family, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, deadly, female nudity, sex scene, television, mass murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, dealing with death, family relations, death in the family, couples, couple relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Beautiful Boy: The Grief of Others (2015), American Gun (2002), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), The Sisters (2005), Digging for Fire (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, half brother half sister relationship, reconciliation, skipping school, stillborn child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, romantic rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: murder, on the road, small town, amateur detective, dealing with death, obsessive quest, track down, haunted by the past, chases and races, crimes, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, best friend, haunted by the past, love and romance, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, luxury, widow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 902
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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: adultery, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, siblings relations, teacher, family gatherings, family in crisis, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Digging for Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tim and Lee are married with a young child. The chance to stay at a fancy home in the Hollywood Hills is complicated by Tim's discovery of a bone and a rusty old gun in the yard. Tim is excited by the idea of a mystery, but Lee doesn't ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, talky, mumblecore
Plot: couple relations, escapades, couples, friendship, husband wife relationship, clothed male naked male, undressing, friends, male nudity, skinny dipping, gun, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 3K
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: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: high school, parents and children, americana, on the road, suburbs, society, urban, family problems, family relations, single parent, dealing with death, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, virginia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prison, introspection, self discovery, urban, couple relations, couples, supportive spouse, human nature, family in crisis, confined, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
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 631
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: serious, atmospheric, 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 ⇓
67%
 5.8
 113
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: 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 ⇓
67%
 7.1
 973
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, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: forest, lake, grief, afterlife, death in the family, sadness, cult, ocean or sea, dealing with death, terrorism, destiny, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 572
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, sexual, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: obsession, dealing with death, death in the family, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, college, guilt, woman, speeding vehicle, speeding car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 961
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, gay bar ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.5
 495
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, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: single father, single parent, babies and infants, dealing with death, parent child relationship, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 132
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, bleak, psychological, realistic, sincere
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples, female nudity, shower, guilt
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 241
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: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, 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, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: introspection, urban, couple relations, couples, family problems, human nature, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, love, black, abuse
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 833
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, doctor, husband wife relationship, flashback, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 222
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: gloomy, serious, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dealing with death, life is a bitch, small town, starting over, friendship, haunted by the past, deadly, friends, loss of daughter, interview
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: murder, country house, death of daughter, grief, in the woods, family problems, death in the family, teenage life, optimism, crimes, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, disturbing, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, suburbs, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, family problems, private detective, dentist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, hopes, family relations, introspection, family problems, last wish, river, journey, death of mother, coffin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, friends, cancer, native american, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, grieving, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 13K
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, serious, emotional, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: anxiety attack, strip club, redemption, exotic dancer, stripper, self discovery, human nature, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, hopes, family problems, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 173
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, deportation, gays and lesbians, golden years, dealing with death, introspection, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, gender, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 2K
Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, snow, dealing with death, legal investigation, missing child, grief, death in the family, small town life, family problems, social relations, parents and children, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 2K
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, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: murder, dealing with death, introspection, 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 ⇓
47%
 7.3
 408
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, couples, letter, beach, concert, investigator, pedophile, condom, male nudity, snowing, human skull ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%