Movies like Beautiful Boy

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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
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Six Feet Under
Comedy, Drama
USA
55 min.
 8.7
Olive Kitteridge
Drama
USA
239 min.
 8.3
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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, death, couples and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Beautiful Boy: American Gun (2005), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), Rabbit Hole (2010), Reservation Road (2007), Welcome to the Rileys (2010). 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, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, high school, americana, suburbs, urban, society, 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:   79%
 
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
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System:   87%
    User:   96%
 
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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, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, relationships, depression, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   78%
    User:   79%
 
Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   63%
 
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, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, 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 ...
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System:   70%
    User:   66%
 
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: emotional, serious, 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, garbage bag, family crisis, falling into water, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   66%
    User:   67%
 
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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, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, death in the family, ocean or sea, dealing with death, terrorism, destiny, forest, lake, grief, haunted by the past, teenage life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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System:   63%
    User:   71%
 
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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, touching, realistic, 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:   63%
    User:   51%
 
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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: bleak, serious, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, amateur detective, small town, 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:   61%
    User:   67%
 
 5.8
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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:   56%
    User:   52%
 
 5.7
 242
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: atmospheric, serious, 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, lesbian couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
 7.1
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Monster's Ball
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, racism, suicide, interracial romance, father son relationship, electric chair, death penalty, death, dysfunctional family, prison, strong sexual content, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
 7.1
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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, emotional, realistic, 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:   53%
    User:   57%
 
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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, disturbing, realistic, 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:   53%
    User:   57%
 
Ordinary People
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, family drama, suicide, death, crumbling marriage, marriage, character study, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, houston texas, texas ...
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System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
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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, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, suburbs, rehabilitation, adultery, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
 3.5
 484
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, sincere, realistic
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
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System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
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Sleepwalking
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, and James is unable to meet his ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: innocence lost, on the road, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family problems, haunted by the past, uncle niece relationship, road trip, child abuse, family relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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August: Osage County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, drug addiction, cancer, addiction, mother daughter relationship, funeral, drugs, divorce, adultery, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
The United States of Leland
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: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, dysfunctional family, murder, teacher, addiction, depression, death, coming of age, violence, mentor, relationships, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: phoenix arizona, italy, california, paris france
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System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, 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:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 6.0
 608
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:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
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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, sincere, serious, 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:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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Mystic River
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, child abuse, vengeance, sexual abuse, guilt, vigilantism, investigation, childhood, innocence lost, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 6.3
 13K
Powder Blue
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, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, loneliness, suicide, death, depression, cancer, drugs/alcohol, human nature, life philosophy, nudity (topless - notable), destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, paris france
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 6.5
 793
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, surgical gown, newborn, baby shower, stillbirth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, investigation, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, loss of lover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
 32K
Cake
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, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, depression, obsession, loneliness, suicide attempt, drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, friendship, drinking, tragedy, sex, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, mexico
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 

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 8.7
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Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 7.5
 265K
Babel
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, suicide, redemption, depression, death, guilt, parenthood, destiny, nanny, father daughter relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, japan, morocco, africa, asia ...
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System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
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