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, victim, grief, forgiveness, 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, teen suicide, female nudity, sex scene, brother, school shooting ...
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 serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about family problems, dealing with death, family relations, death in the family, couples, life is a bitch and couple relations mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Beautiful Boy: Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), American Gun (2002), The Grief of Others (2015), American Gun (2005), The Mountain (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, death in the family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family life, woman, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, grief, birthday, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, widow widower, troubled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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79%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: murder, dealing with death, escapades, obsessive quest, deadly, track down, on the road, amateur detective, loss of daughter, child killer, small town, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, dealing with death, family problems, couples, death in the family, little girl, flashback, half brother half sister relationship, skipping school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: high school, working class, teenage life, death in the family, family problems, suburbs, society, urban, americana, human nature, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, virginia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 244
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: gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, hopes, introspection, gender, couples, family problems, death in the family, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, lesbian interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 905
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, emotional, sincere, realistic, rough
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, family life, family problems, family relations, lifestyle, estrangement, overdose, crumbling marriage, family gatherings, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 227
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: psychological, gloomy, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: murder, small town, friendship, deadly, haunted by the past, friends, starting over, dealing with death, life is a bitch, loss of daughter, interview
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, clothed male naked male, husband wife relationship, undressing, friends, male objectification, barefoot male, taking off underwear, shovel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: murder, private detective, crimes, infidelity, dishonesty, deadly, couples, suburbs, family problems, dentist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, family relations, drive away, couple relations, supportive spouse, confined, family in crisis, self discovery, human nature, urban, introspection, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, emotional, mind bending ...
Plot: lake, forest, grief, death in the family, family problems, deadly, estrangement, afterlife, danger, youth, religions or cults, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.8
 499
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, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, family gatherings, love affair, family in crisis, interracial relations, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 134
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: realistic, psychological, bleak, sincere, serious
Plot: couple relations, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, death in the family, couples, guilt, shower, female nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, death of daughter, grief, country house, optimism, youth, death in the family, deadly, family problems, teenage life, family relations, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 644
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: overdose, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, introspection, social relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 114
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, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, siblings relations, urban, human nature, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: introspection, urban, human nature, couples, family problems, couple relations, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, black, abuse, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.8
 580
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, emotional, sexual, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, dealing with death, love and romance, family relations, couples, death in the family, family problems, death of son, mother, gift, grief, grandson ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, single father, dealing with death, family in crisis, babies and infants, parents and children, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, death in the family, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 965
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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, couple relations, human nature, gender, terminal illness, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 870
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, gloomy, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, couples, family problems, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, couple relations, unfulfillment, gift, death of child, family dinner, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 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: disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: murder, introspection, family problems, deadly, death in the family, religions or cults, family relations, social relations, life turned upside down, hopes, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Normal (2007)
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: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, obsession, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, rehabilitation, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, family relations, investigation, prison life, parents and children, crimes, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, california, paris france, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, family problems, hospital, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: captivating, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: deportation, coming out, gays and lesbians, hopes, family in crisis, dealing with death, golden years, parents and children, family problems, elderly, gender, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: siblings relations, last wish, death in the family, family problems, family relations, introspection, hopes, dealing with death, nature, journey, brother brother relationship, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, teenage life, family problems, youth, friendship, parents and children, friends, family relations, drinking problem, death of father, grieving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%