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, son, teen suicide, married couple, female nudity, sex scene, brother, television ...
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, 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, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, unfulfillment, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
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, birthday, grief, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, overcoming, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: psychological, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crimes, chases and races, deadly, obsessive quest, track down, child killer, amateur detective, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, small town, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious
Plot: couples, family problems, death in the family, family relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, falling into water, family crisis, pregnant woman, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 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: serious, sincere, bleak, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: high school, dealing with death, suburban life, youth, single parent, death in the family, suburbs, family problems, teenage life, family relations, working class, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, virginia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: couples, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, hopes, couple relations, gays and lesbians, gender, introspection, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, lifestyle, family life, family problems, estrangement, overdose, family relations, family gatherings, dealing with death, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, psychological, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: murder, small town, deadly, friends, friendship, starting over, life is a bitch, dealing with death, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, interview
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, talky, serious, sincere, mumblecore
Plot: couple relations, escapades, couples, friendship, clothed male naked male, husband wife relationship, undressing, friends, digging, nude swimming, taking off underwear, taxi ...
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, dishonesty, couples, deadly, family problems, suburbs, private detective, infidelity, crimes, 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: captivating, realistic, gloomy, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: prison, urban, human nature, introspection, couple relations, supportive spouse, drive away, family in crisis, confined, self discovery, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: medical school, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: bleak, serious, atmospheric, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: lake, forest, grief, death in the family, teenage life, society, estrangement, danger, youth, afterlife, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, death in the family, family life, love affair, family problems, couples, hopes, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: psychological, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death, death in the family, couples, guilt, shower, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: realistic, touching, offbeat, serious
Plot: murder, death of daughter, grief, country house, deadly, teenage life, death in the family, family problems, in the woods, hopes, crimes, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: youth, estrangement, overdose, coming of age, family problems, death in the family, introspection, social relations, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, sexual relations, fall in love, couple relations, urban, human nature, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: urban, introspection, human nature, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, black, abuse, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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: emotional, serious, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, love and romance, dealing with death, couples, death in the family, family problems, speeding vehicle, woman, best friend, stalking, car accident ...
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, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: single father, single parent, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, babies and infants, life turned upside down, dealing with death, youth, family problems, death in the family, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, family problems, human nature, gender, terminal illness, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 1K
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: realistic, sincere, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, family life, family problems, family relations, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, death in the family, couples, suburbs, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couple relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, surgeon, sex scene, vomiting, ultrasound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: disturbing, psychological, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, introspection, family problems, death in the family, deadly, religions or cults, social relations, family relations, dealing with death, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ 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, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, hopes, 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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, coming out, family problems, death in the family, gender, introspection, aging, haunted by the past, hopes, elderly, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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: touching, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, last wish, family problems, death in the family, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, coffin, death of mother, nature, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: friends, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, youth, friendship, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, death of father, grieving, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, rough, sexual, serious, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, family problems, strong sexual content, couples, obsession, crumbling marriage, couple relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, psychological thriller, possessiveness, explicit sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%