Movies like Beautiful 2009

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Beautiful (2009)
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Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Searing and luscious, "Beautiful" tells the story of Daniel, a shy and introverted 14 year old boy residing in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. Daniel's two main obsessions are photography and Suzy, a 17 year old Lolita, a dangerous combination of youth and sexuality.
Style: scary, tense, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, disturbing, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, suburbs, investigation, obsession, teenage life, dishonesty, uncover truth, who done it, suburban life, blind ambition, crimes, teenager, rapist, murder, loner, disappearance, brutal murder, teenage boy, girl next door, teenage crush, kidnapping, manipulation, unstoppable, female nudity, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Beautiful

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, danger, investigation and uncover truth mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Beautiful: The Falls (2003), Triple Dog (2010), Chatroom (2010), Clean Break (2008), Megachurch Murder (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, femme fatale, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 5.7
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Triple Dog (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On the night of a sleepover, a group of teenage girls venture out in a competitive game of challenging dares. As the antics escalate, and the dares become more extreme, the girls unravel the truth behind a former student's rumored suicide.
Style: realistic, suspense, humorous, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, youth, truth or dare, friends, uncover truth, teenager, teenage girl, high school, slumber party, public humiliation, escapades, girl ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
 5.4
 9K
Chatroom (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When strangers Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online in his new 'Chelsea Teens!' chatroom, they're completely seduced by his fast-talking, charismatic character. But beneath the surface lies a much darker truth. William is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, computers and web, friendship, rivalry, mind game, deception, manipulation, friends, buddies, lifestyle, hacker ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 747
Clean Break (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller about a couple who own an advertising agency. The husband apparently commits suicide, but the police and the insurance company decide to investigate his death.
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, betrayal, crimes, infidelity, love, stalking, couples, crumbling marriage, woman in danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, crimes, society, lifetime, teenager, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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44%
 5.5
 3K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, love triangle, missing person, investigation, obsession, police investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, teenage life, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 4K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, uncover truth, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty, murder, abuse, graphic violence, lesbian sex, lesbian, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 157
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chemistry, murder, kidnapping, drug abuse, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, cons and scams, frame up, confined, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: special agents, murder, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, law enforcement, couple relations, dishonesty, journalism, espionage, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, cuba, australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Job to Kill For (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The senior creative executive at a top advertising agency seems to have it all. But when he takes on a protégée to save a major account, he gets far more help than he bargained for.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, psychopath, advertising executive, lifetime, female executive, gays and lesbians, blind ambition, unstoppable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Partners in Crime (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On his way to school, Huang witnesses the death of Hsia, a popular teenager in their high school,along with Lin and Yeh, the other 2 students from their high school, whom Huang has never known before. Even though the three guys try to save her, she ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, youth, teenage life, high school, high school student, bullying, coming of age, high school life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 616
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, moral dilemma, false accusation, courtroom drama, mystery, investigation, frame up, introspection, teenage life, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While covering the annual Nobel Banquet for tabloid Kvällspressen, crime reporter Annika Bengtzon witnesses a spectacular murder right in front of her. Two people are shot, one of them the controversial Laureate in Medicine, Aaron Wiesel. Annika is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: journalist, murder, investigation, intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, media, dishonesty, journalism, nobel prize, witnessing a crime, dedication event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 2K
Coffin Rock (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite years of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: pregnancy, stalking, obsession, infidelity, couples, small town, husband wife relationship, suspicion, stalker, wedding, adultery, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 596
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, police investigation, siblings relations, mind game, track down, crimes, police detective, dishonesty, twins, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, college life, youth, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, woman in danger, college, empire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 215
Heart of Stone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, adultery, seduction, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, manipulation, love affair, obsession, who done it, mind game, power relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Dinner Club (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Karen (32) and Michel (36) move with their daughter to an exclusive residential area. She soon finds a new close circle of friends: the women of the Dinner Club, and their husbands. But when two of the Club members commit suicide under suspicious ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, best friends, society, suburbs, jealousy, friendship, deception, suicide, adultery, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, legal action, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, empire, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
California Scheming (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dishonesty, best friends, dangerous attraction, disorder, teenage life, boy girl relationship, teenager, manipulation, youth, friends, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
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Blast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four high school friends believe the local myth that developer Swenson killed a kid for trespassing years earlier and got away with it. When one of the four friends disappears, the remaining three believe Swenson killed their friend and they take ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: small town, kids in trouble, uncover truth, haunted by the past, teenage life, investigation, mind game, crimes, youth, rivalry, crime gone awry, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 342
Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, theater, small town, murder, crimes, violence, mentally unstable, solitary, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, extramarital affair, obsession, investigation, family problems, who done it, couple relations, couples, journalism, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.7
 360
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, secret, maniac, uncover truth, murder, family problems, sexual abuse, woman in danger, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.5
 454
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, lifetime, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.8
 568
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, photographer, murder, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: crimes, private detective, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, haunted by the past, nypd, debt collector, horse race, gunfight, activist, police commissioner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Varg Veum - Yours 'till Death (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Private eye Varg Veum is on a routine mission searching for his client Jonas Andresen's stolen car. The car is found having been used in a brutal robbery and not long after that the client himself turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: private investigator, robbery, murder, private detective, dishonesty, investigation, woman in danger, uncover truth, new love, crimes, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%