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18 Movies Like American Beauty (1999)

The Squid and the Whale (2005) poster

1 The Squid and the Whale (2005) ★ 7.3

Similar to American Beauty (1999)?

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) poster

2 Leaving Las Vegas (1995) ★ 7.5

Similar to American Beauty (1999)?

Because his wife left him and took his son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson has started drinking, a lot. He's getting more and more isolated and he troubles women in bars because he wants to have sex with them. When he gets fired, he decides to leave everything behind and move to Las Vegas and drink himself to death. In Las Vegas he meets Sera, a prostitute with some problems as well who he moves in with.
Fight Club (1999) poster

3 Fight Club (1999) ★ 8.8

Similar to American Beauty (1999)?

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.
Storytelling (2001) poster

4 Storytelling (2001) ★ 6.8

Like American Beauty (1999) film?

Storytelling is comprised of two separate stories set against the sadly comical terrain of college and high school, past and present. Following the paths of its young hopeful/ troubled characters, it explores issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation
Lost in Translation (2003) poster

5 Lost in Translation (2003) ★ 7.7

Like American Beauty (1999) film?

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

6 A Beautiful Mind (2001) ★ 8.2

Like American Beauty (1999) film?

From world fame to sinful depths, John Forbes Nash, Jr. A mathematical genius, at the dawn of his career he did titanic work in game theory that turned that branch of mathematics upside down and practically brought him international fame.

However, literally at the same time, the arrogant and successful with women Nash receives a stroke of fate that turns his own life upside down.

Little Children (2006) poster

7 Little Children (2006) ★ 7.5

Like American Beauty (1999) film?

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) poster

8 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) ★ 7.7

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
A Serious Man (2009) poster

9 A Serious Man (2009) ★ 7.0

Bloomington, Minnesota, 1967: Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious and a very put-upon man. His daughter is stealing from him to save up for a nose job, his pot-head son, who gets stoned at his own bar-mitzvah, only wants him round to fix the TV aerial and his useless brother Arthur is an unwelcome house guest. But both Arthur and Larry get turfed out into a motel when Larry's wife Judy, who wants a divorce, moves her lover, Sy, into the house and even after Sy's death in a car crash they are still there. With lawyers' bills mounting for his divorce, Arthur's criminal court appearances and a land feud with a neighbour Larry is tempted to take the bribe offered by a student to give him an illegal exam pass mark. And the rabbis he visits for advice only dole out platitudes. Still God moves in mysterious - and not always pleasant - ways, as Larry and his family will find out.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) poster

10 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) ★ 8.3

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Black Swan (2010) poster

11 Black Swan (2010) ★ 8.0

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".
As Good as It Gets (1997) poster

12 As Good as It Gets (1997) ★ 7.7

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Requiem for a Dream (2000) poster

13 Requiem for a Dream (2000) ★ 8.3

Everyone aspires to their ultimate dream. Sarah Goldfarb dreamed of starring in a famous TV show, her son Harold and his friend Tyrone dreamed of getting fabulously rich, Harold's girlfriend Marion dreamed of having her own fashion store, but there were all kinds of obstacles in their way. All of them choose unobvious ways to achieve their goals, and the dreams remain unattainable, and the characters' lives are irrevocably ruined.
Girl, Interrupted (1999) poster

14 Girl, Interrupted (1999) ★ 7.3

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.
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15 Ghost World (2001) ★ 7.3

Is Ghost World (2001) similar to American Beauty (1999) film?

Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid's life will change forever.

Ghost World (2001) is on #15 spot of movies related to American Beauty (1999). Ghost World (2001) was released in 2001, made by Terry Zwigoff and has average rating 7.3 in 2022. Main stars of the Ghost World (2001) film are: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson.

Closer (2004) poster

16 Closer (2004) ★ 7.2

Is Closer (2004) similar to American Beauty (1999) film?

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Closer (2004) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen. You can find Closer (2004) in the the next genre categories: Drama, Romance and Closer (2004) has average rating 7.2, according to Screench user votes.

The Ice Storm (1997) poster

17 The Ice Storm (1997) ★ 7.4

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In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle-class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Revolutionary Road (2008) poster

18 Revolutionary Road (2008) ★ 7.3

Is Revolutionary Road (2008) similar to American Beauty (1999) film?

It's 1955. Frank and April Wheeler, are in the 'seven year itch' of their marriage; they're not happy. April has forgone her dream of being an actress, and Frank hates his job. One day, April suggests they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life.

Revolutionary Road (2008) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald. Revolutionary Road (2008) belongs to the next genres: Drama, Romance and has average rating 7.3, according to user votes.

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