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18 Movies Like American Beauty (1999)

As Good as It Gets (1997) poster

1 As Good as It Gets (1997) ★ 7.7

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A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Fight Club (1999) poster

2 Fight Club (1999) ★ 8.8

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An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.
A Serious Man (2009) poster

3 A Serious Man (2009) ★ 7.0

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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.
Requiem for a Dream (2000) poster

4 Requiem for a Dream (2000) ★ 8.3

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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

5 Girl, Interrupted (1999) ★ 7.3

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

6 Ghost World (2001) ★ 7.3

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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.
The Ice Storm (1997) poster

7 The Ice Storm (1997) ★ 7.4

Like American Beauty (1999) film?

In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle-class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
The Squid and the Whale (2005) poster

8 The Squid and the Whale (2005) ★ 7.3

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

9 Leaving Las Vegas (1995) ★ 7.5

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.

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Lost in Translation (2003) poster

10 Lost in Translation (2003) ★ 7.7

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

11 Storytelling (2001) ★ 6.8

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
Little Children (2006) poster

12 Little Children (2006) ★ 7.5

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.
A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

13 A Beautiful Mind (2001) ★ 8.2

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.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) poster

14 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.
Black Swan (2010) poster

15 Black Swan (2010) ★ 8.0

Is Black Swan (2010) similar to American Beauty (1999) film?

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

Black Swan (2010) is on #15 spot of movies related to American Beauty (1999). Black Swan (2010) was released in 2010, made by Darren Aronofsky and has average rating 8.0 in 2022. Main stars of the Black Swan (2010) film are: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) poster

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

Is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) similar to American Beauty (1999) film?

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson. You can find Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) in the the next genre categories: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) has average rating 8.3, according to Screench user votes.

Closer (2004) poster

17 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.
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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