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American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

American Beauty (1999)

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few weeks of his life, during which he had no idea of his imminent passing. He is a husband to real estate agent Carolyn Burnham and father to high school student Janie Burnham. Although Lester and Carolyn once loved each other, they now merely tolerate each other. Typical wallflower Janie too hates both her parents, the three who suffer individually in silence in their home life. Janie tries to steer clear of both her parents. Carolyn, relatively new to the real estate business, wants to create the persona of success to further her career, she aspiring to the professional life of Buddy Kane, the king of the real estate business in their neighborhood. Lester merely walks mindlessly through life, including at his job in advertising. His company is downsizing, and he, like all the other employees, has to justify his position to the newly hired efficiency expert to keep his job. Things change for Lester when he falls in love at first sight with Janie's more experienced classmate, Angela Hays. Both Janie and Angela can see Lester's sexual infatuation with Angela, who courts such attention from any man as a sign that she is model material, she having once appeared in Seventeen and it a career to which she aspires. Lester's infatuation with Angela gives him a reenergized view on life, where he openly doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks about what he does, anyone except Angela. This in… (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  unfaithfulness,  blackmail,  depression,  paranoia,  obsession,  anger,  seduction,  dance,  adultery,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:motel,  bathtub
Characters:homosexuality,  lust,  writer,  homosexual,  teenager
Period:1990s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  woman in bathtub,  sexual repression,  rose petal,  virgin girl,  murder by gunshot,  sex in a motel,  woman taking off pants,  man undressing a woman,  younger woman older man relationship,  woman undressing for a man,  motel room,  basketball game,  girl topless,  older man younger woman,  family dinner,  topless girl,  spying on neighbor,  beer bottle,  watching television,  older man younger woman relationship,  dv camera,  camera zooming in,  movie camera,  remote controlled toy car,  muscle car,  sports car,  singing in a car,  heavy rain,  video camera,  sex in bed,  masturbating in a shower,  male in a shower,  social satire,  blue panties,  topless female nudity,  violence against a teen,  homophobic violence,  homosexual couple,  unexpected kiss,  covered female frontal nudity,  girl nudity,  threat of employment dismissal,  blood on wall,  repressed homosexual,  talking dirty during sex,  non communication,  nazi paraphernalia,  older man teenage girl relationship,  man hugging a man,  video collection,  efficiency expert,  applying for a job,  new automobile,  repeated scene from a different perspective,  father and daughter,  severance pay,  urine test,  only daughter,  man on top,  low paid job,  bench press,  cushion,  change of mind,  nymphet,  mother slaps daughter,  locking a door,  vapor,  reference to pink floyd,  flower petal,  weight training,  younger girl older man,  whirlwind,  house cleaning,  family problems,  females talking about sex,  randomness,  visual hallucination,  urine sample,  dissatisfaction,  facade,  older man younger girl,  drug testing,  the color red,  broken dish,  playing music,  spying on someone,  mistaken for gay,  joblessness,  emotional breakdown,  barely legal,  tragicomedy,  night driving,  videotaping,  drive thru,  teen smoking,  dirty old man,  lava lamp,  deadpan comedy,  talking during sex,  firing range,  memorabilia,  asparagus,  estranged couple,  self hatred,  balaclava,  narration from the grave,  innuendo,  illegal drug,  mistrust,  cocktail party,  spit take,  vhs tape,  cubicle,  older man young girl relationship,  unwanted kiss,  plastic bag,  secret life,  pool of blood,  neurosis,  rainy night,  u.s. marine,  homophobe,  cheerleading,  loveless marriage,  domineering father,  cheerleader uniform,  soul mate,  crime of passion,  ex marine,  fast food restaurant,  absent mother,  materialism,  shooting range,  wet clothes,  lolita,  reference to james bond,  drug humor,  in medias res,  natural breasts,  video footage,  realtor,  underage smoking,  male protagonist,  camcorder,  sofa,  american dream,  tyrant,  quitting a job,  infatuation,  self destructiveness,  exhibitionist,  denial,  schoolboy,  loud sex,  weightlifting,  loser,  repression,  sarcasm,  parenthood,  unhappy marriage,  real estate agent,  pedophilia,  adulterous wife,  military officer,  insecurity,  cannabis,  truth,  gardening,  table,  moving,  workout,  age difference,  main character dies,  teen romance,  lingerie slip,  irreverence,  marital problem,  midlife crisis,  exhibitionism,  lying,  loss of husband,  neighborhood,  abusive father,  alienation,  existentialism,  rainstorm,  deceit,  perversion,  reference to satan,  self discovery,  male masturbation,  rose,  advertising,  job interview,  nipple,  unfaithful wife,  misunderstanding,  cynicism,  couch,  tension,  sexual desire,  barefoot,  drug dealing,  buddhist,  colonel,  virginity,  told in flashback,  crush,  dysfunctional marriage,  blockbuster,  videotape,  buttocks,  magazine,  exercise,  closeted homosexual,  jogging,  country name in title,  teen angst,  pot smoking,  eavesdropping,  sexual fantasy,  flirting,  hate,  garage,  obscene finger gesture,  gay couple,  semiautomatic pistol,  directorial debut,  handgun,  premarital sex,  domestic violence,  schoolgirl,  female removes her clothes,  tragic event,  falling in love,  moaning,  mini skirt,  fantasy sequence,  suburb,  screaming,  businessman,  virgin,  stripping,  argument,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  scantily clad female,  dream sequence,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  model,  dinner,  drug dealer,  woman,  basketball,  topless,  bra,  dysfunctional family,  dark comedy,  bedroom,  gay slur,  gay kiss,  drug use,  cleavage,  f word,  television,  voyeur,  neighbor,  bathroom,  marijuana,  bed,  reference to god,  best friend,  beer,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  camera,  computer,  slow motion scene,  small town,  shot in the head,  face slap,  blonde,  black comedy,  high school,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  swimming pool,  beating,  teenage boy,  fondling,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  fingering,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  f rated,  death,  flashback,  nudity,  gun,  violence,  murder,  kiss,  masturbation,  blood

Little Children (2006)
Drama, Romance

Little Children (2006)

Echoes of "Madame Bovary" in the American suburbs. Sarah's in a loveless marriage to an advertising executive, long days with her young daughter at the park and the pool, wanting more. Brad is an immature househusband, married to a flinty documentary filmmaker. Ronnie is just out of prison - two years for indecent exposure to a minor - living with his elderly mother, May; Larry is a retired cop, fixated on driving Ronnie away. Sarah and Brad connect, a respite of adult companionship at the pool. Ronnie and Larry have their demons. Brad should be studying for the bar; Larry misses his job; Ronnie's mom thinks he needs a girlfriend. Sarah longs to refuse to be trapped in an unhappy life. Where can these tangled paths lead? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:lust
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  sex in bed,  blue panties,  topless female nudity,  talking during sex,  loveless marriage,  loud sex,  parenthood,  unhappy marriage,  pedophilia,  adulterous wife,  irreverence,  rainstorm,  perversion,  advertising,  unfaithful wife,  nipple,  dysfunctional marriage,  buttocks,  magazine,  exercise,  female removes her clothes,  moaning,  mini skirt,  suburb,  scantily clad female,  topless,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  computer,  slow motion scene,  small town,  black comedy,  rain,  swimming pool,  voice over narration,  shower,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  flashback,  kiss,  nudity,  masturbation

Swimming Pool (2003)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  seduction,  dance,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:bathtub
Characters:lust,  writer
Story:woman in bathtub,  watching television,  older man younger woman relationship,  exhibitionist,  repression,  cannabis,  midlife crisis,  exhibitionism,  self discovery,  teen angst,  sexual fantasy,  falling in love,  moaning,  mini skirt,  stripping,  scantily clad female,  bra,  bedroom,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  marijuana,  bed,  computer,  blonde,  rain,  swimming pool,  fondling,  panties,  surprise ending,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  two word title,  sex scene,  masturbation,  death,  blood,  kiss,  flashback,  murder

Basic Instinct (1992)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  obsession,  anger,  seduction
Characters:lust,  writer
Period:1990s
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  sex in bed,  topless female nudity,  exhibitionist,  exhibitionism,  deceit,  perversion,  nipple,  cynicism,  sexual desire,  barefoot,  blockbuster,  female removes her clothes,  tragic event,  moaning,  mini skirt,  scantily clad female,  woman,  topless,  bra,  bedroom,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  bed,  shot in the head,  car,  shot to death,  rain,  fondling,  panties,  surprise ending,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  gun,  nudity,  violence,  murder,  death,  kiss,  blood

The Good Girl (2002) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  blackmail,  depression,  adultery,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:motel,  bathtub
Characters:writer
Story:sex in a motel,  motel room,  sex in bed,  adulterous wife,  male masturbation,  dysfunctional marriage,  hate,  gunshot,  woman,  drug use,  marijuana,  bed,  beer,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  small town,  face slap,  black comedy,  car,  rain,  beating,  voice over narration,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  f rated,  gun,  death,  masturbation,  flashback,  kiss

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:blackmail,  paranoia,  anger,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:bathtub
Characters:lust,  homosexual
Story:woman in bathtub,  video camera,  sex in bed,  pool of blood,  materialism,  realtor,  american dream,  alienation,  couch,  tension,  barefoot,  buttocks,  exercise,  closeted homosexual,  handgun,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  screaming,  businessman,  scantily clad female,  model,  woman,  bra,  gay slur,  drug use,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  bed,  bare butt,  camera,  shot in the head,  blonde,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  fondling,  voice over narration,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex scene,  f rated,  death,  kiss,  blood,  gun,  violence,  murder

Fatal Attraction (1987)
Drama, Thriller

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?

Themes:unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  obsession,  seduction,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:bathtub
Characters:lust
Story:sexual repression,  family dinner,  topless female nudity,  cocktail party,  crime of passion,  exhibitionist,  repression,  marital problem,  exhibitionism,  perversion,  sexual desire,  blockbuster,  flirting,  domestic violence,  female removes her clothes,  moaning,  suburb,  woman,  gay slur,  voyeur,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  blonde,  beating,  fondling,  cult film,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  bare breasts,  death,  murder,  nudity,  violence,  blood,  kiss

Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)
Drama, Romance

Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  infidelity
Characters:lust,  teenager
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  girl topless,  family dinner,  topless girl,  sex in bed,  topless female nudity,  estranged couple,  loud sex,  nipple,  sexual desire,  buttocks,  sexual fantasy,  moaning,  scantily clad female,  no opening credits,  dinner,  woman,  topless,  cleavage,  bare butt,  face slap,  high school,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  fingering,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  f rated,  nudity,  kiss,  masturbation

Last Tango In Paris (1972) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Drama, Romance

Last Tango In Paris (1972)

While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  anger
Locations:bathtub
Characters:lust
Story:woman in bathtub,  murder by gunshot,  older man younger woman relationship,  sex in bed,  topless female nudity,  rainstorm,  self discovery,  blockbuster,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  tragic event,  scantily clad female,  woman,  gay slur,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  rain,  fondling,  panties,  cult film,  nipples,  fingering,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  gun,  murder,  death,  masturbation,  nudity

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  drugs,  friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:teenager
Period:1990s
Story:heavy rain,  drive thru,  rainstorm,  drug dealing,  told in flashback,  videotape,  hate,  directorial debut,  premarital sex,  no opening credits,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  gay slur,  f word,  beer,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  coming of age,  surprise ending,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  flashback,  gun,  violence,  death

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  obsession,  seduction
Locations:motel
Characters:lust,  writer,  teenager
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  sex in bed,  dirty old man,  older man young girl relationship,  lolita,  self destructiveness,  pedophilia,  age difference,  sexual desire,  virginity,  dysfunctional marriage,  female removes her clothes,  mini skirt,  screaming,  virgin,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bed,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  rain,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  shower,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  murder,  kiss,  gun

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. (Read More)

Themes:seduction,  drugs
Mood:satire
Locations:bathtub
Characters:homosexual
Story:woman in bathtub,  topless girl,  video camera,  topless female nudity,  nipple,  drug dealing,  virginity,  sexual fantasy,  fantasy sequence,  virgin,  scantily clad female,  drug dealer,  topless,  bra,  gay slur,  gay kiss,  drug use,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  marijuana,  beer,  bare butt,  computer,  blonde,  car,  beating,  voice over narration,  panties,  cult film,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare breasts,  gun,  nudity,  blood,  death,  masturbation,  kiss,  flashback

Secretary (2002) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Secretary (2002)

An emotionally fragile woman recently released from a mental hospital for self mutilation goes to school to gain secretarial skills to gain employment. She has an alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother who are clueless as to who she really is which a tormented soul who really wants to find something with which she can find success. She is a great secretary and finds a job with a unique, old fashioned, but off center in charge boss with a somewhat sadistic sexual proclivity. She grows and evolves and so does he. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  anger
Locations:bathtub
Story:woman moaning,  woman in bathtub,  man undressing a woman,  younger woman older man relationship,  older man younger woman,  older man younger woman relationship,  in medias res,  age difference,  self discovery,  male masturbation,  job interview,  exercise,  sexual fantasy,  domestic violence,  falling in love,  moaning,  fantasy sequence,  scantily clad female,  woman,  dysfunctional family,  dark comedy,  cleavage,  face slap,  black comedy,  rain,  swimming pool,  fondling,  voice over narration,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  sex scene,  nudity,  masturbation,  kiss,  flashback

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  anger,  dance,  adultery,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:homosexual,  teenager
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  reference to pink floyd,  wet clothes,  drug humor,  barefoot,  virginity,  magazine,  pot smoking,  obscene finger gesture,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  virgin,  scantily clad female,  drug use,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  bathroom,  marijuana,  beer,  camera,  blonde,  high school,  car,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.

Themes:unfaithfulness,  blackmail,  paranoia,  adultery,  drugs,  infidelity
Story:sex in bed,  unhappy marriage,  adulterous wife,  loss of husband,  unfaithful wife,  dysfunctional marriage,  buttocks,  female removes her clothes,  suburb,  gunshot,  scantily clad female,  drug dealer,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  drug use,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  computer,  shot in the head,  face slap,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  panties,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  nudity,  violence,  death,  murder,  flashback,  gun

Wedding Crashers (2005)
Comedy, Romance

Wedding Crashers (2005)

Two friends, John (played by Owen Wilson) and Jeremy (Vince Vaughn), crash weddings to pick up women. One day they crash the wedding of the daughter of the Treasury Secretary, Secretary Cleary (Christopher Walken). Instead of short-term flings they end up being invited to the Clearys' island estate, and potentially meet the loves of their lives... (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  depression,  anger,  seduction,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lust,  homosexual
Story:family dinner,  watching television,  sports car,  blue panties,  unwanted kiss,  deceit,  buddhist,  blockbuster,  flirting,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  mini skirt,  screaming,  virgin,  argument,  scantily clad female,  gay slur,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  bed,  reference to god,  best friend,  beer,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  blonde,  beating,  fondling,  panties,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  kiss,  masturbation

The Heartbreak Kid (2007) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Comedy, Romance

The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

Eddie is forty, owns a sporting-goods store, and is still single. After watching his ex-fiancee walk down the aisle, he meets Lila, an environmental researcher, who seems too good to be true. Pressured by his father and best friend, Eddie pops the question and marries Lila after only 6 weeks. However, as he almost instantly discovers, his new bride is a nightmare with more baggage than he can handle. She's immature, foolish, a monster in bed, owes a tremendous amount of money to various sources, and as it turns out, is only a volunteer and doesn't actually have a job. While on their honeymoon in Cabo, Eddie meets Miranda, a down-to-earth lacrosse coach who is visiting with her family. Sparks fly, and Eddie falls for her. Now comes the tricky part of breaking off his marriage to crazy Lila, all while keeping the truth from Miranda about why he's in Cabo in the first place... (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  dance,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lust
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  singing in a car,  sex in bed,  topless female nudity,  talking dirty during sex,  drug humor,  loud sex,  truth,  nipple,  dysfunctional marriage,  eavesdropping,  flirting,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  moaning,  scantily clad female,  topless,  cleavage,  bed,  bare butt,  blonde,  fondling,  panties,  surprise ending,  nipples,  bare breasts,  nudity

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Period:1990s
Story:singing in a car,  fast food restaurant,  weightlifting,  neighborhood,  tension,  drug dealing,  videotape,  teen angst,  hate,  directorial debut,  premarital sex,  tragic event,  virgin,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  f word,  beer,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence,  gun

Risky Business (1983)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Risky Business (1983)

A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way.

Themes:drugs,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:male in a shower,  weight training,  drug humor,  sexual desire,  blockbuster,  teen angst,  sexual fantasy,  directorial debut,  premarital sex,  fantasy sequence,  stripping,  scantily clad female,  bedroom,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  marijuana,  bed,  slow motion scene,  blonde,  high school,  car,  teenage boy,  shower,  panties,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex scene,  masturbation

Ken Park (2002)
Drama

Ken Park (2002)

Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant mother. Peaches looks after her devoutly religious father, but yearns for freedom. They're all rather tight, or so they claim. But they spend precious little time together and none of them seems to know much about one another's family lives. This bizarre dichotomy underscores their alienation # the result of suburban ennui, a teenager's inherent sense of melodrama, and the disturbing nature of their home environments. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  anger,  adultery,  infidelity
Characters:homosexual,  teenager
Story:family dinner,  watching television,  video camera,  lava lamp,  weightlifting,  adulterous wife,  abusive father,  alienation,  unfaithful wife,  teen angst,  pot smoking,  bra,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  drug use,  marijuana,  beer,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  rain,  beating,  teenage boy,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  panties,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  murder,  blood,  death,  kiss,  masturbation,  violence,  flashback,  gun

Easy A (2010) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Easy A (2010)

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Themes:homophobia,  unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:homosexual,  teenager
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  innuendo,  unwanted kiss,  cheerleader uniform,  cynicism,  virginity,  closeted homosexual,  pot smoking,  moaning,  mini skirt,  virgin,  scantily clad female,  dinner,  basketball,  bedroom,  gay slur,  cleavage,  marijuana,  reference to god,  best friend,  beer,  extramarital affair,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  shower,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex scene,  kiss

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Comedy, Drama

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  friendship
Characters:lust,  teenager
Story:females talking about sex,  cheerleader uniform,  fast food restaurant,  drug humor,  cannabis,  irreverence,  sexual desire,  teen angst,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  fantasy sequence,  virgin,  scantily clad female,  dream sequence,  gay slur,  drug use,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  marijuana,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  sex scene,  f rated,  masturbation

The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  paranoia,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Period:1990s
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  marital problem,  midlife crisis,  virginity,  exercise,  pot smoking,  sexual fantasy,  obscene finger gesture,  handgun,  premarital sex,  falling in love,  fantasy sequence,  drug dealer,  dysfunctional family,  drug use,  voyeur,  bathroom,  marijuana,  best friend,  beer,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  high school,  teenage boy,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  masturbation,  kiss,  gun

The Joneses (2009)
Drama

The Joneses (2009)

"The Joneses", a social commentary on our consumerist society. Perfect couple Steve and Kate Jones, and their gorgeous teen-aged children Jenn and Mick, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with McMansions and all the trappings of the upper middle class. Kate is the ultimate trend setter - beautiful, sexy, dressed head-to-toe in designer labels. Steve is the admired successful businessman who has it all: a gorgeous wife, big house and an endless supply of high-tech toys. Jenn and Mick rule their new school as they embody all that is hip and trendy - cool clothes, fast cars and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all- too perfect family. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Mood:satire
Characters:teenager
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  broken dish,  older man young girl relationship,  unwanted kiss,  materialism,  unhappy marriage,  truth,  neighborhood,  deceit,  barefoot,  closeted homosexual,  obscene finger gesture,  suburb,  businessman,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  gay kiss,  f word,  bathroom,  marijuana,  extramarital affair,  high school,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  kiss,  death

On The Road (2012) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the American southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  friendship
Locations:motel
Characters:homosexuality,  writer
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  sex in a motel,  topless girl,  singing in a car,  topless female nudity,  loud sex,  nipple,  moaning,  topless,  gay slur,  gay kiss,  marijuana,  beer,  car,  voice over narration,  panties,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  flashback,  kiss,  death,  nudity,  gun

Ghost World (2001)
Comedy, Drama

Ghost World (2001)

This is the story of 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.

Themes:obsession,  friendship
Story:younger woman older man relationship,  older man younger woman,  older man younger woman relationship,  younger girl older man,  older man younger girl,  older man young girl relationship,  infatuation,  sarcasm,  real estate agent,  age difference,  alienation,  cynicism,  teen angst,  mini skirt,  suburb,  dysfunctional family,  high school,  teenage boy,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  f rated,  gun

Killer Joe (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:motel
Story:woman undressing for a man,  sports car,  pot smoking,  hate,  garage,  female removes her clothes,  falling in love,  virgin,  drug dealer,  dysfunctional family,  drug use,  f word,  voyeur,  marijuana,  reference to god,  beer,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  shot in the head,  face slap,  blonde,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rain,  beating,  teenage girl,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence,  gun,  nudity

The Sessions (2012)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Sessions (2012)

At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:motel,  bathtub
Characters:writer
Story:woman in bathtub,  sexual repression,  sex in bed,  job interview,  buttocks,  pot smoking,  female removes her clothes,  falling in love,  fantasy sequence,  virgin,  scantily clad female,  woman,  bra,  cleavage,  f word,  voyeur,  marijuana,  reference to god,  best friend,  beer,  blonde,  teenage boy,  voice over narration,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  two word title,  sex scene,  masturbation,  kiss,  flashback

Gone Girl (2014) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  obsession,  anger,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:motel
Characters:writer
Story:singing in a car,  video camera,  urine sample,  pool of blood,  sarcasm,  marital problem,  neighborhood,  told in flashback,  argument,  woman,  bedroom,  television,  neighbor,  bathroom,  bed,  beer,  extramarital affair,  camera,  small town,  blood splatter,  car,  swimming pool,  voice over narration,  shower,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  two word title,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  f rated,  blood,  death,  kiss,  flashback,  violence,  murder

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  paranoia,  anger,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:heavy rain,  video camera,  locking a door,  wet clothes,  camcorder,  truth,  self discovery,  tension,  garage,  domestic violence,  screaming,  argument,  dream sequence,  no opening credits,  bedroom,  f word,  bathroom,  bed,  best friend,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  camera,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car,  blood splatter,  beating,  teenage boy,  shower,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  kiss,  nudity

The Girl On The Train (2016)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Girl On The Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  paranoia,  anger,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Story:woman in bathtub,  beer bottle,  sex in bed,  topless female nudity,  lying,  neighborhood,  nipple,  buttocks,  jogging,  eavesdropping,  hate,  premarital sex,  fantasy sequence,  no opening credits,  woman,  topless,  f word,  voyeur,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  computer,  slow motion scene,  blonde,  blood splatter,  car,  beating,  voice over narration,  shower,  panties,  surprise ending,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  f rated,  kiss,  blood,  nudity,  death,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  masturbation

Bully (2001)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Bully (2001)

After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend, Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:homosexual,  teenager
Story:girl topless,  topless girl,  topless female nudity,  repressed homosexual,  natural breasts,  nipple,  buttocks,  pot smoking,  premarital sex,  suburb,  stripping,  scantily clad female,  topless,  gay slur,  drug use,  cleavage,  bathroom,  marijuana,  best friend,  bare butt,  car,  beating,  teenage boy,  fondling,  teenage girl,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  murder,  nudity,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence

40 Days And 40 Nights (2002) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Comedy, Romance

40 Days And 40 Nights (2002)

Nicole broke up with Matt months ago and is now engaged to someone else. He's very good-looking and has no trouble finding other lovers, but that doesn't help because he's still obsessed with wanting her back. Then he gets the inspiration that swearing off sex for Lent (all forms of sexual activity, even kissing or masturbation) will give him the perspective he needs. So of course a few days later he meets a woman and they fall in love. Now Matt sees his vow as a personal matter, and won't even tell her about it, but his friends think otherwise, and now the complications begin... (Read More)

Themes:seduction
Characters:lust,  homosexual
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  video camera,  blue panties,  topless female nudity,  loud sex,  nipple,  buttocks,  moaning,  mini skirt,  scantily clad female,  dream sequence,  woman,  topless,  cleavage,  computer,  panties,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare breasts,  masturbation,  nudity,  flashback

Kids (1995)
Drama

Kids (1995)

Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teen-agers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Period:1990s
Story:underage smoking,  cannabis,  tension,  virginity,  buttocks,  gay couple,  stripping,  virgin,  drug dealer,  bra,  bedroom,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  marijuana,  bed,  bare butt,  swimming pool,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  kiss,  violence

Mysterious Skin (2004)
Drama, Mystery

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  obsession,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:motel,  bathtub
Characters:homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:motel room,  heavy rain,  soul mate,  fast food restaurant,  pedophilia,  truth,  rainstorm,  perversion,  crush,  videotape,  pot smoking,  obscene finger gesture,  stripping,  dysfunctional family,  bedroom,  gay slur,  gay kiss,  drug use,  marijuana,  bed,  best friend,  beer,  small town,  face slap,  rain,  beating,  teenage boy,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  flashback,  nudity,  blood,  masturbation,  kiss,  violence,  gun

Fish Tank (2009)
Drama

Fish Tank (2009)

Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  singing in a car,  video camera,  plastic bag,  couch,  tension,  barefoot,  teen angst,  suburb,  screaming,  virgin,  dysfunctional family,  bedroom,  television,  voyeur,  beer,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  car,  rain,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  panties,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  f rated,  kiss,  nudity

The Ice Storm (1997) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Drama

The Ice Storm (1997)

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century. Things get bad... (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Story:cocktail party,  rainy night,  marital problem,  neighborhood,  existentialism,  virginity,  dysfunctional marriage,  magazine,  tragic event,  suburb,  stripping,  virgin,  dinner,  dysfunctional family,  bedroom,  drug use,  neighbor,  bathroom,  marijuana,  bed,  extramarital affair,  high school,  car,  rain,  swimming pool,  teenage boy,  voice over narration,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  shower,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  masturbation,  kiss

Boogie Nights (1997)
Drama

Boogie Nights (1997)

Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting. (Read More)

Themes:adultery,  drugs
Locations:motel
Characters:homosexual
Story:movie camera,  sex in bed,  topless female nudity,  new automobile,  unwanted kiss,  absent mother,  video footage,  drug dealing,  buttocks,  female removes her clothes,  moaning,  scantily clad female,  no opening credits,  gay slur,  drug use,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bed,  shot in the head,  face slap,  blonde,  high school,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  coming of age,  panties,  cult film,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  gun,  murder,  nudity,  masturbation,  kiss,  violence,  blood

The Graduate (1967)
Comedy, Drama

The Graduate (1967)

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  obsession,  seduction,  adultery,  infidelity
Mood:satire
Story:sports car,  topless female nudity,  unhappy marriage,  rainstorm,  virginity,  blockbuster,  virgin,  scantily clad female,  woman,  dysfunctional family,  cleavage,  beer,  extramarital affair,  face slap,  car,  rain,  swimming pool,  coming of age,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  bare breasts,  nudity,  kiss

Unfaithful (2002)
Drama, Thriller

Unfaithful (2002)

Connie Sumner has a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a wonderful son, but she wants more. When she's approached one day by a handsome stranger while trying to hail a taxi, she becomes obsessed with him and eventually starts an affair. But her selfish actions soon catch up with her...

Themes:adultery,  infidelity
Locations:bathtub
Characters:lust
Story:woman in bathtub,  video camera,  sex in bed,  crime of passion,  camcorder,  unhappy marriage,  adulterous wife,  lingerie slip,  dysfunctional marriage,  bra,  cleavage,  television,  voyeur,  bed,  extramarital affair,  blood splatter,  rain,  shower,  panties,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  flashback,  masturbation,  blood,  murder

Hard Candy (2005) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hard Candy (2005)

After three weeks of chatting with the thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver over the Internet, fourteen year old Hayley Stark meets him in the Nighthawks coffee shop. Hayley flirts with him in spite of the age difference and proposes to go to his house. Once there, she prepares a screwdriver for them and Jeff passes out. When he awakes, he is tied up to a chair, and Hayley accuses him of pedophilia. Jeff denies the accusation, and Hayley begins to torture him in a cat and mouse game. (Read More)

Locations:bathtub
Characters:lust
Story:older man younger woman relationship,  video camera,  lolita,  pedophilia,  gardening,  age difference,  deceit,  perversion,  rose,  flirting,  handgun,  schoolgirl,  suburb,  screaming,  gunshot,  model,  bra,  dark comedy,  bedroom,  voyeur,  neighbor,  camera,  computer,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  teenage girl,  shower,  cult film,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  f rated,  blood,  gun,  death,  murder,  violence

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who's devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he's checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she's lost, and what about Rachel? (Read More)

Themes:depression,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:satire
Characters:lust
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  sex in bed,  loud sex,  flirting,  premarital sex,  female removes her clothes,  moaning,  scantily clad female,  no opening credits,  dinner,  cleavage,  marijuana,  bed,  bare butt,  camera,  computer,  face slap,  swimming pool,  fondling,  shower,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  kiss,  blood,  masturbation,  flashback

Femme Fatale (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Femme Fatale (2002)

The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  paranoia,  seduction,  adultery,  infidelity,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Characters:lust
Story:exhibitionist,  exhibitionism,  cynicism,  sexual desire,  obscene finger gesture,  falling in love,  screaming,  scantily clad female,  dream sequence,  woman,  bedroom,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  camera,  face slap,  blonde,  fondling,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  f rated,  flashback,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  blood

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:paranoia,  anger,  infidelity,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:motel
Story:watching television,  older man younger woman relationship,  existentialism,  deceit,  videotape,  buttocks,  eavesdropping,  directorial debut,  screaming,  gunshot,  anti hero,  gay slur,  f word,  extramarital affair,  face slap,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  shower,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

Super (2010) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Action

Super (2010)

Frank Darrbo is a hapless fry cook. When his wife Sarah falls off the wagon and dumps him for Jacques, a drug dealer, Frank tries to get her back by reporting her kidnapped, grabbing her from Jacques' car, and wailing for her to return. After watching Christian TV and having a vision, he becomes a superhero to fight evil. He sews a costume, finds a weapon (a pipe wrench) and looks for crimes to stop. He has problems: his wrench inflicts real injury, so the cops want him for being a vigilante, his sense of boundaries is flawed, and Jacques' gang has guns. Libby, a clerk at a comic book store, becomes his sidekick, and it's time to go save Sarah. What chance do they have? (Read More)

Themes:depression,  seduction
Mood:gore
Story:woman moaning from pleasure,  moaning woman,  woman moaning,  older man younger woman relationship,  male in a shower,  tragicomedy,  firing range,  loud sex,  premarital sex,  moaning,  fantasy sequence,  dinner,  drug dealer,  dark comedy,  gay slur,  bare butt,  shot in the head,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  beating,  voice over narration,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  flashback

Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  seduction,  dance,  friendship
Characters:homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:murder by gunshot,  sex in bed,  unwanted kiss,  main character dies,  hate,  obscene finger gesture,  directorial debut,  female removes her clothes,  tragic event,  stripping,  latex gloves,  woman,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  drug use,  small town,  shot in the head,  beating,  voice over narration,  shower,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  f rated,  nudity,  violence,  flashback,  death,  kiss,  murder

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After his wife, Alice, tells him about her sexual fantasies, William Harford sets out for a night of sexual adventure. After several less than successful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale - now a musician - who tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. All the men at the party are costumed and wear masks while the women are all young and beautiful. Harford manages to find an appropriate costume and heads out to the party. Once there, however, he is warned by someone who recognizes him, despite the mask, that he is in great danger. He manages to extricate himself but the threats prove to be quite real and sinister. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  obsession,  dance,  adultery,  drugs,  infidelity,  friendship
Characters:lust
Period:1990s
Story:lolita,  deceit,  self discovery,  sexual desire,  virginity,  dysfunctional marriage,  pot smoking,  sexual fantasy,  flirting,  female removes her clothes,  stripping,  scantily clad female,  no opening credits,  model,  bedroom,  drug use,  cleavage,  voyeur,  bathroom,  marijuana,  bed,  beer,  extramarital affair,  fondling,  panties,  cult film,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  death,  kiss,  murder

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  obsession,  anger,  seduction,  friendship
Characters:lust
Period:1990s
Story:heavy rain,  repression,  sarcasm,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  premarital sex,  domestic violence,  falling in love,  screaming,  stripping,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  bra,  bedroom,  f word,  bed,  extramarital affair,  camera,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  blood,  death,  kiss,  violence,  murder

Straw Dogs (1971) is one of the best movies like American Beauty (1999)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:anger,  seduction
Mood:gore
Characters:lust,  writer
Story:murder by gunshot,  exhibitionist,  denial,  moving,  exhibitionism,  alienation,  sexual desire,  dysfunctional marriage,  mini skirt,  gunshot,  scantily clad female,  woman,  bedroom,  voyeur,  bathroom,  bed,  computer,  slow motion scene,  small town,  face slap,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage girl,  panties,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  violence,  blood,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  flashback

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness,  adultery,  infidelity
Locations:motel,  bathtub
Story:sex in a motel,  motel room,  fast food restaurant,  real estate agent,  rose,  pot smoking,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  woman,  bra,  dysfunctional family,  bedroom,  drug use,  marijuana,  bed,  reference to god,  extramarital affair,  bare butt,  slow motion scene,  black comedy,  high school,  blood splatter,  car,  swimming pool,  shower,  panties,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  f rated,  death,  kiss,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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