20 Movies Like Suburbia

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American Beauty

American Beauty
American Beauty
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 112 wins & 102 nominations total
Writer: Alan Ball
Actors: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Language: English
Country: United States
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“American Beauty” is a darkly comedic drama that explores the disillusionment and hidden desires of suburban life through the perspective of Lester Burnham, a middle-aged man who becomes infatuated with his daughter’s best friend, sparking a series of events that lead to his personal transformation and ultimate demise.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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Donnie Darko is a mind-bending psychological thriller about a troubled teenager who is plagued by visions of a giant, demonic rabbit and is led down a path of time travel and existential exploration. As he navigates through his own unraveling reality, he must confront the concepts of fate, destiny, and the blurred lines between reality and imagination.

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Velvet” is a 1986 mystery thriller film directed by David Lynch. It follows a young man who becomes entangled in a dark underworld after discovering a severed ear, leading him to uncover secrets and dangerous relationships in his seemingly idyllic small town.

The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Jeffrey Eugenides, Sofia Coppola
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Virgin Suicides” is a film about a group of teenage sisters who mysteriously and tragically take their own lives, as seen through the eyes of a group of neighborhood boys who become obsessed with them. It explores themes of obsession, adolescence, and the loss of innocence.

Little Children

Little Children
Little Children
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 137 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 20 wins & 61 nominations total
Writer: Todd Field, Tom Perrotta
Actors: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Little Children” is a drama film that follows the lives of several suburban residents, exploring themes of adultery, dissatisfaction, and the complexities of adult relationships. The movie delves into the intersecting lives of two troubled individuals who form a connection while navigating the challenges of parenthood, marriage, and societal expectations.

The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm
The Ice Storm
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award8 wins & 33 nominations total
Writer: Rick Moody, James Schamus
Actors: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver
Language: English
Country: France, United States
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“The Ice Storm” is a drama film set in 1973 that follows the lives of two suburban families and their children as they navigate through personal and sexual exploration, infidelity, and the consequences of their actions during a disastrous ice storm in New Canaan, Connecticut.”

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 4 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Todd Solondz
Actors: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Welcome to the Dollhouse” is a dark comedy film that follows the life of an awkward and unpopular middle school girl named Dawn Wiener, as she navigates through the challenges of adolescence, including bullying, family dysfunction, and unrequited love. The movie explores the harsh realities of growing up and the complexities of fitting in, while offering a satirical and poignant commentary on the pressures and expectations placed on young girls in society.

Ghost World

Ghost World
Ghost World
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 28 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff
Actors: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Germany
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“Ghost World” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film about two cynical teenage girls, Enid and Rebecca, who navigate their post-high school lives while grappling with the challenges of adulthood, identity, and the complexities of their changing friendship. As they explore their eccentric town and encounter various eccentric characters, they confront their own fears, insecurities, and the uncertainties of the future.”

Kids

Kids
Kids
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Harmony Korine, Larry Clark
Actors: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny
Language: Spanish, English
Country: United States
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The Kids movie is about a group of children who embark on a magical adventure to save their neighborhood from an evil villain, using their imagination and teamwork to overcome obstacles along the way.

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused
Dazed and Confused
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Dazed and Confused” is a coming-of-age film set in 1976, following a group of high school students as they navigate the last day of school, exploring themes of rebellion, partying, and the pursuit of freedom. The movie captures the essence of youth culture, portraying the highs and lows of teenage life with a mix of humor, nostalgia, and a killer soundtrack.

The ‘Burbs

The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Dana Olsen
Actors: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The ‘Burbs” is a comedy film about a group of nosy neighbors who become suspicious of their new, eccentric neighbors and embark on a mission to uncover the truth about them, leading to hilarious and chaotic situations in their seemingly peaceful suburban neighborhood.

Pleasantville

Pleasantville
Pleasantville
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 18 wins & 45 nominations total
Writer: Gary Ross
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Pleasantville” is a film about two siblings who are transported into a black and white 1950s sitcom and disrupt the idyllic town by introducing change and color, ultimately challenging the conformist society and inspiring personal growth and transformation.

The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives
Internet Movie Database: 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Ira Levin, Paul Rudnick
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Stepford Wives” is a satirical thriller film that follows a woman who moves to a seemingly perfect suburban town, only to discover that the women there have been replaced with robotic versions programmed to be obedient and submissive to their husbands. She becomes determined to uncover the dark secret behind the town’s transformation and save herself and the other women from this dehumanizing fate.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Truman Show is about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life inside a simulated reality television show, with his every move being broadcasted to the world. As Truman begins to question the authenticity of his surroundings, he embarks on a journey to discover the truth and escape from the artificial world he has been trapped in.”

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Actors: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Language: English
Country: United States
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Edward Scissorhands is a fantasy film about a gentle and misunderstood artificial man with scissors for hands, who struggles to find acceptance and love in a suburban community.

Election

Election
Election
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 16 wins & 34 nominations total
Writer: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Loren Nelson
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Election movie is a dark comedy that follows the high school election campaign of an overachieving student, Tracy Flick, and her determined teacher, Jim McAllister, who seeks to sabotage her candidacy. As the election unfolds, their rivalry escalates, revealing the power dynamics and moral complexities within the school community.

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age film that follows the story of Sutter Keely, a charismatic and popular high school senior, as he navigates the complexities of love, relationships, and self-discovery. When he meets Aimee Finecky, a shy and introverted girl, their unexpected connection forces Sutter to confront his own insecurities and confront the realities of adulthood.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama film about a shy and introverted high school freshman named Charlie who navigates the complexities of adolescence, forms meaningful friendships, and grapples with personal traumas. Through a series of letters, he explores themes of love, friendship, mental health, and self-discovery.

Boyhood

Boyhood
Boyhood
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 165 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 175 wins & 218 nominations total
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actors: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Language: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Arabic
Country: United States
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Boyhood is a coming-of-age film that follows the life of a boy named Mason from childhood to adolescence, capturing the joys, challenges, and transformations he experiences along the way. Shot over a span of 12 years, the movie offers a unique and intimate portrait of growing up and the passage of time.

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer
The Kings of Summer
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Chris Galletta
Actors: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Kings of Summer” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama about three teenage boys who run away from home and build a makeshift house in the woods, attempting to live off the land and escape the pressures of their families and society. As they navigate the challenges of survival and independence, they discover the complexities of friendship, love, and the realities of growing up.

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