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25,049 Ratings

American Beauty

Directed by Sam Mendes
United States, 1999
Drama, Comedy


In this Academy Award-winning parable about the dysfunctional life of a seemingly perfect suburban family, complications arise when the father starts to develop feelings for his teenage daughter’s cheerleader best friend.

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American Beauty Directed by Sam Mendes

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | 5 wins including: Best Picture

2000 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Toronto International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: People's Choice Award

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