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American Beauty is an drama movie directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch and Wes Bentley and Mena Suvari. The movie was written by Alan Ball. The film has a $15 million budget with a 122-minute running time. American Beauty currently has a 8.4 IMDb rating, based on 957612 and 86 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for American Beauty

American Beauty release date

When does American Beauty come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for American Beauty (1999)is September 15, 1999.


When will American Beauty be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

American Beauty DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is December 1999. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in December 1999. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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American Beauty budget

How much did American Beauty cost to make?

$15,000,000 budget

The movie cost $15 million to make.

American Beauty movie poster

American Beauty rating

R Rated

American Beauty is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.


American Beauty reviews

8.4 IMDb 86 Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.4 of out 10 IMDb rating and 86 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


American Beauty trailer

American Beauty plot summary

What is American Beauty about?

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter’s attractive friend.


Synopsis from IMDb A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


American Beauty cast

Who is in American Beauty?

Kevin Spacey in American Beauty Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham
Annette Bening in American Beauty Annette Bening as Carolyn Burnham
Thora Birch in American Beauty Thora Birch as Jane Burnham
Wes Bentley in American Beauty Wes Bentley as Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari in American Beauty Mena Suvari as Angela Hayes

American Beauty box Office

How much did American Beauty make?

$356,296,601 worldwide

The film has made over $356 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


American Beauty details

Theatrical Release Date: September 15, 1999
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $15 million
Box Office: $356 million
Length: 122 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: English

American Beauty facts


How long is American Beauty?

The movie is 122 minutes long (2 hours and 2 minutes).

What year did American Beauty come out?

The movie is out on September 15, 1999. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Kevin Spacey plays as Lester Burnham.


Who is the director of American Beauty?

Sam Mendes directed the movie.


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