American Beauty poster

DVD & Blu-ray Release Date

DVD: American Beauty DVD release date is set for October 24, 2000. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches.

Blu-ray: American Beauty Blu-ray will be available the same day as the DVD. Blu-ray and DVD releases are typically released around 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital: American Beauty digital release from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases. The estimate release date is October 2000. We will update this page with more details as they become available. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release.

American Beauty stars Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari. View everything you need to know about the movie below.



IMDb Rating




Theater Date

October 1, 1999


American Beauty tells the story of two largely unhappy suburban families. The film focuses primarily on a man named Lester, who lives with his wife, Carolyn and their teenage daughter, Jane. Each member of the family is unhappy in their own way: Lester hates his job, Carolyn hates her marriage and Jane hates herself. Life livens up slightly when a new family moves next door, though the members of this clan are no more happy than their neighbors. Frank is a retired member of the Marines and lives with his shy wife and his drug-dealing, mentally unstable son. The families become irreversibly connected when Jane and Ricky begin seeing one another and Frank wrongly interprets the time that Ricky spends with Lester as signs that his son is gay and involved in an affair with his neighbor. The interactions come to a head when Frank, whose own advances are rebuffed by Lester, shoots Lester and leaves his body for his family to find.

R Rating

American Beauty DVD/Blu-ray 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.


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Reviews [star rating=”8.5″ ]

The movie currently has a 8.5 out of 10 IMDb rating and 86 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.



Box Office

$130.1 million





Theatrical Release Date: October 1, 1999
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: October 24, 2000
Age Rating: R
Runtime: 122 minutes
Budget: $15,000,000
Box Office: $130.1 million
Genre: Drama
Language: English