Best Romantic Movies

Beautiful Thing (1996)

R90 Minutes21 Jun, 1996

Plot - Beautiful Thing is a story of two young teenager named Jamie and Ste in a suburb of London. They discover new feeling when they sleep in the same bed.

Hettie MacDonald

Tony Garnett, Bill Shapter


Romance, Comedy, Drama,


Rotten Tomatoes90%

"Beautiful Thing Movie" Story

The story is about a pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighborhood during summer on a South-East London housing estate.  Jamie, son of Sandra, unpopular lad who bunks off school to avoid football and Ste a more popular athletic type who lives a few doors away from Jamie and who often beaten up by his father and older brother. One night Jamie and Sandra saw that Ste has beaten and kicked out of apartment and has no place to spend night so Jamie lets him to stay at his place and a casual closeness develop sexual feelings. While both of them were slightly aware they might be gay and Jamie and Ste decide that they are attracted to each other, neither is sure just what to do. Tony, Sandra’s boyfriend, doesn’t know that what to think about Jame’s new lifestyle.

"Beautiful Thing Movie" Trailer & Video

Movie Details

United Kingdom


Linda Henry, Ben Daniels, Tameka Empson

John Altman

Sony Pictures Classics

England, London

Awards & Nominations Won by "Beautiful Thing Movie"

Chlotrudis Awards 1997

Chlotrudis Award
Best Movie
Best Actress
Linda Henry 

European Film Awards 1996

European Film Award
Young European Film of the Year
Hettie Macdonald 

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 1996

President Award
Best Script
Jonathan Harvey 

GLAAD Media Awards 1997

GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Film (Limited Release)

Paris Film Festival 1996

Grand Prix
Hettie Macdonald 

São Paulo International Film Festival 1996

International Jury Award - Honorable Mention
Hettie Macdonald 

Box Office Earning of "Beautiful Thing"

Budget : $33,931 (USA)
Opening Weekend : Will be updated soon.

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