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The Chorus (2004)
 7.9
 52K
The Chorus (2004)
Original name: Les Choristes
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, feel good, serious, emotional, talky, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, music, teacher, teachers and students, singer, musician, friendship, childhood, friends, boss, abuse, changing lives, children, school, choir, dormitory, orphan, classical music, dedication, unsupportive coworkers, confrontation with superior, youth, rebellion, elementary school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, england

Most similar movies to The Chorus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about friendship, youth, school, mentor, teacher, storytelling and childhood mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Chorus: Like Stars on Earth (2007), Dead Poets Society (1989), Butterfly (1999), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Hear My Song (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, teenage life, boarding school life, loneliness, school, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, youth, poetry, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor, suicide, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 7K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, politics, atheist, butterfly, latin, innocence lost, civil war, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, america, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, gender, society, college life, dedicated educator, fighting the system, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, graduation ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 6K
Hear My Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: music, school, orphan, coming of age, singing, youth, artists and showbiz, dedicated educator, teachers and students, power relations, small town, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Together with You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: father son relationship, ambition, small town, prodigy, violin, coming of age, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, family relations, teenage life, musician's life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 33K
Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, friendship, domestic violence, boarding school life, rebelliousness, coming of age, humiliation, bully, child abuse, violence, boarding school, private school ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, mentor, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, power relations, hopes, apprentice, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 4K
Vitus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Vitus tells the story of a highly-gifted boy (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him.
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, child prodigy, pianist, stock broker, pilot, youth, music, family relations, picked on, parents and children, classmates, proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 98K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: school, dedicated educator, school teacher, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, teachers and students, female protagonist, happy ending, underdog, rivalry, uneducated ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Madame Sousatzka (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, child prodigy, immigrants, dedicated educator, teachers and students, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, blind ambition, ambition, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Emperor's Club (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school life, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, teachers and students, coming of age, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, haunted by the past, ambition, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 3K
Paris 36 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, against the odds, showbiz, urban, music, rising to stardom, oldies, family problems, political unrest, parents and children, performer's life, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1946, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 107K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, school, death, life philosophy, bully, junior high school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, rugby, bullying, social misfits, dedicated educator, boarding school life, lifestyle, misfit, society, hopes, hardcase students ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, musician's life, friends, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, idealism, dedicated educator, undisciplined, reach out, teachers and students, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, high school life, lifestyle, friends, love and romance, romance, family relations, parents and children, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 48K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, musician, homeless, music, life is a bitch, musician's life, misfit, down on your luck, rich and poor, unlikely partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 15K
Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anti semitism, suicide, music, rebellion, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, politics, college, prank, against the rules, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 3K
Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, arson, infidelity, culture clash, romance, promotion, couples, disorder, dishonesty, opposites attract, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: scotland, england, spain, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: school, boarding school, dedicated educator, family relations, teachers and students, idealism, tragic hero, social differences, society, couples, friendship, friends ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, basketball, african american, age difference, prejudice, plagiarism, private school, prodigy, writer's life, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, greek, introspection, dishonesty, couples, love affair, college, youth, self discovery, power relations, college life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
We Are the Best! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music band, girl band, friendship, coming of age, rebellion, music, artists and showbiz, social misfits, teenage life, rock, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 2K
Shout (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, music teacher, boys' school, small town, ambition, youth, musician's life, small town life, going straight, fighting the system, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 5K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, gay, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, french, homosexuality, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 33K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: touching, witty, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, aunt nephew relationship, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, aspiring musician, adolescence, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 113K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, audition, dancer's life, coming of age, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school, father son relationship, friendship, boxing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, northern england, london, mine, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%