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A Christmas Without Snow (1980)
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A Christmas Without Snow (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced woman (Michael Learned) moves to San Francisco from Omaha with her young son. She's trying to re-build her life after her divorce, she leaves her son with his grandmother. She joins the choir of a local church. She has some issues with the choirmaster (John Houseman) who tries to get the choir into shape before the Christmas concert. The choir overcome some personal stebacks as they all deal with personal issues. Zoe (Michael Learned) thinks of quitting the choir all together when push comes to shove.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: church, christmas, teenage life, friends, family relations, clergy, performer's life, parents and children, music band, starting over, hopes, artists and showbiz, road not taken, couples, single parent, witnessing a crime, innocence lost, leadership, obnoxious boss, unfulfillment, holiday, ship, loneliness, teacher, money ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, musician's life, unfulfillment, parents and children and friends mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like A Christmas Without Snow: One-Trick Pony (1980), Broken Bridges (2006), Grace Unplugged (2013), Preacher's Kid (2010), I Used to Be Darker (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One-Trick Pony (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: rock music, record, music, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, performer's life, rising to stardom, friends, lifestyle, starting over, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Broken Bridges (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, homecoming, family problems, lovers reunited, family relations, music, unfulfillment, musician's life, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, teenage life, society, parents and children, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, youth, small town, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, destructive relationship, friendship, youth, couples, religion, music, father daughter relationship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: love and romance, introspection, family problems, looking for love, couples, crumbling marriage, folk, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, runaway
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Christmas Choir (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Christmas Choir is the inspiring account of how one man can make a remarkable difference simply by giving of himself. Workaholic accountant Peter Andrews (Jason Gedrick) has overlooked Christmas, friends and even his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: christmas, lifestyle, family gatherings, against the rules, teaching the ways of the world, performer's life, hopes, womanizer, redemption, optimism, music band, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: church, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, artists and showbiz, parents and children, music, musician's life, ambition, relationship vs career, r&b, family relations, soul music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: realistic, biting, sincere, witty, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, music, rehabilitation, addiction, rise and fall, celebrity culture, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, life is a bitch, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, determination, dancing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, writer's life, couple relations, family relations, introspection, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Hours and Times (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.
Style: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, performer's life, musician's life, celebrity culture, unfulfilled love, twentysomething life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, showbiz, singer, girl group, relationship vs career, love and romance, family in crisis, unfulfillment, performer's life, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 664
Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, teenage life, showbiz, innocence lost, rise and fall, bittersweet, strong female presence, friendship, best friends, youth, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 2K
Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina ...
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, touching
Plot: human nature, single parent, working class, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, estrangement, aging, idealism, starting over, father son relationship, beer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young-adult novel by Garrison Keillor and Jenny Lind Nilsson gets a lively update in this Showtime feature about an unusual family in Sandy Bottom, Wisconsin. The Greens share musical aspirations, but daughter Rachel (Madeline Zima), a talented ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, small town life, family life, social relations, dull life, family relations, friends, culture clash, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, music, rock, family problems, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, coping, urban, creative block, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Falling from Grace (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author, Larry McMurtry. The story, not too separated from Mellencamp's real life, finds him as a country music star whose meanderings ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, homecoming, farm, love affair, dishonesty, couples, small town life, family problems, womanizer, haunted by the past, bittersweet, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: cerebral palsy, artists and showbiz, doctors and patients, hopes, social misfits, youth, disability, misfit, school, celebrity culture, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, musician's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle, ambition, abusive husband, showbiz, family problems, artists and showbiz, star ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Perfect Gift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: christmas, friendship, parents and children, hopes, youth, brat, human spirit, family relations, high school, clergy, mysterious stranger, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, family problems, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, friends, blues, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, toronto ontario canada, pennsylvania, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Man Called Adam (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: jazz, racism, casino, alcohol abuse, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, musician's life, hopes, gambling, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, soul music, couples, r&b, friends, drug abuse, ambition, addiction ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, destiny, hopes, family relations, redemption, starting over, parents and children, romance, love and romance, human nature, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, single parent, working class, hospital, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tradition, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, estrangement, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, love and romance, friendship, human nature, single parent, culture clash, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 2K
Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rock, cancer, family relations, music, rising to stardom, family in crisis, siblings relations, musician's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, follow your dream, dancer's life, ambition, teenage life, lifestyle, contests and competitions, romance, human spirit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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