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A Christmas Without Snow (1980)
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A Christmas Without Snow (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, friends, family relations, parents and children, music band, couples, leadership, teenage life, starting over, single parent, clergy, innocence lost, witnessing a crime, obnoxious boss, artists and showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment, performer's life, road not taken, holiday, ship, money, loneliness, teacher ...
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 sentimental films with plots about family relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children, musician's life and friends mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like A Christmas Without Snow: The Christmas Choir (2008), Broken Bridges (2006), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), Preacher's Kid (2010), I Used to Be Darker (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Christmas Choir (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, 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, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: christmas, lifestyle, road not taken, family gatherings, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, couples, against the rules, youth, performer's life, society, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, homecoming, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, family relations, family problems, music, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: aging, elderly, family relations, dysfunctional family, introspection, parent child relationship, father son relationship, professor, unfulfillment, single parent, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, california
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87%
 4.9
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, friendship, couples, youth, destructive relationship, music, father daughter relationship, religion, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ 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, sincere, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, looking for love, unfulfillment, folk, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: christianity, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, teenage life, religious, society, youth, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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83%
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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, music, musician's life, starting over, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, cerebral palsy, doctors and patients, teenage life, human spirit, school, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, misfit, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, culture clash, family life, musician's life, dull life, family relations, performer's life, supportive spouse, music, music conductor, choir, orchestra ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, ambition, life is a bitch, teenage life, follow your dream, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, determination, dancing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 906
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, serious, talky, biting, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, country music, music business, friends, couples, unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rehabilitation, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 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, talky, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family problems, working class, parents and children, human nature, single parent, estrangement, idealism, starting over, aging, unfulfillment, father son relationship, widower ...
Time: 80s
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60%
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The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family gatherings, terminal illness, family relations, christmas, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, introspection, bittersweet, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sincere, talky, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse, couple relations, human nature, twentysomething life, music band, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 2K
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, teenage life, follow your dream, ambition, youth, showbiz, best friends, hopes, dream come true, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 277
Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, young lovers, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, human nature, teenage life, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, sincere, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: music, musician's life, rock, artists and showbiz, coping, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, creative block, family relations, estrangement, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6K
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, abusive husband, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Broken Hill (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tommy was born and raised on a rocky, drought-ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: prison, rebelliousness, music band, musician's life, ambition, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, family life, artists and showbiz, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, youth, lifestyle, parents and children, friends, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, russia, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: spoiled brat, christmas, friendship, hopes, youth, family relations, parents and children, human spirit, high school, clergy, mother daughter relationship, mysterious stranger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Man Called Adam (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: casino, alcohol abuse, racism, jazz, friends, couples, showbiz, relationship vs career, gambling, music, unfulfillment, starting over ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio, new york
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44%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, couples, friends, bittersweet, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: alcohol abuse, showbiz, girl group, singer, strong female presence, ambition, performer's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, starting over, redemption, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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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, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, estrangement, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, working class, hospital, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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42%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farm, homecoming, infidelity, couples, family problems, bittersweet, love affair, couple relations, on the road, country, countryside, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: church, christmas, redemption, life is a bitch, unemployment, family relations, society, clergy, hopes, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%