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The Competition (1980)
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The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity?
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, romantic, feel good, suspense, light, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, couple relations, contests and competitions, prodigy, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, human spirit, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, rivalry, power relations, bittersweet, sex, marijuana, male female relationship, cold war, male nudity, communist, kiss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and serious films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, catastrophe, dialogue, destiny and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Competition: Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Pure Country (1992), Listen to Your Heart (2010), Glitter (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
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95%
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music, school, high school, mentor, follow your dream, dedicated educator, teachers and students, musician, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.0
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Pure Country (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, fall in love, americana, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, friends ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, couples, parents and children, romance, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dance, ballroom dancing, romance, follow your dream, teachers and students, social differences, opposites attract, hopes, ambition, music ...
Place: las vegas, texas, latin america, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, estrangement, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
I Still Believe (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: youth, fall in love, love, love affair, sex, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, reunion, music, romance, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Girl from the Song (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young musician travels to Burning Man, a psychedelic festival in the middle of the Nevada desert, in an attempt to get the impetuous girl he has fallen in love with.
Style: sentimental, uplifting, romantic, touching, sweet
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: burning man, romance, love, music, love story, female nudity, sex scene, male female relationship, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4K
Once Around (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, romance, looking for love, eccentric family, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance, opposites attract, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: boston, caribbean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couple relations, couples, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is ...
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, music, artists and showbiz, couples, americana, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 2006, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.5
 4K
Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, friendship, romance, lifestyle, african american, opposites attract, writer's life, sex, honest, infidelity, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Song from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This poignant love story stars Amy Grant as a beautiful, blind concert cellist who falls for a famous, self-centered pianist but doesn't realize that true love is right before her eyes.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, music, concert, couples, disability, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, sincere, clever, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, love triangle, nightclub, music, romance, family relations, couples, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, artsy, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, love affair, music, follow your dream, ambition, romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, life turned upside down, refugees ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual content, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, romance, unfulfillment, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 19K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, dancing, ballet, music, love triangle, love and romance, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, infidelity, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, career change, ballerina, bittersweet, romance, dancer's life, love and romance, rivalry, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: betrayal, ambition, friends, profanity, love affair, fall in love, rock, tragic love, infidelity, music, music band, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 59K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: long distance relationship, forceful separation, couple relations, customs, parents, romance, bittersweet, love affair, lifestyle, young lovers, chair, blogger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.8
 13K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, couple relations, love affair, couples, looking for love, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 19K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, price of fame, passion, stage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 8K
The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: captivating, gloomy, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, rose, rock band, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, showbiz, generosity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 2K
Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, love affair, infidelity, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, supermodel, extramarital affair, poetry, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 13K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, sexual content, couples, couple relations, fall in love, resort, starting over, hopes, love and romance, blindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Paula McFadden knows: In romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction: Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend split today for a movie role and sublet their Manhattan apartment. The new tenant's name: Elliot Garfield. Profession: ...
Style: feel good, witty, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, self discovery, showbiz, romance, fall in love, couples, family relations, initially antagonists, uninvited guest, dumped, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
 14K
Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%