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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
 7.3
 18K
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Original name: De battre mon cœur s'est arrêté
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso pianist who cannot speak French - music is their only exchange. But pressures from the ugly world of his day job soon become more than he can handle...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious, tense, rough, captivating, sincere, gloomy, remake of american film ...
Plot: pianist, going straight, concert, piano, classical music, audition, debt, gangsters, crime, parent child relationship, chinese woman, parents and children, family relations, criminal heroes, musician's life, follow your dream, teachers and students, french, road not taken, artists and showbiz, crimes, hopes, unfulfillment, power relations, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, china

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Most similar movies to The Beat That My Heart Skipped

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and talky films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, runaway, loneliness, brutality, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like The Beat That My Heart Skipped: Read My Lips (2001), A Prophet (2009), Hustle & Flow (2005), Saraband (2003), The Piano Teacher (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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Read My Lips (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, heist, thief, crime, workplace, opposites attract, parole officer, crimes, mentally unstable, misfit partners, unlikely couple, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 88K
A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, muslim, cruelty, prison life, crime, money, protection, arab, confined, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 36K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, touching ...
Plot: hip hop, midlife crisis, career, baby, rapper, music, redemption, prostitute, drug dealing, pimp, stripper, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, mount everest, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, helsinki finland, florence italy, st. petersburg russia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sexual relations, masochism, pianist, destructive relationship, desire, teacher, mental illness, fetish, sexual abuse, parents and children, overbearing parent, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.3
 21K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: marriage, pianist, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, reunion, mother daughter relationship, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 4K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, single parent, cons and scams, russian, hospital, death, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1946
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: gypsy, friendship, village, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, parents and children, dealing with death, obsessive quest, village life, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, france, paris france, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 4K
Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, martial arts, estranged son, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, going straight, custody, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, europe, paris france, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 2K
Fingers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family business, schizophrenia, crimes, crime, family relations, gangsters, musician's life, parents and children, collector, lifestyle, forced kiss, identity crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 27K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, redemption, criminal, baby, slum, fight, murder, police, urban ghetto life, violence, crime, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, night watchman, prison, cons and scams, unsociability, wrongful arrest, loser, friendship, teacher, love of one's life, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, argentina, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 816
The Drummer (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up - a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: martial arts, coming of age, musician's life, crime, in the woods, self discovery, crimes, countryside, hopes, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 43K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, power, gang war, criminal, camorra, crime, debt, realism, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, urban ghetto, fashion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 17K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, crime, neo-noir, cons and scams, femme fatale, writer's block, human nature, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, crime family, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: loss of child, pain, composer, infidelity, cat, stripper, pianist, loss of spouse, musician, grief, neighbor, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.3
 4K
Cyclo (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: bleak, stylized, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: taxi driver, coming of age, crime, gang, pimp, poet, gangsters, downfall, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol, urban, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Page Turner (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mélanie Prouvost, a ten-year-old butcher's daughter, is a gifted pianist. That is why she and her parents decide that she sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she unfortunately gets ...
Style: suspense, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, nanny, audition, musician's life, older woman younger woman relationship, performance, stage, lesbian, music, lgbt, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, serious, witty, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, hitman, gangsters, violence, mafia, revenge, redemption, coffin, paranoia, blood, boat, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: father son relationship, prodigy, violin, ambition, small town, coming of age, music competition, widower, school, urban, youth, musician's life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Black & White (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, talky, biting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, high school, crime, interracial relations, athlete's life, society, culture clash, city life, musician's life, social differences, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.3
 51K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: heroin, violence, interrogation, crime, trial, drug dealer, armed robbery, robbery, cocaine, gangsters, realism, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 20K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, friendship, criminal heroes, cattle, farmer, crimes, drug abuse, haunted by the past, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
London Boulevard (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, brutal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, fall in love, going straight, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, paparazzi, criminal heroes, starting over, revenge, dishonor among criminals, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, sin, prison, murder, gang, robbery, revenge, criminal, police, singer, party, vandalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, idiotic, bad ending ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, gangsters, urban ghetto life, music, hip hop culture, crime, musician's life, urban ghetto, career, attempted murder, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 366
The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, haunted by the past, physical appearance, crimes, law enforcement, cooking and food, fall in love, deadly, love and romance, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 131K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, bar, organized crime, criminal heroes, danger, fall in love, robbery, hitman, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%