Movies like The Beat That My Heart Skipped

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The Beat That My Heart Skipped
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, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, rough, harsh, meditative ...
Plot: classical music, gangsters, crime, french, drinking, father son relationship, gangster, violence, teacher, pianist, mentor, character study, going straight, violent, redemption, visceral, music, mozart, brutality, parents and children, culture clash, relationships, childhood, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, china, paris france
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Autumn Sonata
Drama, Music
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Whiplash
Drama, Music
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107 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, serious and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, runaway, loneliness, brutality, redemption and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like The Beat That My Heart Skipped: Read My Lips (2001), A Prophet (2009), Dheepan (2015), Hustle & Flow (2005), Lights in the Dusk (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Read My Lips
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, psychological ...
Plot: crime, workplace, heist, office, crimes, surveillance, twists & turns, french, noir, pornography, mentally unstable, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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A Prophet
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, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
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Dheepan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Style: reflective, enigmatic, art house, talky, harsh ...
Plot: civil war, greed, brutality, gratuitous violence, political, pornography, character study, visceral, family drama, violence, immigrants, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, sri lanka, middle east
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Hustle & Flow
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, touching, serious, rough ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hip hop, music, redemption, dreams, drug abuse, drinking, friendship, human spirit, crime, violence, music business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, los angeles, egypt ...
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Lights in the Dusk
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, loneliness, heist, femme fatale, finnish, drinking, deadpan, depression, cons and scams, organized crime, solitude, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, argentina
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Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, 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, bleak, talky, serious, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, marriage, mother daughter relationship, pianist, human nature, hospital, relationships, loneliness, dialogue driven, introspection, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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The Piano Teacher
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, sexual, bleak, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: voyeurism, sex, sexual abuse, teacher, sexuality, french, mental illness, bdsm, obsession, incest, pianist, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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Bullhead
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, friendship, violence, revenge, loneliness, childhood, police investigation, vengeance, brutality, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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    User:   42%
 
The Harder They Come
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: music, crime, marijuana, reggae, culture clash, poverty, drug dealing, urban, music business, gangsters, down on your luck, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: jamaica, new jersey
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    User:   43%
 
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Saraband
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, psychological, serious, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, marriage, swedish, guilt, divorce, death, hospital, crumbling marriage, classical music, suicide attempt, drinking ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
'Round Midnight
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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, addiction, solitude, drugs/alcohol, drinking, artists and showbiz, obsession, life is a bitch, artist, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
Don't Come Knocking
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, touching, serious ...
Plot: small town, redemption, father son relationship, rock, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, storytelling, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, depression, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, nevada, usa, texas, california ...
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
Man on the Train
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man, Milan (played by Johnny Hallyday) steps off a train, into a small French village. As he waits for the day when he will rob the town bank, he runs into an old retired poetry teacher named M. Manesquier (Jean Rochefort). The two men strike up a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, friendship, train, poetry, teacher, hospital, aging, buddies, unlikely friendships, destiny, loneliness, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Croupier
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: clever, atmospheric, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: casino, gambling, crime, neo-noir, betrayal, heist, addiction, violence, writing, drinking, cheating, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
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Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
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Together with You
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, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, classical music, teacher, friendship, prodigy, music, love, destiny, mentor, sacrifice, ambition ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia, tokyo, beijing china
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    User:   30%
 
 7.3
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Cyclo
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: stylized, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, coming of age, violence, prostitution, poverty, gangster, drugs, downfall, mafia, poetry, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, hong kong, saigon
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Joe
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, coming of age, child abuse, small town, homeless, friendship, violence, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, violent, mentor, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
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    User:   29%
 
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Hard Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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Sweet Sixteen
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: crime, heroin, dysfunctional family, coming of age, prison, friendship, british, teenager, realism, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, crime, coming of age, betrayal, gang, murder, hospital, best friends, gangs, violence, gangsters, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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    User:   30%
 
Inside Llewyn Davis
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, melancholic ...
Plot: music, loneliness, homeless, suicide, storytelling, drinking, folk, on the road, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
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Gomorrah
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, tense, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, brutality, drugs, betrayal, realism, drugs/alcohol, mob ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rio de janeiro, southern italy, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   30%
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Black & White
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: talky, biting, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, high school, gambling, gay, crimes, gangster, interracial romance, sex, pornography, stereotypes, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
The Crazy Stranger
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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: drinking, dance, male nudity, dancing, self discovery, on the road, music, couple relations, friendship, loneliness, village, art ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, france, spain, tokyo ...
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La Haine
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, harsh ...
Plot: violence, fighting the system, racism, skinhead, french, friendship, poverty, rebellion, brutality, drugs, realism, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
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: serious, rough, realistic, idiotic, bad ending ...
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, music, redemption, rags to riches, violence, crime, drugs, gangster, urban ghetto, musician's life, music business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
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Contestant 13
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: crime, murder, surveillance, revenge, overdose, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, violence, violent, police investigation, twists & turns, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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A Late Quartet
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, dramatic, intense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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Bird
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, reflective ...
Plot: jazz, music, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs, tragedy, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock and roll, mozart, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
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