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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
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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: tense, talky, stylized, lyrical, psychological, sincere, serious, captivating, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, going straight, violence, father son relationship, pianist, dysfunctional family, musician, teachers and students, family relations, follow your dream, gang war, hopes, parent child relationship, parents and children, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, criminal heroes, power relations, music, character study, classical music, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, 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, harsh and visually appealing films with plots about runaway, storytelling, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, culture clash and vengeance mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like The Beat That My Heart Skipped: Read My Lips (2001), Fingers (1978), A Prophet (2009), The Drummer (2007), Saraband (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching ...
Plot: mute or deaf, workplace, crimes, heist, opposites attract, character study, warden, gangsters, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, unlikely partners, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 6.8
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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: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, character study, schizophrenia, graphic violence, parents and children, family business, musician's life, lifestyle, crimes, collector, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.8
 98K
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: tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, prison life, muslim, prison gang, confined, cruelty, convict, prison escape, gang, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 905
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: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, rivalry, redemption, introspection, hopes, crimes, drummer, business partner, training, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: psychological, emotional, meditative, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marriage, parenthood, character study, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, australia, hamburg germany, eastern europe, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger woman relationship, revenge, lgbt, nanny, lesbian love, lesbian, music, family relations, audition, vengeance, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 8.0
 51K
Le Samouraï (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, loner, surveillance, assassination, police investigation, betrayal, chase, solitude, crimes, lone wolves, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 2K
Alias Betty (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's ...
Style: psychological, stylized, harsh, tense, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, unlikely criminals, crimes, parents and children, human nature, missing child, family relations, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, spain, france, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, talky, erotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, high school, interracial relations, crimes, athlete's life, culture clash, society, musician's life, racism, city life, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: thought provoking, sexy, psychological, poignant, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: violin, love, obsession, classical music, music, love story, love triangle, romance, adultery, violinist, solitude, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 413
Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, family life, relationship vs career, social relations, friends, family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, suburban life, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murderer, father son relationship, hitman, gangsters, hidden identity, parents and children, family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, italian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, naples italy, europe, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 10K
Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, sexy, atmospheric, psychedelic, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, surrealism, rock star, sex, rock and roll, basement, violence, murder, organized crime, on the run, character study, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, liverpool, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Austria, 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: sexual, psychological, disturbing, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, bdsm, age difference, sexual relations, masochism, desire, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, pianist, rape, overbearing parent, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna, paris france, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 299
Marseille (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back together with Katia, his former girlfriend. But ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, murder, mafia, lawyer, father son relationship, reprisal, rivalry, gangsters, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 58K
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, organized crime, interrogation, mafia, violence, complex characters, investigation, justice, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, intrigue, rivalry, lifestyle, dishonesty, police corruption, nightlife, betrayal, friendship, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
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: emotional, realistic, talky, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, cowboy, father son relationship, hopes, haunted by the past, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, actor's life, human nature, small town, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, texas, spain, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 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: stylized, atmospheric, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, prison, redemption, drug overdose, road trip, loneliness, going straight, life is a bitch, rock star, musician's life, custody, estranged son ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, vancouver, ontario canada, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
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Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium
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: disturbing, tense, bleak, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, organized crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal, mafia, gang, power, character study, debt, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, rio de janeiro, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
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Together (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, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: father son relationship, youth, ambition, prodigy, violin, rise to the top, musician's life, teenage life, hopes, human nature, teachers and students, music ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, tokyo, beijing china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, lyrical, visually appealing, captivating ...
Plot: musician, jazz, success, seduction, music, songwriter, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, introspection, painting ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1930s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.5
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Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, dramatic, psychological, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, mentor, teachers and students, musician's life, jazz, musician, drummer, emotional abuse, music school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Look at Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of human beings who know exactly what they'd do if they were somebody else, but can't handle being themselves very well, who are very simply struggling to find out who they are.
Style: stylized, lyrical, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, fall in love, father daughter relationship, family relations, arrogance, music, parents and children, writer's life, family problems, couples, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
'Round Midnight (1986)
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: sexy, talky, atmospheric, inspirational, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, addiction, music, musician, friendship, alcohol abuse, rock and roll, bittersweet, drug addiction, solitude, segregation, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 9.2
 1.8M
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, atmospheric, captivating, epic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, crime family, crimes, greed, pride and honor, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, patriarch ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 3K
Exiles (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One day Zano suggest a crazy idea to his companion Naïma: travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee.
Style: road movie, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, on the road, homecoming, infidelity, exile, love and romance, hopes, introspection, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, morocco, spain, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, high school, teacher, music teacher, honest, musician, mentor, unlikely friendships, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 116K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, street musician, romance, pianist, friendship, recording studio, love, singer, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Air I Breathe (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a ...
Style: emotional, non-linear, stylized, intense, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, gambling, crimes, dishonesty, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, hitman, power relations, destiny, nudity (full frontal - brief), horse race, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%