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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
 7.3
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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, psychological, sincere, serious, captivating, contemplative, rough, talky, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, family relations, teachers and students, follow your dream, hopes, gang war, parents and children, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, criminal heroes, power relations, father son relationship, violence, parent child relationship, gangster, debt, audition, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, husband wife relationship, settler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and harsh films with plots about storytelling, runaway, father son relationship, dialogue, brutality, culture clash and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like The Beat That My Heart Skipped: Read My Lips (2001), A Prophet (2009), The Drummer (2007), Saraband (2003), The Page Turner (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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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, touching, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, opposites attract, warden, parole officer, workplace, crimes, crime, looking for love, mentally unstable, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, paris france, france
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95%
 7.9
 92K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, gangsters, muslim, prison life, cruelty, convict, confined, racial slur, respect, guilt, power struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 848
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: sentimental, psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, self discovery, introspection, redemption, rivalry, crimes, hopes, drummer, countryside, training, business partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 7K
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, touching, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, human nature, breakup, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: munich germany, helsinki finland, florence italy, st. petersburg russia, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: nanny, older woman younger woman relationship, family relations, audition, lesbian love, revenge, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, music, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 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: realistic, suspenseful, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, friendship, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, human nature, parents and children, family problems, family relations, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, paris france, singapore, andalusia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 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: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: gangsters, musician's life, crimes, lifestyle, crime, sexual content, profanity, parents and children, family business, collector, family relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, tense, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, deadly, gangsters, hidden identity, faked death, hitman, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, family relations, haunted by the past, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.9
 9K
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, rock star, crime, crimes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, criminal heroes, music, rock, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, tokyo, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 54K
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, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: violence, crime, crimes, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 239
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, psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, mafia, murder, lawyer, reprisal, father son relationship, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 9.2
 1.6M
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: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, cosa nostra, greed, mob boss, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 46K
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, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, power, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: cowboy, reunion, redemption, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, human nature, actor's life, small town, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, nevada, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 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: touching, serious, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, going straight, life is a bitch, musician's life, custody, rock star, family problems, overdose, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, canada, france, vancouver, ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, nightlife, police corruption, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.5
 691K
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, psychological, dramatic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician's life, mentor, desire for fame, music, jazz, drummer, musician, music conductor, jazz band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 5K
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: semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized, lyrical ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, music, family problems, couples, writer's life, arrogance, father daughter relationship, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.3
 25K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK, Norway
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, touching, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, family problems, reunion, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
52%
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: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, musician's life, introspection, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair, imaginary character ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 14K
Dheepan (2015)
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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, emotional, political ...
Plot: illegal immigration, gang war, brutality, immigrants, survival, tamil, culture clash, violent, greed, character study, nudity (full frontal - brief), freedom fighter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sri lanka, paris france, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 109K
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, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, street musician, music, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, father son relationship, violin, musician's life, rise to the top, teenage life, human nature, youth, hopes, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, controversial ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, interracial relations, high school, athlete's life, crimes, crime, culture clash, racism, social differences, city life, musician's life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
'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: captivating, gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, friends, comeback, human nature, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 37K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, family in crisis, jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, small town, age difference, dysfunctional marriage, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 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: captivating, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, on the road, exile, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, introspection, couples, hopes, social relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, spain, morocco, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 5K
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: gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, post world war two, crimes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: gangsters, gambling, horse race, destiny, doctors and patients, hitman, power relations, dishonesty, crimes, supernatural ability, singer, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%