Movies like The Gospel

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The Gospel (2005)
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The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil, career suicide, and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction
Style: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: church, family relations, ambition, haunted by the past, redemption, relationship vs career, parents and children, hopes, musician's life, lifestyle, homecoming, uninhibited rivalry, music, soul music, pastor, artists and showbiz, r&b, african american, singer
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to The Gospel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Family genres. Some movies like The Gospel: The One I Wrote For You (2014), Broken Bridges (2006), Grace Unplugged (2013), One Love (2003), A Beautiful Soul (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: ambition, rising to stardom, family relations, musician's life, contests and competitions, hopes, family, parents and children, tv show, music, artists and showbiz, reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Broken Bridges (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, homecoming, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, music, musician's life, family problems, family relations, lovers reunited, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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82%
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, christianity, religious, youth, once in a lifetime opportunity, family relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, los angeles
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72%
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One Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Jamaica, Norway, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kassa a free-wheelin rasta man, falls for a straight laced gospel singer Serena, when they both meet as they enter a music contest. Serena's father the pastor forbids her to see him and wants her to marry one of his church members. Meanwhile ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: music, romance, lifestyle, fall in love, couples, reggae, ambition, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, clergy, love, gospel music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hip hop, religions or cults, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, ambition, rise to the top, society, lifestyle, parents and children, peasant, car accident ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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51%
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Habana Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, follow your dream, friends, artists and showbiz, immigrants, music, latin, moral dilemma, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Heart of the Country (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: romance, family relations, homecoming, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, countryside, getting home, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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47%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, abusive husband, showbiz, family problems, artists and showbiz, star ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
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Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, fish out of water, humiliation, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, horse ranch, equestrian, homecoming, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, self confidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
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Broken Hill (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tommy was born and raised on a rocky, drought-ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: prison, rebelliousness, musician's life, music band, ambition, family life, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, artists and showbiz, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: rock, music, musician's life, family problems, coping, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, creative block, urban, family relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, destructive relationship, friendship, youth, couples, music, religion, father daughter relationship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, dancer's life, follow your dream, ambition, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, contests and competitions, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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39%
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: tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle, estrangement, musician's life, artists and showbiz, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Black Nativity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: christmas, religions or cults, family relations, society, hopes, miraculous event, pregnancy, soul music, bible, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mitch Albom's For One More Day (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A suicidal former baseball player is granted one more day with his deceased mother.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, rise to the top, lifestyle, hopes, ghost, life is a bitch, parents and children, addiction, human spirit, family problems, ambition, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, family relations, latin, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, ambition, contests and competitions, gender, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, tragic love, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, family life, haunted by the past, starting over, kids in trouble, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, domestic disturbance, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: emotional, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: church, family relations, redemption, tragedy, orphan, babies and infants, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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Big Spender (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Orphan Eddie Burton is not bad, but too many screw-ups land him repeatedly in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, simply abandoned by his 'mother', has nobody else then Eddie's granny. When he hears about a program for convicts working ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, rehabilitation, prison, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, redemption, haunted by the past, family relations, last wish, family problems, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: small town, friends, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, love and romance, musician's life, lifestyle, friendship, relationship vs career, parents and children, troublemaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Stanley's Gig (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: musician's life, redemption, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, golden years, friendship, comeback, daydreamer, singer, jazz, cruise ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Liar's Dice (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows Kamala, a young woman from Chitkul village and her girl child Manya, who embarks on a journey leaving their native land in search for her missing husband. Along this journey she encounters Nawazudin, a free spirited army deserter ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: missing person, obsession, family relations, on the road, parents and children, journey, mother and daughter, search for father, friendship, love, couples, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, single parent, haunted by the past, redemption, love, teenager, loss of mother, friendship, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1970s, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Andy Garcia) is torn between his own musical dreams and the dreams of his wife, Marianela (Mía Maestro), a fervent supporter of the ideals of the Castro revolution. Also starring Charles S. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: jazz, couples, politics, relationship vs career, showbiz, political unrest, human spirit, unfulfillment, musician's life, revolution, fighting the system, society ...
Place: usa, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%