Movies like Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird

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Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird (1970)
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Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird (1970)
Original name: იყო შაშვი მგალობელი
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother. Gia spends his days flitting from friend to friend, lover to lover, avoiding any responsibility, and never staying still for five minutes. However, he always manages to arrive at the theater just in time to play the drums at the end of the ballet.
Plot: orchestra, time, musician, drummer, flirting, rehearsal, orchestra conductor, urban setting
Place: tbilisi, ussr, soviet union, caucasus, russia, georgia (former ussr)

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Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, captivating and semi serious films with plots about musician, orchestra, musician's life, friendship, music, rehearsal and singer mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird: Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980), Orchestra Rehearsal (1978), Melodies of the Vera Quarter (1973), Pastorale (1975), Don't Grieve (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi (1980)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Place: paris france, ussr, caucasus, tbilisi, france ...
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Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Orchestra Rehearsal (Italian: Prova d'orchestra) is a 1978 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. It follows an Italian orchestra as the members go on strike against the conductor. The film was shown out of competition at the 1979 Cannes ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, grotesque
Plot: rehearsal, power relations, satire, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, orchestra conductor, concert, cello, clarinet, drums, violin ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Melodies of the Vera Quarter (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This musical is based on old Georgian vaudevilles and plays. The early 20th century. Old Tiflis is in confusion and turmoil. A mysterious fairy is helping the poor Pavle’s family: real wood is burning in his old, neglected fireplace, wherein a pot ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, love, father daughter relationship, ballet, falling in love, poverty, theft
Place: tbilisi, georgia (former ussr), caucasus
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78%
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Pastorale (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the mountain village comes a group of young musicians in Tbilisi. Here they are going to relax and rehearse. Sad story about the final rupture occurred, the peasants do not sing beautiful old songs, the musicians play music incomprehensible to ...
Plot: cultural difference, village, country girl, drinking, musician, countryside, family relations, job, hospitality, string quartet, rehearsal, wine ...
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Don't Grieve (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Benjamin, the local doctor is a soul of a local society, the educated, friendly, democratic person who often treats the poor for free. It makes him very popular with the locals but most certainly does not help with his bank account. He is in love ...
Plot: dancing, banquet, drunkenness, death, adoption, dance, doctor, humiliation, brother sister relationship, duel
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), russia
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The Guardian (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 16 years of imprisonment, 40-years-old Gogliko is released from jail. He doesn't exactly know what he did that deserved 16 years of jail time. A free man, a changed country awaits him. His personal life has drastically altered. His ...
Place: caucasus, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
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Tonic Dominant (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three days in the life of a young clarinetist (Fernando Alves Pinto), who is in love with a violinist (Vera Zimmerman), but can't get her attention. In the first day he feels alone and frail; in the second day what was supposed to be pleasant ...
Plot: orchestra, pianist, orchestra conductor, musical performance, musician, violinist, classical music
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Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn.
Style: absurd
Plot: secretary, book, trapped in an elevator, manuscript, satire, writers, elevator, office, bureaucracy, absurd humor, absurdism, painting ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, ussr, georgia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Concert (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, russian, creativity, music, concert, prodigy, music band, performance, redemption, hopes, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, russia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Mimino (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Georgian bush pilot Valentin (Valiko) Mizandari a.k.a. Mimino works at small local airlines, flying helicopters between small villages. But he dreams of piloting large international airlines aircrafts, so he goes to Moscow for refresher courses. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: helicopter, hotel, friendship, pilot, soviet, friends, ethnic, small time, social relations, disorder, initially antagonists, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia (former ussr), russia, ussr, caucasus, armenia ...
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The Confession (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Story: The Confession (1990) survives in Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992) in its original camera negative. It remained unfinished due to the death of Sergei Parajanov. The Confession (1990) was his favorite screenplay, which was written in the 1960s and ...
Plot: gulag, prison, confession, genius, kgb
Place: armenia, russia, caucasus, ukraine, georgia (former ussr) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Easy Listening (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, Easy Listening is a masterful period piece with the feel of old happy commercials, Burt makes a living playing trumpet in an elevator music orchestra.
Plot: police, musician, park, alimony, nightclub, swinger, jazz club, beatnik, trumpet player, flute, recording studio, orchestra ...
Place: new england, boston
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57%
Playing for Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task – using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas ...
Plot: concentration camp, orchestra, auschwitz, world war two, holocaust, shaving, nazi, prisoner, starvation, responsibility, survival, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
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Story: In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" and Gelsey Kirkland's "Dancing on my Grave" comes an insider’s look into the secret world of classical musicians. From her debut recital at Carnegie ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, musician's life, backstage, artists and showbiz, prodigy, performance, teacher, hotshot, career, rehearsal, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Carnival (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A young Russian girl is in love with show business and wants to leave her small town for Moscow and make it big in the big city. She encounters her long missing, remarried father and gets a boy friend who uses her and then leaves her.
Style: sincere, humorous, captivating, touching
Plot: soviet, youth, desire for fame, love and romance, society, betrayal, ambition, couples, life is a bitch, family relations, father daughter relationship, friendship ...
Place: russia
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First Trip, Last Trip (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Plot: truck driver, trip, travel
Place: soviet union, tbilisi, ussr
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Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, manga
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, youth, couple relations, romance, friendship, orchestra, performer's life, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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50%
The Mozart Brothers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is a comedy about people who work in the theater, live for the theater, think of nothing but the theater. The director seems crazy, the art director has idiotic ideas, and the acting coach is eccentric: they even look like brothers, related by ...
Style: humorous, stylized, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, artists and showbiz, ghost, music, musician's life, workplace, workplace situations, culture clash, obsession, chaos and mayhem, disorder, female director ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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We and Our Mountains (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Calm of the mountain village is disturbed by the investigation on stray sheep.
Plot: sheep, armenian, shepherd, mountain, village, countryside
Place: armenia, ussr, caucasus, soviet union
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46%
The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: humorous, sincere, enigmatic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, orchestra, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, society, opposites attract, disorder, singer, stranded, small town life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria egypt
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45%
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Brad's Status (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he ...
Style: thought provoking, light, captivating, humorous
Plot: midlife crisis, old friend, father son relationship, introspection, husband wife relationship, group of friends, musician, concert, college professor, violinist, friendship, jealousy ...
Place: harvard university, sacramento california, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Love at First Sight (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Murad, a Muslim guy brought up in the noisy yard of Tbilisi, falls in love with a Belorussian girl Anya, who lives in the same neighborhood, though Anya is impervious to Murad’s feelings.
Plot: islam, christian, muslim, christianity
Place: caucasus, tbilisi, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Wild Rose (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, humorous
Plot: country music, women's prison, mother daughter relationship, bigger dreams, female protagonist, musician, rehearsal, promise, mother daughter reunion, release from prison, band, single mother ...
Time: year 1943
Place: nashville tennessee, glasgow scotland, scotland, london
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41%
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That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music band, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, music, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, los angeles, pittsburgh, wisconsin ...
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41%
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The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school, teacher, childhood, boarding school life, musician, music, boss, orphan, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wunderlich's World (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mimi has her hands full. Her son Felix is hyperactive, her ex-husband Johnny is a mess, her father is a chronic gambler. Then Felix signs her up for a Swiss casting show, because Mimi wanted to be a musician originally. So Mimi decides to head for ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, musician, talent show, father daughter relationship, bipolar disorder, debt, gambling, male nudity, german abroad, singing in a car, thief, sister sister relationship ...
Place: zurich switzerland
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The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: irish, soul music, musician, friendship, profanity, star, audition, singer, backstage, blues, music, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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39%
Warning: Parental Advisory (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.
Style: captivating
Plot: musician, music industry, censorship, senator, satire, political activist, singer, political unrest, fighting the system, musician's life, political intrigue, bored housewife ...
Time: 80s
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38%
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Hunky Dory (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Musical film about the trials and tribulations of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show.
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, idealism, teenage life, society, youth, reach out, teachers and students, rock, self confidence, coming of age, rehearsal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, wales, united kingdom
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38%
Somebody's Life (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A decade after the disappearance of his best friend and musical partner, Guille receives the offer from a label to finally release an album that never saw the light of day. His friend Pablo tries to help him overcome loss and grief, and release the ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: musician, friendship, missing person, loss of friend, disappearance, musician's life, music band, friends, male female relationship, relationships, music, rock band ...
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