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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Original name: La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.
Style: touching, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, motivational, philosophical, unusual plot structure, stylized, serious ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, music, genius, prodigy, musician, loneliness, child prodigy, orphan, ship, friendship, musician's life, sea, artist, ocean, immigrants, ocean liner, piano, trumpet player, catastrophe, motivation, life, art, gunfight, justice ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, year 1900 ...
Place: new york, new orleans

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about music, musician, storytelling, dialogue, destiny, mentor and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Legend of 1900: August Rush (2007), The Red Violin (1998), Ladies in Lavender (2004), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Begin Again (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, music, child prodigy, orphan, musician, youth, child protagonist, childhood, musician's life, orphanage, genius, chance meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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The Red Violin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Italy, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into ...
Style: enigmatic, touching, emotional, epic, suspense ...
Plot: musician, classical music, violin, mystery, monk, auction, music, obsession, multiple storylines, drug addiction, monastery, romance ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: prussia, oxford university, shanghai, montreal, beijing china ...
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Ladies in Lavender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, emotional, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, friendship, romance, violinist, sister sister relationship, musician, polish, human nature, village life, sisters, aging, foreigner ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, london, new jersey, poland ...
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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, light, cynical, twists and turns, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, brother brother relationship, nightclub, jazz, audition, dog, music, musician, piano, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, new jersey, washington state, usa
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
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La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, emotional, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: jazz, love, dancing, music, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bigger dreams, musician, pianist, audition, jazz club, love story, dreams ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, paris france
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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
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Vitus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Vitus tells the story of a highly-gifted boy (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: child prodigy, prodigy, pianist, music, youth, coming of age, performance, family relations, friendship, rebelliousness, parents and children, overbearing parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
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Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, touching, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, rock and roll, coming of age, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, the beatles, adolescence, aunt nephew relationship, music, dysfunctional family, character study ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, europe, england, hamburg germany ...
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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, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teacher, boarding school, childhood, music, teachers and students, orphan, boarding school life, musician, friendship, children, boss, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
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'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
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38%
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, talky, intense, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, art, music, ballet, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, love affair, refugee, couples, life turned upside down, blind ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sexy, clever ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, saxophonist, romance, fall in love, jazz musician, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, emotional, depressing, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: musician, country music, loneliness, alcohol abuse, addiction, journalist, character study, singer, country singer, music business, redemption, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, austin texas, california, usa, texas ...
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: sexy, emotional, touching, epic, clever ...
Plot: musician, music, pianist, classical music, artist, life, composer, deaf, letter, rape, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, tear jerker, poignant ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: disability, jazz, music, youth, beautiful scenery, dysfunctional family, stereotypes, race issues, mentor, family bonds, single father, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Madame Sousatzka (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, twists and turns, multicultural ...
Plot: teacher, women, music, musician, coming of age, culture clash, child prodigy, youth, dedicated educator, friendship, destiny, first contact ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, intense, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, father son relationship, tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, estrangement, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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
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32%
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Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes ...
Style: sexy, realistic, talky, harsh, visually appealing ...
Plot: jazz, music, sacrifice, catastrophe, runaway, childhood, australian, aging, brutality, transformation, survival, destiny ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: paris france, australia, california, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: romantic, sexy, sentimental, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, musician, romance, music, love affair, male nudity, sex, female nudity, mentor, mozart, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, musician's life, african american, addiction, music, pianist, blindness, heroin, blind boy, disability, rock and roll ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, tokyo, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, gloomy, talky, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, drug addiction, musician, music, african american, racism, sexual abuse, addiction, bittersweet, women, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
31%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: lyrical, intense, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gypsy, anti semitism, world war two, culture clash, love story, secrets, adaptation, wartime, adoption, family relations, jewish, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, paris france, france, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, love affair, couples, society, romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, siberia, warsaw poland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
30%
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, epic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, theater, child abuse, suicide, homosexuality, drug addiction, lgbt, lgbtq, friendship, opera, cultural revolution ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: china, spain, beijing china, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couples, love affair, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
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30%
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Food of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young aspiring pianist attracts attention of famous musicians. Chance encounters bring them together but expectations must be managed by all.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay relationship, family relations, lgbt, love affair, coming out, youth, romance, musician's life, lifestyle, passionate interest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, new york, usa, spain, california ...
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