Movies like Little Voice 1998

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Little Voice (1998)
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Little Voice (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Little Voice or LV becomes a virtual recluse, never going out and hardly ever saying a word. She just sits in her bedroom listening to her father's collection of old records of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and various other famous female singers. But at night time, LV sings, imitating these great singers with surprising accuracy. One night she is overheard by one of her mother's boyfriends, who happens to be a talent agent. He manages to convince her that her talent is special and arranges for her to perform at the local night club, but several problems arise.
Style: touching, humorous, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, feel good, dramatic, interesting, funny ...
Plot: rise and fall, recluse, mother, singer, pigeon, talent, daughter, obsession, agent, music, family relations, prodigy, parents and children, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, human nature, overnight success, unsupportive parent, living with parents, social climbing, fish out of water, showbiz, social awkwardness, eccentric family, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england, europe, london

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Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
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Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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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: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, producer, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Brassed Off (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope is for the men to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: working class, labor union, unemployment, brass band, small town, romance, performance, workplace situations, fall in love, human spirit, fighting the system, society ...
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Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
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Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, birth mother, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, social worker, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, loss of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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My Son the Fanatic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, prostitute, muslim, taxi driver, alcohol abuse, social differences, infidelity, friendship, human nature, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
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Duration: 95 min.
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East Is East (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: culture clash, tradition, islam, family relations, muslim, arranged marriage, family problems, bittersweet, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
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Duration: 115 min.
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: witty, touching, talky, humorous, sentimental ...
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, touching, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, satirical, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: suspense, clever, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
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30%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, Frank Redmond, a no-nonsense 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, he is without a job or a sense of direction, and he's too proud to ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
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Amália (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 127 min.
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Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, estrangement, dealing with death, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Billy Liar (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker's assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: dream, lie, train, working class, coming of age, imaginary, love and romance, society, realism, dull life, real world, social climbing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london ...
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26%
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Duets (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Girls' Night (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two British best friends and in-laws Dawn and Jackie work together at a factory. When Dawn is diagnosed with a brain tumor Jackie shares $100,000 she's got from her secret lover with Dawn to fulfil her dream - a visit to Las Vegas. They buy two ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous
Plot: terminal illness, gambling, marriage, holiday, bingo, hospital, on the road, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, looking for love, factory ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there but had ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, light, humorous ...
Plot: poet, novelist, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity, dishonesty, romance, lifestyle, love triangle, destructive relationship, family problems, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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High Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, grunge, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, self discovery, musician's life, rock, music, sexuality, breakup, romance, soul music, love and romance, career, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Living Out Loud (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dramatic comedy about two unlikely people who find each other while looking for love. Judith Nelson (Holly Hunter) is suddenly single after discovering her husband of fifteen years, a successful doctor (Martin Donovan), has been having an affair ...
Style: touching, realistic, clever, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%