Movies like Mommy 1999

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Mommy (1999)
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Mommy (1999)
Original name: Мама
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After Polina, a mother of six, loses her husband, who went to jail for stealing charcoal and was killed when he tried to escape, she stays behind without any support. To be able to survive, Polina and her family start a folk group. But soon she understands that her children deserve a better fate, and she takes the desperate decision to steal a plane and go abroad... Fifteen years later, Polina is released from prison and finds out that fate has scattered her children all over the country: one is in the army, another is a miner in the Donbass, and the oldest, Lyonchik, who used to be in a mental institution, now pretends to be insane. Polina gathers all of her sons to free their older brother from the psychiatric hospital...
Style: allegory
Plot: hijacking, mental institution, musician, mental illness, insanity, airplane hijack, death of husband, jail, death of father, brother brother relationship, folk music, mother son relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about musician, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, rock and roll, band and music mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Mommy: Hear My Song (1991), Ordinary World (2016), Frank (2014), Miss Blue Jeans (2012), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hear My Song (1991)
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Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain
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Miss Blue Jeans (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Year 1977. Punk and new wave rock´n roll has arrived to remote Finland and a bleak small town Oulu where increasingly odd-looking youths began to appear in the street with a message. Their rebellion speaks to Välde (17). Välde dreams of joining a ...
Style: light, entertaining, captivating, feel good
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Country: USA, UK, France
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Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
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Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: mental illness, mental institution, theater, hospital, love and romance, romance, underdog, drug abuse, showbiz, addiction, couples, wedding ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, california, new jersey
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Berlin Calling (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, rough, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Narrien Illat (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The ups and downs of the popular music world are revealed to a singer.
Style: rockumentary
Plot: drinking alcohol, dancing, alcohol, female nudity, manager, tour, songwriter, fight, pop music, performance, record company, concert ...
Time: 70s
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