Movies like Once 2007

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Once (2007)
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Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
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 collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, sincere, romantic, sexy, inspirational, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, pianist, street musician, friendship, singer, love, love and romance, recording studio, rock and roll, love story, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, hopes, love of one's life, follow your dream, relationships, melancholy, musician, immigrants, irish, society, bittersweet, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, europe, czech republic

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Most similar movies to Once

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, melancholic and sentimental films with plots about love, dialogue, mentor, destiny, storytelling, suprisingly clever and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Once: Begin Again (2013), August Rush (2007), Crazy Heart (2009), The Commitments (1991), Sing Street (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, romantic, inspirational, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: music, musician's life, female singer, infidelity, love story, father daughter relationship, singer, love, city life, musician, relationships, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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100%
 7.4
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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, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, family outing ...
Plot: music, musician, orphan, dancing, childhood, child prodigy, adoption, prodigy, child protagonist, youth, chance meeting, children ...
Time: 80s, year 1995, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, xian ...
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100%
 7.2
 92K
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, romantic, depressing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: musician, country music, loneliness, alcohol abuse, addiction, music, journalist, country singer, redemption, love and romance, love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new mexico, austin texas, california, usa, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, affectionate, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: music, musician, rock and roll, working class, irish, singer, friendship, rock, bittersweet, blues, dancing, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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.
Style: sweet, touching, realistic, feel good, lyrical ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: youth, friendship, music band, musician's life, teenager, school, rock and roll, dream girl, adolescence, bullying, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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67%
 8.0
 605K
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: sad, romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: music, jazz, love, dancing, musician, audition, love story, bigger dreams, jazz club, destiny, rags to riches, dreams ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.8
 255K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: music, rock and roll, country music, musician, marriage, musician's life, addiction, drug addiction, love, accident, prison, drugs ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis, arkansas, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teens, girls' night
Plot: music, high school, classical music, school, composer, teacher, honest, musician, unlikely friendships, music teacher, teachers and students, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 90s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: emotional, dramatic, touching, sexy, epic ...
Plot: music, musician, classical music, art, artist, pianist, composer, life, classical composer, deaf, rape, letter ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, regency period, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
God Help the Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, friendship, music band, pop music, music, friends, self discovery, musician's life, blonde, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, year 1981, 21st century
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
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 ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: music, genius, jazz, ship, prodigy, musician, loneliness, pianist, child prodigy, orphan, friendship, musician's life ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: italy, new orleans, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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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: captivating, sentimental, emotional, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: love, music, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, clergy, ambition, church, pastor, rastafarian ...
Time: 21st century
Place: jamaica, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 9K
The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: sexy, talky, road movie, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, rock and roll, rock band, love, musician, women, alcohol abuse, rock, drug abuse, music, bittersweet, blues ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
 270K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: emotional, philosophical, sentimental, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love story, relationships, lovers reunited, love and romance, couples, bittersweet, destiny, writers, chance meeting, introspection, lifestyle, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, sexy, sincere, art house ...
Plot: love, music, obsession, violin, love story, love triangle, classical music, adultery, violinist, art, friendship, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: romantic, sexy, melancholic, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: music, suicide attempt, mother daughter relationship, musician, love, pop star, showbiz, police officer, domineering mother, musician's life, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, mexico, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, country music, bittersweet, couples, musician's life, couple relations, friends, twentysomething life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, music ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, new jersey, usa, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 62K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: romantic, affectionate, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: long distance relationship, love, love story, forceful separation, relationships, fall in love, bittersweet, parents, couples, love and romance, immigration, lovers apart ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, england, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.0
 157K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, love and romance, best friends in love, friendship, male female friendship, couples, love story, ambition, opposites attract, introspection, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.4
 183K
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: realistic, melancholic, feel good, romantic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: music, musician's life, breakup, love and romance, rock, musician, rock and roll, self discovery, love story, love, workplace, relationships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 38K
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, intense, emotional, witty, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, coming of age, follow your dream, the beatles, rock and roll, musician's life, music, adolescence, dysfunctional family, musician, rock, artist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, england, europe, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, exciting, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, music, dancer's life, ballroom dancing, follow your dream, mentor, ambition, hopes, teachers and students, social differences, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions ...
Place: las vegas, austin texas, nevada, cuba, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, unusual plot structure, cynical, light, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, hotel, music, brother brother relationship, jazz, dog, audition, musician, piano, art, rock and roll, dancing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, new jersey, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: deaf, sign language, disability, teacher, love, deafness, couple relations, communication problem, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.2
 20K
Brassed Off (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, 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: sexy, emotional, feel good, touching, light ...
Plot: small town, music, mining, relationships, working class, brass band, competition, hospital, musician, nude, greed, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: england, yorkshire, london, scotland, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.3
 11K
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: country music, music, character study, self discovery, small town, comeback, musician's life, starting over, divorce, love and romance, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.3
 24K
Shopgirl (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: touching, sweet, reflective, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: depression, older man younger woman relationship, fall in love, artist, salesman, love story, love, honest, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, twentysomething life ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 8.1
 316K
Before Sunrise (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. ...
Style: philosophical, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chance meeting, relationships, fall in love, destiny, tourist, french, coincidence, train, love story, love, travel, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vienna, europe, austria, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: sexy, sweet, erotic, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: peasant, friendship, music, buddhism, food, youth, coming of age, animal abuse, destiny, master and servant, death, cooking ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.6
 7K
Cairo Time (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland, Egypt
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, infidelity, tourist, love, marriage, character study, dishonesty, fall in love, couples, love and romance, wedding, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%