Movies like Once

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Once (2007)
 7.8
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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 collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional, sweet, melancholic, lyrical, talky, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, street musician, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, musician, love and romance, follow your dream, immigrants, music band, love of one's life, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, composer, dublin ireland, music store, recording session, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic

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Most similar movies to Once

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, love and romance, friendship, musician and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Once: Begin Again (2013), Crazy Heart (2009), August Rush (2007), Sing Street (2016), God Help the Girl (2014). 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: 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, urban, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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100%
 7.2
 84K
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, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, financial problem, hopes, alcoholic, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, santa fe new mexico, phoenix arizona, new mexico, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 104K
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, sentimental, romantic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, child prodigy, musician's life, orphanage, hopes, musician, lie, dancing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 86K
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: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, dream girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: date night
Plot: anorexia, friendship, pop music, music, music band, musician's life, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, love and romance, depression, singing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1981, year 1969
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 354
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: sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: music, romance, lifestyle, fall in love, couples, reggae, ambition, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, clergy, love, gospel music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, investigation, secretary, letter, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, musician's life, historical character, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
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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, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, orphan, genius, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 30s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: new orleans, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, music band, friendship, profanity, star, singer, backstage, audition, blues, dublin ireland, musician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 509K
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, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, jazz, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couples, couple relations, friends, twentysomething life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
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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: touching, sincere, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, love affair, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, society, couples, fall in love, destructive relationship, romance, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, warsaw poland, siberia, paris france
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20%
 2.3
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Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.8
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Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
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, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, music, marriage, accident, musician, rock and roll, profanity, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, americana, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, music, country, fall in love, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, art, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, love affair, couples, refugees, life turned upside down, blind ambition, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music, music teacher, school, high school, follow your dream, dedicated educator, teachers and students, musician, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, couples, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, musician's life, lifestyle, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
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19%
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W.C. (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set in and around the male and female toilets of a Dublin jazz bar. A drama concerning the trials and tribulations of two lowly paid toilet attendants and the people they serve.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, multicultural, clever ...
Plot: immigrants, social differences, working class, looking for love, unfulfilled love, workplace, lifestyle, love and romance, friends, drug abuse, nightlife, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, russia, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%
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: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, showbiz, musician's life, relationship vs career, fall in love, ambition, unlikely couple, domineering mother, police officer, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Callas Forever (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, Romania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant).
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, aging, artists and showbiz, romance, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, hopes, opera singer ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 2K
Habana Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, music band, friends, artists and showbiz, music, immigrants, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, latin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: groupie, love affair, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rock, musician's life, opposites attract, singer, obsession, small town, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two feuding brothers and their respective Ceilidh bands compete at a music festival. Set in 1960's Ireland.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rivalry, prodigy, opposites attract, ambition, rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, relationship vs career, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, england, brazil, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, grief, lifestyle, misfit, social misfits, society, romance, buddies, school, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 19K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, music, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, love and romance, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 917
Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, rising to stardom, assassination, music band, artists and showbiz, music, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.5
 132K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, love affair, true love, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%