Movies like The Piano Lesson

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The Piano Lesson (1995)
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The Piano Lesson (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and influences on their lives. But whether he is able to sell the piano so that he can get enough money to buy some property and "no longer have to work for someone else" involves the story (or lesson) that the piano has to show him.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: piano, family relations, family life, hopes, family problems, introspection, siblings relations, family tradition, family in crisis, disagreement, estrangement, gun, spirit, african american, single mother, elevator, kiss, great depression, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, priest, uncle niece relationship, attempted murder, candle, argument ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, pennsylvania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Music and Family genres. Some movies like The Piano Lesson: Autumn Sonata (1978), Mississippi Damned (2009), I Am Not a Hipster (2012), The Sound & the Fury (2014), The Music Never Stopped (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, reunion, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: gloomy, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, down on your luck, siblings relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, human nature, introspection, society, child abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, music, rock, artists and showbiz, coping, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, estrangement, twentysomething life, urban, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family life, family relations, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, treatment, redemption, rehabilitation, estrangement, parents and children, life is a bitch, generation gap, father son relationship, therapist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: deafness, sign language, parents and children, mute or deaf, human spirit, family, family in crisis, hopes, spouse leaving, misdiagnosed, family problems, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, unfulfillment, romance, brother sister relationship, cripple, domineering mother, collection ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, family problems, friendship, youth, human nature, family in crisis, innocence lost, small town life, public health, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, dysfunctional family, human nature, society, family relations, family life, couples, love and romance, hopes, rich and poor, unfulfillment, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, last wish, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, death in the family, siblings relations, journey, coffin, brother brother relationship, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, family problems, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, crime, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 644
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, death in the family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, estrangement, overdose, introspection, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, youth, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, music band, ambition, abusive husband, showbiz, family problems, artists and showbiz, family relations, sister ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 2K
Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rock, cancer, music, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, unfulfillment, musician's life, rising to stardom, siblings relations, rise and fall, lifestyle, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, estrangement, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, island, family relations, resort, introspection, family problems, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family life, social worker, custody, family problems, rivalry, legal, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, parents and children, redemption, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, family problems, self discovery, introspection, human nature, supportive spouse, medical school, family in crisis, hopes, love, urban, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.9
 519
The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: uplifting, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, couples, social relations, family relations, couple relations, hopes, family in crisis, helicopter, missing son, search, flash forward ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family life, starting over, custody, family relations, mental illness, hopes, parents and children, depression, sister sister relationship, swimming pool, woman in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 499
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: estrangement, haunted by the past, family gatherings, family in crisis, couple relations, unfulfillment, society, family problems, couples, family life, love affair, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, single parent, doctor, starving child, family problems, human spirit, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 9K
Song One (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: wooing, homecoming, romance, love and romance, coping, fall in love, couple relations, self discovery, estrangement, siblings relations, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, teenage girl, single mother, menstruation, teenage life, family gatherings, family in crisis, coming of age, terminal illness, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, hopes, parents and children, teachers and students, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, power relations, courtroom drama, misfit, rehabilitation, legal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dominick and Eugene (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, intern, family relations, medical school, brother brother relationship, garbage collector, mental retardation, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, hopes, dedicated educator, human spirit, social misfits, parents and children, boss and employee, thanksgiving, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: showbiz, girl group, singer, performer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, musician's life, unfulfillment, siblings relations, rising to stardom, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 550
The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, family life, family problems, estrangement, family relations, reunion, single parent, elderly, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, golden years ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.2
 145
Sister, Sister (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: small town, estrangement, hopes, siblings relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, starting over, disagreement, favoritism among siblings, money raising, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%