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, priest, uncle niece relationship, attempted murder, mother daughter relationship, candle, argument, widow ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Music and Family genres. Some movies like The Piano Lesson: The Music Never Stopped (2011), Autumn Sonata (1978), Mississippi Damned (2009), I Am Not a Hipster (2012), The Sound & the Fury (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: rock, human spirit, generation gap, redemption, rehabilitation, terminal illness, estrangement, therapist, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.3
 22K
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, sincere, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, reunion, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, family relations, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: touching, gloomy, bleak, rough, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, family problems, family relations, society, human nature, addiction, dysfunctional family, introspection, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: gloomy, touching, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, music, coping, family relations, family problems, musician's life, parents and children, siblings relations, twentysomething life, urban, rock, estrangement
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, family in crisis, family life, family problems, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
...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, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, deafness, family in crisis, family, parents and children, hopes, family problems, human spirit, mute or deaf, family relations, disability, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, family problems, unfulfillment, romance, brother sister relationship, cripple, domineering mother, collection ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, rise to the top, siblings relations, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family problems, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, dealing with death, hopes, siblings relations, introspection, family problems, family relations, death of mother, coffin, river, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, emotional, stylized, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: music band, family problems, couples, ambition, desire for fame, siblings relations, rising to stardom, r&b, family relations, showbiz, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, estrangement, overdose, death in the family, family problems, youth, drug abuse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rock, cancer, music, unfulfillment, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, siblings relations, musician's life, introspection, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, sincere, atmospheric, serious
Plot: estrangement, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, hopes, introspection, family problems, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, starting over, family relations, family life, social worker, custody, hopes, family problems, legal, legal action, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic disturbance, suburban life, parents and children, family in crisis, redemption, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: emotional, touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, social relations, family relations, couple relations, hopes, family in crisis, couples, family problems, missing son, helicopter, search, prayer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, mental illness, starting over, custody, family problems, family life, hopes, family relations, rock paper scissors, psychologist, depression, woman in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, siblings relations, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, society, dysfunctional family, love affair, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sincere, touching, disturbing, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, single parent, doctor, starving child, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, child illness, rich and poor, human nature, society, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: wooing, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, coping, romance, homecoming, self discovery, estrangement, couples, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, menstruation, wedding, single mother, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, homecoming, estrangement, countryside, teenage love, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, power relations, family relations, single parent, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, mute or deaf, teachers and students, hopes, rehabilitation, legal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, sincere, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: misfit, family problems, life is a bitch, intern, family relations, family life, brother brother relationship, garbage collector, mental retardation, twins, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: medical school, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: showbiz, singer, girl group, family in crisis, desire for fame, relationship vs career, siblings relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: terminal illness, family life, family problems, reunion, single parent, elderly, estrangement, introspection, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: small town, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, money raising, life turned upside down, starting over, disagreement, couples, dishonesty, disorder, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 641
Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family in crisis, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, under the surface, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, resentment, military life, family problems, love and romance, war, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: hopes, siblings relations, parents and children, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, aging, estrangement, couples, elderly, drugs/alcohol, righting the wronged, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, family problems, looking for love, folk, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, introspection, runaway
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%