Movies like As It Is in Heaven

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As It Is in Heaven (2004)
 7.5
 17K
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Original name: Så som i himmelen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town yet the choir builds a great love for their teacher.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, lyrical, feel good, sexy, realistic, light, sad, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: choir, music, village, self discovery, character study, musician's life, teachers and students, ambition, human nature, romance, musician, bullying, love, pastor, heart attack, church, rehearsal, school, christian, girl, nudity (full frontal - brief), swedish, disability, dancing, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, australia, europe, scandinavia, austria, eastern europe, milan italy

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Most similar movies to As It Is in Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, bittersweet, friendship, love, mentor, runaway and culture clash mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like As It Is in Heaven: Begin Again (2013), August Rush (2007), Heaven on Earth (2015), Together (2000), Sing Street (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 156K
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
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100%
 7.4
 107K
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, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, music, child prodigy, orphan, musician, youth, child protagonist, childhood, musician's life, orphanage, genius, chance meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heaven on Earth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A life-affirming story about how the power of love, music and dance can change people. This is a standalone sequel to "As it is in Heaven" by director Kay Pollak.
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, captivating
Plot: choir, loss of loved one, romance, church choir, church, single mother, strong female character, strong female lead, drowning, childbirth, blizzard, snowstorm ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 23K
Together (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hippie, commune, love, friendship, idealism, lesbian, utopia, gay, ideology, lifestyle, reconciliation, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, year 1975, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.9
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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: touching, realistic, feel good, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: music band, friendship, musician's life, school, youth, coming of age, music, teenager, rock and roll, teenage life, dream girl, singer ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 116K
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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, street musician, romance, pianist, friendship, recording studio, love, singer, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, light, cynical, twists and turns, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, brother brother relationship, nightclub, jazz, audition, dog, music, musician, piano, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, new jersey, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, rock and roll ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, new jersey, usa, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couples, love affair, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 5K
Look at Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of human beings who know exactly what they'd do if they were somebody else, but can't handle being themselves very well, who are very simply struggling to find out who they are.
Style: stylized, lyrical, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, fall in love, father daughter relationship, family relations, arrogance, music, parents and children, writer's life, family problems, couples, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: friendship, couple relations, follow your dream, dancing, dancer's life, dance school, teachers and students, marriage, rags to riches, family, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, obsession, dream, unlikely friendships, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new jersey, new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, sentimental, humorous, art house ...
Plot: gypsy, friendship, beautiful scenery, village, self discovery, love and romance, couple relations, obsessive quest, lifestyle, bittersweet, ethnic conflict, musician ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, tokyo, spain, balkan, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 405
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: emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: music, romance, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, ambition, clergy, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, love, rastafarian, jamaican ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, emotional, ironic, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, suicide attempt, death, aging, love, swedish, mentor, pregnant woman, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, destiny ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, scandinavia, spain, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: romantic, sexy, sentimental, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, musician, romance, music, love affair, male nudity, sex, female nudity, mentor, mozart, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 8K
Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, teenager, romance, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, erotica, sexuality, dysfunctional family, honest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Italian for Beginners (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.
Style: feel good, touching, melancholic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, culture clash, hotel, looking for love, fall in love, starting over, lifestyle, couples, love story, hairdresser, church ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice, denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
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Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, emotional, sentimental, road movie, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, stewardess, romance, fall in love, life philosophy, self discovery, love story, redemption, road trip, love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, memphis, mississippi, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 4K
Together (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: father son relationship, youth, ambition, prodigy, violin, rise to the top, musician's life, teenage life, hopes, human nature, teachers and students, music ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, tokyo, beijing china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, music, obsession, german, loneliness, blues, retirement, life philosophy, self discovery, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, texas, east germany, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 4K
Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, lyrical, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, culture clash, lesbian, self discovery, love and romance, opposites attract, fish out of water, social differences, human nature, isolation, music, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ireland, appalachia, scotland, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 62K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teacher, boarding school, childhood, music, teachers and students, orphan, boarding school life, musician, friendship, children, boss, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: emotional, enigmatic, atmospheric, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: musician, culture clash, orchestra, small town, stranded, ethnic conflict, fish out of water, jewish, society, disorder, opposites attract, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.
Style: touching, emotional, lyrical, light, heartbreaking ...
Plot: terminal illness, opposites attract, grief, singer, cancer, musician, depression, love story, character study, honest, relationships, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Twist and Shout (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife, but he falls for Anna, who initiates him into love and sex. Erik is somber, caring for his home-bound mentally-ill mother while ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, female nudity, hide and seek, traumatic childhood, family relations, friendship, pregnancy, friends, couples, love and romance, music band, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: denmark, sweden, norway, scandinavia, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: family outing
Plot: character study, country music, music, self discovery, comeback, musician's life, starting over, small town, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, career change ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, sexy, macabre ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, depression, suicidal, love triangle, redemption, death, cancer, fall in love, family relations, hopes, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, ireland, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 598
Sueño (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, ambition, couples, love and romance, relationship vs career, single parent, lifestyle, musician's life, fall in love, family business, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 20K
Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, opera, retirement home, aging, retired, musician, reconciliation, retirement home life, friendship, human spirit, rehearsal, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%