Movies like As It Is in Heaven

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As It Is in Heaven (2004)
 7.5
 16K
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Original name: Så som i himmelen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
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: touching, emotional, sincere, lyrical, light, intense, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, choir, village, musician's life, teachers and students, ambition, human nature, romance, school, church, rehearsal, christian, death, pastor, concert, church choir, train conductor, heart attack, youth, couple relations, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, couples, retiring, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia

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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, love, mentor, love and romance, friendship and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like As It Is in Heaven: Together (2000), Sing Street (2016), Once (2007), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Begin Again (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 20K
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, talky ...
Plot: hippie, commune, friendship, ideology, socialism, reconciliation, lifestyle, idealism, fish out of water, family problems, society, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 81K
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, teenage life, music, singing, school, singer, family, coming of age, dream girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.8
 108K
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, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, street musician, music, pianist, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, hopes, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, serious, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, nightclub, love triangle, music, romance, relationship vs career, love and romance, performer's life, musician's life, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 7.4
 137K
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, female singer, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, couple relations, musician's life, couples, love and romance, friends, hopes, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couples, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, crumbling marriage, musician's life, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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: semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized, lyrical ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, music, writer's life, couples, family problems, arrogance, father daughter relationship, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.1
 42K
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, sentimental, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dancer's life, friendship, teachers and students, follow your dream, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, fall in love, romance, couple relations, love and romance, thirtysomething life, couples, advertising, musician's life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.5
 102K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, inspirational, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, family relations, friendship, bittersweet, teenage life, couples, music band, friends, rock, voyeurism, youth ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: copenhagen denmark, denmark, norway, sweden, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, fall in love, lifestyle, starting over, looking for love, couples, culture clash, hotel, hairdresser, church, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: denmark, venice, italy, scandinavia, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, love and romance, fall in love, musician's life, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, couple relations, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, sentimental, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, village, self discovery, love and romance, couple relations, obsessive quest, gypsy, lifestyle, family relations, dialogue, beautiful scenery, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, france, europe, paris france, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, composer, classical music, school, mentor, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, musician, hopes, power relations, apprentice ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.9
 416
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, romance, elderly, couples, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, aging, nightclub ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 3K
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, emotional, sincere, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, love and romance, fish out of water, opposites attract, social differences, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, murder, arson, infidelity ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: scotland, england, appalachia, spain, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Together with You (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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, father son relationship, violin, teenage life, rise to the top, musician's life, hopes, human nature, youth, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 66K
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, sentimental, emotional, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, stewardess, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, falling in love, family relations, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, memphis, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 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: touching, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, depression, love triangle, redemption, family relations, fall in love, human nature, hopes, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: terminal illness, opposites attract, singer, grief, tragic event, musician, couple relations, child illness, love affair, acceptance, dying, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, sincere, enigmatic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: orchestra, musician, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, society, disorder, opposites attract, singer, stranded, small town life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, blues, small town, retirement, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, fall in love, terminal illness, golden years, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, battle of the sexes, pregnancy, casual sex, romance, wedding, introspection, human nature, free spirited, power of love, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa, copenhagen, australia, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.2
 498
Dream (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, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, couples, love and romance, relationship vs career, fall in love, unfulfilled love, musician's life, single parent, lifestyle, family business, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 82K
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, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, alcohol abuse, country music, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, financial problem, hopes, alcoholic, musician's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, nashville tennessee, new mexico, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballroom dancing, fall in love, dancing, romance, ambition, rivalry, female partner, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise to the top, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, sentimental, artsy, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, music, ambition, lifestyle, love affair, musician's life, romance, follow your dream, blind ambition, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%