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: touching, emotional, sincere, lyrical, light, intense, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: choir, music, village, musician's life, teachers and students, ambition, human nature, romance, school, church, rehearsal, christian, death, pastor, train conductor, concert, church choir, heart attack, character study, self discovery, youth, couple relations, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, austria, milan italy, eastern europe, 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, friendship, mentor, runaway, love and dialogue mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like As It Is in Heaven: Begin Again (2013), August Rush (2007), Together (2000), Sing Street (2016), Once (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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, producer, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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100%
 7.5
 105K
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, inspirational, romantic, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, orphanage, hopes, musician, lie, dancing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco, xian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 21K
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, friendship, commune, ideology, reconciliation, lifestyle, idealism, fish out of water, society, family problems, socialism, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.9
 87K
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, singing, youth, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.8
 112K
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, music, pianist, street musician, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, humorous, captivating, psychological
Plot: choir, romance, church choir, church, strong female character, single mother, loss of loved one, strong female lead, childbirth, blizzard, drowning, singing in a car
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, touching, clever, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, love triangle, nightclub, brother brother relationship, music, romance, siblings relations, nightlife, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, austin texas, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 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, physical appearance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, music, family problems, couples, writer's life, arrogance, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, friendship, dancer's life, follow your dream, teachers and students, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, musician's life, advertising, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 357
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 ⇓
44%
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, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, suicide attempt, cancer, suicidal thoughts, flashback, suicide thoughts, mentor, life & death, loneliness, love ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, spain, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, village, self discovery, couple relations, love and romance, obsessive quest, gypsy, lifestyle, family relations, dialogue, beautiful scenery, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, france, europe, bucharest, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, prodigy, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, friends, small town life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 59K
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, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school, teacher, childhood, boarding school life, music, musician, boss, orphan, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.4
 10K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 68K
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, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, stewardess, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, family problems, parents and children, falling in love, death in the family, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, starting over, lifestyle, fall in love, looking for love, couples, culture clash, hotel, female director, hairdresser, church ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: denmark, venice, copenhagen, italy, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: violin, prodigy, ambition, father son relationship, musician's life, rise to the top, teenage life, human nature, youth, hopes, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, sincere, emotional, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, social differences, fish out of water, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, arson, murder, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: appalachia, england, scotland, spain, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: humorous, sincere, enigmatic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, orchestra, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, society, opposites attract, disorder, singer, stranded, small town life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 442
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: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, couples, elderly, romance, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, nightclub, singleness ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, fighting illness, coping, love affair, couple relations, loss of child, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 19K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: retired, elderly, retirement home life, retirement home, musician, aging, opera, reconciliation, concert, rehearsal, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family relations, coming of age, human nature, teenage life, bittersweet, friends, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, rock, youth ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark, norway, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%