Movies like One Chance

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One Chance (2013)
 6.8
 12K
One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious, factual
Plot: ambition, against the odds, self fulfillment, musician's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, cinderella story, couples, opera, audition, hopes, tv show, wannabe, underdog, opera singer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, talent show, music, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, media, rehearsal, teasing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, england

Most similar movies to One Chance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, feel good and semi serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, hopes, ambition, musician's life, family relations, music and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like One Chance: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Joyful Noise (2012), Siren (2006), Queen Sized (2008), Four Last Songs (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, rising to stardom, musician's life, disability, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, music band, follow your dream, musician's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, underdog, odd couple, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 2.6
 2K
Siren (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: She seems like your ordinary overweight middle-aged wife & mom except her dream of being a rock star still weighs heavy on her soul, "they" say she can't do it, watch her transform and over come life's brutal obstacles to ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: against the odds, musician's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, underdog, rock, friends, strong female presence, music, hopes, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.7
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, best friends, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Four Last Songs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comic drama set on a Mediterranean island, where a motley collection of characters is seeking musical redemption.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: music, opposites attract, artists and showbiz, musician's life, siblings relations, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, nothing goes right, couples, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Adventures of Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: youth, musician's life, underdog, contests and competitions, against the odds, working class, follow your dream, social misfits, hopes, rivalry, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 128K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 2K
Janie Jones (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: rock star, parents and children, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, musician's life, family relations, father daughter relationship, friendship, couples, society, family problems, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, youth, couple relations, romance, friendship, orchestra, performer's life, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 907
Material (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cassim Kaif is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In the family tradition, Cassim, as the only son, is expected to take over the family business from his father.
Style: touching, humorous, inspirational, captivating, light ...
Plot: follow your dream, parents and children, unsupportive parent, family relations, family business, family tradition, lifestyle, workplace, hopes, stand up comedian, against the odds, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, couple relations, career change, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, family relations, ambition, family, hopes, contests and competitions, tv show, parents and children, music, artists and showbiz, reality tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 44K
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, couples, hopes, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 29K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, musician, audition, music business, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, tragic event, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 812
Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, fish out of water, humiliation, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice. She ultimately gains national prominence ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, family relations, singing competition, rising to stardom, ambition, society, single parent, artists and showbiz, youth, life is a bitch, human spirit, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: music band, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, state affairs, rise and fall, passionate interest, business venture, overnight success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 3K
Marina (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: against the odds, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, musician's life, society, parents and children, hopes, first love, immigrants, father son relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.8
 26K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, family relations, latin, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 1K
Svengali (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: music band, hopes, follow your dream, relationship vs career, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, desire for fame, music industry, misfit, rising to stardom, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: uplifting, humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, life is a bitch, sport, ambition, youth, family relations, society, sport team, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 1K
Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, disagreement, peaceful mission, family relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family, rock, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Preaching to the Choir (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Estranged since the death of their parents years ago, twin brothers, Teshawn and Wesley Tucker, have taken radically different paths in life. Wes (Darien Sills-Evans) has become a minister in a Harlem gospel church while Te (Billoah Greene) ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: redemption, lifestyle, follow your dream, family relations, estrangement, family problems, clergy, ego clash, hopes, rivalry, drug dealing, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Chasing Destiny (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A repossession agent falls in love with a woman whose father is high on his list of priority accounts in this romantic drama.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, buddies, looking for love, family business, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, follow your dream, musician's life, fall in love, family relations, youth, teenage life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, human spirit, hopes, musician's life, artists and showbiz, blindness, music, piano
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 2K
Rags (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, showbiz, youth, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unlikely couple, hopes, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Calvin Marshall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, college, self discovery, ambition, follow your dream, youth, romance, underdog, hopes, athlete's life, love and romance, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, ambition, rise to the top, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, youth, music, the beatles ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%