Movies like One Chance

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One Chance (2013)
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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, sentimental, touching, humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, factual
Plot: follow your dream, opera singer, self fulfillment, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, couples, opera, audition, cinderella story, wannabe, underdog, tv show, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, talent show, music, family relations, parents and children, media, supportive spouse, supportive parent, rehearsal, teasing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, england

Most similar movies to One Chance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about artists and showbiz, hopes, ambition, music, musician's life, family relations and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like One Chance: Marina (2013), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Joyful Noise (2012), Siren (2006), Queen Sized (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious
Plot: against the odds, follow your dream, society, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, hopes, parents and children, first love, immigrants, father son relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, italy
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100%
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: follow your dream, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, couples, disability, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.7
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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, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, music band, rivalry, musician's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, youth, chorus girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 2.4
 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: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, lifestyle, underdog, artists and showbiz, music, hopes, music band, rock, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.7
 134K
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, hopes, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984
Place: england, london, northern england, 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: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: youth, contests and competitions, underdog, musician's life, working class, against the odds, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, social misfits, rivalry, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 951
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: humorous, touching, captivating, inspirational, light ...
Plot: parents and children, follow your dream, unsupportive parent, family tradition, lifestyle, family business, family relations, hopes, workplace, against the odds, stand up comedian, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, opposites attract, musician's life, siblings relations, love triangle, nothing goes right, lifestyle, music, hopes, couple relations, redemption, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: realistic, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: rock star, self discovery, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, musician's life, father daughter relationship, society, couples, friendship, family problems, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, manga
Plot: classical music, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, youth, couple relations, romance, rivalry, orchestra, friendship, studying, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: follow your dream, friendship, dancer's life, couple relations, 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 ⇓
49%
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, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rags to riches, ambition, love and romance, hopes, family problems, career change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 861
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, uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, music, rising to stardom, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, fish out of water, humiliation, music school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: music band, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, musician's life, state affairs, music, overnight success, business venture, couples, ira ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, cinderella story, teenage pregnancy, ambition, rising to stardom, youth, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, single parent, society, parents and children, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The executive producers of High School Musical keep the good times rolling with this upbeat musical comedy set in the one place every American teenager's home away from home - the local shopping mall. Ally (Nina Dobrev) is an optimistic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, save the day, musician's life, rise to the top, shopping mall, couple relations, teenage life, optimism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, music band, music, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, relationship vs career, music industry, rising to stardom, misfit, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, family, hopes, parents and children, contests and competitions, tv show, music, artists and showbiz, reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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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, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, musician's life, human spirit, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 33K
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, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, marital rape, musician, audition, music business, music industry, rock star, family relations, musical tour, fear of flying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, southern california, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, humorous, feel good
Plot: follow your dream, lifestyle, redemption, family relations, family problems, estrangement, musician's life, on the run, rivalry, clergy, hopes, ego clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, touching
Plot: prodigy, human spirit, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, blindness, music, piano
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, college, follow your dream, ambition, self discovery, youth, athlete's life, hopes, love and romance, romance, underdog, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
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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, hopes, showbiz, youth, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, orphan, step siblings, love and romance, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, humorous, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self fulfillment, buddies, ambition, sport, sport team, youth, life is a bitch, society, family relations, swimming, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, musician's life, youth, family relations, fall in love, follow your dream, love and romance, teenage life, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Detroit Metal City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up "demon ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, follow your dream, ambition, rock music, celebrity culture, musician's life, love and romance, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, hopes, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Three Stooges (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, three stooges, tv show, artists and showbiz, disability, comedian, farce, stroke ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 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, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couple relations, rock, dysfunctional family, peaceful mission, couples, disagreement, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%