Movies like Songcatcher

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Songcatcher (2000)
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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 - a treasure trove of ancient Scots-Irish ballads, songs that have been handed down from generation to generation, preserved intact by the seclusion of the mountains. With the goal of securing her promotion, Lily ventures into the most isolated areas of the mountains to collect the songs and finds herself increasingly enchanted.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, lyrical, realistic, serious, sexy, dramatic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, love and romance, social differences, opposites attract, fish out of water, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, mountain, murder, infidelity, arson, self discovery, college, injustice, couples, gays and lesbians, society, gender, disorder, promotion, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: england, scotland, spain, appalachia, ireland

Most similar movies to Songcatcher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, family relations, storytelling, couples, culture clash, bittersweet and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Songcatcher: Tender Mercies (1983), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), The Business of Fancydancing (2002), August Rush (2007), Country Strong (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, music, musician's life, starting over, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music teacher, music, school, high school, honest, follow your dream, dedicated educator, teachers and students, musician, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Business of Fancydancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, tragic love, haunted by the past, self discovery, family problems, couples, orphan, best friends, youth, betrayal, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, sentimental, inspirational, romantic, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, music, youth, orphanage, hopes, musician, family reunited, musician's life, child protagonist, chance meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, xian, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.3
 18K
Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, love triangle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, tragic event, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, tennessee, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beyond Silence (1996)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Beyond Silence is about a family and a young girl’s coming of age story. This German film looks into the lives of the deaf and at a story about the love for music. A girl who has always had to translate speech into sign language for her deaf ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, sign language, death, deaf mute, mute or deaf, youth, musician's life, love and romance, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: berlin germany, italy, germany, argentina, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 225K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, dancing, love and romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, fall in love, dancer, couples, teenage love, resort, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cold war, family relations, friendship, family, immigrants, love and romance, self discovery, on the run, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1958, year 1965 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, czechoslovakia, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha, seeks to fulfill her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows and the loss she endures touches something deep within us all.
Style: emotional, stylized, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, interracial relations, betrayal, couples, innocence lost, custody, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, down on your luck, tragic love, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 8K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, meditative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, love and romance, introspection, parents and children, couples, family problems, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, breakup, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, australia, st. petersburg russia, munich germany, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, youth, lifestyle, parents and children, friends, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, russia, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, performer's life, musician's life, romance, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, father son relationship, violin, rise to the top, musician's life, teenage life, hopes, youth, human nature, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, racism, blues, love and romance, social differences, dangerous attraction, society, opposites attract, dishonesty, romance, discrimination ...
Time: 60s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 28K
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 ⇓
43%
Falling from Grace (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rock singer John Mellencamp makes his screen and directorial debut in this story by "Lonesome Dove" author, Larry McMurtry. The story, not too separated from Mellencamp's real life, finds him as a country music star whose meanderings ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farm, homecoming, infidelity, couples, family problems, bittersweet, love affair, couple relations, on the road, country, countryside, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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 ⇓
42%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, couples, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrea, a gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golden years, violinist, friendship, romance, human nature, village life, polish, sister sister relationship, foreigner, rivalry, village, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch, teenage life, follow your dream, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, determination, dancing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
39%
 6.6
 22K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, love triangle, music, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, rivalry, infidelity, ballerina ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 340
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, love, opposites attract, life is a bitch, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 17K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, love and romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, human nature, estrangement, rock, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 843
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%