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, dramatic, earnest, sexy ...
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, infidelity, murder, arson, song, self discovery, college, injustice, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, couples, dishonesty, gender, gays and lesbians, disorder ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
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, culture clash, couples, storytelling, bittersweet and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Songcatcher: Tender Mercies (1983), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), August Rush (2007), The Business of Fancydancing (2002), Country Strong (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music, school, high school, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, musician, hopes, power relations, music teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, romantic, inspirational, 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, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, clever
Plot: friendship, tragic love, self discovery, haunted by the past, lifestyle, youth, couples, family problems, reunion, coming out, social differences, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, intense, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, cheating on husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, tennessee, dallas texas, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, sign language, death, concert, clarinet, deaf mute, mute or deaf, parents and children, family life, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: berlin germany, italy, germany, argentina, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 135 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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, interracial relations, betrayal, unfulfilled love, social differences, opposites attract, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: immigrants, family relations, cold war, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, on the run, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1956 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, austria, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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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, touching, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, human nature, breakup, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, florence, munich germany, helsinki finland, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, friends, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, toronto ontario canada, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, dangerous attraction, social differences, love and romance, discrimination, racism, couples, family problems, dishonesty, opposites attract, society, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, homecoming, farm, destructive relationship, starting over, midlife crisis, countryside, couple relations, love affair, on the road, country, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: prodigy, ambition, father son relationship, violin, teenage life, musician's life, rise to the top, youth, hopes, human nature, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, friendship, romance, polish, village life, human nature, sister sister relationship, foreigner, rivalry, artist, village, painter ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, musician's life, romance, performer's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, love affair, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 199K
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, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, dancer's life, unlikely couple, romance, teenage love, resort, love and romance, dancer, sensuality, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 24K
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, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, couple relations, human nature, love and romance, disorder, couples, rock, estrangement, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, couples, friends, going straight ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 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: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, womanizer, lifestyle, opposites attract, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, life is a bitch, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, lifestyle, single parent, unfulfillment, society, dancing, determination ...
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, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couples, couple relations, friends, twentysomething life, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 19K
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: dance, ballet, dancing, music, love triangle, love and romance, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, infidelity, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 9K
Song One (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: wooing, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, coping, homecoming, self discovery, estrangement, rock, family relations, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, relationship vs career, career change, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 253
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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
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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, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 203K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, disability, quadriplegic, accident, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
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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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: forbidden love, politics, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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