Movies like Bluebird 2004

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Bluebird (2004)
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Bluebird (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Merel is a young girl with a lot of talent. She excels at school, is good on the springboard and is careful too. Her severely handicapped brother Kasper gets a lot of attention. Merel also has talent for singing. It is no surprise that she is asked for the school musical. But maybe Merel is a bit too convinced of herself. When people perform solos, she likes to sing along loudly. This doesn't fall on good ground though. People start ignoring her and she is getting bullied. All of the sudden Merel's life isn't that easy anymore, it will be hard to keep herself together.
Plot: female director, school, teacher, handicapped, family relations, train, singing, song, teenage girl, singer, adoption, bullying, mentally challenged, skateboard, brother sister relationship, foreigner, reading, makeover, beating, classroom, name calling, institution

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about singing, song, singer, family relations, teacher, musician and teenage girl mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Bluebird: Secret Superstar (2017), Tango Argentino (1992), Beyond Silence (1996), The Chorus (2004), Teen Spirit (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secret Superstar (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: singing, teenager, guitar playing, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, secret, husband wife conflict, playing guitar, family secret, follow your dream, longing, unsupportive parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tango Argentino (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who is helping lonely, elderly people revives their urge to live and receives in return their love and understanding, which have been denied to him by his parents.
Style: pre war
Plot: dysfunctional family, retirement home, death, song, singing, tango, caretaker, old man, communism, orchestra, child's point of view, old woman ...
Place: serbia, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, death, concert, clarinet, deaf mute, sign language, deafness, mute or deaf, musician's life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: berlin germany, italy, germany, argentina, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 56K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: 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, boarding school life, childhood, teacher, musician, music, orphan, boss, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.1
 7K
Teen Spirit (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Violet, a shy teenager living on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England dreams of pop stardom and with the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting, light
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, contest, fictional reality show, singer, music, love and romance, schoolgirl, country girl, musician, song, choir, blonde girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
As I Open My Eyes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't have the same idea. She sings in a political rock band, has a passion for life, ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: parent child relationship, rebellious daughter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, singing, teenage girl, music band, corruption, drunkenness, rebellious youth, teenage rebellion, female director, rebel ...
Time: year 2010
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, mentor, follow your dream, dedicated educator, teachers and students, musician, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: female director, coma, suspicion, beating, family relations, teenager
Place: copenhagen, denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Just Like Before (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A movie about the Filipino rock Band The Dawn.
Plot: song, rocker, musician, amnesia, retrospective, rock band, rock star, rock music, new wave, singer, bassist, mob ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dance of the Wind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The mother of the Indian female singer Pallavi (Kitu Gidwani) is at the end of her life. She was master and teacher for her daughter for the art of Indian singing. But she will not be able to complete her lessons. So Pallavi experiences the lack of ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, thief, teacher student relationship, concert, singer, mausoleum, death, tradition, guru, emancipation, death of mother, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Happy Family (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016: In a patriarchal society, an ordinary Georgian family lives with three generations under one roof. All are shocked when 52-year-old Manana decides to move out from her parents’ home and live alone. Without her family and ...
Plot: classroom, teacher, crying, singing, teenage girl, female protagonist, birthday, birthday party, crying woman, woman crying, refrigerator, staircase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Amy (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amy's father, Franco, was a popular rock musician accidentally electrocuted while performing on stage. The psychological trauma leaves Amy mute and deaf. So the 8-year-old is brought by her mother, Tanya, to Melbourne to diagnose the reasons ...
Style: touching, psychological, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family problems, teenage life, human nature, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, estrangement, disability, death in the family, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic, anthology ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, society, hypocrisy, religions or cults, family problems, world war two, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, working class, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 40s
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Workers, Peasants (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of men and women have been brought together after World War II, when Italy regained its national and territorial unity. They make up a primitive community which seeks to erase not only the distress created by the war but also the hardships ...
Style: light
Plot: female director, classroom, reading, snow, fascist, beating, widow, tree, class struggle, winter, runaway, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, grief, lifestyle, misfit, buddies, youth, romance, society, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Bélier Family (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teenage girl, singing, deafness, follow your dream, teenage life, family, moral dilemma, family life, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Right Approach (1961)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An opportunistic young Hollywood singer, loyal only to himself, steps on everyone he meets in order to achieve success and fame.
Style: slang
Plot: abortion, drinking, bachelor, press agent, nightclub, apartment, movie studio, doctor, singer, hotel, lawsuit, gossip columnist ...
Place: pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Piaf: The Early Years (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso takes care of her and lets her perform at the ABC ...
Plot: singing, song, singer
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The David Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias ‘Danger Dave,’ the host of “Gay Talk,” he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend! His sister, Kate, a thrice divorced ...
Plot: female director, lgbt, family relations, foster child, love, gay, adoption, gay interest, brother sister relationship, interracial adoption, religion, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, love and romance, opposites attract, fish out of water, social differences, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, infidelity, murder, mountain ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: appalachia, england, spain, scotland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Once Upon an Angel (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A grief-stricken man who just lost his mother has a one night stand with a maid. What he doesn't know is that she's a virgin. He returns to his sad world of perfume business while she, unable to forget her first lover, follows him.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, dealing with death, romance, love and romance, master and servant, sexual relations, boss and employee, hotel, couples, power relations, marriage, song ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 217
Boy's Choir (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.
Plot: candle, fire, concert, revolution, underwater scene, massage, flashlight, american soldier, underwear, prayer, violence, eyeglasses ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: showbiz, alcohol abuse, girl group, singer, family problems, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, desire for fame, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.7
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Hear My Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: music, teachers and students, orphan, choir, dedicated educator, school, singing, classical music, youth, power relations, talent, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 25K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Birth of a Nation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.
Plot: corporal punishment, school, riot, juvenile delinquent, sex education, education, children, bullying, classroom, teacher, profanity
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 15K
Vox Lux (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, rough, inspirational, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: pop star, female singer, mother daughter relationship, symbol, illness, transformation, parents and children, hopes, family relations, friendship, family, greed ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 2000s, year 2000, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, europe, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Camera Obscura (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Plot: surrealism, part animation, song, photographer, photograph, dance, birth, boat, dancing, immigrants, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Gold Diggers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An avant-garde examination of the relationship between women and money in society. Mixing musical, silent melodrama, and philosophical treatise into a post-punk, heady brew.
Style: feminist film, avant garde
Plot: bank, money, female director, prospector, gold, memory, childhood, minimal dialogue, dancing, tap dance, feminist, tap dancer ...
Place: yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.5
 71
Little Paris (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Little Paris" is the nickname given to Luna's hometown in provincial Baden Württemberg. Its name comes from a replica of the Eiffel Tower on a factory roof on an industrial estate next to the A9 autobahn. Luna knows she has to leave ...
Plot: female director, dancer, boyfriend, dancing, hip hop, small town, dance
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%