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 sincere films with plots about singing, song, singer, family relations, teacher, teenage girl and musician mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Bluebird: Secret Superstar (2017), Tango Argentino (1992), Beyond Silence (1996), Teen Spirit (2018), The Right Approach (1961). 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, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: guitar playing, singing, father daughter relationship, secret, teenage girl, teenager, family secret, husband wife conflict, playing guitar, follow your dream, longing, unsupportive parent ...
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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, orchestra, child's point of view, old man, male female relationship, music teacher, charlatan, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental institution, brother sister relationship ...
Place: yugoslavia, serbia, former yugoslavia
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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, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, concert, death, clarinet, deaf mute, sign language, mute or deaf, bittersweet, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: berlin germany, italy, germany, argentina, tokyo
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Teen Spirit (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
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, light, exciting
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, musician, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, audition, singing, singing competition, choir, country girl, singer, music, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: singer, drinking, bachelor, press agent, doctor, cigarette smoking, hotel, nightclub, movie studio, apartment, abortion, bartender ...
Place: pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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CODA (2021)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: deaf, family, sign language, coming of age, first love, parents and children, moral dilemma, family problems, female singer, mute or deaf, family relations, deafness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Plot: marching band, composer, classical music, music, school, high school, honest, music teacher, dedicated educator, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: oregon, portland 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: coma, female director, family relations, suspicion, beating, teenager
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: parent child relationship, rebellious daughter, teenage girl, music band, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, corruption, drunkenness, singing, rebellious youth, teenage rebellion, female director, rebel ...
Time: year 2010
Place: tunisia
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28%
Dance of the Wind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 85 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, death, guru, singer, tradition, teacher student relationship, thief, concert, mausoleum, emancipation, mourning, old man ...
⇓ 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: family relations, marketplace, rainstorm, refrigerator, staircase, woman crying, teacher, birthday, female protagonist, singing, teenage girl, crying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, runaway, winter, snow, tree, widow, fascist, reading, class struggle, beating, prodigal son ...
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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: psychological, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, mute or deaf, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, single parent, misfit, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, serious, anthology ...
Plot: family relations, society, life is a bitch, family problems, hypocrisy, religions or cults, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, working class, world war two, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 40s
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california
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Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: appalachia, england, scotland, spain, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: snow, eyeglasses, concert, teenage boy, train, fire, stuttering, cross, female nudity, candle, singing, running ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Just Like Before (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: captivating, semi autobiographical, entertaining
Plot: rock band, rock music, rock star, rocker, fame, musician, singer, music band, music, musician's life, obscurity, mob ...
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24%
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: school, corporal punishment, juvenile delinquent, sex education, riot, teacher, education, classroom, children, bullying, profanity
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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, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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23%
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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: inspirational, exciting, thought provoking, rough, suspense
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Plot: pop star, female singer, mother daughter relationship, symbol, illness, transformation, hopes, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, year 1986, year 2000 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe ...
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23%
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The Camera Obscura (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the end of the 19th century, a woman whom everyone considers ugly is ignored by all. Eventually, she meets a French photographer, and he will be the only person capable of seeing the beauty and the richness of her intense inner world.
Plot: dance, part animation, song, boat, birth, photographer, surrealism, photograph, dancing, family relations, immigrants
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, showbiz, girl group, singer, family problems, strong female presence, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, ambition, society, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Boychoir (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: choir, teachers and students, orphan, music school, music, dedicated educator, boys' choir, school, singing, classical music, youth, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, small town, dance, dancer, dancing, hip hop, boyfriend
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Zurich (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zurich is a musical roadmovie about Nina, who discovers after the death of her great love, truckdriver Boris, he led a double life. Struggling with her feelings she comes to an almost unforgivable deed, and flees. She submerges into the truckers ...
Style: road movie
Plot: truck driver, female director, injury, cheetah, double life, shock, nude swimming, female nudity, shower, grief, tattoo, on the road ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: humorous, realistic, serious, touching, light
Plot: family relations, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations, sexual relations, husband wife relationship, marriage, singer, first love, father daughter relationship, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Lace (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Story: Directed by Inas Al Degheidy.
Plot: divorce, skiing, police officer, singing, actress, husband wife relationship, love triangle, muslim, marriage, polygamy, dancing, marriage ceremony ...
Place: alexandria egypt, canada
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22%