Movies like Half Moon

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Half Moon (2006)
 7.2
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Half Moon (2006)
Original name: نیوه مانگ
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Iran, Iraq
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. After seven months of trying to get a permit and rounding up his ten sons, he sets out for the long and troublesome journey in a derelict bus, denying a recurring vision of his own death at half moon. Halfway the party halts at a small village to pick up female singer Hesho, which will only add to the difficulty of the undertaking, as it is forbidden for Iranian women to sing in public, let alone in the company of men. But Mamo is determined to carry through, if not for the gullible antics of the bus driver.
Style: sentimental, captivating, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: on the road, follow your dream, musician's life, self discovery, against the rules, world, social relations, composer, human rights, music, friends, bus, artists and showbiz, elderly, society, a vision, golden years, kurd, musician, politics, islam, muslim, singing, mozart, taboo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, turkey, iran, kurdistan

Most similar movies to Half Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, friends, on the road, musician's life, self discovery, friendship and parents and children mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Half Moon: Soul Men (2008), Abraxas (2010), Marooned in Iraq (2002), Beynelmilel (2006), Habana Blues (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert ... and the visa that allows them to leave Tehran to do so.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: music band, follow your dream, state affairs, ambition, artists and showbiz, against the rules, hopes, musician's life, youth, teenage life, music festival, talking to an animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, london, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 10K
Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies, music band, on the road, music, friends, r&b ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.0
 85
Abraxas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Former punk rocker Jonen, now a Buddhist priest, seems to have lost the meaning of his life. His manic depression handicaps him further. Music seems to be the only solution for him to exorcise his demons, against all obstacles and sound volume ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, society, introspection, self discovery, bittersweet, midlife crisis, small town, rock, redemption, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Marooned in Iraq (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: treasure hunt, self discovery, military life, military, daring rescue, escapades, musician's life, orphan, nothing goes right, young heroes, homecoming, village ...
Place: iraq, iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: music, musician's life, direction and purpose, partners, odd couple, introspection, self discovery, on the road, unsuccessful, down on your luck, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 7K
Beynelmilel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.
Style: humorous, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: military, music band, musician's life, political unrest, rebellion, politics, artists and showbiz, state affairs, small town, small town life, rebelliousness, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 2K
Habana Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, music band, lifestyle, follow your dream, friends, immigrants, artists and showbiz, music, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, latin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 5K
The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: introspection, follow your dream, self discovery, identity crisis, circus, escapades, parents and children, family relations, on the road, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, elderly, dancer's life, aging, self discovery, golden years, widow, dancing, friends, artists and showbiz, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 8K
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, music band, rivalry, artists and showbiz, musician's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, family relations, ambition, unlikely partners, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 3K
All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, heart attack, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 574
Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, self discovery, looking for love, human nature, best friends, introspection, on the road, hopes, family business, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tour de Force (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their closest friends. They all looks forward to the ...
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friends, vacation, on the road, terminal illness, friendship, bittersweet, thirty something, road trip, self discovery, best friends, thirtysomething life, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.5
 10K
Mr. Muhsin (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, romance, showbiz, against the odds, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, couples, competition, cassette tape, singing competition, audio cassette ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, desire for fame, love and romance, musician's life, lifestyle, hopes, celebrity culture, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 30K
The Magician (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 122 min.
Story: İskender (Cem Yılmaz) hokkabazdır. Yani aslında sihirbazdır. Ama onun ve çocukluk arkadaşı Maradona'nın (Tuna Orhan) dışında herkes onun hokkabaz olduğunu düşünmektedir. İstanbul'dan hızla kaçmak zorunda kalan ikili, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: loser, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, performance, down on your luck, introspection, on the road, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, buddies, stage magician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Linda Linda Linda (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of four high school girls decide to put together a band for their school cultural festival. Three days before they are to play the festival, the guitarist and singer quit the band. The remaining members must figure out what to do or risk ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, musician's life, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, high school life, girl band, music, punk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 17K
The Concert (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, russian, creativity, orchestra, music, concert, prodigy, music band, performance, redemption, hopes, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, russia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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My Father's Bike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather's wife unexpectedly leaves him for another man and this sparks a series of events. His son and grandson arrive from abroad and set of for a journey to find a woman dear to each of them.
Style: humorous, emotional, road movie, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, aging, parents and children, on the road, family problems, musician's life, father son relationship, musician, teenager, road trip, bittersweet, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: music, on the road, rock, filmmaking, disorder, friends, performer's life, music band, lifestyle, partners, showbiz, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, social relations, self discovery, misfit, golden years, unsupportive parent, intergenerational friendship, illiteracy, teacher, reading aloud, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 1K
Heartlands (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his soiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, love, adultery, self discovery, obsessive quest, love and romance, couples, on the road, towel, briefs, contests and competitions, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, youth, society, high school life, physical appearance, social misfits, self discovery, teenage life, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, small town life, destiny, human nature, redemption, parents and children, rise to the top, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Natural Selection (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, parents and children, disorder, family relations, odd couple, obsessive quest, sister sister relationship, assault, escapades, celibacy, last wish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 599
Humble Pie (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Plot: rise to the top, optimism, follow your dream, hopes, social misfits, society, youth, teenage love, physical appearance, family relations, humble, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Name Is Juani (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: hopes, lifestyle, follow your dream, city life, friendship, on the road, love and romance, youth, friends, couples, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 705
Oh Happy Day (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hannah (Lotte Andersen) is a housewife in a village Zealand, where she is married to the sad Carsten (Mikael Birkkjær). She sings in the mammal church choir along with his outspoken sister (Ditte Gråbøl). A choirmaster in transit - the black ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: church, romance, social relations, lifestyle, clergy, unfulfillment, small town, choir, gospel, interracial relations, preacher, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, feel good
Plot: elderly, disorder, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, life turned upside down, family relations, step siblings, siblings relations, pregnancy, golden years, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 962
Oki's Movie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A love story between a middle aged professor, a young female student who prepares a movie and a student/filmmaker who drinks too much.
Style: captivating, humorous, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, couples, filmmaking, hopes, romance, college professor, society, fall in love, rivalry, student, mountain, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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