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Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
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Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice. She ultimately gains national prominence as the winner of a hit talent show. Fantasia Barrino plays herself in this modern true Cinderella story. Also starring Loretta Devine, Kadeem Hardison and Viola Davis.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, family relations, singing competition, ambition, rising to stardom, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, human spirit, artists and showbiz, society, tv show, single parent, aspiring singer, music, teenage pregnancy, parenthood, poverty, rape victim, pregnancy, baby, courage, teenage life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina

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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 family relations, hopes, ambition, artists and showbiz, youth, parents and children and society mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story: The One I Wrote For You (2014), Grace Unplugged (2013), Miracle Run (2004), Selena (1997), B-Girl (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: musician's life, family relations, rising to stardom, ambition, parents and children, tv show, family, hopes, contests and competitions, music, artists and showbiz, reality tv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, society, youth, small town, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, alabama, usa
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92%
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, disability, society, social misfits, youth, single parent, mentally challenged, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: singing, singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
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B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, lifestyle, contests and competitions, romance, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, teachers and students, parents and children, hopes, family relations, changing lives, social relations, youth, society, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, family problems, disability, parents and children, survival, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, parents and children, couple relations, disability, couples, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 50s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, music school, fish out of water, female protagonist, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, family problems, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Pregnancy Pact (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of teenagers at Gloucester (Mass.) High School who agreed to get pregnant at the same time.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: pregnancy, high school, social relations, journalism, society, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, investigation, motherhood, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, interracial relations, family relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, hopes, social misfits, society, isolation, mental illness, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1970
Place: los angeles, usa
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Janie Jones (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rock star, parents and children, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, musician's life, father daughter relationship, friendship, society, couples, eccentric family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
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Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: touching, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, street kid, hopes, family relations, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Bessie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, factual, gloomy
Plot: blues, musician's life, rise to the top, blues music, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition, life is a bitch, black lgbt, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: usa, southern usa, new york, pennsylvania, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 11K
One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: self fulfillment, against the odds, musician's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, cinderella story, couples, opera, audition, hopes, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: university, human spirit, against the odds, starting over, teenage life, street kid, lifestyle, ambition, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, homeless, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, ambition, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, single parent, ends with biographical notes, abusive relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story follows 19-year-old Renee who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale: she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, depression, life is a bitch, youth, redemption, addiction, music, hopes, garden, drugs, childhood flashback, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: church, homecoming, r&b, relationship vs career, haunted by the past, redemption, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, parents and children, soul music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
44%
Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, rising to stardom, musician's life, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, youth, music, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Feel the Noise (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, rapper, culture clash, fish out of water, hip hop, society, youth, ambition, teenage love, friendship, music, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.5
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, hopes, dancer's life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 762
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, country music, rise and fall, ambition, musician's life, starting over, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, downfall, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, year 2010
Place: usa, alabama, virginia, ohio, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%