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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: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, cinderella story, teenage pregnancy, ambition, rising to stardom, youth, sexual abuse, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, single parent, tv show, artists and showbiz, aspiring singer, music, teenage life, contests and competitions, singing competition, poverty, parenthood, rape victim, pregnancy, domestic violence, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, parents and children, artists and showbiz and society mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story: Grace Unplugged (2013), Miracle Run (2004), B-Girl (2009), Selena (1997), The One I Wrote For You (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: christianity, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, teenage life, religious, society, youth, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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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: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: twins, human spirit, against the odds, autism, disability, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, hopes, society, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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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, musician's life, human spirit, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
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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: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, family, hopes, parents and children, contests and competitions, tv show, music, artists and showbiz, reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, san antonio texas
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84%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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, saga ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, school, human spirit, hopes, parents and children, teachers and students, changing lives, social relations, family relations, society, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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72%
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: follow your dream, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, couples, disability, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: realistic, touching, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rags to riches, ambition, love and romance, hopes, family problems, career change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
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Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, starting over, against the odds, human spirit, kids in trouble, street kid, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, rapper, culture clash, fish out of water, hip hop, society, ambition, youth, follow your dream, rivalry, hopes, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa, latin america
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55%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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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, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, marital rape, musician, audition, music business, music industry, rock star, family relations, musical tour, fear of flying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
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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: follow your dream, opera singer, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, self fulfillment, against the odds, couples, opera, audition, cinderella story, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, england
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The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: country music, friendship, redemption, rise and fall, ambition, starting over, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, downfall, lifestyle, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 2010, year 1952
Place: usa, west virginia, ohio, virginia, alabama
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49%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, couples, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, against the odds, rising to stardom, lifestyle, youth, working class, teenage life, music, musician ...
Time: 50s, 60s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, music band, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
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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, rise to the top, musician's life, black woman, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, ambition, rising to stardom, black lgbt, female protagonist, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york, southern usa, tennessee
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, music, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, parents and children, crimes, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, success, follow your dream, underdog, music, rap, urban ghetto life, street gang, human spirit, hip hop culture, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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