Movies like The Singing Nun

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The Singing Nun (1966)
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The Singing Nun (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Belgian nun, Sister Ann is sent to another order where she's at first committed to helping troubled souls like, Nichole and little Dominic. When Father Clementi hears Sister Ann's uplifting singing style, he takes her to a talent contest. Suddenly, Sister Ann is signed to a record deal and everyone is listening to her light-hearted songs. Sister Ann is unprepared for her new found fame (like appearing on the "Ed Sullivan" show) and unwanted side-effects, including a wrongful attraction to an old friend,
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: convent, nun, friends, human spirit, showbiz, world, society, ambition, introspection, lifestyle, clergy, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, performer's life, rising to stardom, religions or cults, dancing, village, musician, sailor, religion, photographer, priest, doctor ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, belgium, africa

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Most similar movies to The Singing Nun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, music and hopes mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like The Singing Nun: Thérèse (2004), Sister Smile (2009), Sunday School Musical (2008), Jersey Boys (2014), Billy: The Early Years (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: saint, convent, human spirit, self discovery, clergy, miraculous event, religions or cults, ambition, society, hopes, church, catholicism ...
Place: europe, france
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Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, entertaining ...
Plot: convent, musician's life, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, rebellion, rise and fall, clergy, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, belgium
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71%
Sunday School Musical (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
Style: humorous, light, exciting, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, friends, lifestyle, follow your dream, rivalry, music band, ambition, teenage love, teachers and students, save the day, choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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47%
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, bittersweet, music, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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47%
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Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, performer's life, music, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, singer, reputation, pop star ...
Place: usa
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46%
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Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa
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45%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, clergy, miraculous event, christianity, faith, doubt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
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44%
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: All his life, teenager Daniel Huffman and his grandma have dreamed of Daniel playing college football. After Daniel is cut from his high school team, his grandmother's encouragement and coaching get him a second chance at that dream. He works ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, high school, ambition, american football, power relations, friends, transplant, sport team, family life, hopes, sport, youth ...
Time: 90s
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43%
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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, filmmaking, human spirit, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
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43%
The Sound of Music (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, love and romance, nun, world war two, convent, fall in love, family relations, mischievous children, family, family values, parents and children, romance ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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42%
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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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40%
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Country singer Leana Taylor (Dolly Parton) struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: country, country music, on the road, relationship vs career, addiction, small town life, small town, showbiz, hopes, performer's life, follow your dream, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee
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39%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, church, religions or cults, dishonesty, state affairs, leadership, hopes, rebellion, politics, society, anti semitism ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, poland
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Gypsy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie - previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film - depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating
Plot: ambition, showbiz, family relations, domineering mother, love and romance, music band, rise and fall, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, ohio, new york, seattle, los angeles
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39%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
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39%
Francis of Assisi (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: battles, monk, saint, friends, church, religions or cults, animal life, showbiz, heroic mission, shallowness, cave, clergy ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: sahara, jerusalem, israel, italy
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Little Richard (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a Black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, lifestyle, musician's life, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, self discovery, society, rock, haunted by the past, couples, career change, celebrity ...
Time: 50s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, los angeles, sydney australia
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37%
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1958 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia, nashville tennessee
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37%
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: convent, religions or cults, family relations, church, society, clergy, supernatural ability, hopes, faith, painting, a vision, suffering ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
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36%
Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: showbiz, musician's life, tragic hero, rise and fall, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, prodigy, performer's life, actor's life, friends, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: kentucky
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36%
The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, showbiz, high school, fashion, musician's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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35%
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, relationship vs career, introspection, human spirit, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, couples, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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35%
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Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, singer, unfulfilled love, terminal illness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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34%
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Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: music band, hip hop, friendship, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, rising to stardom, society, racism, showbiz, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
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34%
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Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, rock, relationship vs career, friendship, high school life, teenage love, showbiz, family life, friends, family relations, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ohio
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33%
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Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, rise to the top, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle, hip hop, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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32%
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Mother Teresa (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: nun, charity, human spirit, against the odds, religions or cults, hopes, clergy, prodigy, tragic hero, society, woman, good deed ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Cheetah Girls: One World (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, are off to India to star in a Bollywood movie. But when there they discover that they will have to compete against each other to get the role in the movie. Will the Cheetah's break up again?
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: rivalry, cinderella story, friendship, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, hopes, follow your dream, family life, family, love and romance, friends, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, 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
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%