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The Wind Journeys (2009)
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The Wind Journeys (2009)
Original name: Los viajes del viento
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Colombia, Germany, Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ignacio Carrillo (Marciano Martínez) is a vallenato singer from Majagual, Sucre, who decides, after his wife's sudden death, to stop playing and return his accordion, which is said to be cursed, to his master. He is joined by Fermín Morales (Yull Núñez), a teenage boy who admires Ignacio and wishes to become a juglar like him. Carrillo reluctantly accepts, given his loneliness. On Ash Wednesday 1968, Carrillo, Morales and their donkey start a journey throughout several towns in the Caribbean region in Northern Colombia, until Taroa (a small caserío in Uribia jurisdiction), in La Guajira desert, where Carrillo's maestro supposedly lives. During their journey, Carrillo participates in the first version of the Vallenato Legend Festival in Valledupar.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: teachers and students, couples, elderly, musician's life, artists and showbiz, on the road, folk, lifestyle, social relations, small town life, tradition, youth, musician, music band, teacher student relationship, brother brother relationship, survival, nature, music, little boy, man boy relationship, destiny, village life, society, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america, south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, lifestyle, musician, couples and hopes mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like The Wind Journeys: Habana Blues (2005), Grace Unplugged (2013), Charlie Says (2006), I Used to Be Darker (2013), The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, music band, friends, artists and showbiz, music, immigrants, musician, latin, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, havana cuba
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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, sincere ...
Plot: music band, ambition, state affairs, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, hopes, musician's life, against the rules, youth, teenage life, music, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, london, persia
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100%
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, christian film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religious, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, teenage life, society, youth, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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46%
 5.1
 534
Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, couples, love and romance, social relations, teachers and students, celebrity culture, human nature, cons and scams, dishonesty, betrayal, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, mumblecore ...
Plot: introspection, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, looking for love, unfulfillment, folk, runaway, couple relations, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
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43%
The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young-adult novel by Garrison Keillor and Jenny Lind Nilsson gets a lively update in this Showtime feature about an unusual family in Sandy Bottom, Wisconsin. The Greens share musical aspirations, but daughter Rachel (Madeline Zima), a talented ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, musician's life, culture clash, family life, dull life, performer's life, supportive spouse, family relations, music, music conductor, orchestra, choir ...
Time: 90s
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42%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: small town, friends, ambition, follow your dream, couples, family relations, troublemaker, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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41%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: music, musician's life, rock, artists and showbiz, coping, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, creative block, family relations, estrangement, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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41%
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Waiting for Happiness (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Mauritania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: isolation, beach, prostitute, desert, social relations, hopes, teenage life, culture clash, orphan, solitude, alienation, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Found Memories (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking bread; each morning she stacks her rolls as Antonio prepares the coffee. The two share a morning ritual of arguments and insults, followed by an ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, stylized ...
Plot: aging, elderly, golden years, social relations, haunted by the past, village life, nudity (full frontal - brief), priest, small town, death, old woman, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil
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36%
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, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, high school, teacher, music teacher, honest, musician, mentor, unlikely friendships, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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35%
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A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, intense, twists and turns, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, aging, musician, music, musician's life, rehearsal, ego clash, intrigue, friendship, marital problem, under the surface, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, new york, usa
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35%
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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
Audience: family outing
Plot: music school, choir, boy, music, boys' choir, teachers and students, dedicated educator, orphan, classical music, troubled teen, death of mother, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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35%
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Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, teenage life, follow your dream, ambition, youth, showbiz, best friends, hopes, dream come true, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, couple relations, rock, dysfunctional family, peaceful mission, couples, disagreement, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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32%
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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, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: museum, music, follow your dream, loss of daughter, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, musical tour, latin ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: chile, latin america, paris france, geneva switzerland, santiago chile ...
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31%
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, road movie, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, music, obsession, german, loneliness, blues, retirement, life philosophy, self discovery, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, texas, east germany, austin texas ...
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Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: music band, ambition, lifestyle, punk, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, musician's life, state affairs, music, musician, civil war, punk rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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30%
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Half Moon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Iran, Iraq
Duration: 107 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 ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: on the road, follow your dream, musician's life, kurd, against the rules, social relations, self discovery, world, human rights, composer, empire, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, kurdistan, middle east, iran, turkey
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, artists and showbiz, society, musician's life, small town, rock, midlife crisis, redemption, hopes, follow your dream, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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30%
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Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: melancholic, twists and turns, intense, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country music, infidelity, musician, love triangle, cheating on husband, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, tennessee, las vegas, usa, dallas texas ...
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30%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, compassionate, talky, road movie, sentimental ...
Plot: music, great depression, character study, depression, friendship, artists and showbiz, americana, couple relations, love and romance, musician's life, labor union, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, oklahoma, california, usa, new mexico ...
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29%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, abusive husband, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
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29%
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The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, aging, working class, workplace situations, society, retiring, social relations, bittersweet, small town, elderly, small town life, humble
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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28%
London Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: They were childhood friends. But they had little in common except their family's vague connection with music. While Arjun's life was consumed by a passionate drive to get on stage and realize his grandfather's unfulfilled dream, Mannu ...
Style: stylized, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love triangle, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, buddies, desire for fame, hopes, music band, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, punjab, london
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27%
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet, couples, life is a bitch, designer, love and romance, downfall, twentysomething life, youth, store, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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27%
Brothers of the Head (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: twins, perversion, siamese twins, family relations, music band, love and romance, friends, human nature, showbiz, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, los angeles, usa, london
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26%
The Christmas Choir (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Christmas Choir is the inspiring account of how one man can make a remarkable difference simply by giving of himself. Workaholic accountant Peter Andrews (Jason Gedrick) has overlooked Christmas, friends and even his ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, lifestyle, road not taken, family gatherings, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, couples, against the rules, youth, performer's life, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Stanley's Gig (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: redemption, musician's life, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, golden years, friendship, daydreamer, comeback, singer, jazz, cruise ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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26%