Movies like Stanley's Gig

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Stanley's Gig (2000)
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: musician's life, redemption, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, golden years, friendship, daydreamer, comeback, jazz, singer, cruise, musician, african american, interracial relations, memory, old woman, weirdo, retirement home, isolation, friend, rehearsal, audition, cruise ship, therapist ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Stanley's Gig

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, redemption, friendship, family relations, friends, love and romance and artists and showbiz mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Stanley's Gig: Ripple Effect (2007), Tender Mercies (1983), Guilty Hearts (2006), Broken Bridges (2006), Preacher's Kid (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ripple Effect (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Believing that bad karma is keeping him from realizing his dream, hip clothing designer Amer Atrash (Philippe Caland) attempts to orchestrate salvation -- with unexpected results -- in this indie drama. Pushed to the edge of financial disaster and ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, sincere, realistic
Plot: redemption, immigrants, introspection, self discovery, disability, haunted by the past, hopes, misfit, crumbling marriage, lebanese, fashion, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 10K
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, music, musician's life, starting over, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, romance, artists and showbiz, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.8
 789
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, infidelity, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, friendship, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Broken Bridges (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, homecoming, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, family relations, family problems, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, music, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 5.1
 823
Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, friendship, couples, youth, destructive relationship, music, father daughter relationship, religion, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Hours and Times (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.
Style: sincere, talky, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, unfulfilled love, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse, couple relations, human nature, twentysomething life, music band, best friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 987
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, father daughter relationship, death of wife, redemption, society, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 28
Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, love triangle, addiction, redemption, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: destiny, friendship, family relations, hopes, redemption, starting over, human nature, parents and children, romance, love and romance, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, contemplative
Plot: country, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, music, lifestyle, love and romance, rise to the top, americana, friends, overnight success, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, texas, dallas texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Troubled Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist and develops a rewarding relationship with a priest and her young son. However, his caring for the boy catches the attention of his old ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, love and romance, fall in love, drowning, loss of child, loss of son, child murder, single mother, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: father son relationship, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, life is a bitch, treatment, estrangement, parents and children, generation gap, redemption, rehabilitation, therapist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, dishonesty, betrayal, introspection, redemption, friendship between men, machismo, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, looking for love, unfulfillment, folk, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, culture clash, family life, musician's life, dull life, family relations, performer's life, supportive spouse, music, music conductor, choir, orchestra ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, human nature, showbiz, drug abuse, unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.7
 22K
Rock On!! (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that he is going to be a dad, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, follow your dream, buddies, music band, rivalry, hopes, singer, contests and competitions, bohemian life, musician's life, boyfriend ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 600
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, custody, parents and children, human nature, family life, misfit, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 28K
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, human spirit, musician's life, showbiz, hopes, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 2K
The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, 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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, touching
Plot: church, ambition, family relations, haunted by the past, redemption, relationship vs career, parents and children, hopes, lifestyle, musician's life, uninhibited rivalry, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch, teenage life, follow your dream, single parent, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, dancing, determination ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 18K
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: serious, sentimental, melancholic, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, love triangle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, cheating on husband, love and romance, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, nashville tennessee, tennessee, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music, school, high school, music teacher, honest, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, musician, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, estrangement, life sentence, family relations, one more chance, terminal illness, prison, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 278
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, friendship, human nature, couple relations, estrangement, family problems, social misfits, ocean, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 893
Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: talky, biting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, friends, couples, unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rehabilitation, music, rising to stardom, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: talky, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, love triangle, desert, bittersweet, love and romance, twentysomething life, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, best friends, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 234
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, ritual, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%