Movies like As I Open My Eyes

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As I Open My Eyes (2015)
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As I Open My Eyes (2015)
Original name: À peine j'ouvre les yeux
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah, 18 years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't have the same idea. She sings in a political rock band, has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the wishes of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers all too well.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: parent child relationship, rebellious daughter, music band, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, corruption, drunkenness, singing, female director, teenage rebellion, rebellious youth, rebel, dancing, police, youth, abduction, violence against women, jealousy, song, single mother, male nudity, chambermaid, sexual harassment, police corruption, broken heart ...
Time: year 2010
Place: tunisia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sincere, captivating and serious films with plots about music, teenage girl, teenager, youth, musician, artists and showbiz and singer mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like As I Open My Eyes: One Day of Betty (2014), The Unpolished (2007), April's Daughter (2017), All Cats Are Grey (2014), Teen Spirit (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Day of Betty (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Betty and her friend V have a major project: the open-air music festival, Sziget Festival held every summer on one of the Danube islands in Hungary. Instead of money the teenagers have a stash of grass waiting for a buyer. Food? Nothing wrong with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, best friends, friendship between girls, adulthood, teenage girl, festival, music, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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The Unpolished (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, moving, female director, drug dealer, teenager, debt, unfaithful husband, drugs ...
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April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, melancholic
Plot: teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, baby, mother daughter conflict, infidelity, sister sister relationship, teenage mother, real estate agent, older woman younger man sex, seductive woman ...
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All Cats Are Grey (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This Belgian drama is about the special bond between father and daughter. Paul is a 46 year old PI. Dorothy is almost 16 and has an identity crisis when she finds out her father isn't her biological father. Her mother won't tell her ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: private detective, obsession, unknown father, teenage life, youth, fatherhood, paternity revealed, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, nightclub, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
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Teen Spirit (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Violet, a shy teenager living on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England dreams of pop stardom and with the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, exciting
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, musician, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, audition, singing, singing competition, choir, country girl, singer, music, love and romance ...
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CODA (2021)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: deaf, family, sign language, coming of age, first love, parents and children, moral dilemma, family problems, female singer, mute or deaf, family relations, deafness ...
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What Will People Say (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha's two ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: boyfriend, pakistani, double life, family relations, family values, reputation, teenage girl, social services, journey, forced marriage, police, abduction ...
Place: pakistan
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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, captivating ...
Plot: music band, artists and showbiz, ambition, follow your dream, state affairs, against the rules, hopes, youth, musician's life, teenage life, music festival, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, london, tehran iran, persia
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Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, family relations, music, ambition, unfulfillment, music band, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, single parent, musician's life, rise and fall ...
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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, sincere, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, follow your dream, buddies, music band, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, singer, bohemian life, musician's life, bittersweet ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
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Bravetown (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After an accidental drug overdose, a talented teenage DJ goes to live with his estranged father in a small Army town, where he gets to the bottom of his own pain and learns empathy for others.
Style: road movie, inspirational, captivating, sincere, motivational
Audience: teen drama
Plot: parent child relationship, small town, teenager, self discovery, search, introspection, on the road, music, coming of age, human spirit, destiny, life philosophy ...
Place: usa
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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Peru
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this ...
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: maid, rape victim, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, woman in danger, against humanity, society, injustice, genocide, family relations, feminism, illness ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, follow your dream, friends, artists and showbiz, immigrants, music, latin, moral dilemma, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, havana cuba
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76%
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Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur ...
Style: touching, offbeat, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: self fulfillment, solitude, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, desire for fame, ambition, love and romance, feminism, self discovery, strong female presence, sexual content, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
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Ellen (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
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Style: rough, melancholic, disturbing, touching, captivating
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Into the Beat (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Katya is a young, outstanding and upcoming ballet dancer. In just a few weeks she is due to have a major audition for the New York Ballet Academy and Katya has good chances of getting a scholarship. But when she meets a group of street-dancers the ...
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing
Plot: ballerina, ballet school, father daughter conflict, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, teen romance, dancing, hip hop, ballet, teenage love, hip hop culture, love story ...
Place: hamburg germany
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DonT Stop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
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Story: Prague, 1983. The communist regime, in a suffocating atmosphere ruled over by the secret police, imposes "normalization". Miki and David need some kind of motivation to carry on in the communist wasteland. They discover The Clash's ...
Plot: father son relationship, friendship between men, father son conflict, rebel, youth, coming of age, friend, drug abuse, musician, teenage girl, classmate classmate relationship, conflict between friends ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic
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73%
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Hard to Hold (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never heard of him. Complications arise involving the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, jazz, sexual content, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, opposites attract, wooing, rock, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, performer's life, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, ambition, musician's life, love and romance, music band, music, friends, uninhibited rivalry ...
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Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota
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BlackJack (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Kaj, Lennart and Robert are 30-somethings who goes out to dance every weekend. At one dance they meet Inger, whom Kaj falls in love with. Kaj has some friends who are playing in a band. The drummer Tommy is known for being the local Casanova, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
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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: sincere, disturbing, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, drowning, loss of child, single mother, child murder, loss of son, reconciliation, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, oslo norway
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72%
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Quadrophenia (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, gang, youth, working class, coming of age, buddies, rock, teenage life, weekend, record player, dancing, music ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, brighton ...
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Swim Little Fish Swim (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, "Swim Little Fish Swim" is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, musician's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, parents and children, relationship problems, parent child relationship, art, dream, twenty something ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, rapist, journalist, rape, rape victim, coping, introspection, musician's life, human nature, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, los angeles
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Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, singing, youth, teenage life, school, singer, family, coming of age, music, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A movie about the Filipino rock Band The Dawn.
Style: captivating, semi autobiographical, entertaining
Plot: rock band, rock music, rock star, rocker, fame, musician, singer, music band, music, musician's life, obscurity, mob ...
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, secret, mother and daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Kinshasa Kids (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Perhaps the most ebullient “musical” you’ll see this year, Marc-Henri Wajnberg’s singular documentary/fiction hybrid follows a group of street children in the Congolese capital.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music band, world, kids in trouble, society, youth, music, street kid, poverty, artists and showbiz, police, stealing money, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: rising to stardom, musician's life, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, hip hop, bankruptcy, music, r&b, strong female presence, woman
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, blues, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
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