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Neapolitan Songs (2010)
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Neapolitan Songs (2010)
Original name: Passione
Genre: Documentary, History, Music
Country: Italy, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Turturro tells, shooting alleys and testimonies of real neapolitan people, the history and musical culture of Napoli, attending every event and tale with a song.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: mafia, musician's life, city life, archive footage, music, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, performer's life, urban, folk, dancing, world war two, song, folk music, cityscape, storyteller
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, ambition, lifestyle, musician and singer mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Neapolitan Songs: Filly Brown (2012), I, Don Giovanni (2009), I Am Not a Hipster (2012), Restless City (2011), Grace Unplugged (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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I, Don Giovanni (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: casanova, mozart, opera, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, writer's life, rivalry, womanizer, stage performance, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, italy, austria, europe, vienna
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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, realistic, sincere, touching, atmospheric ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Raise the Song: The History of Penn State (2008)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This 60-minute documentary produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) examines the people and events that have taken the Commonwealth's land-grant university from its humble roots as the Farmers' High School to an internationally ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: ambition, americana, state affairs, teachers and students, college life, student life, dedicated educator, society, hopes, university, archive footage, research ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 19th century, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Restless City (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama
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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, sincere, serious, touching
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Place: ireland
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David Oistrakh: Artist of the People? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Music
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The life and virtuosic work of Russian violinist David Oistrakh, once known as King David in the Soviet Union, is chronicled with depth and detail by filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon in this intriguing portrait of an artist. Highlights include a range of ...
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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: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, rising to stardom, music, the beatles ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
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The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: With the help of her mother, family, friends, and fellow musicians, Aiyana Elliott reaches for her father, legendary cowboy troubadour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. She explores who he is and how he got there, working back and forth between archival ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating
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66%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: realistic, feel good, serious, captivating
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61%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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53%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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