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Abraxas (2010)
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Abraxas (2010)
Original name: アブラクサスの祭
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 controllers.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: self discovery, artists and showbiz, society, musician's life, introspection, rock, midlife crisis, follow your dream, hopes, redemption, small town, unfulfillment, bittersweet, religions or cults, palaces castles and temples, mental patient, buddhism, rocker, alcohol abuse, artist, enlightenment, breakdown, rock concert, medication, ostracism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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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 hopes, bittersweet, family relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, society and introspection mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Abraxas: Detroit Metal City (2008), All That I Love (2009), A Beautiful Soul (2012), Roadie (2011), The Puzzle (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Detroit Metal City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up "demon ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, follow your dream, ambition, desire for fame, hidden identity, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz, musician's life, celebrity culture, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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All That I Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, music band, musician's life, revolution, state affairs, punk, rock, teenage life, siblings relations, rebelliousness, follow your dream, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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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, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, introspection, musician's life, one more chance, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, hip hop, ambition, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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83%
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Roadie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 20 years of touring, a roadie for a defunct 80s hair band returns home to live with his mother.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, unfulfillment, hopes, rock, homecoming, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, mental illness, midlife crisis, daydreamer, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Puzzle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, family relations, contests and competitions, rise to the top, family life, hopes, ambition, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, bittersweet, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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81%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, teenage life, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, best friends, showbiz, youth, dream come true, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Blockbuster (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, redemption, introspection, golden years, elderly, aging, filmmaking, bittersweet, actor's life, hopes, unfulfillment, film within a film
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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74%
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Half Moon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Iran, Iraq
Duration: 108 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, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, follow your dream, musician's life, social relations, world, self discovery, against the rules, human rights, composer, bus, elderly, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, kurdistan, turkey
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How to Be (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man having an existential crisis convinces a Canadian self-help guru to come to London and become his personal life coach.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, unfulfillment, coming of age, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, youth, hopes, musician, breakup, musician's life, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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68%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, homecoming, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, music, musician's life, lovers reunited, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, redemption, death of wife, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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62%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, immigrants, couples, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, unfulfillment, family feud, redemption, bittersweet, siblings relations, terminal illness, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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60%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, vacation, hopes, single parent, redemption, alcohol abuse, family relations, artists and showbiz, misfit, disability, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, bittersweet, dull life, working class, introspection, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Plot: music, musician's life, rock, siblings relations, family problems, artists and showbiz, coping, parents and children, urban, estrangement, twentysomething life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, christianity, religious, youth, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, introspection, society, self discovery, clergy, hopes, small town life, church, cause and meaning, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Beynelmilel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.
Style: humorous, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: military, music band, political unrest, musician's life, rebellion, politics, rebelliousness, small town life, artists and showbiz, small town, state affairs, musician ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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49%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, fall in love, on the road, best friends, looking for love, introspection, human nature, hopes, family business, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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48%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: music band, state affairs, artists and showbiz, ambition, follow your dream, youth, musician's life, against the rules, hopes, teenage life, music festival, talking to an animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, london, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
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Rent-a-Cat (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A single woman runs a rent-a-cat service to provide companions for lonely people.
Style: atmospheric, touching, humorous, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pets, cat, introspection, single woman, satire, dream, hopes, haunted by the past, singleness, disorder, life turned upside down, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: factory worker, working class, hopes, prodigy, family problems, society, family relations, disagreement, bittersweet, custody, single parent, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, elderly, pets, disability, optimism, animal training, mistrust, animal life, temperamental, instructor, puppy, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Screen Door Jesus (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A vision of Jesus sighted on the screen door of Mother Harper's front porch sparks misadventures as the media and crowds gather around the phenomenon and the townsfolk start to take sides. As more people flock to the door, some for guidance, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: society, social relations, religions or cults, interracial relations, small town life, human nature, small town, friendship, bittersweet, religion, racism, preacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sincere, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, immigrants, self discovery, introspection, hopes, crumbling marriage, misfit, disability, haunted by the past, lebanese, in the woods, fashion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, artists and showbiz, introspection, actor's life, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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