Movies like A Promise to Keep

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A Promise to Keep (1990)
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A Promise to Keep (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle class parents, who already have three kids, take in their four orphaned nephews.
Plot: sea, cancer, death, family relations, children, beach, orphan, composer, baby boy, teenage boy, train crash, piano, aunt, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, uncle, financial problem

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Most similar movies to A Promise to Keep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about family relations, husband wife relationship, piano, death, musician, father son relationship and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Promise to Keep: Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Light of Day (1987), The Touch (1992), Who Will Love My Children? (1983), Journey of the Heart (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: marching band, composer, classical music, music, school, high school, honest, music teacher, dedicated educator, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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95%
 5.6
 3K
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 ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.2
 283
The Touch (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland, UK, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist, Stefan, who convinces him to compose a complex symphony on his neglected piano. As a help Kesdi gets his new ...
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, classical music, musician, piano, infidelity, male female relationship, love, love triangle, pianist, holocaust survivor, composer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: adoption, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, little girl, sacrifice, orphan, last will and testament, self sacrifice, terminal illness, farmer, little boy, death ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Journey of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Janice is the subject of the town gossips for four reasons: she wears too much lipstick, her hair is too big, she is a single-mother and her two children are strange. Ray (6) is a hellraiser and Tony (9) is autistic. One day, however, Tony sits down ...
Plot: briefs, male female relationship, autism, boy, asperger's syndrome, underwear, undressing, piano, talent, blindness, brother brother relationship, city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 105K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, romantic, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, orphanage, music, youth, musician, musician's life, family reunited, hopes, cellist, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Tango Argentino (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who is helping lonely, elderly people revives their urge to live and receives in return their love and understanding, which have been denied to him by his parents.
Style: pre war
Plot: dysfunctional family, retirement home, orchestra, child's point of view, old man, male female relationship, music teacher, charlatan, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, mental institution, brother sister relationship ...
Place: yugoslavia, serbia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
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Mum's List (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dying mother's life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: death of wife, last wish, mother, cancer, family, death, family relations, husband wife relationship, dying woman, woman, terminal cancer, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, musician's life, romance, performer's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Money Buys Happiness (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man and a woman, unpleasant bickering nitwits both, push a big stupid metaphor (in the shape of a piano) across Seattle.
Style: spiritual
Plot: flower, suicide, hanging, children, piano, son, husband wife relationship, love, breakfast, flowers, family relations, telephone operator ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 21K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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
Place: new york, usa, russia, pennsylvania, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Piano Lesson (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, piano, introspection, hopes, family in crisis, family life, siblings relations, family problems, family tradition, disagreement, estrangement, piano lesson ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 711
Sweet Thing (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: children, parents and children, adventure, family problems, life, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, drinking problem, family relations, social issues ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Blind Man's Bluff (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Israel
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Lilly Perry Amitai, Blind Man's Bluff takes a bittersweet look at the life of a young Israeli woman. Trying to distance herself from her Holocaust survivor parents and ex-boyfriend, pianist Micki Stav moves out of her ...
Plot: piano, lawyer, mythology, pianist, neighbor, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, recital, nightclub, hypochondriac, holocaust survivor, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: orphan, isolation, desert, beach, prostitute, solitude, culture clash, hopes, social relations, teenage life, village, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, marriage, wheelchair, husband wife relationship, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, cancer, death, homosexual, hospice, long lost daughter ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Cavedweller (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.
Plot: husband wife relationship, friendship, female director, female mechanic, musician, car accident, mother daughter relationship, male nudity, bathing, auto mechanic, sister sister relationship, disease ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The True-Hearted (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film illustrates classical Beijing Opera in different generations and the boy’s process of growing-up.
Plot: buddhist, aunt, student, father son relationship, courtyard, divorce, eyeglasses, opera, generation, family relations, absent husband, 10 year old ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 108
Strutter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young musician recovers from the loss of his girlfriend with the help of his female filmmaker friend, and even forms a friendship with the rival who stole her.
Style: silent film
Plot: d.j., record store, rock band, ferris wheel, desert, broken heart, musical instrument, banjo, seance, popcorn, pole dance, dj ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Cat and the Moon (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick comes to New York to temporarily live with a jazz musician friend of his late father's named Cal while his mom is in rehab. During his time in the city, he befriends a group of kids who show him what New York has to offer.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, psychological, contemplative, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: 18 year old, friendship, teenage boy, male camaraderie, love triangle, musician, loss of father, drug dealer, teenager, african american, black american, underage drinking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ordinary World (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Perry is a happily married father of two living a comfortable but sedate life in the suburbs. On the occasion of his 40th birthday, he seeks to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a popular punk band though his middle-aged reality quickly ...
Style: light, sentimental, suspenseful, humorous, feel good
Plot: family relations, african american, musician, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, female lawyer, flash forward, public defender, punk band, punk rocker, family business, party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 3K
Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, social differences, fish out of water, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, arson, murder, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: appalachia, england, scotland, spain, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: twins, musician, ambition, musician's life, supportive spouse, family relations, artists and showbiz, jazz, follow your dream, rising to stardom, twin brother, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 6K
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, family relations, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, star ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Revolving Doors (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a small Quebec town in the late '20s, this moving drama follows the life and exploits of Celeste Beaumont, a talented young pianist, who gains local celebrity at the town movie theater for her gifts as a silent film accompanist. As an ...
Plot: flashback, marriage, musician, jazz club, mother in law daughter in law relationship, diary, death of husband, grandmother grandson relationship, search, reunion, father in law daughter in law relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 131
Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, drug addict, teenage angst, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, drug addiction, drug use, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 319
Marin Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Indie film about two outsiders.
Plot: brother brother relationship, hospital, mental illness, psychology, lie, escape, friendship, singing, abandonment, teenager, delusion, family relations ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: elderly, aging, dysfunctional family, introspection, family relations, parent child relationship, father son relationship, professor, bittersweet, wedding, single parent, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Have You Seen My Son (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman fears for her son's health when her ex-husband kidnaps him.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, couple relations, missing child, parents and children, crimes, crime, obsessive quest, confined, family relations, family problems, marriage, child custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, oregon, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%