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Touch of the Light (2012)
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Touch of the Light (2012)
Original name: 逆光飛翔
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of residence poses a challenge and he must learn how to make the trip step by step. Yu-Siang began winning awards for his piano playing as a young boy but he once overheard somebody saying he only won because of his blindness. Since then he has avoided public competitions – in spite of his teachers' encouragement. Yu-Siang is not interested in recognition: to him his musical development is more important. One day he meets a young woman working in a snack bar. She dreams of becoming a dancer. The encounter proves to be a turning point for both of them.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz, musician's life, blindness, music, piano
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, taiwan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, human spirit, society, ambition, lifestyle, misfit and disability mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Touch of the Light: Living Proof (2008), Unconditional (2012), Miracle Run (2004), Desert Dancer (2014), Among Wolves (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Unconditional (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Desert Dancer (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.
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Plot: dance, dancer's life, human spirit, follow your dream, against the rules, oppression, emigration, friendship, violence, dancing, drug addict, dance studio ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, paris france
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, rising to stardom, musician's life, disability, couple relations, parents and children ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, serious ...
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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
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Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century
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Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, young heroes, love and romance, misfit, dedicated educator, youth, mute or deaf, power relations, hopes, college, teachers and students, human spirit ...
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Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, serious
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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