Movies like August Rush

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August Rush (2007)
 7.5
 102K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, romantic, inspirational, feel good, sad, serious, realistic, visually appealing, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, romance, fall in love, destiny, chase, singer, stranger, family reunited, composer, love at first sight, child prodigy, guitar, mentor, adoption, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to August Rush

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films with plots about music, musician, destiny, mentor, culture clash, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like August Rush: Once (2007), Music of the Heart (1999), Vitus (2006), Take the Lead (2006), Dance with Me (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 109K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, street musician, music, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
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100%
Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: school, dedicated educator, school teacher, fighting the system, ambition, against the odds, teachers and students, female protagonist, happy ending, underdog, hopes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
Vitus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Vitus tells the story of a highly-gifted boy (played by real-life piano prodigy Teo Gheorghiu) whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him.
Style: sincere, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: prodigy, child prodigy, performance, pianist, family relations, friendship, music, youth, rebelliousness, parents and children, overbearing parent, proposal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 25K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dance, ballroom dancing, romance, follow your dream, teachers and students, social differences, opposites attract, hopes, ambition, music ...
Place: las vegas, texas, latin america, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, music, musician's life, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, lovers reunited, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, lyrical, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, choir, village, musician's life, ambition, teachers and students, human nature, romance, rehearsal, church, school, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 56K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school, boarding school life, childhood, teacher, musician, music, orphan, boss, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 6K
Hear My Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: music, teachers and students, orphan, choir, dedicated educator, school, singing, classical music, youth, power relations, talent, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Together with You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, father son relationship, violin, musician's life, rise to the top, teenage life, human nature, youth, hopes, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 80K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, youth, teenage life, teenage love, teen romance, family relations, love, parents and children, estrangement, love and romance, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 83K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, hopes, financial problem, alcoholic, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico, houston texas, phoenix arizona, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, musician, jazz, orphan, genius, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, passenger ...
Time: 30s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 51K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: musician, prodigy, cello, homeless, music, street musician, mental illness, musician's life, life is a bitch, rich and poor, down on your luck, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, prodigy, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 17K
Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, intense, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, cheating on husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, tennessee, dallas texas, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, love and romance, opposites attract, fish out of water, social differences, human nature, isolation, sister sister relationship, infidelity, murder, mountain ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: appalachia, england, spain, scotland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.7
 19K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, dancing, ballet, music, love triangle, love and romance, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, infidelity, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couples, couple relations, friends, twentysomething life, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, society, youth, small town, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
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Anything Is Possible (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ethan Bortnick plays the leading role as Nathan,a young boy who's separated from his mother when she goes missing during a trip to Japan to help after the tsunami. The movie explores issues like homelessness, military family life and adoption. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, tsunami, single parent, prodigy, boarding school, family relations, estrangement, boarding school life, military uniform, orphanage, runaway, playing piano ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 422
The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, contemplative, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: jazz, disability, music, power relations, friends, hopes, single parent, musician's life, misfit, youth, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, showbiz, musician's life, relationship vs career, fall in love, ambition, unlikely couple, domineering mother, police officer, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 28K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, interracial relations, family relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 198K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, dancer's life, unlikely couple, resort, teenage love, love and romance, romance, dancer, youth, sensuality, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 35K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 3K
Beat Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, talky, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rap, dancing, breakdance, graffiti, subway, dance, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%