Movies like August Rush

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August Rush (2007)
 7.4
 107K
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, feel good, thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, music, youth, orphanage, hopes, musician, family reunited, musician's life, child protagonist, chance meeting, childhood, guitarist, cellist, lie, following a dream, composer, human relationship, dancing, street musician, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, xian

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and feel good films with plots about music, destiny, mentor, storytelling, runaway, musician and redemption mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like August Rush: Once (2007), Music of the Heart (1999), Vitus (2006), The Last Song (2010), Boychoir (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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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, street musician, pianist, music, recording studio, friendship, singer, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin 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, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: dedicated educator, school, school teacher, fighting the system, ambition, against the odds, music teacher, teachers and students, female protagonist, violinist, happy ending, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
Vitus (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 123 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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sincere ...
Plot: child prodigy, prodigy, pianist, performance, family relations, friendship, rebelliousness, parents and children, music, youth, gadget, overbearing parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 87K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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, teenage life, youth, teenage love, teen romance, love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, estrangement, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, ireland, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 7K
Boychoir (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: choir, teachers and students, orphan, music school, dedicated educator, music, boys' choir, school, classical music, youth, power relations, talent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 53K
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: prodigy, musician, homeless, music, street musician, mental illness, genius, musician's life, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, genius, orphan, music, loneliness, ship, child prodigy, musician's life, ocean ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1900 ...
Place: new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 26K
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, sexy, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music, hip hop ...
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, ballroom dancing, dancer's life, music, romance, follow your dream, opposites attract, ambition, hopes, social differences, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Place: las vegas, cuba, texas, usa, nevada ...
⇓ 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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, homecoming, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, family relations, family problems, music, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 4K
Together (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: ambition, prodigy, father son relationship, violin, rise to the top, musician's life, teenage life, hopes, youth, human nature, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, beijing china, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
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: choir, village, music, musician's life, ambition, teachers and students, human nature, romance, church, school, rehearsal, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, scandinavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 61K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, 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: boarding school, teachers and students, teacher, childhood, boarding school life, music, musician, orphan, boss, friendship, singer, choir ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 89K
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, loneliness, singer, journalist, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, music business, financial problem, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 134K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, hopes, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 2K
Coda (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous pianist at the twilight of his career meets a free-spirited music critic who soon becomes his rock as his mental state deteriorates.
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, sentimental, touching
Plot: stage fright, older man younger woman relationship, grieving widower, human relationship, society, street musician, prodigy, bittersweet, hopes, life philosophy, chance meeting, musician's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 11K
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, music, musician's life, starting over, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A struggling musician becomes a 12-year-old musical prodigy's guardian for a summer.
Style: psychological, feel good, light, captivating, contemplative
Plot: child prodigy, boy, friendship, au pair, prodigy, fall in love, nanny, wealthy family, family relations, father son relationship, musician, cellist ...
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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16%
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 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, mountain, infidelity, arson ...
Time: 20th century
Place: appalachia, scotland, spain, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
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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, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, love triangle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, tragic event, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, tennessee, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, melancholic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, playing piano, tsunami, boarding school, prodigy, single parent, family relations, estrangement, boarding school life, runaway, hopes, foster child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: japan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, couple relations, fall in love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, prodigy, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphanage, orphan, adoption, youth, family relations, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, russian, friendship, boy, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of C├ęsar 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, performer's life, musician's life, romance, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 37K
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: touching, witty, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, musician's life, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, the beatles, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 22K
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: ballet, dancing, love triangle, music, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, rivalry, infidelity, ballerina ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 33K
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, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, marital rape, musician, audition, music business, music industry, rock star, family relations, musical tour, fear of flying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, southern california, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%