Piano movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant piano movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, captivating and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with piano, pianist, culture clash, runaway, storytelling, loneliness, death, dialogue, hopes and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as piano: The Piano (1993), A Ghost Story (2017), 4 Minutes (2006), Shine (1996), The Piano Player (2002), Mademoiselle Paradis (2017), Blind Date (2015), Tone-Deaf (2019), Zombi Child (2019), Slipaway (2017).

List of piano movies

The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, Australia, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, pianist, human nature, love affair, couple relations, desire, piano, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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A Ghost Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip ...
Style: art house, melancholic, psychological, touching, psychotronic
Plot: grief, ghost, loss, piano, husband wife relationship, construction, party, children, house, catastrophe, destiny, time ...
Time: future
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4 Minutes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jenny is young. Her life is over. She killed someone. And she would do it again. When an 80-year-old piano teacher discovers the girl’s secret, her brutality and her dreams, she decides to transform her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: women's prison, prison life, prison, classical music, piano, handcuffed woman, prodigy, teachers and students, haunted by the past, pianist, hopes, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Shine (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: emotional, realistic, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, child prodigy, overbearing parent, music, piano, musician's life, fame, human spirit, father son relationship, nervous breakdown, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: australia, south australia, london
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The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, danger, criminal heroes, confined, master criminal, gangsters, undercover, crimes, chase, law enforcement, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 18th century Vienna. The true story of Maria Theresia von Paradis, a gifted piano player and close friend of Mozart’s, who lost her eye-sight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, the Paradis entrust Maria to Dr. Mesmer, a ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: pianist, blindness, female musician, therapy, doctor patient relationship, piano, doctor, loss of eyesight, blind man, treatment, pregnant woman, bare breasts ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s
Place: vienna, austria
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Blind Date (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He invents puzzles. He’s committed body and soul to his work and needs silence to be able to concentrate. She is an accomplished pianist and can’t live without music. She must prepare for a competition that could change her life. They are going ...
Style: romantic, humorous, disturbing, feel good
Plot: neighbor neighbor relationship, love, neighbor, piano, puzzle, audition, piano playing, lifestyle, destiny, sociopath, dinner, playing piano ...
Place: paris france, france
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Tone-Deaf (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman leaves for a quiet weekend in the country after losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship. She rents a country house from an old-fashioned widower who’s struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies. Soon, two ...
Style: bleak, sadistic, suspenseful, rough, surreal
Plot: psychopath, dementia, suicide, piano, murder, layoff, countryside, fired, lsd, disturbed individual, violence, insane ...
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Zombi Child (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haiti, 1962: A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at the prestigious Légion d’honneur boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: sisterhood, girls' boarding school, handball, classroom, voodoo, cemetery, singing, piano, funeral, boarding school, male nudity, parisian suburb ...
Time: 2010s, year 1962, year 1980
Place: haiti
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Slipaway (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a homeless young musician moves into a sailboat with a feisty elderly widow, the two must overcome their differences and haunting pasts to unlock each other's dreams.
Style: spiritual, captivating, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family secret, family relations, afterlife, mother daughter relationship, elderly woman, sailing, family values, addiction, dream, kindness, saint, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california
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Endless Poetry (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.
Style: sexy, captivating, light, sincere, touching
Plot: autobiography, gay, surrealism, family relations, piano, male nudity, sex scene, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), history of chile, poet, poetry ...
Time: 1940s
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, tsunami, playing piano, boarding school, prodigy, single parent, boarding school life, family relations, estrangement, foster child, hopes, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, stylized, adult animation ...
Plot: jazz, artist, pianist, deportation, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, young lovers, love affair, success, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, paris france, latin america ...
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The Ring Finger (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When she is slightly hurt in the factory where she works, Iris quits her job and finds a new one as an assistant in a laboratory of a very peculiar kind. Without fully grasping what is at play around her, she gradually engages in a disturbing love ...
Style: serious, erotic, exciting, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, workplace, love affair, dangerous attraction, boss and employee, laboratory, fetish, sex, piano, shoes, lifestyle, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Piano Room (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A run-down hotel room, a piano, a maid and the guests who stay there. Life begins, life ends, and lives are changed forever in the piano room.
Plot: piano, coitus, lesbian couple, sex scene, anniversary, breakup, businessman, lesbian kiss, forced kiss, secret, pianist, alcoholic ...
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According to her (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Love, motherhood and a musical career strike dissonant chords in this dark tale of a young Russian woman who tries to keep her balance among wealthy French expats in New York.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, touching, tense ...
Plot: mother, love, mother love, immigration, career, french, piano, love and romance, couples, mother son relationship, psychological drama, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Donovan's Reef (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 'Guns' Donovan prefers carousing with his pals Doc Dedham and 'Boats' Gilhooley, until Dedham's high-society daughter Amelia shows up in their South Seas paradise.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, scenic, entertaining ...
Plot: half sister, romance, priest, island, clergy, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, reunion, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, missing person ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hawaii, boston, polynesia, usa, pacific ocean ...
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45 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy ...
Style: psychological, touching, art house, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: marriage, secret, anniversary, old woman, apology, promise, aging, haunted by the past, elderly, family secret, family secrets, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962
Place: england, usa, switzerland, tokyo
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, old mansion, kidnapping, murder, jealousy, family relations, actress, newspaper, pianist, forgery, brat ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, year 1917 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, controversial, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, siege, vandalism, american dream, pianist, piano, racial injustice, jazz, firefighter, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, graphic violence ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, atlantic city new jersey, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: rich man poor woman, prostitute, opposites attract, love and romance, love story, romance, cinderella story, love, social differences, fall in love, rags to riches, shopping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco ...
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, piano, estrangement, family problems, disagreement, family tradition, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, introspection, family life, piano lesson ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, gunfight, bounty hunter, gang, heroes, duel, small town, warrior, reward, sidekick, lone wolves, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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Music and Lyrics (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
Style: feel good, semi serious, sweet, light, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, romance, musician's life, fall in love, singer, romancing partners, career, band, showbiz, love and romance, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, new jersey
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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, miraculous event, objects come to life, toys, accountant, friendship, family, prodigy, mysterious character, boss and employee, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: new york, usa
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Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, forbidden love, love affair, doctors and patients, fall in love, rehabilitation, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: tense, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, hopes, follow your dream, teachers and students, family relations, gang war, parents and children, artists and showbiz, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
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Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, corpse, afterlife, romance, supernatural, marriage, supernatural romance, shyness, loneliness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
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The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. The Exterminating Angel is a 1962 surrealist film, written and directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Silvia Pinal. Sharply satirical and allegorical, the film contains a view ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: dinner party, guest, satire, surrealism, isolation, hallucination, party, maid, trapped, sheep, lamb, bear ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, paris france
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The Birch Wood (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He is in love with life and constantly plays 1930's music on a piano. He gets involved with his brother's problems and also becomes the lover ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, terminal illness, forest, piano, twins, love and romance, infidelity, family life, siblings relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, tragic hero ...
Place: europe, poland, switzerland
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