Pianist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pianist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, touching, captivating and emotional films and TV shows about / with pianist, piano, musician, music, love, runaway, storytelling, family relations, love and romance and art plots mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
pianist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pianist: The Pianist (2002), The Piano Teacher (2001), Behind the Candelabra (2013), Shine (1996), Green Book (2018), The Legend of 1900 (1998), Your Lie in April (2014), Once (2007), The Piano (1993), Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020).

List of pianist movies

The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: emotional, harsh, bleak, heartbreaking, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, jewish, war, anti semitism, nazism, pianist, hunger, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: sexual, disturbing, psychological, bleak, erotic ...
Plot: bdsm, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, teacher student sex, sexual relations, masochism, desire, sex, rape, mother daughter relationship, overbearing parent, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vienna, paris france, austria, europe
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Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, sexy, entertaining ...
Plot: gay, pianist, aids, gays and lesbians, celebrity, gay couple, gay sex, lgbt, art, character study, foster parent, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: las vegas, california, southern california, usa
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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: inspirational, emotional, feel good, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: music, pianist, prodigy, classical music, child prodigy, piano, overbearing parent, father son relationship, jewish, psychology, eccentricity, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 60s
Place: australia, london, south australia
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Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, uplifting, feel good, funny, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, travel, interracial friendship, road trip, friendship, journey, racial prejudice, racial slur, on the road, musician, dignity, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 20th century, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, birmingham alabama, kentucky ...
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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, inspirational ...
Plot: genius, jazz, music, prodigy, musician, pianist, loneliness, child prodigy, orphan, ship, friendship, musician's life ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s ...
Place: new orleans, new york
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Your Lie in April (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of ...
Style: touching, stylized, semi serious, uplifting, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, pianist, romance, violinist, death of mother, piano, classical music, contests and competitions, music, depression, love and romance, school ...
Place: japan
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Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, romance, pianist, street musician, friendship, recording studio, love, singer, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, czech republic, europe
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, France
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: sexual, psychological, serious, sexy, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: piano, love triangle, sexual relations, adultery, couples, infidelity, love and romance, love affair, desire, human nature, couple relations, arranged marriage ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A riches-to-rags pianist who loses everything but her smile is guided by twinkling little stars to a small town where she finds hope, home and love.
Style: satirical, psychological, captivating, disturbing, dorama
Plot: pianist, life philosophy, social problems, music, musician's life, coping, relationships, musician, female protagonist, satire, piano, classical music ...
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La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, sad, emotional, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, date night, teens
Plot: jazz, music, love, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, musician, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, pianist, love story, dreams ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, paris france
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Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ye Xiang Lun is a music student majoring in piano who just transferred to Tamkang, a school famous for its musically talented students, especially those who play piano. On his first day of school, he hears a mysterious melody being played, and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: college, pianist, romance, asthma, true love, time travel, fall in love, graduation, love and romance, power of love, changing the past or future, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1999
Place: asia, taiwan
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, musician, african american, musician's life, music, addiction, blindness, pianist, heroin, blind character, disability, blind boy ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, seattle, san francisco ...
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Four 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, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: women's prison, classical music, pianist, lgbt, piano, prodigy, female friendship, musician's life, hopes, haunted by the past, teachers and students, talent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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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, romantic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, father daughter relationship, youth, love, family relations, teenager, parents and children, love and romance, pianist, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, ireland, georgia, usa, california ...
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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: sincere, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: child prodigy, prodigy, music, youth, boy, pianist, coming of age, performance, family relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: art house, emotional, depressing, reflective, sexy ...
Plot: marriage, dysfunctional family, autumn, mother daughter relationship, pianist, reconciliation, mother daughter estrangement, child neglect, family relations, women, existentialism, art ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Those People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign pianist.
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gay romance, painter, gay friend, gay best friend, homosexuality, lgbt, best friend, gay interest, pianist ...
Place: manhattan new york city, lebanon, beirut lebanon, new york
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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, lyrical, stylized, talky, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, going straight, violence, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, pianist, musician, teachers and students, family relations, gang war, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, china
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Phantom of Death (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Comissioner Datti is investigating the murder of a female doctor whose murderer seems to be a thirty-fivish year old man. Soon another murder follows: Pianist Robert Dominici's girlfriend is found killed. The killer also challenges Datti ...
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, pianist, murder, prostitute, psychopath, terminal illness, violence spree, pregnancy, riddles and clues, vengeance, crimes, aging ...
Time: 80s
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Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: sexy, touching, sexual, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: sex, infidelity, passion, forbidden love, lady, extramarital affair, sensuality, erotica, female nudity, dysfunctional marriage, class differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: riviera, mediterranean sea, france, europe
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, character study, dysfunctional family, musician, alienation, working class, self discovery, drifter, pianist, on the road, bowling, music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, southern california ...
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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, gothic, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, jealousy, sibling rivalry, aging, child star, dysfunctional family, filmmaking, actress, physical abuse, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, year 1917, year 1935 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, suspense, epic, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, spy, nazi, war, espionage, atrocity, life is a bitch, nazism, twists and turns, revenge ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1944, year 1956, 20th century ...
Place: netherlands, holland, israel, germany, poland ...
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Andhadhun (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A series of mysterious events changes the life of a blind pianist who now must report a crime that was actually never witnessed by him.
Style: funny, feel good, suspense, light, captivating ...
Plot: blind character, blind man, musician, blindness, pianist, murder, evidence, love and romance, blindness and impaired vision, murder witness, witnessing a crime, deception ...
Place: europe
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Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Hungary, Philippines, Canada, France
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, sexy, adult animation, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, love affair, romance, lovers apart, latin, ambition, follow your dream, young lovers, lifestyle, musician's life, deportation ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, new york, usa, paris france, las vegas ...
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, UK, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: composer, classical music, musician, mute or deaf, pianist, artist, performance, musician's life, contests and competitions, music, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, vienna, germany
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, lgbt cinema, homoerotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, summer, love, gay love, homosexual, gay relationship, gay romance, coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea
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Orchestra Seats (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: waitress, friendship, pianist, reconciliation, fall in love, lifestyle, couple relations, collector, couples, romance, artists and showbiz, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Grand Piano (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, music, murder, secrets, sniper, prodigy, musician's life, haunted by the past, comeback, crimes, pianist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, england
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