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, touching, emotional, dramatic and melancholic films and TV shows about / with pianist, piano, storytelling, culture clash, music, love and romance, mentor, love, runaway and musician plots mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
pianist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pianist: The Pianist (2002), The Piano Teacher (2001), Shine (1996), The Piano (1993), The Legend of 1900 (1998), Ray (2004), Once (2007), Your Lie in April (2014), La La Land (2016), The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005).

List of pianist movies

The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
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: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
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: psychological, controversial, sexual, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, masochism, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, teacher, desire, bdsm, fetish, age difference, overbearing parent, teachers and students, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, paris france, vienna
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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, fame, musician's life, human spirit, father son relationship, abusive parent, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: australia, south australia, london
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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: pianist, love triangle, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, desire, piano, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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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, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, genius, orphan, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, new york
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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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, los angeles, new york, montreal ...
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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, pianist, street musician, music, recording studio, friendship, singer, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, czech republic, europe
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Your Lie in April (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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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, uplifting, semi serious, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: pianist, friendship, contests and competitions, depression, romance, love and romance, music, boy genius, loss of parent, school, parent child relationship, tragedy ...
Place: japan
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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, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, pianist, music, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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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, contemplative, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, hopes, follow your dream, gang war, family relations, teachers and students, power relations, artists and showbiz, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
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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, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: gay, pianist, gays and lesbians, aids, celebrity, showbiz, destructive relationship, couples, age difference, lifestyle, surgery, foster parent ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
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Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, 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: sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional, twists and turns
Audience: date night
Plot: asthma, pianist, college, time travel, fall in love, true love, graduation, love and romance, power of love, romance, imaginary, changing the past or future ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 1990s, 70s
Place: asia, taiwan
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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: gay cinema, touching, sincere, homoerotic, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, summer, first love, gay teenager, lgbt, gay relationship, teenage boy, gay love, gay romance, homosexual, homosexuality, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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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, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: child prodigy, prodigy, pianist, performance, family relations, rebelliousness, music, youth, parents and children, friendship, proposal, gadget ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pianist, investigation, secretary, letter, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, obsessive quest, musician's life, couple relations, aristocracy, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, Sweden, 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: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, reunion, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, actress, love and romance, high society, social differences, friendship, love triangle, pianist, fall in love, lifestyle, actor's life, friendship between women ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, uplifting, stylized, compassionate ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, gay slur, pianist, gay protagonist, singer, rock star, rising to stardom, boy, suicide attempt, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: los angeles, california, australia, new york, london ...
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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, stylized, adult animation, emotional ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, deportation, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, young lovers, love affair, success, society, latin ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: cuba, usa, new york, paris france, latin america ...
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Andhadhun (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, light, captivating, neo noir
Plot: blind man, pianist, evidence, murder, musician, blindness and impaired vision, witnessing a crime, murder witness, love and romance, visual impairment, blindness, murder investigation ...
Place: europe
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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: stylized, captivating, serious, atmospheric
Plot: pianist, blindness, female musician, therapy, doctor patient relationship, piano, doctor, loss of eyesight, chambermaid, dancing, nosebleed, blind girl ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1700s
Place: vienna, austria
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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, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: pianist, friendship, waitress, reconciliation, lifestyle, fall in love, collector, artists and showbiz, romance, couples, couple relations, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, 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: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: composer, musician, performance, pianist, mute or deaf, classical music, musician's life, contests and competitions, fighting illness, couples, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, germany
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Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this sequel to the original 'Fantasia' restores 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and adds seven new shorts.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pianist, disney, classical music, music, couple relations, mouse, friendship, buddies, imaginary, orchestra, art, apprentice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, rome italy, italy, europe ...
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Tokyo Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Netherlands, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, housewife, job seeking, unemployment, pianist, alienation, layoff, rebellion, hopes, family secret, dysfunctional family, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, china, middle east
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Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, harsh, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, infidelity, pianist, jealousy, love and romance, occupation, musician's life, restaurant, sex, menage a trois, deportation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, germany, england
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, surgery, negotiation, starvation, pianist, desert, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1993 ...
Place: africa, london, england, ethiopia, cambodia ...
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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, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage life, teenage love, youth, teen romance, love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, estrangement, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
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Beautiful Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight"s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, reunion, pianist, hometown, coming of age, couple relations, buddies, romance, couples, looking for love, friendship, snow ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, new jersey
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Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, redemption, sadism, self discovery, mob boss, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
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