Flora and Son is a musical comedy-drama film written and directed by John Carney. The Apple TV+ film follows the story of Flora, a single mother trying to figure out how to keep her delinquent son away from illegal activities so that he doesn’t end up in jail. That’s when she finds a guitar and tries to make her son interested in music but when that doesn’t work out she starts learning the guitar herself. Flora and Son stars Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Orén Kinlan, and Jack Reynor. So, if you loved the musical comedy-drama film here are some similar movies you could watch next.
Sing Street (Pluto TV, Tubi & Rent on Prime Video)
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Begin Again (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
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August Rush (Rent on Prime Video)
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Once (Rent on Prime Video)
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About a Boy (Rent on Prime Video)
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The Commitments (Rent on Redbox)
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Chef (Starz & Prime Video Add-On)
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