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7 Best Movies Like ‘Música’ To Watch If You Love the Film

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Música is a “non-musical musical” coming-of-age romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Rudy Mancuso. Based on his personal experiences, the Prime Video film follows the story of a young college student Rudy, who is about to graduate but still doesn’t if he should get a stable job or go after his dream of becoming a puppeteer. He finds himself stuck in a love triangle between his long-time girlfriend who doesn’t understand him and his dreams and a girl he recently met who seems to support his dreams, while also dealing with his overbearing mother who wants him to get himself a Brazilian girlfriend. Música stars Mancuso in the lead role with Camila Mendes, Francesca Reale, J.B. Smoove, and Maria Mancuso starring in supporting roles. So, if you loved the charming story and music of Música, here are some similar films you should check out next.

In the Heights (Max & Prime Video Add-On)

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In the Heights is a musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu, from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Based on a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the 2021 film is set in Washington Heights and it follows the story of Usnavi, a store owner who wants to go back to his homeland. The film also tells us the story and dreams of other residents of the neighborhood. In the Heights stars Anthony Ramos in the lead role with Melissa Barrera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Greenblatt, Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz, Christopher Jackson, Marc Anthony, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Jimmy Smits starring in supporting roles.

Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix)

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Tick, Tick… Boom! is a biographical musical drama film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Based on the semi-autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Netflix film follows the story of a young playwright and composer Jonathan Larson, who is about to hit 30 and still hasn’t made anything of himself. He takes a chance on himself and writes a play to perform in front of some industry people to sell it. Tick, Tick… Boom! stars Andrew Garfield in the lead role with Alexandra Shipp, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesús, Jordan Fisher, Stephen Sondheim, Phillipa Soo, and Joel Perez starring in supporting roles. The Netflix musical film follows similar beats of uncertainty in life as Música.

La La Land (Rent on Prime Video)

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La La Land is very different from Música, but in many ways, they are also pretty similar for example they both focus on a love story between flawed characters who have ambition. La La Land follows the love story of a young actress, who is failing and a musician, who isn’t able to play the music he loves. La La Land is as much about love as it is about ambition and dreams. The musical film stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles with John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Sonoya Mizuno, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Callie Hernandez, Tom Everett Scott, and Marius de Vries.

Begin Again (Showtime & Prime Video Add-On)

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Begin Again is a musical comedy-drama film written and directed by John Carney. The film follows the story of a talented singer-songwriter who is discovered by a struggling record label executive, who collaborated with her to record her album on the streets of New York City. Begin Again stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in lead roles with Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, James Corden, Yasiin Bey, CeeLo Green, and Catherine Keener starring in supporting roles.

Soul (Disney+ & Rent on Prime Video)

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Soul is an animated comedy-drama film about artists living with quite desperation, scared to follow their dreams. Directed by Pete Docter, the Pixar film follows the story of a middle-school band teacher Joe, who hasn’t achieved anything he set out to do which includes becoming a professional Jazz musician. When he unexpectedly dies just before his big break, he is helped by a soul who never went to Earth to rediscover his passion. Soul Stars Daveed Diggs, Rachel House, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Richard Ayoade, and John Ratzenberger.

Yesterday (Netflix)

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Yesterday is a musical comedy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle, from a screenplay by Richard Curtis. The 2019 film follows the story of Jack, a struggling musician who realizes one day that he is the only person on Earth who remembers The Beatles after waking up in an alternate reality. Later, he starts singing The Beatles songs and finds popularity. Yesterday stars Himesh Patel in the lead role with Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon, Joe Fry, Sophia Di Martino, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Robert Carlyle, Sarah Lancashire, and Lamorne Morris starring in supporting roles.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Rent on Prime Video)

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is for everyone who feels lost in their lives just like Rudy in Música. Based on a 1939 short story of the same name by James Thurber, the 2013 film follows the story of Walter Mitty, a middle-aged living a boring life who dreams up vivid action-packed scenarios to escape from the monotony of daily life. When his job is threatened he sets out on a journey that will change his life forever. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is directed by and stars Ben Stiller in the lead role with Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Stuart Cornfeld, Kathryn Hahn, and Patton Oswalt starring in supporting roles.

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