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Cadillac Records (2008)
 7.0
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Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, inspirational, intense, talky, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, success, showbiz, performer's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rising to stardom, fame, music business, african american, civil rights, pop music, jazz music, rock and roll, rags to riches, blues, greed, segregation, couple relations, interracial relations, blacks and whites ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom and singer mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Cadillac Records: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), That Thing You Do! (1996), Get on Up (2014), Ray (2004), Jersey Boys (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, human nature, teenage life, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, rise and fall, fame, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 19K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: realistic, captivating, inspirational, emotional, talky ...
Plot: music, friendship, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, blind ambition, rise to the top, black man, creativity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 129K
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, pianist, jazz, addiction, heroin, civil rights, african american, guilt, music, musician, ambition, blues ...
Time: 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, seattle washington, houston texas, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 31K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, musician's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, performance, buddies, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: serious, humorous, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: price of fame, rags to riches, star, disc jockey, singer, blizzard, music, friends, air disaster, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 11K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, factual, based on true events, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, downfall, lifestyle, musician's life, self destructing, ambition, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, abusive husband, price of fame, music, destructive relationship, fall in love, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, musician's life, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 23K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: singer, elopement, rise and fall, music, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, musician's life, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, performer's life, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 65K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, african american, music band, ambition, showbiz, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, human nature, family problems, ambition, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: music, musician's life, latin, friends, drug abuse, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, addiction, unfulfillment, performer's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, performer's life, musician's life, rising to stardom, romance, family relations, rich and poor, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, racist, nightclub owner, music, addiction, tragic hero, lifestyle, blues, society ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, cross country, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 79K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, musician, fame, drug abuse, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd, addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, venice beach california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 215K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, marriage, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, musician, performer's life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, tennessee, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, poet, vietnam war, african american, ambition, fame, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, england, new jersey, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 26K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: death, dying young, marital rape, mexican american, musician's life, teenage love, music, prodigy, rock, latin, audition, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: country music, remarry, alcohol abuse, new year, rise and fall, showbiz, lifestyle, country, prodigy, tragic hero, musician's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, train, cousin cousin relationship, music, love and romance, couple relations, musician's life, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 3K
Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, celebrity culture, musician's life, desire for fame, music, showbiz, music band, performer's life, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, ambition, family life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, overdose, showbiz, discrimination, hollywood, love and romance, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, performer's life, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 2K
Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: jazz, interracial relations, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, discrimination, society, racism, ambition, love affair, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.7
 39K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: serious, rough, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, murder, death, fame, praying, gold tooth, boom box, urban ghetto life, rising to stardom, hip hop culture, music, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: seduction, jazz, jewish, painting, beach, composer, alcohol abuse, pop star, songwriter, singer, song, music ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 648
Little Richard (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a Black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: music, singer, hopes, r&b, religions or cults, lifestyle, society, haunted by the past, self discovery, clergy, rock, career change ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, hopes, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, ambition, addiction, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, great depression, americana, love and romance, musician's life, couple relations, hitchhiker, desert, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: showbiz, singer, girl group, family in crisis, desire for fame, relationship vs career, siblings relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 564
Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: jazz, infidelity, doctor, guitar, assassination, womanizer, ambition, obsession, musician's life, unfulfillment, music, desire for fame ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: tennessee, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%