Movies like Cadillac Records

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Cadillac Records (2008)
 7.0
 19K
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, fame, rising to stardom, 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, 50s, 40s, 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, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Cadillac Records: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Dreamgirls (2006), The Five Heartbeats (1991), That Thing You Do! (1996), Ray (2004). 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, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, musician's life, lifestyle, celebrity culture, couple relations, human nature, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 66K
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, lyrical, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, african american, music band, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, hopes, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, society, showbiz, lifestyle, addiction ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ 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, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, musician's life, fame, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 133K
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, addiction, heroin, civil rights, african american, guilt, music, ambition, blues ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, florida, montreal quebec canada, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, abusive husband, price of fame, music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, music band, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, performer's life, musician's life, human spirit, showbiz, hopes, singing, tragedy, elopement, life is a bitch, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 20K
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: captivating, realistic, inspirational, emotional, talky ...
Plot: music, friendship, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, desire for fame, showbiz, blind ambition, rise to the top, black man, creativity ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, romance, lifestyle, dancing, life is a bitch, rise and fall, drug abuse, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, puerto rico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 32K
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, captivating, serious, intense ...
Plot: music band, music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, showbiz, ambition, buddies, performer's life, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, stylized, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, musician's life, downfall, self destructing, ambition, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, captivating, humorous, serious, touching ...
Plot: price of fame, blizzard, rags to riches, disc jockey, singer, affection, music, rock, tragic hero, music band, addiction, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rags to riches, relationship vs career, human nature, ambition, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 27K
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, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, rock musician, rock star, music industry, concert, musician, main character dies, star ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 40K
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, sincere, factual, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, murder, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, fame, music, success, ambition, drugs/alcohol, african american, lifestyle, backstage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 55K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
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, vietnam war, poet, african american, ambition, celebrity culture, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, woodstock, harlem manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, musician's life, love affair, ambition, society, discrimination, racism, rising to stardom, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, musician's life, ambition, introspection, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician, imaginary character, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, jazz, racism, showbiz, nightclub owner, racist, music, addiction, bittersweet, musician's life, artists and showbiz, tragic hero ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, profanity, drugs/alcohol, rock, rock star, infidelity, musician, drug use
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 14K
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Plot: family secret, lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition, love and romance, showbiz, couples, pianist, election ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, italy, new york, pacific ocean, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, music, performer's life, romance, musician's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 81K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
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, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, hippie, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1970 ...
Place: california, usa, miami, paris france, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.6
 582
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: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: jazz, infidelity, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, obsession, womanizer, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: tennessee, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 225K
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, musician, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, germany, tennessee, memphis, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, feel good, realistic, whimsical, entertaining ...
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, train, music, sexual content, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, musician's life, fall in love, profanity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 3K
My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician's life, womanizer, rising to stardom, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, childhood, father son conflict, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: france, egypt, monte carlo, saint tropez, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 3K
Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, musician's life, desire for fame, music, showbiz, music band, family life, relationship vs career, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
⇓ 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, couple relations, americana, love and romance, musician's life, on the road, hitchhiker, desert ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 45K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, rock music, artists and showbiz, teenage life, rising to stardom, ambition, drugs/alcohol, teenager, coming of age, name calling, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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