Movies like Cadillac Records

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Cadillac Records
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, dramatic, factual, captivating, intense, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: music, music business, segregation, blues, musician's life, rock and roll, rags to riches, hip hop, jazz, chess, artist, drug abuse, performer's life, rising to stardom, chase, brutality, mentor, creativity, showbiz, drugs, ambition, brothers, runaway, artists and showbiz, drug addiction ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, poland, chicago illinois
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Biography, Drama, Music
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Drama, Music
USA
121 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, artists and showbiz, music, storytelling, musician's life, runaway and ambition mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Cadillac Records: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Get on Up (2014), Selena (1997), Bird (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love
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. ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
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What's Love Got to Do with It
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, dramatic ...
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Place: tennessee, usa
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Get on Up
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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.
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Selena
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
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Bird
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, reflective ...
Plot: jazz, music, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs, tragedy, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock and roll, mozart, rags to riches ...
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Duration: 134 min.
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    User:   93%
 
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 108 min.
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    User:   86%
 
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    User:   84%
 
 6.8
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La Bamba
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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System:   74%
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The Five Heartbeats
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, realistic, humorous, dramatic ...
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 7.7
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Ray
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: sincere, epic, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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    User:   64%
 
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Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, cerebral ...
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Notorious
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
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Lady Sings the Blues
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, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
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Walk the Line
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
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Coal Miner's Daughter
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: music, rags to riches, poverty, country, friendship, musician's life, mentor, rising to stardom, couple relations, unlikely friendships, runaway, coal mining ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
The Mambo Kings
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, captivating, intense ...
Plot: music, rags to riches, immigrants, latin, musician's life, dance, love, male nudity, brothers, performer's life, nightclub, family ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
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, serious, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: music, jewish, jazz, artist, musician's life, seduction, imaginary friend, french, rise to the top, runaway, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
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Backbeat
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: music, friendship, rock and roll, artist, music band, rock, urban, music business, musician's life, rising to stardom, unlikely friendships, drinking ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, hamburg germany, california, australia, seaport ...
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'Round Midnight
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, addiction, solitude, drugs/alcohol, drinking, artists and showbiz, obsession, life is a bitch, artist, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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System:   47%
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The Rose
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, rock, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, depression, rock and roll, rise and fall, blues, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa
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System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
Hilary and Jackie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, classical music, tragedy, mentally unstable, sisters, death, eccentricity, musician's life, mental illness, mozart, prodigy, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
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    User:   38%
 
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, serious, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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    User:   37%
 
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Georgia
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, musician's life, rock, sisters, downfall, folk, relationships, rock and roll, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 7.1
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Sweet Dreams
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, macabre ...
Plot: death, musician's life, rags to riches, performer's life, mentor, solitude, tragic hero, life, drinking, childhood, crumbling marriage, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, year 1961 ...
Place: virginia, west virginia
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System:   42%
    User:   37%
 

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