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King of Salsa
Original name: El cantante
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: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, romance, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, dancing, couples, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, dance, pot smoking, beer drinking, puerto rican ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
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Walk the Line
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
USA, Germany
136 min.
 7.9
Elvis
Biography, Drama, Music
USA, Germany
173 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to King of Salsa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like King of Salsa: The Temptations (1998), Selena (1997), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Elvis (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Temptations
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: music band, music, musician's life, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, flashback, showbiz, reunion, artists and showbiz, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: detroit, usa
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Selena
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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, latin, murder, musician's life, dancing, tragedy, rags to riches, performer's life, music business, hip hop, family, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, mexico
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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. ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, addiction, showbiz, music band, drug addiction, rock and roll, death, women, musician's life, rise and fall, segregation, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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What We Do Is Secret
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: music band, punk, music, musician's life, rock, performer's life, prodigy, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, celebrity culture, nightlife ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Elvis
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, rock, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, folk hero, hotshot hero, desire for fame, rise and fall, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa
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The Buddy Holly Story
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: humorous, serious, dramatic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician's life, rock, fighting the system, mozart, performer's life, mentor, runaway, death, tragic hero, creativity ...
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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
Plot: music, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, drug abuse, love, accident, musician's life, country, drugs/alcohol, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
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A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, performer's life, rise and fall, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, rock star, fame, self discovery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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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
Place: new york, cuba, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
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    User:   74%
 
 7.1
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Elvis
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: musician's life, rock, music, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, showbiz, family life, power relations, washed up star, artists and showbiz, music band, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
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System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
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 ...
Plot: music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock and roll, love, violence, mentor, crumbling marriage, divorce, rising to stardom, runaway, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   63%
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Crazy
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: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: jazz, country, musician's life, rise and fall, music, artists and showbiz, infidelity, performer's life, guitar, assassination, doctor, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: tennessee, usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   54%
 
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film, which chronicles Garland's life from her first public performance in 1924 until her death in 1969, is divided into two parts: the first part depicts her rise to fame in the 1930s, her descent into drugs, and her fall from grace in the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: music, actor's life, musician's life, hollywood, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, addiction, showbiz, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1930s, 1950s, 1940s
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    User:   62%
 
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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, serious, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
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Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
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Hendrix
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, hotshot hero, music, musician's life, rock, performer's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music band, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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    User:   61%
 
 7.0
 782
Two of Us
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: rock, music band, friendship, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, reunion, artists and showbiz, friends, assassination, breakup ...
Time: 90s, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   63%
 
 7.2
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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 ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
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 7.0
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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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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 ...
Plot: music, friendship, music business, racism, musician's life, hip hop, rags to riches, rock and roll, corruption, segregation, ambition, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
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Your Cheatin' Heart
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: country, musician's life, music, performer's life, prodigy, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, tragic hero, rising to stardom, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
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Hilde
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: musician's life, blind ambition, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, actress, nazi germany, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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System:   51%
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Great Balls of Fire!
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: feel good, serious, realistic, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: music, rise and fall, rock and roll, musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, pornography, celebrity culture, music business, mentor, fall in love, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Glitter
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, awful ...
Plot: music, romance, hip hop, music business, performer's life, family, desire for fame, rags to riches, follow your dream, lame, rising to stardom, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Payday
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: serious, biting, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: country, musician's life, on the road, performer's life, rehabilitation, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, infidelity, addiction, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   51%
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 6.7
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Stardust
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, music, performer's life, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, drug abuse, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
 7.5
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This Is Elvis
Genre: Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those close to him. This biographical docu-drama features rare ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: music, rock and roll, rock, musician's life, death, hospital, blues, performer's life, life philosophy, oldies, rise and fall, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: hawaii, new jersey, germany
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System:   46%
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Grace of My Heart
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music, musician's life, rock and roll, music business, rise and fall, romance, self discovery, songwriter, alternate universe, couple relations, creativity, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 554
Halim
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: world, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, orphan, rise to the top, unfulfilled love, showbiz, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
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System:   44%
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John and Yoko: A Love Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, avant garde
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, romance, music, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, the beatles, fall in love, music band, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
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Shooting Livien
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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