Movies like Crossroads

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Crossroads (1986)
 7.1
 16K
Crossroads (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.
Style: light, inspirational, road movie, captivating, clever, touching, feel good, unusual plot structure, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, deal with the devil, music, rock and roll, destiny, on the road, coming of age, mentor, supernatural, adventure, musician, transformation, life philosophy, culture clash, runaway, friends, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, obsessive quest, devil, catastrophe, teenager, dancing, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Crossroads

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, serious and sexy films with plots about music, dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, artists and showbiz and family mostly in Music, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Crossroads: August Rush (2007), Rock Star (2001), Mo' Better Blues (1990), Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), The Rose (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 107K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, music, child prodigy, orphan, musician, youth, child protagonist, childhood, musician's life, orphanage, genius, chance meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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100%
 6.3
 43K
Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, intense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, heavy metal, music, rock and roll, rock music, audition, heavy metal culture, success, ambition, relationship problems, rock concert, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sexy, clever ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, saxophonist, romance, fall in love, jazz musician, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: sexy, harsh, melancholic, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician, teenager, mystery, destiny, first contact, culture clash, bullying, childhood, coming of age, hip hop ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.9
 9K
The Rose (1979)
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: sexy, road movie, talky, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock and roll, addiction, rock band, musician, love, women, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, music, bittersweet, depression, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former ...
Style: road movie, erotic, buddy movie, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love, rock and roll, romance, music, on the road, musician, mentor, music business, natural disaster, lone hero, underdog, visceral ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, harsh, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, musician, rock and roll, alternate reality, justice, hip hop, life & death, life philosophy, lone hero, mentor, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, inspirational, talky, stylized, intense ...
Plot: musician's life, rock and roll, singer, music, musician, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz, success ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 2.3
 24K
Glitter (2001)
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, melancholic, touching, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, music, showbiz, hopes, cinderella story, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 156K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 22K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: feel good, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, ballet, love triangle, teenager, music, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, ambition, gay, homosexual, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, intense, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, father son relationship, tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, estrangement, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: romantic, sexy, sentimental, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, musician, romance, music, love affair, male nudity, sex, female nudity, mentor, mozart, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 22K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: musician, rivalry, motorcycle, sensuality, music, human spirit, african american, dysfunctional family, redemption, aspiring singer, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minneapolis minnesota, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: school, teacher, dedicated educator, music teacher, musician, violinist, music, female protagonist, happy ending, school teacher, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 35K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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: intense, stylized, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, musician, rock and roll, life philosophy, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, performance, friends, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 16K
Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: sexy, romantic, melancholic, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disco, dancing, music, dysfunctional family, broadway, dancer, chase, psychology, adaptation, brutality, redemption, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
 2K
Tap (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, ...
Style: feel good, unusual plot structure, touching, intense, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gangsters, music, destiny, dancing, black romance, betrayal, fantasy world, family, catastrophe, culture clash, brutality, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, gloomy, talky, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, drug addiction, musician, music, african american, racism, sexual abuse, addiction, bittersweet, women, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sexy, sentimental, satirical, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: music, racism, rock and roll, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, corruption, music business, musician, dysfunctional family, finnish, fantasy world ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 53K
Flashdance (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack ...
Style: sexy, feel good, romantic, inspirational, sex comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: stripper, dancing, music, ballet, teenager, fashion, women, happy ending, cheerleading, rock and roll, romance, ballet school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: rock and roll, club, teenager, ambition, betrayal, friends, couples, love affair, infidelity, rock, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.1
 58K
Step Up 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, romantic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, happy ending, hip hop, contests and competitions, young lovers, high school, music, love and romance, romance, youth, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, emotional, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: suicide attempt, pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, musician, police officer, showbiz, domineering mother, musician's life, relationship vs career, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, mexico, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 26K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: inspirational, intense, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, romance, competition, rivalry, high school, college, ambition, leadership, teenage love, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 80K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: feel good, captivating, serious, intense, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: dancing, high school, teenager, music, youth, small town, rebellion, love and romance, dancer's life, rebelliousness, church, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 15K
Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: romantic, humorous, semi serious, light, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenager, high school, music, teenage love, rock band, ambition, friends, love and romance, rock and roll, hopes, rock, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, texas, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 35K
Drumline (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: music, underdog, hip hop, college, dancing, teenager, rivalry, destiny, adaptation, music band, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elwood, the now lone "Blues Brother" finally released from prison, is once again enlisted by Sister Mary Stigmata in her latest crusade to raise funds for a children's hospital. Once again hitting the road to re-unite the band and win ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, chase, music, prison, on the road, starting over, adventure, buddies, orphan, rivalry, car chase, buddy ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%