Movies like Farinelli

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Farinelli (1994)
 6.9
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Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, touching, factual, emotional, disturbing, heartbreaking, serious, dramatic, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, destiny, artist, eunuch, culture clash, art, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, ambition, fall in love, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, sibling relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england, vienna

Most similar movies to Farinelli

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about artists and showbiz, couples, music, death, musician's life, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Farinelli: Immortal Beloved (1994), Hilary and Jackie (1998), The Mambo Kings (1992), Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010), Copying Beethoven (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: pianist, secretary, letter, investigation, deafness, uncle nephew relationship, music, romance, mute or deaf, couple relations, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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, sentimental, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prodigy, career, cellist, concert, music, lifestyle, mentally unstable, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, musician's life, romance, rising to stardom, performer's life, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, captivating, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, painting, composer, beach, songwriter, pop star, alcohol abuse, song, singer, music ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 80s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: singer, dying, performance, artist, musician, pianist, composer, classical music, mute or deaf, love and romance, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 22K
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, relationship vs career, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.3
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, envy, emperor, music, mozart, obsession, composer, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, desire for fame, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 19th century, 1800s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, school, musician, classical music, composer, mentor, parents and children, lifestyle, musician's life, couples, youth, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: violin, orchestra, music, forbidden love, power relations, teachers and students, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, human nature, musician's life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 57K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, punk, music band, depression, suicide, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, extramarital affair, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: europe, england, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: feminism, infidelity, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, forbidden love, couple relations, writer's life, fall in love, couples, love affair, gender bending ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: italy, france, venice, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA ...
Style: gloomy, captivating, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: couples, introspection, lifestyle, ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, hopes, crumbling marriage, music, couple relations, musician's life, classical music ...
Time: 18th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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: captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, love and romance, jealous spouse, friends, couple relations, hopes, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mozart's Sister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: convent, nun, feminism, harpsichord, royal court, artists and showbiz, family relations, against the rules, performer's life, parents and children, hopes, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, versailles, english channel, brussels belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Harmonists (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, musician's life, human spirit, society, lifestyle, love and romance, friends, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, music band ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, warsaw poland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: death, mexican american, marital rape, dying young, musician's life, music, latin, youth, opposites attract, young lovers, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 3K
Georgia (1995)
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, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, artists and showbiz, ambition, family life, folk, couples, musician's life, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, cousin cousin relationship, train, music, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, love and romance, artists and showbiz, musical tour, couple relations, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 10K
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, realistic, captivating, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, eiffel tower paris, jazz music, heroin addict, death of daughter, music, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic, colourful ...
Plot: artist, art, politics, aging, tyranny, exile, duchess, passion, aristocrat, sex, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 860
Paganini (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolo Paganini, who set whole Europe of the 19th century into frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers us an incredibly profound and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: classical music, unsimulated sex, ambition, musician's life, music, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, lifestyle, eroticism, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 54K
Becoming Jane (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Style: touching, intellectual, romantic, sweet, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: writer's life, unfulfilled love, jane austen, romance, poverty, social differences, love and romance, prejudice, society, love, couple relations, family ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, addiction, music band, human nature, rise and fall, lifestyle, teenage life, couples, musician's life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: election, pianist, family secret, perfectionist, rowboat, music, couples, untimely death, musician's life, lifestyle, mentally unstable, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, italy, pacific ocean, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 10K
Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: prodigy, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, regret, addiction, artist, painting, tragic hero, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, tragic love, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 974
Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: music band, family problems, musician's life, couples, lifestyle, rock, dysfunctional family, peaceful mission, couple relations, friends, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, intense, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, adoption, culture clash, fall in love, love and romance, social relations, family relations, parents and children, society, lifestyle, ethnic, male female relationship ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 6K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, destiny, human nature, introspection, breakup, contact, family problems, couples, family relations, crumbling relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, st. petersburg russia, florence italy, australia, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha, seeks to fulfill her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows and the loss she endures touches something deep within us all.
Style: emotional, stylized, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, betrayal, love affair, opposites attract, innocence lost, society, tragic love, custody, social differences, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, china, tokyo, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%