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Farinelli (1994)
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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, heartbreaking, factual, emotional, disturbing, serious, sexy, dramatic, visually appealing ...
Plot: opera, opera singer, brother brother relationship, music, siblings relations, art, life philosophy, destiny, artist, eunuch, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, ambition, fall in love, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, sibling relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, italy, madrid, napoli italy, spain, england ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, musician, couples, lifestyle and death mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Farinelli: Amadeus (1984), Callas Forever (2002), Immortal Beloved (1994), Hilary and Jackie (1998), The Mambo Kings (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy
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: captivating, stylized, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, envy, music, musician's life, prodigy, composer, character study, genius, obsession, success, emperor, classical music ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 1780s, 1800s ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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Callas Forever (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, Romania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant).
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, aging, artists and showbiz, romance, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, hopes, opera singer ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: paris france
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100%
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, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, investigation, secretary, letter, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, musician's life, historical character, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, prodigy, sibling rivalry, career, flute, multiple sclerosis, sister sister relationship, cello, concert, music, musician, cellist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, performer's life, musician's life, romance, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, touching, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: composer, musician, pianist, performance, mute or deaf, classical music, musician's life, contests and competitions, obsession, couple relations, respect, fighting illness ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, vienna, germany
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24%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, music, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, older man younger woman, father son relationship, violin, older man younger woman relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
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23%
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, surreal ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, painting, musician's life, introspection, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, epilepsy, music, music band, depression, punk, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, london, manchester england, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, prodigy, musician's life, against the rules, follow your dream, feminism, gender, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, dishonesty, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, brussels, paris france, brussels belgium ...
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21%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, love and romance, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, disagreement, family relations, peaceful mission, couples, couple relations, dysfunctional family, rock, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, touching, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, painting, couple relations, tragic hero, tragic love, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: violin, orchestra, music, forbidden love, rise to the top, performer's life, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, human nature, teachers and students, apprentice ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, feel good, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music band, music, bittersweet, musician's life, artists and showbiz, friends, society, lifestyle, show tunes, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, budapest, munich germany ...
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20%
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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 ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, family secret, pianist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, italy, beverly hills, pacific ocean ...
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20%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, self destructing, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
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20%
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Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
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: serious, sincere, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: music, addiction, musician's life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, estrangement, human nature, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, singer ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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20%
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: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sexuality, sex, writer's life, gender bending, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, france ...
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20%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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20%
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The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: musician, prodigy, cello, homeless, music, street musician, mental illness, musician's life, life is a bitch, rich and poor, unlikely partners, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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19%
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, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, human nature, family problems, career change, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, art, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, love affair, couples, refugees, life turned upside down, blind ambition, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, rock and roll, music, blues, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
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One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, self fulfillment, follow your dream, cinderella story, couples, audition, opera, tv show, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music, music teacher, school, high school, follow your dream, dedicated educator, teachers and students, musician, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 135 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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, interracial relations, betrayal, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, society, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%