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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and dramatic films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, mentor, death, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Farinelli: Immortal Beloved (1994), Hilary and Jackie (1998), Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010), Amadeus (1984), Control (2007). 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, uncle nephew relationship, deafness, music, secretary, letter, investigation, musician's life, artists and showbiz, character study, mute or deaf, obsessive quest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
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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, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: concert, cellist, career, prodigy, music, mentally unstable, musician's life, musician, sibling relationship, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, pop star, alcohol abuse, song, singer, composer, songwriter, beach, music, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.3
 332K
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, music, mozart, envy, emperor, composer, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: classical music, composer, mute or deaf, pianist, artist, performance, dying, singer, musician, music, musician's life, fictional biography ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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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: sentimental, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: singer, elopement, music, rise and fall, latin, musician's life, performer's life, latinx lead, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: latin, nightclub, music, love triangle, ambition, true love, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, romance, couple relations, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, stylized, realistic, touching ...
Plot: orchestra, violin, music, musician's life, romance, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, love and romance, forbidden love, youth, power relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
Plot: music, school, classical music, composer, mentor, musician, dedicated educator, musician's life, apprentice, follow your dream, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: black family, price of fame, music, starting over, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, destructive relationship, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, music band, ambition, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: death, musician's life, dying young, marital rape, mexican american, music, oldies, latin, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition ...
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Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: harpsichord, royal court, feminism, convent, nun, musician's life, performer's life, palaces castles and temples, prodigy, against the rules, follow your dream, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual
Plot: infidelity, feminism, fall in love, romance, writer's life, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love affair, tragic love, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: italy, europe, france, venice, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, aging, sex, tyranny, passion, aristocrat, duchess, exile, politics, army, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: musician's life, music, prodigy, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, ambition, hopes, couples, lifestyle, singer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 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, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, jazz music, death of daughter, eiffel tower paris, heroin addict, music, addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, saxophone ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, betrayal, innocence lost, destructive relationship, romance, interracial relations, social differences, unfulfilled love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, opposites attract ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, china, tokyo, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, social differences, romance, love and romance, family, love, society, prejudice, empowerment, poverty ...
Time: 18th century, future, 1790s, 19th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, train, music, musician's life, rock, musician, older man younger woman relationship, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 98K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, youth, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: unsimulated sex, classical music, musician's life, sexual relations, eroticism, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, older man younger woman ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, helsinki finland, florence italy, st. petersburg russia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sentimental, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 48K
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, cello, violin, newspaper, music, musician, musician's life, homeless, unlikely partners, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, touching, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: rowboat, perfectionist, music, election, pianist, family secret, musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, italy, pacific ocean, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prodigy, drugs/alcohol, tragic love, romance, painter, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, tragic hero, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%