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Paris 36 (2008)
 6.6
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Paris 36 (2008)
Original name: Faubourg 36
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries many, a leftist union-oriented candidate, Léon Blum, has been voted into power, and organized labor is feeling its new power by standing up to management.
Style: sincere, realistic, inspirational, colourful, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: working class, artists and showbiz, showbiz, performer's life, against the odds, music, life is a bitch, follow your dream, hopes, family problems, political unrest, rising to stardom, nudity (full frontal - brief), musician, male female relationship, singer, social problems, society, money problems, social relations, parents and children, urban, sexual content, oldies, love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1936, pre world war two, year 1935
Place: paris france, france, europe

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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 singer, artists and showbiz, song, singing, drinking, drinking alcohol and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Paris 36: Dreamgirls (2006), The Accompanist (1992), La Vie en Rose (2007), Burlesque (2010), The Josephine Baker Story (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, michigan, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, politics, obsession, infidelity, world war two, singer, pianist, maid, unfulfillment, society, war, manipulations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, london, england, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.6
 85K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 82K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, performer's life, desire for fame, backstage, nightclub, follow your dream, ambition, dancing, nightlife, love and romance, stripper, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: showbiz, vaudeville, cabaret, racism, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, human spirit, society, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france, usa, europe, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.8
 113K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, street musician, music, recording studio, friendship, singer, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Regular Lovers (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
Story: 1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail at the police. He smokes opium and talks about ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, revolution, politics, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, twins, hopes, injustice, love triangle, political corruption, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: france, europe, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.8
 5K
Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, going straight, life is a bitch, musician's life, custody, rock star, overdose, family problems, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, france, canada, vancouver, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 36K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: sincere, touching, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, musician's life, prodigy, aunt nephew relationship, musician, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: liverpool, europe, england, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.9
 59K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school, teacher, childhood, boarding school life, musician, music, boss, orphan, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 3K
Marina (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: against the odds, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, musician's life, society, parents and children, hopes, first love, immigrants, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, lyrical ...
Plot: backstage, musician, radio, singer, radio show, performance, country music, cowboy, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
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56%
 4.8
 53
W.C. (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: sincere, realistic, serious, multicultural, biting ...
Plot: immigrants, social differences, working class, looking for love, unfulfilled love, workplace, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, workplace situations, drug abuse, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
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Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, stockings, opposites attract, fascism, fireplace, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 86K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: country music, musician, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, financial problem, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, violin, love triangle, love, romance, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, brussels belgium, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 15K
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, artists and showbiz, couples, family secret, election ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, las vegas, italy, pacific ocean, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, suicide, marriage, actor, teacher, communism, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 6K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, touching, realistic, lyrical, intense ...
Plot: anti semitism, family relations, adoption, culture clash, love and romance, fall in love, gypsy, world war two, society, lifestyle, parents and children, ethnic ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia, england, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, russia, pennsylvania, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, contemplative
Plot: country, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, americana, love and romance, rise to the top, music, lifestyle, overnight success, friends, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 21K
Fame (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: high school, dance school, high school life, graduation, music, audition, follow your dream, ballet, breaking point, rehearsal, rising to stardom, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 2K
Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: sexual, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: ballet, dance, dancer, dancing, performer's life, strong female presence, profanity, feminism, rebelliousness, love affair, gender, love and romance ...
Time: year 1900, 1920s, 1890s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: europe, riviera, florence italy, san francisco, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, love affair, couples, refugees, life turned upside down, blind ambition, refugee ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, radical, hidden identity, follow your dream, parents and children, haunted by the past, eccentric family, rebelliousness, family in crisis, hopes, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, yale university, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 50K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, aids, friendship, bohemian life, musician, gay, eviction, drug abuse, protest, roommate, poverty, coping ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1989 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 3K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, youth, society, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, united kingdom, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%