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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Original name: Gainsbourg (vie héroïque)
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, captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, surreal, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, beach, song, composer, singer, alcohol abuse, pop star, songwriter, music, painting, musician's life, parent child relationship, artist, introspection, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, parents and children, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, ambition, lifestyle, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life: Ray (2004), Cadillac Records (2008), Bird (1988), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), My Way (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, country music, recording studio, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, seattle washington, rome italy ...
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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
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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, 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 ⇓
81%
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
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My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: ambition, oldies, musician's life, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, womanizer, parents and children, showbiz, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: france, paris france, egypt, saint tropez, monte carlo
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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
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72%
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Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, musician's life, follow your dream, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: australia, europe, france, california
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'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, music, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, musician's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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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 ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, destiny, artist, culture clash, art, nudity (full frontal - brief), eunuch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, captivating, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: french, singer, musician's life, national anthem, performer, song, blindness, music, childhood, cabaret, manager, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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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
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Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: actress, nazi germany, musician's life, blind ambition, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, washington state, usa
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
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Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining, harsh ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
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60%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, blind ambition, friendship, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new jersey, boston
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60%
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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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, couple relations, music, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, marriage, country music, music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, performer's life, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arkansas, germany, memphis, tennessee ...
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: semi serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: punk, musician's life, follow your dream, music, rock, rock star, polio, rising to stardom, human spirit, disability, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe
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59%
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I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, england, new jersey, minnesota, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, 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 ⇓
58%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: character study, redemption, guitar, country music, music, comeback, country, musician's life, self discovery, starting over, country singer, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
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Monica Z (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Monica Z" is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm.
Style: emotional, realistic, factual, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, drinking problem, jazz, relationship problems, family problems ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, usa, new york, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: jazz, saxophonist, musician's life, crumbling marriage, falling in love, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, showbiz, fall in love, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: blizzard, star, disc jockey, rags to riches, price of fame, music, rock, musician's life, performer's life, tragic hero, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: artist, infidelity, painting, jazz, addiction, rise and fall, success, falling in love, relationship problems, alcohol abuse, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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