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Play-Back (1997)
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Play-Back (1997)
Original name: Héroïnes
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two best friends, Johanna and Jeanne, live in the small town of Decazeville, a mining town in France and sing in the music group "The Sirens". Suddenly their paths in music and in life drastically change...
Plot: talent contest, drug abuse, talent show, friendship, female nudity, female friendship, jealousy, talent, supermarket, tv show, pop star, tv show in film, songwriter, fame, pop singer, jumping through a window, friendship between women, songwriting, mining town, stage performance, shoe store, cashier, stage fright
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about friendship, artists and showbiz, musician's life, musician, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity and music mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Play-Back: Barbara (2017), Cavedweller (2004), A Single Girl (1995), 'Round Midnight (1986), All About Love (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Barbara (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A director wants to make a biopic about the female singer Barbara.
Plot: piano, female singer, songwriting, playing piano, female nudity, male nudity, film within a film, songwriter, movie actress, actress, tape recorder, male objectification ...
Place: paris france
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95%
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Cavedweller (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.
Plot: friendship, husband wife relationship, female director, auto mechanic, abusive husband, disease, female mechanic, sister sister relationship, bathing, male nudity, mother daughter relationship, car accident ...
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87%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, social relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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85%
'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: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol, comeback, friends, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
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81%
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All About Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maria is a bright and attractive but not especially responsible young woman who is used to having things go her way in life. Out of school and with no clear career path, Maria ends up taking a job putting together cushions for chairs. But after a ...
Plot: strip search, love, politics, sex, male female relationship, twenty something, best friend, factory worker, shoplifter, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity ...
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80%
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Vox Lux (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrophe - while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. ...
Style: suspense, exciting, inspirational, rough, thought provoking
Audience: family outing
Plot: pop star, female singer, mother daughter relationship, symbol, transformation, illness, hopes, friendship, family, parents and children, family relations, music ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, year 2000, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, stockholm sweden, europe, los angeles ...
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74%
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Hit 'n Strum (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After committing a hit and run, a beautiful career woman attempts to clear her conscience by befriending her victim, a homeless but talented street musician.
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, unusual plot structure
Plot: street musician, father son relationship, lawyer, friendship, tuberculosis, songwriter, guitarist, singing, wedding, airplane, song, homeless ...
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71%
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Cold Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Simon and Dede are best friends: two aimless drunks who spend their days getting sloshed and any other available time getting laid. Simon is living on unemployment benefits in a trailer parked near his sister's apartment. Dede works at a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, semi serious
Plot: social relations, dark humor, strong sexual content, nightshift, friendship, alcohol abuse, unemployment, sexual relations, profanity, friends, buddies, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
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68%
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: psychological, clever, witty, sincere, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, couples, friends, musician's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, rise and fall, rehabilitation, performer's life, drug abuse, country ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
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68%
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Eden (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.
Style: realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: dj, youth, ambition, rise and fall, friendship, clubbing, coming of age, disco, musician's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nightlife, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, usa, europe ...
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67%
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A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, rockumentary, captivating ...
Plot: falling in love, singer, showbiz, alcoholic, fame, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, pop star, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
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67%
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Bolero (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: The film follows four families, with different nationalities (French, German, Russian and American) but with the same passion for music, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The various story lines cross each other time and again in different places and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized, epic ...
Plot: ballet, anti semitism, world war two, holocaust, society, musician's life, politics, artists and showbiz, love and romance, state affairs, music, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, post world war two ...
Place: russia, europe, france, paris france, moscow russia
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64%
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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: addiction, music, musician's life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, estrangement, human nature, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, life is a bitch, bittersweet, drug abuse, showbiz, addiction, r&b, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
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60%
You Will Be Mine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since the death of her father. The two young women develop a strange ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, youth, love and romance, gender, student life, unfulfilled love, musician's life, lifestyle, dishonesty, lesbian, obsession, music teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, lyon
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60%
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Backstage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the West Coast Crew dance troupe, led by the talented and ambitious Buddy, is selected to enter the widely broadcast “Superdance” reality TV talent show, the young dancers revel in their newfound fame and dream of their lives as winners of ...
Plot: dancer, jury, backstage, gay stereotype, talent show, competition, gay, tv show, intrigue, dance scene, contest, mute character
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59%
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Hometown Blue (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Solange is unhappy. She's a meter maid in Tours, working in the rain, subject to verbal abuse from those she cites. Her husband Patrick is consumed by the work of finishing their new house: carpet, tile, faucets. He's also a hothead, ...
Style: humorous, sincere, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: weatherman, urban, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, strong female presence, bittersweet, couples, dull life, husband wife relationship, writers, parking ticket ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, musician's life, romance, performer's life, 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 ⇓
56%
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Backstage (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An adolescent groupie zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: obsession, love affair, love and romance, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, musician's life, stalking, actor's life, couples, showbiz, teenage life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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My Best Pals (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: They are the best friends of the world. Five friends who shared everything: may 68, hippies years, the rock and their love for Bernadette. This Bernadette has left them to become a rock-star, and is back 15 years later for a weekend. Jean-Marie ...
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, reunion, introspection, friends, music band, buddies, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), once promising, pop singer, hashish, buddy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france
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54%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: revenge, rape, concert, rise and fall, music band, musician's life, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz, inspiration ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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54%
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Four Minutes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jenny is young. Her life is over. She killed someone. And she would do it again. When an 80-year-old piano teacher discovers the girl’s secret, her brutality and her dreams, she decides to transform her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once ...
Style: psychological, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: women's prison, handcuffed woman, prison life, prison, classical music, piano, prodigy, pianist, haunted by the past, teachers and students, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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52%
 7.1
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
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Coda (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous pianist at the twilight of his career meets a free-spirited music critic who soon becomes his rock as his mental state deteriorates.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, touching, inspirational
Plot: stage fright, grieving widower, older man younger woman relationship, street musician, bittersweet, hopes, life philosophy, prodigy, society, human relationship, chance meeting, love of one's life ...
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50%
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XOXO (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: XOXO follows six strangers whose lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night.
Style: romantic, captivating, exciting, funny, uplifting
Audience: teens
Plot: festival, pop star, party, kiss, rave, dancing, friendship, dating, love interest, car, singer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
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Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Australia
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, touching, serious, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, musician's life, desire for fame, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, prodigy, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 70s
Place: australia, paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 130K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hours and Times (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, suspense
Plot: friendship, musician's life, music band, artists and showbiz, gender, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends, performer's life, couples, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
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La Run (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Guillaume is a good young man. He has never taken hard drugs in his life, doesn't plan on trying, and has an honest job. Everything goes chaotic when he witnesses his father's attempted suicide over a heavy gambling debt. In order to pay ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, drugs, family, violence, money, drug
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%