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The Hours and Times (1991)
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, suspense
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, couple relations, performer's life, music band, life is a bitch, love and romance, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, human nature, couples, musician's life, gender, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, dancing, gay, musician, family relations, telephone ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about friends, artists and showbiz, couples, friendship, love and romance, unfulfillment and musician's life mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Hours and Times: Payday (1973), Stardust (1974), Georgia (1995), A Time for Dancing (2002), Stanley's Gig (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, biting ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, rise and fall, rising to stardom, love and romance, unfulfillment, musician's life, performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, country ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
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95%
 6.5
 879
Stardust (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, music, unfulfillment, music band, musician's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), performer's life, ambition, relationship vs career ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, estrangement, artists and showbiz, human nature, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, singer ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch, follow your dream, teenage life, lifestyle, single parent, society, unfulfillment, dancing, determination ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 181
Stanley's Gig (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: musician's life, redemption, haunted by the past, golden years, hopes, love and romance, friendship, daydreamer, comeback, singer, jazz, cruise ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: love and romance, introspection, family problems, looking for love, crumbling marriage, couples, folk, unfulfillment, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
That'll Be the Day (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park, where he discovers a world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, working class, music band, musician's life, hopes, rise and fall, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, youth, society, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, couples, family relations, peaceful mission, disagreement, couple relations, dysfunctional family, rock, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young-adult novel by Garrison Keillor and Jenny Lind Nilsson gets a lively update in this Showtime feature about an unusual family in Sandy Bottom, Wisconsin. The Greens share musical aspirations, but daughter Rachel (Madeline Zima), a talented ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, musician's life, culture clash, family life, dull life, supportive spouse, performer's life, family relations, orchestral, music, music conductor, choir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
'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: captivating, gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, friends, human nature, drug abuse, showbiz, comeback, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, estrangement, gay, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Harry + Max (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two brothers, 23 and 16, who are both teen idols, come to terms with their dysfunctional family past and deep affection for each other.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, romance, lifestyle, family relations, incest, alcohol abuse, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Business of Fancydancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, clever
Plot: friendship, tragic love, self discovery, haunted by the past, lifestyle, youth, family problems, couples, reunion, coming out, social differences, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, guitar, photograph, body painting, music, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, liverpool, northern germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 305
Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, best friends, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, romance, tragic hero, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, showbiz, singer, girl group, rising to stardom, love and romance, family relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, urban, nightlife ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, new york state, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.1
 766
Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: love and romance, hopes, parents and children, lifestyle, couples, friendship, destructive relationship, youth, music, religion, father daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 207
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair, addiction, r&b, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, music, lifestyle, ambition, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Man Called Adam (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: alcohol abuse, jazz, casino, racism, ambition, hopes, dishonesty, rising to stardom, society, music, musician's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: music, revenge, rape, concert, rise and fall, ambition, music band, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Plot: classical music, aging, rehearsal, musician's life, friendship, ego clash, intrigue, rivalry, life is a bitch, under the surface, marital problem, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 559
Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur ...
Style: touching, offbeat, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, solitude, self fulfillment, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, nightlife, human nature, performer's life, music band, ambition, gender ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 906
Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, rising to stardom, assassination, music band, artists and showbiz, music, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
When Love Comes Along (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Between getting trashed, tripping, blowing guys off and writing songs, Mark falls for Stephen. Fig and Sally put perform Marks songs between casual sex with anyone and everyone. Katie is a few-hit wonder who hit rock-bottom in L.A and returns to New ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: beach, sexual relations, performer's life, transsexual, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, best friends, betrayal, youth, young lovers, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lisbon Story (1994)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lisbon Story is Wim Wender’s homage to Lisbon and films. A sound engineer obtains a mysterous postcard of a friend who at the moment is filming a film in Lisbon. He sets out across Europe to find him and help him.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, amusement park, movie business, musician, filmmaker, road trip, film making, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, europe, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%