Movies like The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An aspiring country singer (Dennis Quaid) and his feisty younger sister/manager (Kristy McNichol) struggle to reach their dreams of Nashville stardom-as long as she can keep her brother out of trouble with the ladies and the law-in this drama "inspired by," but not really connected to, the hit '70s ballad. Mark Hamill and Don Stroud also star.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: revenge, roadhouse, music, friends, ambition, against the odds, artists and showbiz, country, lifestyle, disorder, siblings relations, desire for fame, dog, dancing, musician, on the road, truck, love triangle, courtroom, singing, jealousy, song, singer, judge, sheriff ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, tennessee, memphis

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Most similar movies to The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, musician and friends mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia: Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Hard to Hold (1984), Country Strong (2010), Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010), Rock Star (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, showbiz, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
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95%
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Hard to Hold (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never heard of him. Complications arise involving the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, semi autobiographical
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, jazz, sexual content, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, opposites attract, wooing, rock, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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93%
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Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, cheating on husband, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, tennessee, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having written the music and screenplay for this film, Paul McCartney also plays himself in the leading role. When the mastertape of McCartney's latest album is misplaced, he must discover its whereabouts in less than 24 hours or else risk ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: gangsters, rock, heist, musician's life, music, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, hare krishna, robbery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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78%
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Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, lifestyle, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Pure Country (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, country music, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, americana, couple relations, love affair, desire for fame, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Habana Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, follow your dream, friends, artists and showbiz, immigrants, music, latin, moral dilemma, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, showbiz, singer, girl group, performer's life, love and romance, family in crisis, urban, nightlife, r&b, siblings relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hearts of Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, fall in love, celebrity culture, rock, self discovery, unfulfillment, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
62%
Battle of the Year (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, dancer's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, artists and showbiz, underdog, athlete and trainer, dancing, music, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, moral dilemma, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, radio dj, hip hop, music, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, feel good, twists and turns, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, train, cousin cousin relationship, hypocrisy, music, musician, musician's life, rock, celebrity culture, fall in love, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Blank Generation (1980)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and must decide whether to continue with it, or return to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, cynical
Plot: punk, unfulfillment, love and romance, media, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, journalism, ambition, lifestyle, music, city life, destructive relationship ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Killer Diller (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Plot: blues, autism, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, fish out of water, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, misfit, prison life, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rock, fame, elvis presley ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, performer's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, reputation, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
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53%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, family relations, music, ambition, unfulfillment, music band, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, single parent, musician's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, christianity, religious, youth, once in a lifetime opportunity, family relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, music band, performer's life, friends, celebrity culture, showbiz, starting over, human nature, rock, musician's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: profanity, music, crimes, rivalry, musician's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, showbiz, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, performer's life, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, ambition, musician's life, love and romance, music band, music, profanity, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: country music, friendship, redemption, rise and fall, ambition, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, downfall, rising to stardom, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, year 2010
Place: usa, alabama, virginia, west virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, on the road, musician's life, buddies, music band, lifestyle, r&b, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, dancer's life, ambition, hopes, rising to stardom, love and romance, follow your dream, performer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%