Movies like Outlaw Blues

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Outlaw Blues (1977)
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Outlaw Blues (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring musician is released from prison to find that a song he had written while locked up has been stolen and made into a hit record by a country music superstar. When his confrontation with the star takes a violent turn the ex-con has to go back on the run, but he finds an unexpected ally in a shrewd background singer with a plan to turn the tables in his favor.
Style: humorous, offbeat, biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious
Plot: prison, musician, criminal, celebrity, runaway, outlaw, on the road, romance, fighting the system, performer's life, love and romance, ambition, chase, on the run, fugitives, artists and showbiz, country, chases and races, dishonesty, musician's life, false accusation, lifestyle, showbiz, lovers on the run, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee

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Most similar movies to Outlaw Blues

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, music and celebrity culture mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Outlaw Blues: Blast-Off Girls (1967), Payday (1973), I'm Still Here (2010), The Idolmaker (1980), Sunset Strip (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blast-Off Girls (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Sleazy music promoter Boojie Baker convinces a pop band to come work for him. He arranges play dates, publicity, record contracts, and the band's loyalty by getting his hired girls to exercise their feminine charms on all who stand in his way. ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: garage band, exploitation, marijuana, rock band, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, ambition, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, disorder, stoners ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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95%
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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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, career change, showbiz, celebrity culture, starting over, actor's life, performer's life, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Idolmaker (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
Style: suspense, humorous, biting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, rock music, music, musician's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, romance, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, music band, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Out of Sync (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Deacon, a down-and-out record producer, is given the job of making a singing star out of an industry mogul's girlfriend, an attractive but talentless starlet. He discovers a housewife with a powerful singing voice and decides to secretly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: lip synching, hidden identity, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, celebrity culture, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, cons and scams, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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FM (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, witty ...
Plot: satire, radio station, late for work, radio, student life, love and romance, fighting the system, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, workplace, musician's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, non-linear, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, performer's life, obsessive quest, musician's life, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, family problems, human nature, showbiz, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Trust Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trust Me follows flailing Hollywood agent Howard, who seemingly strikes gold after signing the next big child star. What results is an unexpected ride through the nasty inner workings of Hollywood, as Howard desperately tries to make it in an ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, prodigy, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rivalry, youth, intrigue, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rising to stardom, music, ambition, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, reputation, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, musician's life, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, las vegas, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Coast to Coast (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Madie is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York state mental hospital where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of a expensive divorce. Madie hitches a ride back to California with a certain Charles Callahan, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: chase, bounty hunter, mental institution, on the road, captivity, down on your luck, on the run, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, chases and races, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, music band, musician's life, buddies, lifestyle, r&b, friends, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, music industry, nothing goes right, music band, music, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, media, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, lifestyle, rising to stardom, actor's life, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: punk, buddies, partners, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, serious ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, rally, candidate, country music, music, profanity, sexual content, americana, social decay, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, H├ęctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, 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%
Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, fall in love, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, musician's life, buddies, comedy team, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Strange Hearts (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging former child star tries to capture the wealth that has always eluded him by latching on to a lucky man while both have their eye on the same girl of their dreams.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, rise and fall, celebrity culture, dishonesty, youth, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, cons and scams, manipulation, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Road to Redemption (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple come into contact with stolen mob money, gamble it away, and end up on the run from gangsters
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, on the road, crimes, love and romance, estrangement, disorder, redemption, self discovery, dishonesty, on the run, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 1K
Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, celebrity culture, americana, showbiz, fall in love, rock, lifestyle, obsessive quest, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 7K
Rhinestone (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: fish out of water, romance, against the odds, odd couple, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nightclub, teaching the ways of the world, italian american, music business, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: mediterranean, love, romance, ambition, prostitute, performer's life, love and romance, music band, artists and showbiz, crime gone awry, musician's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, nice france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, rebelliousness, on the road, teenage life, showbiz, media satire, friends, rock, nightlife, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, romance, rivalry, youth, couple relations, orchestra, friendship, music band, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rock, elvis presley, fame ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%