Movies like Paris Blues

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Paris Blues
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to America with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them. Ram, who wants to be a serious composer, finds Paris more exciting than America and is reluctant to give up his music for a relationship, and Eddie wants to stay for the city's more tolerant racial atmosphere.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: jazz, musician's life, romance, introspection, music, nightclub, friendship, nightlife, racism, relationship vs career, expatriate, composer, musician, hopes, society, couples, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, friends, lifestyle, saxophonist, hipster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Walk the Line
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
USA, Germany
136 min.
 7.9
Once
Drama, Music, Romance
Ireland
86 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, love and romance, musician's life, lifestyle, couples and ambition mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Paris Blues: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Glitter (2001), A Man Called Adam (1966), A Star Is Born (1976), Hearts of Fire (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Fabulous Baker Boys
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Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
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Audience: date night
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Glitter
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, awful ...
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Place: new york, usa
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A Man Called Adam
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: casino, musician's life, jazz, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio
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A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, performer's life, rise and fall, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, rock star, fame, self discovery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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Hearts of Fire
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, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
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Story: Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, sentimental, enigmatic ...
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Horsey
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, sexual ...
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: musician's life, urban, unlikely couple, friendship, romance, fall in love, urban ghetto, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, tragic love, city life ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, avant garde
Audience: date night
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, rock, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, depression, rock and roll, rise and fall, blues, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa
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System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
Pure Country 2: The Gift
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: country, musician's life, music, desire for fame, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, rise to the top, friendship, rising to stardom, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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W.C.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Set in and around the male and female toilets of a Dublin jazz bar. A drama concerning the trials and tribulations of two lowly paid toilet attendants and the people they serve.
Style: serious, sincere, biting, realistic, clever ...
Plot: social differences, jazz, bar, nightlife, romance, working class, workplace situations, society, workplace, prostitute, immigrants, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, russia, czech republic
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    User:   63%
 
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: love and romance, rock, artists and showbiz, music band, romance, betrayal, musician's life, music, infidelity, love affair, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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Backbeat
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
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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: rough, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: music, friendship, rock and roll, artist, music band, rock, urban, music business, musician's life, rising to stardom, unlikely friendships, drinking ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, hamburg germany, california, australia, seaport ...
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Roseland
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disco, dancer's life, nightclub, romance, contests and competitions, looking for love, artists and showbiz, elderly, hopes, loneliness, ballroom dancing, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Lady Sings the Blues
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, rags to riches, prostitution, murder, blues, musician's life, holiday, mentor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country, manhattan new york city
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Walk the Line
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, drug abuse, love, accident, musician's life, country, drugs/alcohol, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: arkansas, memphis, tennessee, usa, germany ...
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'Round Midnight
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, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, addiction, solitude, drugs/alcohol, drinking, artists and showbiz, obsession, life is a bitch, artist, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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The Company
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, dancer's life, performer's life, wine, music, ambition, creativity, dialogue, artists and showbiz, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   58%
 
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
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, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: music, jewish, jazz, artist, musician's life, seduction, imaginary friend, french, rise to the top, runaway, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
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Once
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, friendship, romance, immigrants, irish, rock and roll, musician's life, pianist, love story, loneliness, love, folk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
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Chico & Rita
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: jazz, immigrants, latin, romance, musician's life, music, couple relations, love affair, hollywood, love and romance, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s
Place: cuba, europe, latin america, usa, las vegas ...
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System:   47%
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Mo' Better Blues
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, music, musician's life, gambling, violence, artists and showbiz, urban, gangsters, love and romance, relationships, dialogue, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   51%
 
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Crazy
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: jazz, country, musician's life, rise and fall, music, artists and showbiz, infidelity, performer's life, guitar, assassination, doctor, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: tennessee, usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   43%
 
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: actor's life, hollywood, music, performer's life, jazz, desire for fame, rise and fall, discrimination, rising to stardom, racism, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
The Five Heartbeats
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, dramatic ...
Plot: music, friendship, music business, racism, musician's life, hip hop, rags to riches, rock and roll, corruption, segregation, ambition, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 

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The Jazz Singer
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 115 min.
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