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Paris Blues (1961)
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, expatriate, composer, musician, nightclub, friendship, musician's life, romance, introspection, music, nightlife, racism, relationship vs career, 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: france, europe, paris france

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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, musician's life, music, love and romance, couples, lifestyle and ambition mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Paris Blues: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), 'Round Midnight (1986), Mo' Better Blues (1990), A Man Called Adam (1966), Glitter (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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...
Style: sexy, serious, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, nightclub, music, romance, musician's life, performer's life, liquor, success, love triangle, siblings relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
'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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, love triangle, musician's life, urban, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, ego clash, couple relations, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: casino, racism, musician's life, jazz, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Glitter (2001)
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, exciting ...
Plot: music, performer's life, romance, desire for fame, talent show, movie star, career woman, talent, follow your dream, rising to stardom, cinderella story, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: talky, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, blindness, tenement, park, innocence lost, disability, romance, interracial relations, parents and children, abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
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Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia, France
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, serious, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, musician's life, follow your dream, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: australia, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: friendship, country, musician's life, desire for fame, music, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, rise to the top, rising to stardom, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, dallas texas, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rise and fall, blues, ambition, music, addiction, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, rock, drug abuse, rock band, alcohol abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 888
WUSA (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: assassination, politics, prostitute, racism, fighting the system, deadly, dishonesty, society, clergy, assassination attempt, espionage, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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, gloomy, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, nightclub owner, racist, music, racism, showbiz, blues, musician's life, addiction, tragic hero, blues music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, cross country, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: jazz, saxophonist, musician's life, crumbling marriage, falling in love, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, showbiz, fall in love, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, gangsters, racism, music, crime, musician's life, jazz musician, nightclub, nightlife, crimes, urban ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
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Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching
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Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
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Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 390
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
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Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 103K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 5K
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: rough, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, body painting, music, rock, urban, music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, fall in love, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, seaport, england, northern germany, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 362
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: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
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Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
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 ...
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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Crazy (2008)
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: jazz, guitar, assassination, doctor, infidelity, country, musician's life, rise and fall, music, artists and showbiz, performer's life, womanizer ...
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Place: tennessee, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 2K
The Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Audience: date night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1981, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Music, Romance, Drama
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, country, musician's life, rising to stardom, love and romance, artists and showbiz, introspection, moral dilemma, love triangle ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 2K
Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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