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Paris Blues (1961)
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: jazz, musician, fall in love, racism, african american, jazz musician, american abroad, composer, expatriate, friendship, nightclub, music, romance, friends, love and romance, couples, society, nightlife, ambition, introspection, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sexy films with plots about artists and showbiz, couples, love and romance, music, musician's life, romance and fall in love mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Paris Blues: 'Round Midnight (1986), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010), Mo' Better Blues (1990), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
'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 ...
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Plot: jazz, addiction, music, musician, friendship, alcohol abuse, rock and roll, bittersweet, drug addiction, solitude, segregation, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sex with stepmother, love affair, love triangle, infidelity, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, estrangement, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, russia
⇓ 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, serious, sentimental, contemplative
Plot: country, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, music, lifestyle, love and romance, rise to the top, americana, friends, overnight success, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, dallas texas, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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, serious, psychological, sexy, clever ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, saxophonist, romance, fall in love, jazz musician, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, 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, light, cynical, twists and turns, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, brother brother relationship, nightclub, jazz, audition, dog, music, musician, piano, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, new jersey, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, tragic love, social decay, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, fall in love, racism, love affair ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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 ...
Style: realistic, talky, intense, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, art, music, ballet, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, love affair, refugee, couples, life turned upside down, blind ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Bandage (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in Japan in the early 1990s, there's one rising band called LANDS, that is starting to find success amidst a flood of other bands. Asako and Miharu are two Tokyo high school students. When Miharu gives Asako her favorite indie rock band; a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: musician's life, friendship, betrayal, rising to stardom, romance, contests and competitions, dishonesty, music, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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A Man Called Adam (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: jazz, racism, prejudice, talent agent, musician, trumpet player, alcohol abuse, casino, showbiz, relationship vs career, gambling, friends ...
Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, couples, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, melancholic, touching, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, music, showbiz, hopes, cinderella story, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, love affair, couples, society, romance, fall in love, destructive relationship, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, siberia, warsaw poland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, semi serious, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, celebrity culture, self discovery, rock, relationship vs career, fall in love, showbiz, couples, friends, music, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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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: political, serious, realistic, suspenseful, allegory ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 391
Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Australia
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 ...
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Strictly Sinatra (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Glasgow, Toni Cocozza, age 28, aspires to be a lounge singer; his repertoire is strictly Sinatra, backed by Bill, an aging piano player and his only friend. Toni dreams big and enters a local television talent show. About that time, a local Mob ...
Style: realistic, enigmatic, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, love and romance, music, relationship vs career, jazz, singer, bittersweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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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: captivating, serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, artists and showbiz, society, music, rising to stardom, discrimination, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 9K
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: sexy, road movie, talky, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, stylized, dramatic, bad ending, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, musician, music, saxophonist, fall in love, world war two, jazz musician, orchestra, composer, nightclub, marriage, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, talky, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, drug addiction, musician, music, african american, racism, sexual abuse, addiction, bittersweet, women, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspense, psychological
Plot: musician's life, music, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Itsi Bitsi (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1962 is the year when an entire generation lives life as though it was their last day. Young activist Eik Skal√łe has his entire life turned upside down when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful peace activist Iben Nagel Rasmussen, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sexy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: talky, touching, emotional, clever, sad ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: romantic, entertaining, light, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 773
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, jazz, womanizer, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, relationship vs career, obsession, showbiz ...
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Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 417
Love Songs (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Peter, Margaux's American writer husband, leaves Paris in a funk and heads home, she finds herself the single parent of two near teens. She also gets a new assignment at work: to find, sign, and promote new rock singers. She discovers a ...
Style: sexy, captivating, realistic, serious, sexual
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, avant garde
Audience: date night
Plot: the beatles, couples, historical figure, musician's life, romance, music band, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, assassination, rising to stardom, music ...
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