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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, fall in love, friendship, nightclub, musician, composer, expatriate, music, friends, romance, racism, love and romance, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, couples, musician's life, nightlife, lifestyle, introspection, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, party, hotel ...
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, touching and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, love and romance, couples, romance and ambition mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Paris Blues: Forty Shades of Blue (2005), 'Round Midnight (1986), Mo' Better Blues (1990), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Brooklyn Babylon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sincere, emotional, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, family problems, love and romance, estrangement, couples, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
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100%
'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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, friends, comeback, human nature, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious, psychological, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, rivalry, musician's life, band, love triangle, saxophonist, brooklyn new york city, jealousy, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, sincere, clever, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, love triangle, nightclub, music, romance, family relations, couples, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, tragic love, social decay, social differences, opposites attract, unlikely couple, musician's life, racism, love affair, fall in love ...
Place: new york, usa
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59%
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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, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, musician's life, betrayal, dishonesty, romance, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, fall in love, music, artists and showbiz, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, rising to stardom, rise to the top, romance, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, musician's life, overnight success, friends, fall in love, country, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, dallas texas, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: racism, alcohol abuse, jazz, casino, dishonesty, rising to stardom, society, music, musician's life, life is a bitch, couples, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental, touching, intense, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fashion, ballet, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, love affair, life turned upside down, refugees, couples, blind ambition, refugee, art ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 3K
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: captivating, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, discrimination, society, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 456
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, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: impossible love, fall in love, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, wartime life, friendship, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: suspenseful, contemplative, serious, realistic, allegory
Plot: racism, politics, prostitute, assassination, graphic violence, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, cons and scams, idealism, drug abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), figment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 414
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, artists and showbiz, musician's life, stalking, desire for fame, romance, music, lifestyle, unfulfillment, ambition, music band, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, love affair, musician's life, lifestyle, opposites attract, society, couples, destructive relationship, fall in love, romance, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, mallorca, warsaw poland, siberia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, rose, rock band, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, showbiz, downfall ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 309
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 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, ambition, hopes, obsessive quest, desire for fame, follow your dream, unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, prodigy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 70s
Place: australia, paris france, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sentimental, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, fall in love, saxophonist, ambition, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, couple relations, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, music, life is a bitch, ambition, lifestyle, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, emotional, touching, based on true events
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, musician's life, music band, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rock, fall in love, romance, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspense, touching, talky, emotional, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, interracial relations, blindness, disability, family relations, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, tenement, park, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, fall in love, americana, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, friends ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985)
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, realistic, serious, avant garde
Audience: date night
Plot: the beatles, couples, music, music band, musician's life, romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, performer's life, bittersweet, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: blues, drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, nightclub owner, racist, music, addiction, bittersweet, lifestyle, figment ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 19K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, price of fame, passion, stage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 426
Roseland (1977)
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: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, romance, elderly, couples, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, nightclub, dance school ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 598
Crazy (2008)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: jazz, infidelity, rise and fall, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, womanizer, relationship vs career, showbiz, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, betrayal, friends, couples, infidelity, tragic love, rock, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, music band, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6K
The Company (2003)
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: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All Night Long (1962)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, mind game, nightclub, vengeance, manipulation, rivalry, musician's life, showbiz, interracial relations, couple relations, infidelity, breaking point ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%