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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
Plot: jazz, friendship, nightclub, musician, composer, expatriate, music, friends, romance, racism, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, 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: 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, music, love and romance, couples, musician's life, lifestyle and friends mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Paris Blues: Mo' Better Blues (1990), 'Round Midnight (1986), A Man Called Adam (1966), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Brooklyn Babylon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, musician's life, rivalry, band, love triangle, brooklyn new york city, saxophonist, jealousy, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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'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: realistic, sentimental, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, musician's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: racism, casino, musician's life, hopes, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, touching, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, nightclub, love triangle, music, romance, performer's life, fall in love, relationship vs career, musician's life, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, social differences, tragic love, social decay, unlikely couple, interracial relations, opposites attract, musician's life, couples, racism, youth ...
Place: new york, usa
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66%
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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 ...
Plot: romance, hopes, showbiz, music, talent, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, musician's life, country, ambition, friends, overnight success, lifestyle, americana, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, texas, dallas texas, austin texas
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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, stylized, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, romance, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, fall in love, music band, rise and fall, showbiz, lifestyle, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
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62%
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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, rising to stardom, romance, contests and competitions, dishonesty, rivalry, coming of age, music, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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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, bleak, suspense, psychological
Plot: musician's life, drug abuse, addiction, music, life is a bitch, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, alcohol abuse, nightlife, identity crisis, rock ...
Time: contemporary
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60%
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, lifestyle, musician's life, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, couples, society, destructive relationship, romance, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, paris france, warsaw poland, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, emotional, captivating, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, ambition, rock band, music, addiction, drug abuse, performer's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, avant garde
Audience: date night
Plot: the beatles, assassination, rock, music band, celebrity culture, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, fall in love, musician's life, couple relations, music, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Star Is Born (1976)
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: emotional, captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: romance, tragic love, rise and fall, self discovery, rock star, fame, rising to stardom, music, love affair, couples, friends, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
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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: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, romance, elderly, couples, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, figment, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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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: sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious, road movie ...
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Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, emotional, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: betrayal, ambition, dishonesty, musician's life, fall in love, music, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, romance, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: atmospheric, tense, realistic, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: jazz, mind game, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, musician's life, blind ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, couple relations, breaking point, music ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Five Heartbeats (1991)
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, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, unfulfillment, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, drug abuse, addiction, hopes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Style: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, talky ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, lifestyle, dancer's life, rising to stardom, ambition, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, artists and showbiz, ballerina, teacher student relationship ...
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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, serious, touching, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, racist, nightclub owner, music, addiction, tragic hero, society, lifestyle, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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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: stylized, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, body painting, music, love and romance, seaport, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, fall in love, musician's life, celebrity culture, friends, lifestyle ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, entertaining, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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Yellow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amaryllis Campos is a young, classically trained Latina ballerina, who dreams of leaving her impoverished home in Puerto Rico to pursue fame and fortune as a dancer. Amaryllis heads for New York City, where she is forced to work in a seedy strip ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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44%
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 60
Horsey (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, sincere, realistic ...
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Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, cult film, romantic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, couple relations, love and romance, performer's life, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, hopes, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 931
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: racism, prostitute, politics, assassination, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, rebellion, alcohol abuse, society, disability, figment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans
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