Movies like Purple Rain

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Purple Rain (1984)
 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: exciting, captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, cult film, enigmatic, talky, dramatic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, passion, stage, price of fame, suicide attempt, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock, couple relations, graphic violence, fall in love, couples, musician's life, introspection, soul music, rising to stardom, r&b ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota

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Most similar movies to Purple Rain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, love and romance, ambition, musician's life, romance and musician mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Purple Rain: The Mambo Kings (1992), The Song (2014), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), The Competition (1980), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, musician's life, romance, performer's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, hidden identity, friends, showbiz, rock, human nature, celebrity culture, starting over, musician's life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 2K
The Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, music, artists and showbiz, couples, americana, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 2006, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, abusive husband, fall in love, music, musician's life, ambition, destructive relationship, couples, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, prodigy, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, estrangement, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
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Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, showbiz, musician's life, relationship vs career, fall in love, ambition, unlikely couple, domineering mother, police officer, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 10K
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, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, tragic love, self discovery, fame, rock star, ambition, performer's life, unfulfillment, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 22K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, hip hop, ambition, leadership, teenage love, romance, competition, university, dancer's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 18K
Weightless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, disturbing, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, music, intrigue, love and romance, ambition, rivalry, concert, nightclub, restaurant, party, record producer, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, blues, success, showbiz, rock and roll, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 47K
Flashdance (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dance, dancing, music, cinderella story, underdog, ballet, romance, deadend life, ambition, rivalry, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 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 ⇓
52%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 55K
Step Up 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dancing, happy ending, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, young lovers, hip hop, music, romance, dance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 199K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, dancer's life, unlikely couple, romance, teenage love, resort, love and romance, dancer, sensuality, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
51%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 17K
Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, intense, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, cheating on husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, tennessee, dallas texas, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 69K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dancing, high school, music, dance, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 24K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.9
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: showbiz, alcohol abuse, singer, girl group, music band, society, lifestyle, strong female presence, soul music, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, music, dancer's life, youth, dancer, love and romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, teenage life, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 43K
Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, exciting, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, music, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, couples, parents and children, romance, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 415
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 ⇓
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%
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 ⇓
49%