Movies like Purple Rain

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Purple Rain (1984)
 6.5
 22K
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, sexy, twists and turns, light, enigmatic, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: musician, rivalry, motorcycle, sensuality, music, human spirit, african american, dysfunctional family, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief), aspiring singer, rock and roll, performer's life, ambition, dancing, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rock band, domestic violence, singer, lust, anger, nightclub, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minneapolis minnesota, usa, 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, sexy and captivating films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, romance, musician and dialogue mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Purple Rain: What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), A Star is Born (2018), The Mambo Kings (1992), Beyond the Lights (2014), A Star Is Born (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: inspirational, sincere, intense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: music, domestic violence, musician, black woman, rock and roll, african american woman, price of fame, childhood, women, rape victim, starting over, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 378K
A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: sad, sincere, uplifting, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: singer, showbiz, country music, alcoholic, fame, addiction, brother brother relationship, friendship, love, drinking problem, suicide, backstage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, melancholic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, rags to riches, latin, performer's life, musician's life, romance, family relations, brother brother relationship, sibling rivalry, fame, true love, love story ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, new york, havana cuba, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romantic, melancholic, emotional, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: suicide attempt, pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, musician, police officer, showbiz, domineering mother, musician's life, relationship vs career, ambition, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, mexico, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 12K
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, romance, drug addiction, women, rock and roll, rock star, fame, rise and fall, self discovery, performer's life, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 26K
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: inspirational, intense, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, romance, competition, rivalry, high school, college, ambition, leadership, teenage love, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 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: sexy, unusual plot structure, harsh, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, musician, rock and roll, alternate reality, justice, hip hop, life & death, life philosophy, lone hero, mentor, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 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: sentimental, serious, uplifting, captivating, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, musician's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, music, couples, americana, country singer, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 2006, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: romantic, sexy, sentimental, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, musician, romance, music, love affair, male nudity, sex, female nudity, mentor, mozart, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
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, intense, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, father son relationship, tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, estrangement, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: rock and roll, club, teenager, ambition, betrayal, friends, couples, love affair, infidelity, rock, fall in love, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 21K
Song to Song (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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: love, love triangle, music, intrigue, love and romance, rivalry, ambition, party, nightclub, restaurant, infidelity, sexual humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, inspirational, talky, stylized, intense ...
Plot: musician's life, rock and roll, singer, music, musician, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz, success ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 53K
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: sexy, feel good, romantic, inspirational, sex comedy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: stripper, dancing, music, ballet, teenager, fashion, women, happy ending, cheerleading, rock and roll, romance, ballet school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 229K
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: feel good, sexy, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: dancing, romance, forbidden love, coming of age, love and romance, love story, fall in love, unlikely couple, dancer, summer romance, dancer's life, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: road movie, erotic, buddy movie, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love, rock and roll, romance, music, on the road, musician, mentor, music business, natural disaster, lone hero, underdog, visceral ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 18K
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: melancholic, twists and turns, intense, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country music, infidelity, musician, love triangle, cheating on husband, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, tennessee, las vegas, usa, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.8
 29K
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, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 7K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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, lyrical, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, dancer's life, dancing, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 46K
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, inspirational, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, love and romance, cheerleading, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenager, choreographer, ambition, sexual harassment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 446
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 ⇓
43%
 4.4
 489
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 ⇓
43%
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The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: intense, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, gangsters, music, crimes, nightclub, prohibition, gang war, love triangle, ambition, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 80K
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: feel good, captivating, serious, intense, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: dancing, high school, teenager, music, youth, small town, rebellion, love and romance, dancer's life, rebelliousness, church, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 34K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Style: feel good, romantic, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, dance contest, romance, teenager, follow your dream, rivalry, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, victory, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
 7.4
 156K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 250K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rock and roll, music, country music, musician's life, addiction, musician, drug addiction, marriage, accident, love, rags to riches, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: feel good, romantic, entertaining, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage love, dancer, dancer's life, youth, ballet, contests and competitions, breakdance, dance contest, high school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%