Movies like Rock Star

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Rock Star (2001)
 6.3
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Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel Dragon band members culminate with the firing of the lead singer, Bobby Beers and the starting of recruitment sessions to find a new vocalist. Loosely inspired by the true story of the heavy metal band Judas Priest.
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, intense, melancholic, light, suspense, cult film, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, artists and showbiz, overnight success, musician's life, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, desire for fame, rising to stardom, music band, relationship problems, rock music, rock, friends, disorder, profanity, rock concert, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbian, gay, hotel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle, seattle washington, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Rock Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and sentimental films with plots about music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle and musician mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Rock Star: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Crossroads (1986), Prey for Rock & Roll (2003), Jersey Boys (2014), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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100%
 7.1
 14K
Crossroads (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.
Style: captivating, road movie, light, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, on the road, deal with the devil, music, friends, musician's life, obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, runaway, supernatural, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: music, revenge, concert, rape, ambition, musician's life, rise and fall, music band, lifestyle, life is a bitch, showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 33K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, performance, friends, buddies, performer's life, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1984, year 1976 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 3K
Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, family relations, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music band, lifestyle, single parent, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
 6.9
 28K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ⇓
51%
Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: profanity, crimes, musician's life, rivalry, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, showbiz, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, drug abuse, ambition, music band, music, rise and fall, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 1K
Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, hip hop, radio dj, music, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, missing person, mystery, friends, rock, showbiz, obsessive quest, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 36K
The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, desire for fame, ambition, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 605
One-Trick Pony (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.
Style: gloomy, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: rock music, record, failed marriage, lifestyle, hopes, crumbling marriage, ambition, musician's life, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, music band, starting over ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 892
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
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 2.3
 21K
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 ⇓
47%
 4.7
 14K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, love and romance, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: air disaster, rags to riches, disc jockey, singer, price of fame, blizzard, affection, music, relationship vs career, human spirit, showbiz, rich and poor ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 22K
Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: musician, singer, addiction, rock, isolation, drug abuse, musician's life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, hip hop, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 40K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: sincere, serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, rising to stardom, murder, urban ghetto life, fame, music, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
 7.0
 8K
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 ⇓
45%
 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, ambition, abusive husband, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, star ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 22K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: soul music, music, friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rise to the top, blind ambition, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 31K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, father son relationship, party, money, bartender ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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