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Rock Star (2001)
 6.3
 43K
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, stylized, melancholic, light, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal culture, heavy metal, rock music, ambition, success, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, overnight success, music band, relationship problems, rock concert, rock, friends, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll, lesbian, gay, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle, new jersey, seattle washington

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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 captivating films with plots about music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician, lifestyle and rising to stardom mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Rock Star: Almost Famous (2000), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Whiplash (2014), Prey for Rock & Roll (2003), Light of Day (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 274K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, fame, rock, music, journalism, musician, family relations, singer, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, san diego california, new york ...
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100%
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, rough, sexy, tragic ending ...
Plot: musician, singer, rock band, gay, lgbt, fame, music band, musician's life, music, aids, friendship between men, homosexual ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1980 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, united kingdom, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 829K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, dramatic, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: follow your dream, obsession, mentor, teachers and students, music, desire for fame, musician's life, jazz, drummer, music teacher, music school, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, captivating, cynical, serious, sexy ...
Plot: female musician, revenge, rape, rise and fall, ambition, music band, musician's life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, showbiz, friendship, inspiration ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 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, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, ambition, family relations, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, music band, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 35K
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, ambition, showbiz, performance, friends, musician's life, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 16K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, deal with the devil, on the road, music, friends, musician's life, obsessive quest, ambition, lifestyle, destiny, supernatural, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, music, musician's life, abusive husband, ambition, rape victim, music band, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 34K
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, marital rape, audition, music business, musician, music industry, rock star, forbidden love, interracial relations, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, southern california, new york, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, friends, hidden identity, desire for fame, hopes, ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, music band ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, drug abuse, nightlife, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, music band, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: musician's life, blues, singer, rock and roll, musician, music, showbiz, success, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, mississippi, london, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: music, musician's life, rivalry, crimes, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, hip hop, graphic violence, violence, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, rock star, artists and showbiz, music, musician, guitarist, infidelity, drug use, rock, rock music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: stylized, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: missing person, music, mystery, bittersweet, unfulfillment, musician's life, music band, obsessive quest, lifestyle, crimes, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, performer's life, musician's life, romance, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 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: rising to stardom, desire for fame, moral dilemma, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, radio dj, music, follow your dream, hip hop, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.7
 23K
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, singer, addiction, rock, isolation, drug abuse, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, music, depression, confinement indoors ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 39K
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: heavy metal, heavy metal culture, music, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition, desire for fame, drummer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 2.3
 24K
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: cinderella story, romance, showbiz, hopes, music, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: musician's life, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 1K
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: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, price of fame, singer, affection, dj, music, couples, friends, showbiz, human spirit, rock ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 9K
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, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, blues, ambition, rise and fall, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, fall in love, showbiz, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.8
 708
Hard to Hold (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never heard of him. Complications arise involving the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, semi autobiographical
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, jazz, couples, friends, artists and showbiz, romance, opposites attract, musician's life, music band, youth, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.7
 16K
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, realistic, stylized, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, music, love triangle, couple relations, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, ambition, performer's life, lifestyle, dancer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, musician's life, rebellion, youth, social misfits, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 33K
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, sexy, atmospheric, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, nightclub, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, party, father son relationship, bartender, money, lesbian ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 92K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, rock and roll, fame, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, hippie, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, usa, new york, britain, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%