Movies like 'Round Midnight

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'Round Midnight (1986)
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'Round Midnight (1986)
Original name: Round Midnight
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 sparks a final burst of genius in director Bertrand Tavernier
Style: sexy, light, inspirational, atmospheric, thought provoking, enigmatic, breathtaking, unusual plot structure, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: jazz, music, addiction, musician, friendship, alcohol abuse, rock and roll, bittersweet, drug addiction, solitude, love, catastrophe, dancing, gangsters, artist, relationships, loneliness, life, depression, obsession, art, racism, wine, hip hop, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, usa, europe, new york

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Most similar movies to 'Round Midnight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and melancholic films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, musician, storytelling, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like 'Round Midnight: Whiplash (2014), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Bird (1988), The Identical (2014), Last Days (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, mentor, teachers and students, musician's life, jazz, musician, drummer, emotional abuse, music school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, light, serious, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, disco, slut, working class, dancer, nightclub, slutty attitude, music, dysfunctional family, teenager, dance performance, dance contest ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california, usa
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 7.1
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Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, psychological, gloomy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, rock and roll, tragedy, character study, childhood, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: twins, musician, family relations, ambition, musician's life, supportive spouse, twin brother, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, follow your dream, jazz, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, alabama
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100%
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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, atmospheric, art house, lyrical ...
Plot: music, musician, depression, rock, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, rock and roll, loneliness, rock music, mental illness ...
Place: seattle, usa
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100%
 7.1
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A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, intense, twists and turns, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, aging, musician, music, musician's life, rehearsal, ego clash, intrigue, friendship, marital problem, under the surface, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, new york, usa
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100%
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: sexy, sentimental, satirical, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: music, racism, rock and roll, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, corruption, music business, musician, dysfunctional family, finnish, fantasy world ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes ...
Style: sexy, realistic, talky, harsh, visually appealing ...
Plot: jazz, music, sacrifice, catastrophe, runaway, childhood, australian, aging, brutality, transformation, survival, destiny ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: paris france, australia, california, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, emotional, depressing, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: musician, country music, loneliness, alcohol abuse, addiction, journalist, character study, singer, country singer, music business, redemption, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, austin texas, california, usa, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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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: sexy, road movie, talky, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock and roll, addiction, rock band, musician, love, women, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, music, bittersweet, depression, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
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Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: addiction, music, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentricity, musician's life, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, estrangement, drug addiction, sisters ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, gloomy, talky, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, drug addiction, musician, music, african american, racism, sexual abuse, addiction, bittersweet, women, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: jazz, musician, fall in love, racism, african american, american abroad, jazz musician, composer, expatriate, nightclub, friendship, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: suspense, talky, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: drug addiction, music business, infidelity, addiction, mistress, country music, showbiz, on the road, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, parents and children, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: lesbian, female musician, revenge, rape, rise and fall, ambition, music band, musician's life, inspiration, life is a bitch, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Man Called Adam (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: jazz, racism, prejudice, talent agent, musician, trumpet player, alcohol abuse, casino, showbiz, relationship vs career, gambling, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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, sexy, clever ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), jealousy, saxophonist, romance, fall in love, jazz musician, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: character study, country music, music, self discovery, comeback, musician's life, starting over, small town, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, career change ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, tear jerker, poignant ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: disability, jazz, music, youth, beautiful scenery, dysfunctional family, stereotypes, race issues, mentor, family bonds, single father, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, inspirational, lyrical, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: songwriter, music, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, rock and roll ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, poignant, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: music, musician, obsession, classical music, radio, artist, dark humor, music business, mentor, death, alternate reality, crime gone awry ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sexy, harsh, melancholic, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician, teenager, mystery, destiny, first contact, culture clash, bullying, childhood, coming of age, hip hop ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, stylized, dramatic, bad ending, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, musician, music, saxophonist, fall in love, world war two, jazz musician, orchestra, composer, nightclub, marriage, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
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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: intense, stylized, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, musician, rock and roll, life philosophy, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, performance, friends, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, lyrical, visually appealing, captivating ...
Plot: musician, jazz, success, seduction, music, songwriter, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, introspection, painting ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1930s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: talky, atmospheric, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, musician, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, art, artist, music business ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, music, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%