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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, semi serious, suspense, biting, offbeat
Plot: disability, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, musician's life, hopes, rising to stardom, couple relations, polio, artists and showbiz, rock and roll, father son relationship, rock, drug addiction, rock music, punk, erotica, youth, empire, punk rock ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: ireland, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle and musician mostly in Biography, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: What We Do Is Secret (2007), Lennon Naked (2010), Selena (1997), Good Vibrations (2012), Control (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
 5.9
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Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, couple relations, rock, dysfunctional family, peaceful mission, couples, disagreement, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.8
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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 ⇓
91%
Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: music band, ambition, lifestyle, punk, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, musician's life, state affairs, music, musician, civil war, punk rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 7.6
 65K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, touching, lyrical, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: depression, musician, singer, musician's life, music, punk, suicide, epilepsy, rock and roll, music band, performance, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: follow your dream, opera singer, talent show, against the odds, self fulfillment, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, audition, couples, opera, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, showbiz, womanizer, rising to stardom, family relations, parents and children, childhood, father son conflict, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956 ...
Place: saint tropez, france, monte carlo, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: museum, music, follow your dream, loss of daughter, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, musical tour, latin ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: chile, latin america, paris france, geneva switzerland, santiago chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, music, bittersweet, musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: country music, female protagonist, music, husband wife relationship, poverty, musician, coal mining, rags to riches, music business, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 4K
Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, music, rock music, price of fame, rags to riches, celebrity culture, musician's life, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: las vegas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 825
Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, entertaining ...
Plot: nun, convent, mother superior, musician's life, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, rebellion, rise and fall, clergy, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
71%
 6.4
 773
Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, jazz, womanizer, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, relationship vs career, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, chicago illinois, usa, florida, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 25K
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: emotional, talky, heartbreaking, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, music, musician, creativity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, blind ambition ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, south carolina, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
70%
Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: gay, lgbt, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, music band, love and romance, anti conformity, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 4K
Marina (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: against the odds, follow your dream, society, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician, parents and children, hopes, first love, father son relationship, male nudity ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
68%
 7.2
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Elvis (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
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Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: singer, ambition, rise and fall, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, folk hero, comeback, fame ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, beverly hills, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
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Amália (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 127 min.
Story: You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you'll get to know the woman behind the myth.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, rise and fall, human nature, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, family relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rock star, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, rock, guitarist, infidelity, drug use, rock music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
66%
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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, dramatic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: music, musician, rock and roll, rock music, air disaster, rock, rags to riches, price of fame, music business, chase, greed, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: factual, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, historical figure, musician's life, family problems, love and romance, ambition, country music, showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
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Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, older man younger woman relationship, nazi germany, artists and showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, showbiz, rise and fall, desire for fame, human nature, celebrity culture, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, performer's life, music, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, singer, reputation, pop star ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Janie Jones (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: rock star, self discovery, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, musician's life, father daughter relationship, friendship, society, couples, rock and roll, drug addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: blindness, prodigy, human spirit, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, music, piano
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%