Movies like A Star Is Born

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A Star Is Born (1976)
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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 ascending while his goes into decline.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: romance, tragic love, self discovery, rise and fall, rock star, fame, music, friends, performer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, hollywood, ambition, love affair, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, love, musician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona

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Most similar movies to A Star Is Born

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, music and couples mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like A Star Is Born: Hearts of Fire (1987), The Rose (1979), Glitter (2001), Scenes from the Goldmine (1987), The Jazz Singer (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: semi serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, rise to the top, desire for fame, fall in love, artists and showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, music band, music, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 7K
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: emotional, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, ambition, rock band, music, addiction, drug abuse, fall in love, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 2.2
 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 ...
Plot: romance, hopes, showbiz, music, talent, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Plot: ambition, betrayal, musician's life, romance, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, music band, rock, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: tradition, showbiz, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, estrangement, family relations, artists and showbiz, musician's life, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: serious, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: price of fame, singer, rags to riches, disc jockey, blizzard, music, tragic hero, rock, music band, addiction, ambition, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: music, romance, friends, latin, drug abuse, couples, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, puerto rico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, romance, love affair, life is a bitch, ambition, couples, hospital, love triangle, racecar driver, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 7.8
 215K
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, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, marriage, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, musician, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.7
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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: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: showbiz, singer, fame, concert, aspiring singer, talent, alcoholic, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem, friendship, backstage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 3K
Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, musician's life, desire for fame, music, showbiz, music band, family life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
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Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: showbiz, singer, girl group, relationship vs career, love and romance, rising to stardom, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, urban, lifestyle, society, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, romance, musician's life, rising to stardom, performer's life, family relations, rich and poor, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, couple relations, musician's life, ambition, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Music, Romance, Drama
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rising to stardom, musician's life, friends, introspection, lifestyle, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, romance, music, fall in love, love and romance, contests and competitions, human spirit, artists and showbiz, couple relations, musician's life, prodigy, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 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, realistic, captivating, uplifting, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: desire for fame, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, ambition, country, family relations, americana, parents and children, romance, musician's life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1981, year 2006, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, mentally unstable, buddies, nightlife, couples, addiction, music band ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, hollywood, lifestyle, human nature, showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, youth, overnight success, family relations, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Stardust (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, musician's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, friends, couples, ambition ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, comeback, guitar, country music, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, human nature, career change ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 641
Elvis and Me (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Priscilla's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, musician's life, rock, ambition, music, hopes, desire for fame, love and romance, couple relations, romance, introspection ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, starting over, on the road, unemployment, single parent, widow, singer, waitress, road trip, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, love and romance, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, musician's life, unlikely couple, romance, interracial relations, love affair, city life, unfulfillment ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 4K
Pure Country (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, sincere, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, country music, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love affair, couple relations, desire for fame, love and romance, fall in love, americana, lifestyle ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, musician's life, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, addiction, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, abusive husband, price of fame, music, musician's life, ambition, hopes, love and romance, family problems, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: overdose, showbiz, racism, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, destructive relationship, music, performer's life, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, musician's life, rising to stardom, music band, drug abuse, nightlife, rise and fall, ambition, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, music, suicide ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%