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, show tunes, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, 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, sentimental and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, ambition and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like A Star Is Born: The Song (2014), Glitter (2001), A Slipping-Down Life (1999), Hearts of Fire (1987), The Rose (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, love affair, ambition, couples, americana, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, hopes, introspection, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, year 1981, 80s ...
Place: usa, nashville tennessee
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100%
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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: falling in love, singer, showbiz, alcoholic, fame, pop star, concert, aspiring singer, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: memphis, boston, arizona
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100%
 2.2
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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, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rock, opposites attract, musician's life, groupie, singer, family relations, small town, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, semi serious, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, artists and showbiz, romance, performer's life, fall in love, desire for fame, rise to the top, celebrity culture, music band, love and romance, musician's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
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72%
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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: sincere, captivating, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, rose, rock band, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, rock, downfall ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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68%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, naval uniform, young lovers, communist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, estrangement, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: emotional, captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, betrayal, couples, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, music, love affair, musician's life, romance, unfulfillment, tragic love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, music, marriage, accident, musician, profanity, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
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61%
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, lifestyle, relationship vs career, family life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
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61%
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, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: air disaster, price of fame, blizzard, disc jockey, singer, affection, rags to riches, music, showbiz, lifestyle, rock, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: showbiz, alcohol abuse, singer, girl group, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, rising to stardom, musician's life, performer's life, desire for fame, love and romance, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, music, ambition, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, showbiz, nightlife, identity crisis, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, ambition, life is a bitch, love affair, romance, couples, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: biting, realistic, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, love and romance, performer's life, ambition, country, friends, relationship vs career, rehabilitation, addiction, musician's life, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
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Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: ambition, rising to stardom, musician's life, love and romance, rise to the top, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, singer, terminal illness, world ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, romance, performer's life, musician'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, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, couples, ambition, rising to stardom, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love triangle, friends ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, friendship, social decay, opposites attract, social differences, tragic love, unlikely couple, musician's life, youth, society, lifestyle ...
Place: new york, usa
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56%
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, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, family relations, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, human nature, rising to stardom, actor's life, rise and fall, youth, overnight success ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: california, usa, los angeles, arizona
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56%
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Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, drug abuse, musician's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, showbiz, rock, fame, elvis presley ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, love and romance, contests and competitions, fall in love, musician's life, couple relations, human spirit, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, 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 ⇓
55%
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, musician's life, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, misfit, romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city
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55%
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Yellow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amaryllis Campos is a young, classically trained Latina ballerina, who dreams of leaving her impoverished home in Puerto Rico to pursue fame and fortune as a dancer. Amaryllis heads for New York City, where she is forced to work in a seedy strip ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: follow your dream, fall in love, self discovery, relationship vs career, lifestyle, nightlife, romance, love affair, dancer's life, stripper, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, musician's life, bittersweet, addiction ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, musician's life, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%