Movies like Strictly Sinatra

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Strictly Sinatra (2001)
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Strictly Sinatra (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Glasgow, Toni Cocozza, age 28, aspires to be a lounge singer; his repertoire is strictly Sinatra, backed by Bill, an aging piano player and his only friend. Toni dreams big and enters a local television talent show. About that time, a local Mob boss decides Toni is great entertainment and invites him to be his guest at a casino. Toni chats up Irene, a cigarette girl, he gets an odd job or two from Chisolm, the mobster's number two, the audition goes bust, and Toni's future is uncertain. One thing leads to another with the Mob. Is Toni at a crossroads, or is there in reality no turning or going back?
Style: realistic, enigmatic, captivating, suspense, humorous, tense, sentimental, gloomy, witty, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, music, love and romance, relationship vs career, jazz, singer, gangster, performer's life, crime, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, nightlife, disorder, fish out of water, innocence lost, unfulfillment, bittersweet, oldies, dog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, new york, glasgow scotland

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Most similar movies to Strictly Sinatra

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and semi serious films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music, love and romance, ambition, musician's life and couples mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Strictly Sinatra: Hearts of Fire (1987), One Love (2003), The Singer (2006), Shooting Livien (2005), Preacher's Kid (2010). 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, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, fall in love, celebrity culture, rock, self discovery, unfulfillment, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
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95%
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One Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Jamaica, Norway, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kassa a free-wheelin rasta man, falls for a straight laced gospel singer Serena, when they both meet as they enter a music contest. Serena's father the pastor forbids her to see him and wants her to marry one of his church members. Meanwhile ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: music, romance, lifestyle, fall in love, couples, reggae, ambition, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, clergy, love, gospel music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Singer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of an idol amongst his female audience he has a melancholic awareness of the slow disappearance of that audience and of his advancing years. He is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: orchestra, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, change of heart, romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, music, life is a bitch, ambition, lifestyle, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, destructive relationship, friendship, youth, couples, music, religion, father daughter relationship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, actor's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, rivalry, disorder, musician's life, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 2.3
 23K
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, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, contemplative
Plot: country, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, americana, love and romance, rise to the top, music, lifestyle, overnight success, friends, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 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, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, music, artists and showbiz, couples, americana, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 2006, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.3
 239
Know Thy Enemy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nemesis is the hottest rapper in rap's hottest city; Miami, the 305. But he has a little secret...he's not really a rapper. A record label discovers Nate's talent, and offers to make him a star, as a rapper. They create Nemesis, a Hip ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, jazz, rivalry, rise to the top, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music, gangsters, family business, society, criminal's revenge, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 8K
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, ambition, blues, rose, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, musical tour, generosity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6K
Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, guitar, body painting, photograph, rock and roll, music, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, northern germany, liverpool, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 755
Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, singer, orphan, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: middle east, africa, egypt
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57%
 4.3
 3K
Undiscovered (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, musician's life, music, music band, fall in love, love triangle, rock, relationship vs career, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 951
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, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, rock, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, relationship vs career, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, friends, lifestyle, life is a bitch, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 3K
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: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: jazz, fall in love, nightclub, friendship, expatriate, composer, musician, friends, couples, racism, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Beauty and the Bastard (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Modern finnish movie about two very different young adults that after a chance meeting end up making music together and fall in love. While Nellis parents have the perfect career and man planned, she dreams of becoming a singer. Through a chance ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, melancholic, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, hip hop, hip hop culture, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, self discovery, forbidden love, coming of age, friendship, rap, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, touching, clever, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, love triangle, nightclub, brother brother relationship, music, romance, family relations, couples, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.1
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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 ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, self discovery, tragic love, rock star, fame, show tunes, friends, couples, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
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51%
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The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Chopin: Desire for Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The biography of world famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: composer, prodigy, love affair, lifestyle, musician's life, opposites attract, romance, society, couples, fall in love, destructive relationship, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: poland, paris france, warsaw poland, siberia, mallorca
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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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: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, country music, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, americana, couple relations, love affair, desire for fame, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 1K
Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, rise and fall, desire for fame, musician's life, dream come true, best friends, youth, hopes, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Filth and Wisdom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Filth & Wisdom is a poignant view of the lives of three not quite ordinary friends settled into meaningless jobs that barely keep them afloat while helping to finance their dreams of bigger and brighter futures. Their unqiue yet universal ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: buddies, desire for fame, introspection, rock, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, lifestyle, punk, urban, friends, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Decoy Bride (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A local woman is hired to draw paparazzi away from a Hollywood actress who has come to Scotland to get married.
Style: humorous, funny, romantic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, paparazzi, island, disorder, love and romance, hidden identity, hiding, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, disguise, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 110K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightclub, love and romance, music, love affair, nightlife, dancing, ambition, parents and children, female friendship, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, H├ęctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having written the music and screenplay for this film, Paul McCartney also plays himself in the leading role. When the mastertape of McCartney's latest album is misplaced, he must discover its whereabouts in less than 24 hours or else risk ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: gangsters, rock, heist, musician's life, music, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, hare krishna, robbery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 82K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, performer's life, desire for fame, backstage, nightclub, follow your dream, ambition, dancing, nightlife, love and romance, stripper, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%