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Things Behind the Sun (2001)
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Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, rapist, journalist, rape, rape victim, musician's life, introspection, coping, youth, life is a bitch, journalism, human nature, drug abuse, music, strong sexual content, sexual relations, addiction, secret, nudity (full frontal - brief), punk, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, sexual dysfunction, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Things Behind the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and melancholic films with plots about music, musician's life, musician, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drinking alcohol and drinking mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Things Behind the Sun: Georgia (1995), Prey for Rock & Roll (2003), Last Days (2005), Crazy Heart (2009), Black Snake Moan (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, sincere, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: addiction, music, musician's life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, estrangement, human nature, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, heroin ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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95%
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, serious, captivating, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: revenge, rape, concert, rise and fall, ambition, musician's life, music band, life is a bitch, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz, inspiration ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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92%
 5.8
 22K
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, singer, addiction, rock, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, musician's life, life is a bitch, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.2
 87K
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, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: country music, musician, alcohol abuse, loneliness, journalist, singer, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, hopes, financial problem, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, santa fe new mexico, texas, phoenix arizona, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, redemption, blues, injury, musician, nymphomaniac, captive, exploitation, abuse, nervous breakdown, sexual promiscuity, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
'Round Midnight (1986)
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 ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, friends, human nature, drug abuse, showbiz, comeback, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
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67%
 6.3
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Hounddog (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child molester, blues, domestic violence, life is a bitch, family problems, escape from reality, youth, music, solace, oldies, child's point of view ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 33K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, drugs/alcohol, clubbing, party, father son relationship, bartender, money ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.4
 10K
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, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 795
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: psychological, clever, witty, sincere, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, musician's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, rise and fall, rehabilitation, performer's life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, drug abuse, country ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, music, rock, family problems, artists and showbiz, coping, parents and children, siblings relations, urban, twentysomething life, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
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Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rock, musician's life, drug abuse, showbiz, life is a bitch, rock star, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, music band, addiction, love, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, contemporary
Place: london, munich germany, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 738
Ripple Effect (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Believing that bad karma is keeping him from realizing his dream, hip clothing designer Amer Atrash (Philippe Caland) attempts to orchestrate salvation -- with unexpected results -- in this indie drama. Pushed to the edge of financial disaster and ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, immigrants, self discovery, introspection, hopes, crumbling marriage, misfit, disability, haunted by the past, lebanese, fashion, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story follows 19-year-old Renee who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale: she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, depression, life is a bitch, addiction, redemption, youth, hopes, music, rape, halloween, garden, live music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, ambition, blues, rose, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, performer's life, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 12K
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, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, strong female presence ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
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55%
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, moral dilemma, artists and showbiz, musician's life, radio dj, hip hop, music, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, music band, drug abuse, celebrity culture, nightlife, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Business of Fancydancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: friendship, tragic love, self discovery, haunted by the past, lifestyle, society, couples, family problems, reunion, coming out, social differences, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: controversial, psychological, sexual, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, masochism, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, desire, teacher, bdsm, fetish, age difference, overbearing parent, teachers and students, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, vienna, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: profanity, music, crimes, rivalry, musician's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, showbiz, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, psychological ...
Plot: cowboy, reunion, redemption, hopes, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, family relations, actor's life, small town, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, montana, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 89K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, lsd, hallucination, drug abuse, rock and roll, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1949, year 1966 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, paris france, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 200
Stanley's Gig (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An emotionally dysfunctional ukulele minstrel lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: musician's life, redemption, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, golden years, friendship, daydreamer, comeback, singer, jazz, cruise ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 42K
Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal, rock music, ambition, success, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 18K
Rudderless (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, down on your luck, rock band, parent child relationship, death in the family, life is a bitch, dealing with death, coping, life turned upside down, off the grid, music band, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%