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This Is Elvis (1981)
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This Is Elvis (1981)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those close to him. This biographical docu-drama features rare footage of Elvis and dramatically recreated scenes from Elvis' life.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sweet, romantic, melancholic, road movie, nostalgic, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: concert, blues, showbiz, rock and roll, music, rock, friends, performer's life, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, musician's life, lifestyle, tragic hero, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, oldies, music business, rock concert, movie business, live performance, death ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: germany, las vegas, memphis, hawaii, new jersey

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Most similar movies to This Is Elvis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz and lifestyle mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like This Is Elvis: Great Balls of Fire! (1989), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), King of Salsa (2006), The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000), Elvis (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, twists and turns, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, train, cousin cousin relationship, hypocrisy, music, musician, rising to stardom, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: air disaster, singer, affection, price of fame, dj, disc jockey, rags to riches, music, rich and poor, showbiz, celebrity culture, addiction ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
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57%
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, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
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55%
The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: With the help of her mother, family, friends, and fellow musicians, Aiyana Elliott reaches for her father, legendary cowboy troubadour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. She explores who he is and how he got there, working back and forth between archival ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, prodigy, rising to stardom, music, estrangement, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 50s, 1930s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, rock music, music band, showbiz, relationship vs career, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
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55%
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, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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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
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51%
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 ⇓
49%
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Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, performer's life, buddies, musician's life, artists and showbiz, friends, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rock, fame, elvis presley ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, family relations, latin, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
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Elvis (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: singer, star, rise and fall, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, fame, comeback, success, showbiz, life is a bitch, rising to stardom ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, beverly hills, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: stylized, sentimental, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: missing person, music, mystery, human nature, celebrity culture, rock, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rise and fall, rising to stardom, journalism, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new jersey
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45%
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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: country music, musician's life, music, marriage, rock and roll, accident, musician, profanity, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, memphis, germany, arkansas, tennessee ...
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: virginia, nashville tennessee, west virginia
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44%
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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, ambition, rising to stardom, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, performer's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, reputation, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, country music, rise and fall, performer's life, relationship vs career, country, showbiz, remarry, new year, bittersweet, lifestyle, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Idolmaker (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
Style: suspense, humorous, captivating, biting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, rock music, music, rise to the top, love and romance, performer's life, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, fame, musician's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, illinois, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, musician, audition, music business, marital rape, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
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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 ⇓
40%
The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, alcohol abuse, reunion, loss of son, flashback, african american, singer, r&b, drug abuse, musician's life, tragic hero, performer's life ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, captivating, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: soul music, music, friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rise to the top, blind ambition, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, lifestyle, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
38%
 7.0
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Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, rising to stardom, assassination, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, music, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, family secret, election ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, showbiz, music, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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37%