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Walk the Line (2005)
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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, realistic, serious, one man show, dramatic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, marriage, country music, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician, divorce, performer's life, artists and showbiz, loss of sibling, death, love, life is a bitch, loss of brother, drug addiction, drug abuse, army, singer, loss of son, morality, marital problem ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 40s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas, memphis, europe, west germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, ambition, lifestyle, couples and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Walk the Line: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Ray (2004), That Thing You Do! (1996), Sid and Nancy (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, ambition, musician's life, teenage life, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, family problems, career change, ambition, human nature, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, jazz, addiction, heroin, musician, african american, guilt, music, ambition, lifestyle, blues ...
Time: 30s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, seattle washington, houston texas, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, destructive relationship, drug addiction, punk, dwarf, vandalism, domestic violence, punk rock, bassist, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: rise and fall, blues, ambition, music, addiction, drug abuse, desire for fame, performer's life, lifestyle, generosity, showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: romance, self discovery, tragic love, rise and fall, fame, rock star, artists and showbiz, music, unfulfillment, musician's life, couples, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, jealous spouse, destructive relationship, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, hopes, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, captivating, sentimental, serious
Plot: music, friends, ambition, drug abuse, musician's life, couples, latin, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, performer's life ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, puerto rico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, music, destructive relationship, fall in love, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, desire for fame, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 22K
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, interracial relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 77K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, biting ...
Plot: french, singer, musician's life, childhood, loss of loved one, cabaret, death, accident, poverty, manager, blindness, performer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: celebrity culture, musician's life, elvis presley, music, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, performer's life, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 10K
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, captivating, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, eiffel tower paris, heroin addict, jazz music, death of daughter, music, drug abuse, addiction, downfall, musician's life, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 4K
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, macabre ...
Plot: ambition, fame, country music, artists and showbiz, hopes, celebrity culture, desire for fame, love and romance, air disaster, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1961, year 1958 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, sentimental, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: music, romance, couples, love affair, nightlife, cinderella story, music band, addiction, musician's life, ambition, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 25K
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, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: death, marital rape, mexican american, dying young, musician's life, music, ambition, rock, cinderella story, prodigy, teenage love, forbidden love ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, racist, nightclub owner, music, addiction, figment, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 615
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, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, romance, rock, musician's life, unfulfillment, desire for fame, hopes, music, love and romance, introspection, ambition ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, feel good, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, train, cousin cousin relationship, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, musician's life, romance, rising to stardom, performer's life, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 79K
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, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: journalist, musician, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, avant garde
Audience: date night
Plot: the beatles, assassination, musician's life, couples, rising to stardom, music, love and romance, celebrity culture, interracial relations, couple relations, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 77K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, musician, fame, drug abuse, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, addiction, self destructing, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, venice beach california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair, couples, musician's life, addiction, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, serious, humorous ...
Plot: blizzard, rags to riches, disc jockey, star, singer, price of fame, music, friends, addiction, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: captivating, thought provoking, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: overdose, racism, showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, unfulfillment, music, society, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: jazz, infidelity, doctor, assassination, guitar, country, ambition, obsession, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 57K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, harsh ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, singer, music band, depression, journalist, epilepsy, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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