Movies like What's Love Got to Do with It

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What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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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: inspirational, sincere, intense, serious, emotional, sexy, touching, light, unusual plot structure, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: music, domestic violence, musician, black woman, rock and roll, african american woman, women, childhood, price of fame, rape victim, starting over, musician's life, brutality, courage, adaptation, violent, fall in love, ambition, abusive husband, music band, love and romance, couples, showbiz, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 1930s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: tennessee, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and captivating films with plots about musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, ambition, singer, musician and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like What's Love Got to Do with It: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Sid and Nancy (1986), Whitney (2015), Cadillac Records (2008). 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: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: country music, female protagonist, music, husband wife relationship, poverty, musician, coal mining, rags to riches, music business, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
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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: sexy, disturbing, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, rock and roll, destructive relationship, drugs, punk music, musician, love affair, heroin addict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, paris france, new jersey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, inspirational, talky, stylized, intense ...
Plot: musician's life, rock and roll, singer, music, musician, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz, success ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
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Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: musician, rivalry, motorcycle, sensuality, music, human spirit, african american, dysfunctional family, redemption, aspiring singer, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minneapolis minnesota, minnesota, usa
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100%
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, controversial
Plot: music, music band, musician's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, youth, performer's life, family problems, working class, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: indiana, alabama, usa
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100%
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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: inspirational, touching, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rock and roll, musician, music, death, musician's life, music business, love story, happy ending, latin, interracial romance, racism, audition ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california, new york ...
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100%
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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, dramatic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: music, musician, rock and roll, rock music, air disaster, rock, rags to riches, price of fame, music business, chase, greed, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, new york, usa
⇓ 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: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, musician's life, african american, addiction, music, pianist, blindness, heroin, blind boy, disability, rock and roll ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, tokyo, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician, rock star, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, rock, guitarist, infidelity, drug use, rock music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
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Bessie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: blues, black lgbt, lesbian, black woman, rise to the top, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, ambition, rising to stardom, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, tennessee, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: affectionate, clever, harsh, factual, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: the beatles, rock and roll, music, musician, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, rock music, rock, artist, creativity, fantasy world, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, england, california, australia, germany ...
⇓ 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, sexy, light, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, kids, date night ...
Plot: drummer, music, recording studio, rock and roll, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music band, small town, jazz musician, musician, showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, illinois, los angeles, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 25K
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: emotional, talky, heartbreaking, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, music, musician, creativity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, blind ambition ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, south carolina, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 5K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: factual, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, historical figure, musician's life, family problems, love and romance, ambition, country music, showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rock and roll, music, country music, musician's life, addiction, musician, drug addiction, marriage, accident, love, rags to riches, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, arkansas, germany ...
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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, sexy, psychological, gloomy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, rock and roll, tragedy, character study, childhood, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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34%
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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: intense, stylized, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, musician, rock and roll, life philosophy, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, performance, friends, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
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33%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, abusive husband, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, music, rock music, price of fame, rags to riches, celebrity culture, musician's life, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: las vegas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, hip hop, ambition, artists and showbiz, bankruptcy, music, african american, musician, female musician, women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Harmonists (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, witty, affectionate ...
Plot: world war two, musician, jewish, nazi, politics, music, anti semitism, bittersweet, radio, friendship, rehearsal, prostitute ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, budapest, new york ...
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100%
 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: factual, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, drug abuse, musician, lsd, hippie, addiction, singer, music, drugs, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, new york, britain ...
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31%
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: sexy, entertaining, splatter, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician, rise and fall, prejudice, scandal, child bride, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, rock, rock music, incest ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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31%
 7.6
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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, depressing, touching, lyrical, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: depression, musician, singer, musician's life, music, punk, suicide, epilepsy, rock and roll, music band, performance, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
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Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, couple relations, rock, dysfunctional family, peaceful mission, couples, disagreement, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
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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: sexy, road movie, talky, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock and roll, addiction, rock band, musician, love, women, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, music, bittersweet, depression, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%