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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Original name: Why Do Fools Fall In Love
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. Each claims to be the widow of long-dead doo-wop singer-songwriter Frankie Lyman, and each wants years of royalties due to his estate, money Levy has never shared. During an ensuing civil trial, flashbacks tell the story of each one's life with Lyman, a boyish, high-pitched, dynamic performer, lost to heroin. Slowly, the three wives establish their own bond.
Style: emotional, inspirational, melancholic, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, romantic, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, showbiz, addiction, greed, music business, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, human nature, artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, women, rock and roll, african american, husband wife relationship, death, courtroom, catastrophe, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california

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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 music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, showbiz and rock and roll mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Why Do Fools Fall in Love: What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Cadillac Records (2008), Selena (1997), Get on Up (2014), Lady Sings the Blues (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: music, domestic violence, musician, black woman, rock and roll, african american woman, price of fame, childhood, women, rape victim, starting over, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
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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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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
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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: 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
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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, gloomy, talky, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, drug addiction, musician, music, african american, racism, sexual abuse, addiction, bittersweet, women, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
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Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
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Bessie (2015)
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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
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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, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
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Jersey Boys (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: intense, stylized, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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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
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, feel good ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sexy, harsh, melancholic, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, cynical, serious, sexy ...
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: emotional, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sexy, clever ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sexy, psychological, gloomy, factual ...
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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, dramatic, suspense, talky ...
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Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
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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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new jersey, usa, new york, pacific ocean ...
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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, inspirational, lyrical, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
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Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa
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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 ...
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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
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Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century
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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, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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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
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