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Love & Mercy (2014)
 7.4
 40K
Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: emotional, factual, melancholic, talky, intense, serious, touching, psychological, light, philosophical ...
Plot: musician, mental illness, psychotherapist, pop music, rock music, drug abuse, music, addiction, songwriter, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, relationships, musician's life, power relations, abusive father, mental breakdown, medical malpractice, showbiz, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, therapist, genius, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1939, year 1992, year 1995, year 2004, year 1963 ...
Place: california, malibu california, new jersey, usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about music, musician, musician's life, singer, artists and showbiz, storytelling and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Love & Mercy: Ray (2004), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Lovelace (2013), Get on Up (2014), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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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 ...
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, musician, singer, rock band, aids, music, fame, music band, friendship between men, musician's life, rock concert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, edinburgh scotland, new york ...
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 6.1
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn actress, sexual abuse, porn star, porn industry, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitution, manipulation, sex toy, female nudity, rough sex, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, malibu california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 54K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, emotional, intense ...
Plot: homeless, music, prodigy, musician, mental illness, street musician, schizophrenia, friendship, homeless man, genius, poverty, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 92K
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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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.8
 250K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 29K
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 ⇓
53%
 7.6
 65K
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 ⇓
53%
 6.5
 14K
Respect (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Style: captivating, uplifting, inspirational, touching, factual ...
Plot: showbiz, blues, celebrity, musician's life, rising to stardom, fame, fight for justice, cult figure, righting the wronged, black history, racial issues, female singer ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, year 1952, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, detroit, paris france, amsterdam, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 59K
I'm Not There (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: meditative, stylized, non-linear, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: music, musician, actor, poet, rock, rock and roll, brutality, african american, vietnam war, drug addiction, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1964, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, woodstock ...
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 6.0
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Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, addiction, jazz, heroin, pianist, coming of age, artists and showbiz, music, daughter, parents and children, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, year 1974
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 13K
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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51%
 5.7
 4K
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, erotic, flamboyance
Plot: rock, drug abuse, musician's life, showbiz, life is a bitch, rock star, rise and fall, rock and roll, addiction, artists and showbiz, music band, swimming ...
Time: 60s, contemporary
Place: london, munich germany, paris france, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 35K
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 ⇓
48%
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 7.0
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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 ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 15K
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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician, nightclub, family secret, musician's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, rock and roll, showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new jersey, usa, new york, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 34K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 1K
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: sentimental, humorous, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, father son relationship, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, assassination, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rock, music, music band, artists and showbiz ...
Time: year 1976, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 32K
Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, aging, elderly, musician, midlife crisis, transformation, family relations, introspection, musician's life, starting over, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 54K
Shine (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: inspirational, emotional, feel good, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: pianist, music, prodigy, classical music, piano, child prodigy, mental illness, overbearing parent, jewish, father son relationship, eccentricity, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: australia, london, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, sexy, entertaining ...
Plot: gay, pianist, aids, gays and lesbians, celebrity, gay couple, gay sex, foster parent, lgbt, character study, showbiz, couples ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1986, year 1981 ...
Place: las vegas, southern california, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 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: 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 ⇓
44%
 5.7
 23K
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, atmospheric, art house, lyrical ...
Plot: music, musician, depression, rock, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, rock and roll, loneliness, rock music, mental illness ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, lyrical, visually appealing, captivating ...
Plot: musician, jazz, success, seduction, music, songwriter, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, introspection, painting ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1930s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%