Movies like Love & Mercy

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Love & Mercy (2014)
 7.4
 33K
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: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky, intense, offbeat, gloomy, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: mental illness, musician, psychotherapist, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, addiction, artists and showbiz, doctors and patients, showbiz, drug abuse, drinking, husband wife relationship, nervous breakdown, therapist, songwriter, relationships, subculture, genius, schizophrenia, psychology, friendship, loneliness, death ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, year 1939 ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey

Most similar movies to Love & Mercy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, music, musician, singing and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Love & Mercy: Ray (2004), Cadillac Records (2008), The Doors (1991), The Soloist (2009), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 129K
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, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, musician, ambition, blues ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, rome italy, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 79K
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, fame, musician, drug abuse, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd, addiction, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1967 ...
Place: california, usa, venice beach california, miami, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.7
 49K
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, cello, musician, homeless, music, life is a bitch, musician's life, misfit, down on your luck, rich and poor, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, ambition, artists and showbiz, couple relations, musician's life, celebrity culture, teenage life, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, based on true events ...
Plot: rock band, singer, music band, gay, fame, musician, aids, rise to the top, lgbt, prodigy, desire for fame, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1984, year 1976 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, edinburgh scotland, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 215K
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: musician's life, country music, marriage, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, musician, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, tennessee, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 44K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, teenage sexuality, teenage girl, rock music, publicity, photo shoot, hospital bed, microphone, alcoholic drink, guitarist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.2
 11K
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, factual, based on true events, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, musician's life, lifestyle, downfall, ambition, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, abusive husband, price of fame, music, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, musician's life ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 2K
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: addiction, jazz, coming of age, heroin, pianist, asthma, hollywood, music, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
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: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, poet, vietnam war, african american, ambition, fame, performer's life, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, england, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 19K
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: music, friendship, megalomaniac, cultural icon, ambition, showbiz, drugs/alcohol, r&b, friends, desire for fame, blind ambition, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 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, flamboyance
Plot: rock, drug abuse, death, musician, rock star, showbiz, musician's life, music, life is a bitch, music band, investigation, rise and fall ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary
Place: morocco, paris france, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 21K
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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, love and romance, couple relations, human nature, relationship vs career, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 744
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, country singer, country music, fistfight, partners, ambition, americana, lifestyle, rise and fall, human nature, starting over ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 2010
Place: usa, alabama, ohio, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 14K
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, stylized, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family secret, pianist, election, rowboat, perfectionist, music, artists and showbiz, untimely death, couples, ambition, rock, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, italy, pacific ocean, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.7
 23K
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, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, performer's life, hopes, interracial relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 824
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, love and romance, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, musician's life, assassination, music band, breakup, music, unfulfillment, rising to stardom ...
Time: 90s, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, factual, melancholic, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, actor's life, fame, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, jazz, racism, showbiz, nightclub owner, racist, music, addiction, couples, ambition, figment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, mentor, teachers and students, dedicated educator, follow your dream, power relations, hopes, apprentice, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: labor union, great depression, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, couple relations, americana, hitchhiker, on the road, desert ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 58K
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, punk, music, epilepsy, singer, music band, depression, journalist, performance, career, rock, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 28K
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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, aging, estrangement, wooing, family relations, drugs/alcohol, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, serious, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Plot: price of fame, rags to riches, disc jockey, star, singer, blizzard, music, friends, air disaster, addiction, music band, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 31K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
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, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: music band, music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, performance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, buddies, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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: captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: music, romance, latin, ambition, drug abuse, rise and fall, showbiz, lifestyle, couples, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, puerto rico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 674
Quitting (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.
Style: tense, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic
Plot: addiction, mental institution, family in crisis, city life, obsession, rebelliousness, urban, actor's life, mentally unstable, misfit, rise and fall, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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