Movies like Love & Mercy

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Love & Mercy (2014)
 7.4
 32K
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: gloomy, serious, offbeat, realistic, melancholic, heartbreaking, dramatic, emotional, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, musician, nervous breakdown, pop music, therapist, songwriter, music, showbiz, musician's life, doctors and patients, addiction, artists and showbiz, power relations, genius, schizophrenia, psychology, drug abuse, friendship, loneliness, drinking, death, hearing voices, songwriting, mental breakdown ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 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, harsh and melancholic films with plots about artists and showbiz, singer, musician's life, music, musician, storytelling and singing mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Love & Mercy: Ray (2004), The Soloist (2009), The Doors (1991), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Runaways (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, country music, recording studio, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, seattle washington, rome italy ...
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 6.7
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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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, cello, violin, newspaper, music, musician, musician's life, homeless, unlikely partners, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
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83%
 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: atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, mentally unstable, lsd, hippie, sex, poetry, airplane, hallucination, music, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, miami, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: sexy, rough, touching, inspirational, based on true events ...
Plot: aids, rock band, singer, fame, music band, musician, rise to the top, gay, girlfriend, against the rules, lgbt, cult figure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1985
Place: rio de janeiro, england, britain, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, music band, girl band, microphone, alcoholic drink, teenage sexuality, hospital bed, iron, photo shoot, teenage girl, rock music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
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74%
 6.1
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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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: jazz, addiction, pianist, heroin, coming of age, parents and children, hollywood, artists and showbiz, music, daughter, father, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1974, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, sentimental, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: black family, price of fame, music, starting over, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, destructive relationship, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: music, actor, rock, star, musician, vietnam war, poet, african american, musician's life, ambition, success, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, england, new jersey, minnesota, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.9
 211K
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, marriage, country music, music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, performer's life, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arkansas, germany, memphis, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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67%
 5.8
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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: serious, realistic, flamboyance
Plot: rock, rock star, musician, death, music, musician's life, life is a bitch, drug abuse, showbiz, music band, blues, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary
Place: paris france, morocco, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: african american, music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, blind ambition, friendship, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
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The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: country singer, country music, fistfight, redemption, friendship, country, musician's life, countryside, rise and fall, music, airplane trip, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 2010
Place: usa, alabama, virginia, west virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
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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, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: rowboat, perfectionist, music, election, pianist, family secret, musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, italy, pacific ocean, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: singer, elopement, music, rise and fall, latin, musician's life, performer's life, latinx lead, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, jazz music, death of daughter, eiffel tower paris, heroin addict, music, addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, saxophone ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, music band, rock, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, friends, assassination, breakup ...
Time: 90s, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
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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, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
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52%
 7.0
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, introspection, drugs/alcohol, aging, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, family relations, musician's life, starting over, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: country music, coal mining, journey shown on map, coal, music, country, musician's life, rising to stardom, female friendship, couple relations, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, singer, socialite, studio, infidelity, interview, love, mental illness, rise and fall, actor's life, art ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, pop star, alcohol abuse, song, singer, composer, songwriter, beach, music, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 64K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, singing, show business, extramarital affair, adultery, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, racist, nightclub owner, music, racism, showbiz, blues, musician's life, addiction, tragic hero, blues music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, train, music, musician's life, rock, musician, older man younger woman relationship, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 36K
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, filmmaking, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, redemption, actor's life, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, sex, porn, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: blizzard, star, disc jockey, rags to riches, price of fame, music, rock, musician's life, performer's life, tragic hero, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: bleak, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, song, sex, music, musician's life, drug abuse, mansion, addiction, estate, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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