Movies like Monica Z

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Monica Z (2013)
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Monica Z (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Monica Z" is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm.
Style: emotional, realistic, factual, uplifting, motivational, serious, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, jazz, drinking problem, father daughter relationship, follow your dream, family problems, relationship problems, music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, private vs public, female nudity, female singer, suicide attempt, singer, cheating, nightclub, single parent, wedding, drinking ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, new york, usa, europe, stockholm sweden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, lifestyle and showbiz mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Monica Z: Bessie (2015), Cornelis (2010), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Nina (2016), Cadillac Records (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, emotional, serious, factual, gloomy
Plot: blues, musician's life, rise to the top, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, black lgbt, sister sister relationship, blues music, great depression ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, tennessee
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Cornelis (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: ”Cornelis” is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist’s intense life both on and behind the stage. A man ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, private vs public, life is a bitch, love and romance, couple relations, music, radical, society, ambition, refugees, weakness, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: sweden
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61%
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, family problems, career change, ambition, human nature, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: jazz, interracial relations, love and romance, r&b, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, music, society, lifestyle, ambition, discrimination, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: sincere, realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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58%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: music, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, rising to stardom, rock, ambition, musician's life, rock star, infidelity, musician, drug use
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, london, england
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53%
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Gloria (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Gloria never imagined that an audition for the music producer Sergio Andrade was going to change her life so drastically. King Midas not only brought her to stardom, but also to a dramatic story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Based on the life ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, power relations, downfall, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, desire for fame, pop singer, women in prison
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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52%
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, musician's life, teenage life, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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50%
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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: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, interracial relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
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50%
Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paulo Coelho is the world’s most translated living author, his books having sold over 165 million copies. But he was not always the inspirational global phenomenon he is today. Like the heroes in his spiritual classics THE ALCHEMIST and THE ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: ambition, rising to stardom, writer's life, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: nazi germany, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, music, desire for fame, performer's life, love and romance, blind ambition, celebrity culture, hopes, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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50%
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Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: convent, music, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, against the rules, performer's life, life is a bitch, drug abuse, society, human nature, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, europe
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46%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, jealous spouse, destructive relationship, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, hopes, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
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46%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating
Plot: artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, hotshot hero, performer's life, rising to stardom, music, life is a bitch, ambition, musician's life, drug abuse, heavy metal, music band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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45%
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, touching, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, painting, alcohol abuse, pop star, composer, beach, songwriter, song, singer, music ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
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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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: celebrity culture, musician's life, elvis presley, music, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, performer's life, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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43%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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: realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious
Plot: music, friends, ambition, drug abuse, musician's life, couples, latin, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, performer's life ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, puerto rico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, r&b, ambition, musician's life, hip hop, music band, bankruptcy, woman
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: against the odds, lifestyle, music, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, youth, friends, ambition, teenage life, music band ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: music, friendship, friends, megalomaniac, r&b, rising to stardom, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, blind ambition, showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
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42%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, performance, musician's life, buddies, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
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41%
The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: twins, musician, supportive spouse, music, artists and showbiz, family relations, musician's life, rock, adoption, jazz, ambition, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, nun, showbiz, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, performer's life, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, filmmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, europe, holland, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: jazz, infidelity, doctor, assassination, guitar, country, ambition, obsession, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
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Scott Joplin (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: jazz, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, rising to stardom, americana, prodigy, society, rise and fall, unfulfillment, music, musician's life, pianist ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
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38%
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My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: ambition, rising to stardom, music, desire for fame, parents and children, artists and showbiz, womanizer, family relations, musician's life, oldies, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: france, paris france, monte carlo, saint tropez, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1970s, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Andy Garcia) is torn between his own musical dreams and the dreams of his wife, Marianela (Mía Maestro), a fervent supporter of the ideals of the Castro revolution. Also starring Charles S. ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: human spirit, musician's life, political unrest, family problems, relationship vs career, state affairs, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, music, couples ...
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: sentimental, gloomy, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: urban, showbiz, music band, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, family problems, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, hopes, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Marie Krøyer (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, gloomy, stylized, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, mentally unstable, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, self discovery, breakup, couples, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, musician's life, romance, rising to stardom, performer's life, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%