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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, factual, gloomy, sexual
Plot: rise to the top, musician's life, violinist, womanizer, music, rising to stardom, deal with the devil, ambition, success, female nudity, genius, composer, classical music, glory, lecher, notoriety, music teacher, artists and showbiz, love, sex scene, business manager
Time: 19th century
Place: italy

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Most similar movies to The Devil's Violinist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, lifestyle and love and romance mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like The Devil's Violinist: Paganini (1989), Song of Norway (1970), Immortal Beloved (1994), Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013), Two Sons of Francisco (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paganini (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolo Paganini, who set whole Europe of the 19th century into frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers us an incredibly profound and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: unsimulated sex, classical music, musician's life, sexual relations, eroticism, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, older man younger woman ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
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100%
 3.9
 370
Song of Norway (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Like the play from which it derived, the film tells of the early struggles of composer Edvard Grieg and his attempts to develop an authentic Norwegian national music. It stars Toralv Maurstad as Grieg and features an international cast including ...
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, 70mm film
Plot: composer, musician's life, rise to the top, social differences, ambition, music, power relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, forbidden love, love triangle, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, uncle nephew relationship, deafness, music, secretary, letter, investigation, musician's life, artists and showbiz, character study, mute or deaf, obsessive quest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Louis Cyr : The Strongest Man in the World (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: performer's life, rise to the top, strong man, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, humble
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: rock, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, rock star, drug use, musician, infidelity
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: obsession, death, car accident, success, peasant, rags to riches, musician's life, world, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, brazilian ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
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Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, hip hop, latin, best friends, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban, music band, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 856
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, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, hotshot hero, musician's life, music, performer's life, rock, prodigy, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music band, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: classical music, composer, mute or deaf, pianist, artist, performance, dying, singer, musician, music, musician's life, fictional biography ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 958
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: musician's life, desire for fame, pop singer, women in prison, rising to stardom, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, downfall, unfulfillment, power relations
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: musician's life, music, prodigy, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, ambition, hopes, couples, lifestyle, singer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music band, music, musician's life, rock, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, partners, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, teenage life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 812
Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: fascism, wartime life, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, desire for fame, ambition, career change, life is a bitch, actor's life, downfall, on the run, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, drugs/alcohol, music band, rock, musician's life, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 493
Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, music, rise and fall, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, desire for fame, rise to the top, rising to stardom, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 805
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 ⇓
40%
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, music, mozart, envy, emperor, composer, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, blind ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 372
Out of Tune (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 'Slightly Out Of Tune' is about a group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960's and 70's. Together, these musicians form a band called "Os Desafinados" and become a part ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, love triangle, jazz, musician's life, latin, artists and showbiz, music, friends, desire for fame, rise to the top, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.8
 683
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: actress, nazi germany, musician's life, blind ambition, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Time You Change (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: musician's life, hip hop, music, rise to the top, urban ghetto, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family problems, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
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Bel Ami (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, sexual
Plot: womanizer, adultery, manipulations, ambition, rise to the top, strong sexual content, journalist, dishonesty, society, rich and poor, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
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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 ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, drinking problem, jazz, relationship problems, family problems ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, usa, new york, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 30K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: music band, music, debt, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, buddies, musician's life, desire for fame, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Music Lovers (1971)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom he cannot satisfy.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: music, homosexuality, composer, fall in love, romance, gays and lesbians, historical figure, mentally unstable, musician's life, obsession, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, russia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, drug abuse, kgb, near death experience, concert, wiretap, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, 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 ⇓
33%
 6.5
 197
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: jazz, musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, music, artists and showbiz, americana, rise and fall, interracial relations, society, unfulfillment, syphilis ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, emotional, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, self discovery, breakup, under the surface, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, latin, musician's life, romance, performer's life, dancing, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
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De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, music, jazz, infidelity, terminal illness, disability, rehearsal, gays and lesbians, oldies, romance, musician's life, rise to the top ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: new york, usa, venice, paris france, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%