Movies like The Devil's Violinist

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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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, factual, sexual, gloomy
Plot: rise to the top, musician's life, violinist, womanizer, music, rising to stardom, ambition, deal with the devil, female nudity, success, genius, composer, classical music, glory, beefcake, lecher, music teacher, notoriety, artists and showbiz, love, sex scene, business manager
Time: 19th century
Place: italy

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, music, ambition, 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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: classical music, unsimulated sex, ambition, musician's life, music, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, lifestyle, eroticism, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
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100%
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 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: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, 70mm film
Plot: composer, musician's life, couples, social differences, lifestyle, society, forbidden love, love triangle, ambition, music, couple relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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84%
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: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, performer's life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, rise to the top, humble, strong man
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: pianist, secretary, letter, investigation, deafness, uncle nephew relationship, music, romance, mute or deaf, couple relations, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, music, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, rock, rock star, infidelity, drug use, musician
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, new york
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59%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, peasant, success, car accident, death, obsession, rags to riches, world, lifestyle, society, latin, ambition ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, hip hop, urban, lifestyle, society, showbiz, urban ghetto, ambition, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, friendship, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: hotshot hero, life is a bitch, music, rise and fall, rock, prodigy, overdose, tragic hero, ambition, drug abuse, heavy metal, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: ambition, music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, power relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, downfall, musician's life, women in prison, pop singer
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico
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46%
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: music, rising to stardom, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, music band, partners, teenage life, musician's life, ambition, twentysomething life, friends, prodigy ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: captivating, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: rock, ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, friends, music, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: gloomy, captivating, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: couples, introspection, lifestyle, ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, hopes, crumbling marriage, music, couple relations, musician's life, classical music ...
Time: 18th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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: offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, rise and fall, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: love triangle, friendship, coming of age, love and romance, state affairs, youth, latin, society, showbiz, jazz, ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, career change, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, wartime life, ambition, dishonesty, downfall, tragic love, actor's life, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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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: humorous, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, music, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, ambition, musician's life, rock, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom ...
Time: 90s, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
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38%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: nazi germany, actress, love and romance, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, hopes, rise and fall, human nature, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Time You Change (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: hopes, parents and children, rise to the top, urban ghetto life, musician's life, family problems, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, music, crimes, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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37%
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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: touching, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: singer, dying, performance, artist, musician, pianist, composer, classical music, mute or deaf, love and romance, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, germany
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37%
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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: realistic, emotional, factual, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, jazz, father daughter relationship, drinking problem, follow your dream, family problems, relationship problems ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, new york, usa, stockholm sweden
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37%
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: debt, music band, music, performance, showbiz, desire for fame, musical tour, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, friends, performer's life, backstage ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
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36%
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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, captivating, serious, stylized, sexual
Plot: womanizer, adultery, ambition, manipulations, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, strong sexual content, rich and poor, journalist, infidelity, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, envy, emperor, music, mozart, obsession, composer, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, desire for fame, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 19th century, 1800s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank, direct and uninhibited manner, and before long, he's convinced her to come with him to Trieste, where he has a job ...
Style: sentimental, sexual, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, master and servant, sexual relations, writer's life, unfulfillment, dishonesty, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: italy, ireland, europe
⇓ 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: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: under the surface, artists and showbiz, couples, family problems, fall in love, self discovery, breakup, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, lifestyle, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: denmark, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, love and romance, on the road ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sentimental, serious, captivating
Plot: music, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, latin, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: psychological, offbeat, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: music, homosexuality, composer, tragic love, gender, lifestyle, mentally unstable, couples, love affair, fall in love, musician's life, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1880s
Place: london, russia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, friendship, showbiz, cultural icon, musician's life, ambition, megalomaniac, friends, r&b, artists and showbiz, blind ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: jazz, americana, prodigy, rising to stardom, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, music, musician's life, society, rise and fall, composer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%