Movies like Backstage 2005

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Backstage
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An adolescent groupie zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides of celebrity culture.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: hotel, actor's life, musician's life, reality, performer's life, love affair, sexual relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, obsession, couples, hotshot hero, desire for fame, rising to stardom, stalking, self discovery, media satire, teenage life, obsessed fan, scavenger, makeup artist, cd, toothbrush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france

Most similar movies to Backstage

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, love and romance, couples, singer, musician and music mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Backstage: The Piano Teacher (2001), You Will Be Mine (2009), Camping sauvage (2005), Sparkle (1976), Hearts of Fire (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Piano Teacher
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, sexual, bleak, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: voyeurism, sex, sexual abuse, teacher, sexuality, french, mental illness, bdsm, obsession, incest, pianist, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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System:   95%
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You Will Be Mine
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since the death of her father. The two young women develop a strange ...
Style: serious, tense, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: love and romance, youth, music, obsession, gays and lesbians, musician's life, manipulations, dangerous attraction, unfulfilled love, student life, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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System:   89%
    User:   95%
 
Camping sauvage
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, innocence lost, ocean or sea, romance, couple relations, countryside, dangerous attraction, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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System:   80%
    User:   85%
 
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Sparkle
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: musician's life, urban, performer's life, showbiz, desire for fame, girl group, rising to stardom, siblings relations, nightlife, singer, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   79%
    User:   70%
 
 4.5
 362
Hearts of Fire
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, farm, performer's life, music, desire for fame, rise and fall, romance, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
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System:   77%
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 6.3
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Country Strong
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music, love, addiction, country, musician's life, music business, desire for fame, hip hop, rock and roll, fall in love, ambition, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, las vegas, austin texas, dallas texas ...
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System:   77%
    User:   80%
 
A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, performer's life, rise and fall, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, rock star, fame, self discovery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
The Mambo Kings
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, captivating, intense ...
Plot: music, rags to riches, immigrants, latin, musician's life, dance, love, male nudity, brothers, performer's life, nightclub, family ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, cuba, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
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System:   70%
    User:   72%
 
That'll Be the Day
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park, where he discovers a world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: music band, musician's life, rock, performer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rise to the top, rising to stardom, rich and poor, working class, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   59%
 
London Dreams
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: They were childhood friends. But they had little in common except their family's vague connection with music. While Arjun's life was consumed by a passionate drive to get on stage and realize his grandfather's unfulfilled dream, Mannu ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: musician's life, showbiz, rock, ambition, bollywood, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, buddies, friendship, music band, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   73%
 
 6.5
 661
Clara and Me
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, emotional, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, romance, self discovery, singleness, lovers reunited, pregnancy, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   75%
 
No One Knows About Persian Cats
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert ... and the visa that allows them to leave Tehran to do so.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, against the rules, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, courthouse, rebellion, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   63%
 
 3.7
 224
Know Thy Enemy
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nemesis is the hottest rapper in rap's hottest city; Miami, the 305. But he has a little secret...he's not really a rapper. A record label discovers Nate's talent, and offers to make him a star, as a rapper. They create Nemesis, a Hip ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: hip hop, crime, jazz, criminal's revenge, urban ghetto, music, gangsters, urban, musician's life, performer's life, desire for fame, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   64%
 
 7.2
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Venus in Fur
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An enigmatic actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) may have a hidden agenda when she auditions for a part in a misogynistic writer's (Mathieu Amalric) play.
Style: psychological, sexual, witty, tense, serious ...
Plot: bdsm, theater, audition, obsession, actor's life, sexuality, battle of the sexes, surrealism, mentor, pornography, greed, alter ego ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
Grace Unplugged
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: musician's life, coming of age, music, desire for fame, small town, teenage life, church, religions or cults, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
The Hours and Times
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.
Style: talky, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: best friends, gays and lesbians, music band, musician's life, performer's life, crumbling marriage, friendship, human nature, couple relations, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
Just Another Day
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: musician's life, drugs/alcohol, hip hop, desire for fame, music, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, crimes, rivalry, rapper, one day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   51%
 
Feel the Noise
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, latin, follow your dream, music, urban, friendship, interracial relations, siblings relations, teenage love, rapper, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, new york, latin america, usa
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System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
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Dreamgirls
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: emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dancing, rags to riches, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, singer, music business, music, broadway, performer's life, manager, jazz, desire for fame ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
Once Upon an Angel
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A grief-stricken man who just lost his mother has a one night stand with a maid. What he doesn't know is that she's a virgin. He returns to his sad world of perfume business while she, unable to forget her first lover, follows him.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, hotel, boss and employee, romance, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, master and servant, family relations, power relations, first love, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
 7.1
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A Late Quartet
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: classical music, music, aging, music band, relationships, mentor, artists and showbiz, drinking, tragedy, betrayal, obsession, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
The Page Turner
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mélanie Prouvost, a ten-year-old butcher's daughter, is a gifted pianist. That is why she and her parents decide that she sit for the Conservatory entrance exam. Although Mélanie is very likely to be admitted, she unfortunately gets ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, nanny, revenge, family relations, mentally unstable, obsession, artists and showbiz, lesbian, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
Brothers of the Head
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: music band, twins, sexual relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rise to the top, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, usa, los angeles
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System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
The Hottest State
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, young lovers, urban, love and romance, couples, fall in love, city life, actor, sexuality, sex, musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
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System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
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The Song
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: country, musician's life, crumbling marriage, romance, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, hopes, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1981, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
 6.8
 669
Hilde
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: musician's life, blind ambition, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, actress, nazi germany, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 6.7
 716
Stardust
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, performer's life, music, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, drug abuse, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
 5.7
 748
LelleBelle
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 19-year old Belle practices playing the violin diligently, but is unable to impart her music with a sensitive undertone. Her life changes when she discovers that sexual desire stimulates passion in her music.
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, strong sexual content, young lovers, self discovery, romance, party, sex, audition, musician, ecstasy, violin, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 6.5
 2K
The Singer
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of an idol amongst his female audience he has a melancholic awareness of the slow disappearance of that audience and of his advancing years. He is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: fall in love, musician's life, romance, small town, love affair, love and romance, performer's life, unlikely couple, aging, artists and showbiz, couples, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
 6.8
 3K
Exiles
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One day Zano suggest a crazy idea to his companion Naïma: travel across France and Spain down to Algeria, where they might ultimately come to know the land their parents once had to flee.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: self discovery, on the road, parents and children, village life, desert, couples, village, family relations, social relations, infidelity, babies and infants, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, europe, morocco, france, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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