Movies like Backstage

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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
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The Mother and the Whore
Drama, Romance
France
210 min.
 8.2
The Piano Teacher
Drama, Music, Romance
Austria, France, Germany
131 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and psychological films with plots about love and romance, couples, female nudity, sex, artists and showbiz, drinking and singing mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Backstage: Clara and Me (2004), You Will Be Mine (2009), Dreamgirls (2006), The Piano Teacher (2001), Sex Is Comedy (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: twists and turns, emotional, serious, 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
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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: tense, serious, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: love and romance, music, youth, 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:   91%
    User:   81%
 
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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:   80%
    User:   89%
 
The Piano Teacher
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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, serious ...
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:   76%
    User:   83%
 
Sex Is Comedy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can't stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.
Style: sexual, erotic, clever, serious, sexy ...
Plot: sex, male nudity, actor's life, pornography, couple relations, love affair, sexual relations, gender bending, filmmaking, showbiz, obsession, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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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: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, 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, tennessee ...
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, nanny, revenge, family relations, mentally unstable, obsession, artists and showbiz, older woman younger woman relationship, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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    User:   65%
 
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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, captivating, realistic, 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:   71%
    User:   72%
 
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5x2
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: serious, gloomy, tense, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, romance, wedding, french, adultery, hotel, betrayal, relationships, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, sicily, italy, paris france
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System:   70%
    User:   78%
 
The Accompanist
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: betrayal, master and servant, couple relations, war, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, pianist, maid, singer, holocaust ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london, liverpool ...
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System:   70%
    User:   66%
 
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, music, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, fame, rock star, self discovery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   77%
 
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Hounded
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deals with the obsessive relationship between a confused teenager and an elder woman. Elsa Seifert successfully works as probation officer, but the relationship to her longtime companion is in trouble since their common daughter moved out. Then she ...
Style: serious, sexual, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: juvenile delinquency, school, coming of age, obsession, human spirit, destructive relationship, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, sexual relations, adolescence vs adulthood, adoption, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, sao paulo brazil, hamburg germany
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System:   69%
    User:   74%
 
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Rendez-vous
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: serious, psychological, sexual, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, couple relations, lust, roommate, destructive relationship, romance, forbidden love, infidelity, theater, love, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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System:   67%
    User:   72%
 
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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: actor's life, hollywood, performer's life, music, jazz, desire for fame, rise and fall, discrimination, rising to stardom, racism, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   57%
 
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9 Songs
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sex, music, infidelity, sexuality, male nudity, rock and roll, drugs, pornography, couple relations, strong sexual content, rock, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   71%
 
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Nathalie...
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: serious, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dangerous attraction, striptease, nightclub, voyeur, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
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Adore
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: emotional, sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, friendship, sex, lesbian, male nudity, guilt, best friends, loneliness, revenge, relationships, beach, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   64%
    User:   73%
 
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Pretty Things
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucie, who works as a white-hot fashion model, exhibits a dominant, often controlling, "Type A" personality, whereas identical twin Marie consistently projects a backward, reserved, laconic and unassuming attitude. When Lucie receives a ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: mentally unstable, musician's life, dealing with death, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, hidden identity, losing-it hero, twins, betrayal, rescue, switching roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   53%
 
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...And They Lived Happily Ever After
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Is love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, introspection, friendship, couple relations, romance, infidelity, sex, love, marriage, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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System:   62%
    User:   67%
 
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: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, boss and employee, hotel, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, couples, master and servant, family relations, power relations, pharmaceutical company, cosmetics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
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, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: music, jewish, jazz, artist, musician's life, seduction, imaginary friend, french, rise to the top, runaway, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
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System:   60%
    User:   65%
 
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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 ...
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System:   60%
    User:   48%
 
My Wife Is an Actress
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: My Wife is an Actress is a French Romantic Comedy/Drama film starring real life couple Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Attal plays a journalist who becomes obsessively jealous when his actress wife gets a part in a movie with an attractive ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, adultery, marriage, pregnancy, paranoia, actor's life, infidelity, male nudity, guilt, relationships, couple relations, jewish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, london, england, europe, israel ...
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System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
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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, sentimental, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: actor's life, romance, urban, young lovers, love and romance, couples, fall in love, city life, actor, sexuality, musician, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
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System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: musician's life, performer's life, urban, 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:   56%
    User:   58%
 
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Sex and Lucia
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Style: sexual, erotic, surreal, sexy, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: island, sex, writer's life, male nudity, infidelity, strong sexual content, pornography, starting over, relationships, sexuality, storytelling, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
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To Our Loves
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, looking for sex, teenage life, infidelity, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems, family relations, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
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System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
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, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, ocean or sea, innocence lost, couple relations, romance, 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:   54%
    User:   49%
 

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Hearts of Fire
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, 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: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: music band, musician's life, rock, farm, performer's life, desire for fame, music, romance, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
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System:   54%
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Clouds of Sils Maria
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: aging, drinking, lesbian, internet, actor's life, hotel, mentor, relationships, introspection, complex characters, dialogue, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, california, swiss alps, alps, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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