Movies like Backstage 2005

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Backstage (2005)
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Backstage (2005)
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, obsession, actor's life, musician's life, performer's life, reality, love affair, sexual relations, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, hotshot hero, desire for fame, rising to stardom, stalking, self discovery, media satire, teenage life, love, lesbian, musician, party, bodyguard ...
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, touching and psychological films with plots about artists and showbiz, love and romance, musician's life, couples, singer, love and singing mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Backstage: You Will Be Mine (2009), Clara and Me (2004), Once Upon an Angel (2002), Sparkle (1976), The Page Turner (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
You Will Be Mine (2009)
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: obsession, dangerous attraction, love and romance, youth, music, gays and lesbians, musician's life, manipulations, unfulfilled love, student life, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 661
Clara and Me (2004)
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: emotional, serious, twists and turns, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: pregnancy, introspection, romance, self discovery, singleness, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Once Upon an Angel (2002)
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, hotel, boss and employee, romance, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, master and servant, family relations, power relations, sex, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
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: girl group, singer, showbiz, musician's life, urban, performer's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, siblings relations, nightlife, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Page Turner (2006)
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: suspense, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, nanny, audition, musician's life, lesbian, performance, stage, lgbt, older woman younger woman relationship, music, vengeance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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: sexual relations, masochism, pianist, desire, voyeurism, destructive relationship, teacher, mental illness, age difference, bdsm, sexual abuse, fetish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, captivating, intense ...
Plot: latin, nightclub, music, love triangle, ambition, true love, musician's life, performer's life, romance, rising to stardom, couple relations, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.5
 362
Hearts of Fire (1987)
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: farm, music band, musician's life, rock, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004)
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: semi serious, talky, humorous, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, sex, love, marriage, friendship, infidelity, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Camping sauvage (2005)
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: summer camp, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, ocean or sea, romance, couple relations, countryside, dangerous attraction, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 1K
The Captive (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.
Style: sexual, serious, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, captive, illness, desire, memory, passion, paranoia, sex, friendship, bar, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
London Dreams (2009)
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: friendship, love triangle, musician's life, rock, showbiz, ambition, bollywood, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, buddies, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 63K
Dreamgirls (2006)
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: serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, extramarital affair, show business, adultery, singing, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 810
Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, best friends, music, musician's life, follow your dream, friendship, showbiz, teenage life, ambition, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Brothers of the Head (2005)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 191
Broken Windows (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four Women, Four Dreams, Four Realities
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: love triangle, party, actor's life, romance, sibling relationship, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, brother sister relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
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: courthouse, music band, rock, musician's life, against the rules, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, rebellion, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 16K
Country Strong (2010)
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, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, addiction, adultery, van, infidelity, alcohol, musician, bar, singer, paparazzi, biker, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, tennessee, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Hottest State (2006)
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: sexuality, sex, musician, anger, actor, actor's life, romance, young lovers, urban, love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa, connecticut, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hours and Times (1991)
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: sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, best friends, music band, musician's life, performer's life, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
That'll Be the Day (1973)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: working class, coming of age, 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, celebrity culture ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 15K
Venus in Fur (2013)
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: sexual, psychological, witty, tense, serious ...
Plot: audition, bdsm, masochism, theater, s&m, actor's life, seduction, machismo, theatre play, eroticism, feminism, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Star Is Born (1976)
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, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, rock star, fame, self discovery, tragic love, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 429
Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur ...
Style: sincere, serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: solitude, self fulfillment, performer's life, rock, adolescence vs adulthood, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, desire for fame, feminism, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, east berlin, europe, germany, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Just Another Day (2009)
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: drugs/alcohol, musician's life, hip hop, music, desire for fame, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, crimes, rivalry, rapper, one day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.5
 568K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, music, follow your dream, teachers and students, jazz, desire for fame, drummer, music teacher, public humiliation, mentor, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Grace Unplugged (2013)
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, christian, desire for fame, small town, teenage life, church, religions or cults, ambition, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 2K
The Singer (2006)
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, romance, musician's life, 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: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 965
Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: musician's life, hip hop, follow your dream, music, moral dilemma, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, radio dj
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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