Movies and TV shows like Wagner

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Wagner (1981)
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Wagner
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: UK, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 469 min.
Story: A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at Bayreuth.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: musician's life, performer's life, music, prodigy, social differences, tragic love, celebrity culture, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, rebelliousness, anti semitism, revolution, politics, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, radical, lifestyle, composer, musician
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: europe, germany, switzerland
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Amadeus
Biography, Drama, History, Music
USA, France, Czechoslovakia
160 min.
 8.3
Walk the Line
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
USA, Germany
136 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to Wagner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, love and romance, music and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Wagner: Hilde (2009), A Star Is Born (1976), Walk the Line (2005), Eight Miles High (2007), Mayerling (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: musician's life, blind ambition, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, nazi germany, actress, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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System:   95%
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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:   93%
    User:   100%
 
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 205K
Walk the Line
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, addiction, death, childhood, drug addiction, drug abuse, love, accident, musician's life, country, drugs/alcohol, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: arkansas, memphis, tennessee, usa, germany ...
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System:   89%
    User:   81%
 
Eight Miles High
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Achim Bornhak's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon becomes the "it girl" of Munich's ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: music band, musician's life, prodigy, small town, rise and fall, rising to stardom, destructive relationship, sexual relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, ambition ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   86%
 
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Mayerling
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: master and servant, romance, tragic hero, forbidden love, young lovers, couple relations, infidelity, tragic love, love affair, parents and children, social differences, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, europe, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   97%
 
King of Salsa
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: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, romance, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   73%
 
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
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, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: musician's life, music, prodigy, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, ambition, hopes, couples, lifestyle, woman ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   97%
 
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The King Is Dancing
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, intrigue, rise and fall, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, tragic love, celebrity culture, royal family, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   68%
 
 7.1
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Elvis
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, family life, power relations, washed up star, artists and showbiz, music band, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   64%
 
 6.4
 657
Amália
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 127 min.
Story: You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you'll get to know the woman behind the myth.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: world, performer's life, music, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rising to stardom, human nature, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   67%
 
The Harmonists
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, politics, nazi, jewish, anti semitism, music band, friendship, radio, nazis, jews, german, segregation ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, budapest, munich germany, warsaw poland ...
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System:   75%
    User:   87%
 
 6.6
 742
Pandemonium
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, writer's life, friendship, rise and fall, infidelity, addiction, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   76%
 
The Josephine Baker Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting
Plot: oldies, musician's life, performer's life, music, follow your dream, performer, rising to stardom, racism, celebrity culture, showbiz, cabaret, vaudeville ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: france, europe, usa, missouri, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   72%
 
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 8.3
 319K
Amadeus
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: mozart, music, genius, musician's life, prodigy, envy, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, obsession, classical music, opera, composer ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s ...
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   70%
 
What We Do Is Secret
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: music band, punk, music, musician's life, performer's life, rock, prodigy, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, celebrity culture, nightlife ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   78%
 
 5.9
 554
Paradise Found
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, tragic love, addiction, celebrity culture, catholicism ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   69%
 
Hilary and Jackie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
Style: emotional, clever, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, classical music, tragedy, mentally unstable, sisters, death, eccentricity, musician's life, mental illness, mozart, prodigy, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
 6.7
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Selena
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, latin, murder, musician's life, dancing, tragedy, rags to riches, performer's life, music business, hip hop, family, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
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Spring Symphony
Genre: Biography, Music
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Spring Symphony" is the story of Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck. Both were music entities. Robert Schumann turns out to have been a second tier composer, if that, never rising to the heights of a Beethoven or Mozart. In contrast, Clara ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, couple relations, romance, couples, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, disability, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
 6.0
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Halim
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: world, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, artists and showbiz, orphan, rise to the top, unfulfilled love, showbiz, terminal illness, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
 3.9
 358
Song of Norway
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: musician's life, rise to the top, social differences, ambition, music, power relations, composer, artists and showbiz, couple relations, forbidden love, love triangle, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   67%
 
The Last King
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: serious, epic, realistic, baroque
Plot: royal family, head of state, betrayal, romance, rise and fall, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, court, king, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, netherlands, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
 7.4
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Elvis
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, rock, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, folk hero, hotshot hero, desire for fame, rise and fall, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
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 6.7
 4K
El Greco
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
Style: emotional, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, prodigy, tragic hero, vengeance, destructive relationship, politics, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: europe, greece, spain, venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
 6.8
 24K
La Bamba
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: music, death, music business, oldies, rock and roll, musician's life, latin, mentor, tragedy, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   57%
    User:   63%
 
 7.4
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Bolero
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The film follows four families, with different nationalities (French, German, Russian and American) but with the same passion for music, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The various story lines cross each other time and again in different places and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: world, politics, musician's life, friendship, anti semitism, music, holocaust, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, russia, moscow russia, paris france
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System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
Les Misérables
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: epic, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: french, redemption, going straight, period piece, revolution, literature, adaptation, mentor, parents and children, death, social differences, storytelling ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 7.8
 376
Shadowlands
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A play based on the friendship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.
Style: talky, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, writer's life, romance, opposites attract, human spirit, couple relations, love affair, cancer, christianity, death, faith, marriage ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   49%
    User:   50%
 

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The Temptations
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: music band, music, musician's life, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, flashback, showbiz, reunion, artists and showbiz, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
 7.5
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This Is Elvis
Genre: Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis, his fans and those close to him. This biographical docu-drama features rare ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: music, rock and roll, rock, musician's life, death, hospital, blues, performer's life, life philosophy, oldies, rise and fall, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: hawaii, new jersey, germany
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System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
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