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Wagner (1981)
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: anti semitism, musician's life, performer's life, music, prodigy, social differences, tragic love, celebrity culture, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, rebelliousness, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Wagner: Elvis (2005), The Harmonists (1997), The Temptations (1998), The Overture (2004), King of Salsa (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, baroque ...
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Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
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Elvis (2005)
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, realistic, sentimental, 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
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The Harmonists (1997)
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, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, music band, ambition, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, budapest, munich germany, warsaw poland ...
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The Temptations (1998)
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: music band, music, flashback, rise and fall, reunion, loss of son, musician's life, pop music, performer's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: music, music band, musician's life, black family, prodigy, desire for fame, follow your dream, rising to stardom, siblings relations, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: indiana, usa
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66%
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The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, romance, dancing, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: nazi germany, actress, musician's life, blind ambition, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: convent, world, drugs/alcohol, clergy, music, musician's life, performer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rising to stardom, rebelliousness, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
Story: Heimat 3 is the third cycle of Edgar Reitz's monumental Heimat series, which premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. The third Heimat completes the trilogy and brings together particularly the settings of Heimat 1. It follows the new ...
Style: epic, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: museum, couple relations, lovers reunited, society, couples, family relations, unlikely couple, aging, idealism, rebelliousness, looking for love, parents and children ...
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Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film, which chronicles Garland's life from her first public performance in 1924 until her death in 1969, is divided into two parts: the first part depicts her rise to fame in the 1930s, her descent into drugs, and her fall from grace in the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: music, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, musician's life, hollywood, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, addiction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Spring Symphony (1983)
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, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, couple relations, couples, romance, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, disability, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cellist, career, concert, prodigy, music, mentally unstable, musician's life, sibling relationship, musician, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
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: punk, music band, musician's life, music, rock, performer's life, prodigy, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, celebrity culture, nightlife ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: washed up star, musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, family life, power relations, artists and showbiz, music band, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
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For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1970s, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Andy Garcia) is torn between his own musical dreams and the dreams of his wife, Marianela (Mía Maestro), a fervent supporter of the ideals of the Castro revolution. Also starring Charles S. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: jazz, musician's life, latin, political unrest, music, fighting the system, ambition, state affairs, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 660
Amália (2008)
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, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: world, performer's life, rise and fall, music, 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 ⇓
49%
Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: country music, country, musician's life, performer's life, music, prodigy, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, tragic hero, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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David Oistrakh: Artist of the People? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Music
Country: France
Story: The life and virtuosic work of Russian violinist David Oistrakh, once known as King David in the Soviet Union, is chronicled with depth and detail by filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon in this intriguing portrait of an artist. Highlights include a range of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: music, musician's life, prodigy, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, relationship vs career, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, pianist
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, stylized
Plot: politics, leadership, rise to the top, historic figure, family, parents and children, state affairs, family relations, soldier, family life, royal family, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: england
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46%
Les Misérables (2000)
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: nun, injustice, prostitute, on the run, bishop, mayor, thief, suicide, going straight, redemption, parents and children, french ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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44%
The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys. The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about the rest of members of the band. A two-part television ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: music band, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, friends, siblings relations, teenage love, ambition, life is a bitch, listener, out of the way ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 2K
Bolero (1981)
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: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: anti semitism, ballet, world, politics, musician's life, friendship, music, holocaust, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, russia, paris france, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Leadbelly (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, rough
Plot: music, blues music, blues, musician's life, folk, artists and showbiz, society, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, folk song ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Edward the King (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Edward the Seventh is a 1975 television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: head of state, royal court, parents and children, royal family, state affairs, family relations, womanizer, teen angst, cigar smoking, prime minister, british royal family, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, edwardian era, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, fascism, couple relations, british history, state affairs, war, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, love affair, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 554
Paradise Found (2003)
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, paradise, jungle, catholicism, south seas, missionary, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, obsession, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 846
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: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, hotshot hero, musician's life, music, rock, performer's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music band, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Stardust (1974)
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: music band, rock, musician's life, music, performer's life, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, drug abuse, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: music, mentally unstable, musician's life, obsession, prodigy, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, human nature, addiction, classical music ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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