Movies and TV shows like Wagner

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Wagner (1981)
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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: sentimental, epic, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: anti semitism, music, revolution, politics, tragic love, performer's life, prodigy, life is a bitch, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, social differences, society, musician's life, lifestyle, rebelliousness, radical, celebrity culture, state affairs, unfulfillment, musician, composer
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: germany, switzerland, europe

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, ambition, musician's life, music, lifestyle, unfulfillment and rise and fall mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Wagner: The Overture (2004), The Temptations (1998), King of Salsa (2006), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Sister Smile (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, couples, musician's life, ambition, prodigy, hopes, couple relations, crumbling marriage, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, organ ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
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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: captivating, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: musician, prodigy, rebellion, rivalry, ambition, politics, injustice, society, lifestyle, musician's life, fighting the system, music ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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91%
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, music band, loss of son, reunion, rise and fall, flashback, r&b, unfulfillment, overnight success, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, usa
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77%
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: realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious
Plot: music, life is a bitch, musician's life, couples, ambition, drug abuse, latin, rise and fall, showbiz, friends, rising to stardom, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, puerto rico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, drug abuse, musician's life, nightlife, music band, ambition, rock, prodigy, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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77%
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: convent, life is a bitch, family relations, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, music, gays and lesbians, performer's life, musician's life, death in the family, couples, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
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77%
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: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: hopes, music, relationship vs career, family in crisis, latin, family problems, musician's life, couples, human spirit, political unrest, fighting the system, unfulfillment ...
Place: usa, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: celebrity culture, musician's life, elvis presley, music, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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72%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: singer, rise and fall, lifestyle, untimely death, couples, humble, folk hero, musician's life, r&b, music, showbiz, manager ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa
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66%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: nazi germany, rising to stardom, desire for fame, performer's life, blind ambition, follow your dream, celebrity culture, love and romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, music, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friends, performer's life, drug abuse, ambition, couples, musician's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rock ...
Time: 60s
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65%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: tragic hero, artists and showbiz, love and romance, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, tragic love, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, paris france
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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, musician's life, working class, american dream, prodigy, youth, teenage life, disobey, family problems, society, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, indiana
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60%
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, sentimental, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prodigy, concert, cellist, career, music, mentally unstable, lifestyle, family relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional
Plot: rising to stardom, love and romance, family relations, lifestyle, rise and fall, human nature, musician's life, love affair, ambition, world, haunted by the past, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 80s, 40s, 60s ...
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58%
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, sincere, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: country music, musician's life, showbiz, alcohol abuse, lifestyle, rise and fall, new year, country, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, remarry, prodigy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: alabama
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58%
The King Is Dancing (2000)
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: intrigue, royal family, rise and fall, state affairs, love affair, musician's life, king, dancing, ballet, love and romance, corrupted ruler, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, filmmaking, showbiz, unfulfillment, drug abuse, hollywood, overdose, ambition, addiction, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, unfulfillment, music, performer's life, celebrity culture, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, child molester ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, unfulfillment, music, family relations, disability, ambition, relationship vs career, couple relations, musician's life, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, atmospheric, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: museum, parents and children, couple relations, lovers reunited, society, rebelliousness, idealism, aging, culture clash, family relations, unlikely couple, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: hotshot hero, artists and showbiz, music, performer's life, rise and fall, prodigy, rock, overdose, tragic hero, musician's life, ambition, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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51%
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: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, music, performer's life, rising to stardom, hopes, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, musician's life, human spirit, pianist
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Song of Norway (1970)
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, 70mm film
Plot: composer, couples, musician's life, social differences, lifestyle, society, forbidden love, ambition, power relations, music, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The First Churchills (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Based on Winston Churchill's biography of his ancestors.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: politics, leadership, parents and children, rise to the top, state affairs, family relations, soldier, military, ambition, royal family, family tradition, society ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, music, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, orphan, terminal illness, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, world ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 70s, 40s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, musician's life, human spirit, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, love and romance, music band, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, warsaw poland ...
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49%
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Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political intrigue, manipulations, state affairs, ambition, royal family, politics, society, betrayal, dishonesty, blind ambition, aristocrat ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Scott Joplin (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: jazz, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, interracial relations, rising to stardom, music, prodigy, americana, society, rise and fall, musician's life, marriage ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Cornelis (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: ”Cornelis” is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist’s intense life both on and behind the stage. A man ...
Style: captivating, realistic, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: musician's life, couples, looking for love, weakness, ambition, refugees, radical, society, music, love and romance, couple relations, private vs public ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%