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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, state affairs, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, musician, composer
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: germany, europe, switzerland

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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), King of Salsa (2006), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Sister Smile (2009), Elvis (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, emotional, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, rebellion, fighting the system, prodigy, ambition, society, politics, rivalry, life is a bitch, injustice, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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95%
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: emotional, gloomy, atmospheric, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, lifestyle, ambition, prodigy, hopes, musician's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, introspection, couples, music, female director ...
Time: 18th century
Place: germany, europe
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93%
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, serious, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, drug abuse, ambition, music band, music, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: convent, follow your dream, musician's life, showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, against the rules, rebelliousness, lifestyle, rise and fall, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
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81%
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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: realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, star, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, fame, success, comeback, showbiz, rising to stardom, folk hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, memphis, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: jazz, political unrest, relationship vs career, musician's life, showbiz, politics, human spirit, couples, unfulfillment, family problems, state affairs, hopes ...
Place: usa, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, scenic, contemplative
Plot: prodigy, ambition, lifestyle, obsessive quest, survival, obsession, destiny, love affair, tragic love, love and romance, tragic hero, rise and fall ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 699
Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious
Plot: ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, singer, orphan, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious, atmospheric, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: intrigue, king of france, royal family, rise and fall, state affairs, lifestyle, musician's life, love affair, king, dancing, ballet, infidelity ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Last King (2003)
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: epic, serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, betrayal, romance, love and romance, revolution ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, netherlands, versailles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rock, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, relationship vs career, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, showbiz, music band, performer's life, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: music band, music, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, reunion, loss of son, singer, flashback, black american, rising to stardom, tragic hero, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, rise and fall, love and romance, rising to stardom, human nature, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, parents and children, love affair, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 80s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: europe, portugal
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62%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: musician's life, music band, rising to stardom, teenage love, friends, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, ambition, listener, ratings, militant, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: music, filmmaking, showbiz, rising to stardom, actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, performer's life, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, singer, pop star, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, royal family, husband wife relationship, love and romance, head of state, british empire, state affairs, royal court, romance, political unrest, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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55%
Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: ambition, music band, lifestyle, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, state affairs, musician's life, music, hopes, counterculture, couples, anti conformity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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54%
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, suspenseful, controversial
Plot: music, music band, musician's life, desire for fame, follow your dream, performer's life, youth, family problems, working class, american dream, family relations, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 80s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: indiana, usa
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54%
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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: touching, stylized, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, romance, love and romance, musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, couple relations, disability, couples, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, germany
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53%
Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Tracks the Wu-Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
Style: suspense, realistic, sincere, exciting
Plot: rapper, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, friends, artist, society, celebrity culture ...
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52%
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, country music, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, lifestyle, prodigy, performer's life, artists and showbiz, new year, remarry, music, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: pop singer, ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, friendship, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, fame, oldies, friends, singer, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, idealism, culture clash, aging, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, elderly, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, rise and fall, love affair, addiction, drug abuse, anti conformity, love and romance, music band, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: jazz, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, society, music, interracial relations, americana, unfulfillment, rise and fall, prodigy, period piece ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%