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: 300 min.
TV show
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: politics, anti semitism, music, prodigy, love and romance, life is a bitch, revolution, tragic love, social differences, society, radical, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, rebelliousness, musician's life, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, performer's life, celebrity culture, money, musician, friendship, german ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: germany, europe, switzerland, austria, prussia, bavaria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, music and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Wagner: The Overture (2004), Forever Enthralled (2008), Elvis (2005), King of Salsa (2006), Halim (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: touching, emotional, sincere, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, musician's life, rebellion, lifestyle, prodigy, rivalry, politics, injustice, life is a bitch, society, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
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95%
Forever Enthralled (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, epic
Plot: opera, lifestyle, ambition, tragic love, couples, performer's life, love and romance, society, romance, warning, unfulfillment, music ...
Place: china, asia
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93%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: couples, music, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, prodigy, hopes, introspection, couple relations, classical music ...
Time: 18th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Elvis (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: singer, ambition, rise and fall, desire for fame, musician's life, showbiz, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, folk hero, comeback ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, beverly hills, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
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, realistic, epic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, rise and fall, ambition, political unrest, rebelliousness, political intrigue, infidelity, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, singer, unfulfilled love, terminal illness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, feel good, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music band, music, bittersweet, human spirit, ambition, society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, bulgaria, munich germany ...
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61%
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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: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: performer's life, king of france, ballet, prodigy, royal family, intrigue, dishonesty, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, celebrity culture, tragic love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
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, touching, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, singer, rising to stardom, actor's life, addiction, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere
Plot: jazz, politics, couples, political unrest, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, human spirit, showbiz, musician's life, revolution, ambition, fighting the system ...
Place: usa, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: loss of son, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, flashback, african american, singer, r&b, friends, overnight success, performer's life, ambition, music ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Selena: The Series (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, factual
Plot: singer, murder, lifestyle, showbiz, dying young, performer's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, realistic, emotional, serious, entertaining ...
Plot: convent, musician's life, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, rebellion, rise and fall, clergy, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: pop singer, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, friendship, fame, friends, female protagonist, singer, typist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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 band, musician's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, working class, family problems, music, youth, performer's life, teenage life, american dream, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1940s, 60s, 50s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Pandemonium (2000)
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, captivating
Plot: friendship, betrayal, politics, addiction, drug abuse, prodigy, tragic hero, rise and fall, lifestyle, writer's life, tragic love, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, performer's life, music, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, singer, reputation, pop star ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: obsessive quest, prodigy, lifestyle, survival, ambition, tragic hero, rise and fall, love and romance, life is a bitch, obsession, love affair, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Victoria & Albert (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: queen victoria, husband wife relationship, royal family, head of state, victorian england, love and romance, monarch, british empire, state affairs, royal court, couple relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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50%
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, punk rock, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, music band, music, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, culture clash, idealism, couples, revolution, couple relations, looking for love, rebelliousness, parents and children, unlikely couple, aging ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, rock music, music band, showbiz, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, filmmaking, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, ambition, teenage love, friends, listener, surfing, music, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, rise and fall, human nature, family relations, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
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Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, assassination, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rock, music, music band, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Selena (1997)
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: touching, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, musician's life, human spirit, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, world war two, war, state affairs, head of state, couple relations, society, rise to the top, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%