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The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
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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 there they become the now famous Jackson 5. But along the way their success brings trouble and turmoil.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, controversial
Plot: music, music band, follow your dream, musician's life, desire for fame, youth, family problems, working class, performer's life, family relations, american dream, teenage life, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, rising to stardom, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, dancing, gangsters, black cast, rock and roll, blaxploitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: indiana, alabama, usa

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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, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, music, showbiz and singer mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Jacksons: An American Dream: The Temptations (1998), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Jersey Boys (2014), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Nicky Jam: El Ganador (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: african american, music, rock, r&b, singer, flashback, black cast, dancing, blaxploitation, rock and roll, loss of son, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
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What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: inspirational, sincere, intense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, domestic violence, black woman, musician, rock and roll, african american woman, showbiz, african american, childhood, musician's life, women, singer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, africa, tennessee
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100%
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: music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, teenage love, friends, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, ambition, listener, rock band, rock and roll, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: stylized, intense, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, musician, rock and roll, life philosophy, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, performance, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
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100%
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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: humorous, feel good, enigmatic, talky, entertaining ...
Plot: music, musician, rock, singer, rock music, showbiz, air disaster, tragedy, runaway, life & death, lone hero, suspense ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, new york, usa
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100%
Nicky Jam: El Ganador (2018)
Genre: Biography, Music
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follow Reggaeton artist Nicky Jam's struggles to overcome drug addiction and rise to international success in this dramatization of his life story.
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, music industry, musician's life, ambition, nightlife, cocaine, rise and fall, rehabilitation, songwriter, drug trip, mentally unstable, record company ...
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100%
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Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, dancing, jazz, art, friendship, celebrity, couples, relationship vs career, showbiz, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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30%
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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, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, success, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, folk hero, showbiz, fame ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, beverly hills, memphis
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, music, rock music, musician's life, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: las vegas, mississippi
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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.
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, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, rising to stardom, singer, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couple relations, musician's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, new york, london, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, ambition, musician's life, against the odds, rising to stardom, youth, lifestyle, working class, teenage life, music, the beatles ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: europe, england
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24%
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, interesting
Plot: punk, punk rock, music, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, nightlife, celebrity culture, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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24%
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: uplifting, touching, sincere, factual
Plot: singer, performer's life, dying young, lifestyle, showbiz, female protagonist, ambition, childhood, tragedy, hopes, rising to stardom, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, music band, desire for fame, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, sister, african american ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: disability, lifestyle, desire for fame, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, musician's life, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, music, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, ambition, rise and fall, musician's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, obsession, showbiz, relationship vs career, drug addiction ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, chicago illinois, usa, florida, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: african american, drug addiction, girl group, showbiz, black history, black cast, ambitious woman, women, rock and roll, gangsters, alcohol abuse, performer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, africa, harlem, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: pop singer, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, friendship, fame, post war, singer, friends, religion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, music, bankruptcy, blaxploitation, female musician, women, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, H├ęctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music business, artists and showbiz, hip hop, rapper, musician's life, ceo, sibling rivalry, family relations, ambition, gay son, african american family ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: realistic, inspirational, talky, intense, stylized ...
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician's life, blues, success, music business, african american, singer, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, london, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, teaching the ways of the world, drug abuse, showbiz, celebrity culture, rock, elvis presley, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: ambition, childhood, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, womanizer, rising to stardom, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, music, singer ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956 ...
Place: france, saint tropez, paris france, monte carlo, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, melancholic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music, showbiz, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, couple relations, fall in love, showbiz, addiction, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: emotional, talky, heartbreaking, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, friendship, showbiz, african american, musician, creativity, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, musician's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, south carolina, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, touching
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, music, rising to stardom, performer's life, showbiz, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, singer, reputation, pop star ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: factual, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, showbiz, fame, air disaster, historical figure, family problems, love and romance, women, ambition, country music, rising to stardom, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1956, year 1961 ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
That'll Be the Day (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park, where he discovers a world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, cult film ...
Plot: rock, rock and roll, singer, coming of age, working class, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, rise to the top, musician's life, hopes, youth ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%