Movies like Flame

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Flame (1975)
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Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This build-up from rags to riches is a parody of realism and grit, with double-dealings and harsh unforgiving dog eat dog mentalities, and the golden rule; if you play with matches then you're going to get burnt, in the flames of the music industry.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: music, rock, friends, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, musician's life, lifestyle, rise to the top, innocence lost, unfulfillment, desire for fame, rising to stardom, gangsters, rock musician, rock band, rock music, rock and roll, social differences, working class, music business, music industry, class differences, cultural difference ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Flame

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, music band and rock mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Flame: Breaking Glass (1980), Stardust (1974), Tamla Rose (2013), Worried About the Boy (2010), Rude Boy (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, showbiz, music band, desire for fame, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, against the odds, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, youth, music, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 858
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 ⇓
86%
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Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, rise and fall, ambition, teenage life, musician's life, desire for fame, dream come true, hopes, friendship, best friends, youth, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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 ⇓
71%
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Rude Boy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, cynical, biting
Plot: music band, punk rock, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rebelliousness, social decay, punk, working class, rock, showbiz, concert, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, profanity, rock, rock star, guitarist, infidelity, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, music band, artists and showbiz, ambition, bittersweet, music, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rock, fame, elvis presley ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, missing person, mystery, friends, rock, showbiz, obsessive quest, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 890
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 ⇓
62%
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: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, coming of age, life is a bitch, rich and poor, showbiz, rock, celebrity culture, teenage life, friends, youth, follow your dream, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
57%
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Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couple relations, dysfunctional family, rock, couples, family relations, peaceful mission, disagreement, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, family relations, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music band, lifestyle, single parent, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having written the music and screenplay for this film, Paul McCartney also plays himself in the leading role. When the mastertape of McCartney's latest album is misplaced, he must discover its whereabouts in less than 24 hours or else risk ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: gangsters, heist, friends, musician's life, music, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rock, musician, robbery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 3K
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 ⇓
53%
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set against a backdrop of early 60's London, Telstar is the story of the world's first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with Telstar - the biggest selling record of it's time - ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, recording studio, showbiz, creator, ambition, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Gloria (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Gloria never imagined that an audition for the music producer Sergio Andrade was going to change her life so drastically. King Midas not only brought her to stardom, but also to a dramatic story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Based on the life ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, downfall, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, women in prison, unfulfillment, power relations, music, strong female presence, women's prison ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 394
Out of Tune (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 'Slightly Out Of Tune' is about a group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960's and 70's. Together, these musicians form a band called "Os Desafinados" and become a part ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, ambition, rise to the top, fall in love, musician's life, youth, society, love and romance, desire for fame, rising to stardom, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 32K
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, buddies, performer's life, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
47%
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London Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: They were childhood friends. But they had little in common except their family's vague connection with music. While Arjun's life was consumed by a passionate drive to get on stage and realize his grandfather's unfulfilled dream, Mannu ...
Style: captivating, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love triangle, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, buddies, rock, music band, lifestyle, bollywood, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
 4.5
 411
Hearts of Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, music, romance, desire for fame, stalking, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, ambition, music band, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, rising to stardom, musician's life, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 6K
Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: rough, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, body painting, photograph, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, northern germany, liverpool, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: twins, musician, ambition, musician's life, supportive spouse, family relations, artists and showbiz, jazz, follow your dream, rising to stardom, twin brother, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 390
Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: music, music band, hip hop, ambition, rise to the top, musician's life, rising to stardom, prodigy, friendship, society, artists and showbiz, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%