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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
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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 - before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia led to his downfall.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: prodigy, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, recording studio, music, ambition, creator, gender, gays and lesbians, showbiz, unfulfillment, outer space, gay, lawyer, police, suicide, homosexual, drug addict, jealousy, composer, gay sex, occult, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle and musician mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Telstar: The Joe Meek Story: Good Vibrations (2012), Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013), Hendrix (2000), Worried About the Boy (2010), What We Do Is Secret (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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
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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 ⇓
92%
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 ⇓
82%
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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, 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
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78%
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, love affair, musician's life, racism, discrimination, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, society, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
74%
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family secret, lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, pianist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, italy ...
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72%
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 ⇓
71%
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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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
67%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prodigy, family relations, career, flute, sibling rivalry, concert, sister sister relationship, cello, cellist, multiple sclerosis, music, musician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: 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 ⇓
57%
 6.4
 690
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
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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 ⇓
55%
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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
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54%
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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 ⇓
53%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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 ⇓
51%
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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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, womanizer, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, childhood, father son conflict, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, year 1978 ...
Place: france, paris france, egypt, saint tropez, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rock, musician's life, drug abuse, showbiz, life is a bitch, rock star, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, music band, addiction, love, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, contemporary
Place: paris france, munich germany, morocco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 705
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rise and fall, showbiz, strong female presence, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 221
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%
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: sincere, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, blues, success, showbiz, rock and roll, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, abusive husband, fall in love, music, musician's life, ambition, family problems, showbiz, destructive relationship, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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