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Hard to Hold (1984)
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Hard to Hold (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never heard of him. Complications arise involving the ex-girlfriend Nicky, who is still in his band.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: music, love triangle, jazz, fall in love, youth, rock, true love, friends, romance, couple relations, performer's life, music band, love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, couples, rehabilitation, musician's life, lifestyle, opposites attract, wooing, sexual content, musician, death, sex scene ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, music, romance and musician mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Hard to Hold: The Mambo Kings (1992), Hearts of Fire (1987), The Competition (1980), Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Pure Country (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, musician's life, romance, performer's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
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95%
 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 ⇓
93%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, family relations, romance, music, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, prodigy, musician's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 4K
Pure Country (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, fall in love, americana, couple relations, love affair, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, friends ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, youth, couple relations, romance, rivalry, friendship, orchestra, music, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Four Last Songs (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A comic drama set on a Mediterranean island, where a motley collection of characters is seeking musical redemption.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, opposites attract, siblings relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, disorder, hopes, nothing goes right, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: offbeat, sentimental, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, love and romance, musician's life, ambition, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, music band, soul music, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: betrayal, ambition, friends, profanity, love affair, fall in love, rock, tragic love, infidelity, music, music band, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, rising to stardom, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
72%
 5.9
 3K
Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, friends, lifestyle, musician's life, music band, love and romance, rock music, coming of age, loneliness, artists and showbiz, youth, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Chasing Destiny (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A repossession agent falls in love with a woman whose father is high on his list of priority accounts in this romantic drama.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, love and romance, hopes, musician's life, buddies, looking for love, family business, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Tonight You're Mine (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music festival, performer's life, opposites attract, fall in love, reluctant partners, ego clash, nothing goes right, lifestyle, showbiz, disorder, weekend, initially antagonists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, avant garde
Audience: date night
Plot: the beatles, couples, love and romance, rising to stardom, assassination, bittersweet, interracial relations, fall in love, couple relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Song from the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This poignant love story stars Amy Grant as a beautiful, blind concert cellist who falls for a famous, self-centered pianist but doesn't realize that true love is right before her eyes.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, music, concert, couples, disability, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rock, musician's life, opposites attract, groupie, singer, small town, obsession, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An aspiring country singer (Dennis Quaid) and his feisty younger sister/manager (Kristy McNichol) struggle to reach their dreams of Nashville stardom-as long as she can keep her brother out of trouble with the ladies and the law-in this drama ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: roadhouse, revenge, friends, disorder, country, against the odds, siblings relations, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, tennessee, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Itsi Bitsi (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1962 is the year when an entire generation lives life as though it was their last day. Young activist Eik Skaløe has his entire life turned upside down when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful peace activist Iben Nagel Rasmussen, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, based on true events
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, musician's life, music band, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rock, fall in love, romance, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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(Untitled) (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A fashionable contemporary art gallerist in Chelsea, New York falls for a brooding new music composer in this comic satire of the state of contemporary art.
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, avant garde, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, fall in love, lifestyle, art, modern art, satire, love triangle, art dealer, artist, art exhibition, performance art, composer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, sincere, clever, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, love triangle, nightclub, music, romance, family relations, couples, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 21K
Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 17K
Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, intense, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, cheating on husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, tennessee, dallas texas, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 9K
Song One (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: wooing, homecoming, romance, fall in love, coping, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, estrangement, siblings relations, rock, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
No Small Affair (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, teenage life, fall in love, nightclub, singer, photograph, happy ending, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 2K
Habana Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, music band, lifestyle, follow your dream, friends, immigrants, artists and showbiz, music, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, latin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.
Style: atmospheric, feel good, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, looking for love, couples, romance, young lovers, couple relations, breakup, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, performer's life, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%