Movies like Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story

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Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001)
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Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction.
Plot: heavy metal, hard rock, musician, rock band, rock music, alcohol abuse, groupie, band, car accident, rehearsal, severed arm, flashing
Time: 80s
Place: britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and based on true events films with plots about musician, singer, artists and showbiz, singing, music, musician's life and rock and roll mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story: Rock Star (2001), The Runaways (2010), Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018), Sweetwater (1999), Warning: Parental Advisory (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, rock music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, musician, teenager, coming of age, name calling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, japan, tokyo
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Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Plot: musician, poet, poetry, pop culture, rock music, performance, cheating, song, band, adultery, love, rock band ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: finland
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Sweetwater (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1969, the band Sweetwater led by lead vocalist Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently got considerable media attention, appearing on a number of TV shows. But just as they appeared to be getting a really break big, they just disappeared. ...
Plot: rock band, female director, car accident
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: woodstock
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Warning: Parental Advisory (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.
Plot: censorship, rock music, satire, freedom of speech, religious fanatic, bored housewife, scapegoat, free speech, heavy metal, political activist, music store, musician ...
Time: 80s
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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
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Down on Us (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.
Style: based on supposedly true story, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: concert, rock singer, music industry, arrest, song, hotel, rock music, musician, assassin, female nudity, jealousy, recording studio ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: woodstock, california, paris france, vietnam, miami ...
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, lgbt, friendship between men, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1982, year 1970 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, atlanta georgia, edinburgh scotland ...
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The Birth Of The Beatles (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Birth of The Beatles is a 1979 biopic motion picture, produced by Dick Clark Productions and directed by Richard Marquand. Focuses on the early history of 1960s rock band The Beatles. It was released only nine years after the announced break-up of ...
Plot: rock music, the beatles, singer, boredom, audition, rock musician, sailor, town hall, record store, art school, pop music, fat woman ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, germany, liverpool, britain
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Born in Heinola (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story of five Finnish youth growing up during the devastating 90's recession. They live in the small, timber industrial town of Heinola. As the parents of these young teens struggle through hard economic times, the five very different youth ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: band, punk, fictional biography, guitarist, school, girlfriend, teenage crush, rock band, rock, death of father, teenager, angst ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: finland
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, hippie, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1966 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, los angeles, paris france ...
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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
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England Is Mine (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 1980s band The Smiths.
Style: inspirational, realistic, captivating, factual
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, depression, concert, musician's life, music, love triangle, drugs, head butt, beer, nightclub ...
Time: year 1976, 70s, year 1982
Place: england, manchester
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Quitting (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, tense
Plot: addiction, mental institution, rehabilitation, downfall, actor's life, rise and fall, tragic hero, haunted by the past, family in crisis, drug abuse, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
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Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, musician, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, doctors and patients, addiction, showbiz, artists and showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, malibu california, new jersey
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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, realistic
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
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Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
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Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
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Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england, northern england
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Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
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Style: atmospheric, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
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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
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Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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31%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The life of Ryszard Riedel, former leader of cult Polish rock-blues band Dzem, including the history of his family relationships, music career and addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: musician, music industry, heroin addict, music band, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, coma, beach, black horse, wedding, blues music, hallucination ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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29%
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, twists and turns, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Way to Mandalay (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Way to Mandalay tells the story of one of Denmark's greatest and most beloved musicians. The film takes us on a journey from Mogenson's childhood to manhood and throughout his career which spanned more than twenty years, first with ...
Plot: party, alcoholic, marriage, husband wife relationship, underwear, telephone call, drunkenness, singing, alcohol, stage fright, father daughter relationship, pianist ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s
Place: denmark
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29%
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I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, musician, star, poet, african american, vietnam war, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, woodstock ...
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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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 ⇓
28%
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