Movies like Solo Sunny

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Solo Sunny (1980)
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Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur saxophonist and studied philosopher Ralph who writes her a very personal song - but his obsession with death and unfaithful lifestyle is not for her. After getting into a quarrel with a band member who harasses her and telling off a show-host she is thrown out of the band. Abandoned, she struggles to regain control over her life.
Style: sincere, serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: solitude, self fulfillment, performer's life, rock, adolescence vs adulthood, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, desire for fame, feminism, human nature, introspection, self discovery, nightlife, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch, love, loneliness, friendship, death, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, east berlin, europe, germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, gdr ...

Most similar movies to Solo Sunny

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, music, unfulfillment, ambition and couples mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Solo Sunny: That'll Be the Day (1973), The Hours and Times (1991), One-Trick Pony (1980), Sparkle (1976), Brothers of the Head (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: working class, coming of age, music band, musician's life, rock, performer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rise to the top, rising to stardom, rich and poor, celebrity culture ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Hours and Times (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, best friends, music band, musician's life, performer's life, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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One-Trick Pony (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: rock music, rock, music band, musician's life, music business, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: girl group, singer, showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, urban, desire for fame, rising to stardom, siblings relations, nightlife, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Brothers of the Head (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: music band, twins, sexual relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rise to the top, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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G (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three friends, Robban, Alexander and Kim has just left the compulsory school, and now they consider themselves grown-up and mature, being 16 years old. During the summer holiday they also get a bit of experience of the world: Robban becomes a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, buddies, going straight, nightclub, urban, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, hopes, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, couple relations, music, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 731
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, serious, realistic
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, music, performer's life, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, drug abuse, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: biting, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: music band, punk rock, punk, musician's life, rock, music, performer's life, rebelliousness, artists and showbiz, misfit, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 19K
Rock On!! (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that he is going to be a dad, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, music band, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, friends, buddies, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, rivalry, singer, rock ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, rock, musician's life, addiction, dysfunctional family, folk, downfall, alcohol, artist, band, rise and fall, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, fame, rock star, tragic love, self discovery, performer's life, rising to stardom, music, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, touching, feel good, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, best friends, music, musician's life, follow your dream, friendship, showbiz, teenage life, ambition, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, music, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, musician's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
All That I Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: music band, friendship, punk, coming of age, rock, small town, fighting the system, rebelliousness, teenage life, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: rise and fall, blues, ambition, music, addiction, drugs/alcohol, rock, musician's life, drug abuse, rock band, alcohol abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: latin, nightclub, music, love triangle, ambition, true love, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, romance, couple relations, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 286
Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, musician's life, follow your dream, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: australia, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 3K
Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, murder, arson, romance, artists and showbiz, college, dishonesty, culture clash, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, scotland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 8K
CBGB (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: CBGB looks at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) in 1973 which launched thousands of bands.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, nightclub, music band, musician's life, urban, rock, nightlife, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 835
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, romance, music, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love affair, unfulfilled love, fighting the system, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, music, rise and fall, hit and run, musician's life, band, ambition, hopes, racism, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: betrayal, ambition, love and romance, rock, artists and showbiz, music band, romance, music, musician's life, infidelity, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, rock, performer's life, music, siblings relations, oldies, r&b, teaching the ways of the world, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, musician's life, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 372
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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, music band, musician's life, rock, performer's life, music, desire for fame, romance, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: character study, redemption, guitar, country music, music, comeback, country, musician's life, self discovery, starting over, country singer, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 2K
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rock, cancer, music, music band, musician's life, conflict, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, single parent, rising to stardom, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, rock, family relations, rehabilitation, human spirit, introspection, redemption, terminal illness, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, generation gap ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 399
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, friendship, dancer's life, nightclub, contests and competitions, romance, music, looking for love, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, coming of age, urban ghetto, best friends, dancer's life, single parent, follow your dream, high school life, teenage life, terminal illness, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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