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, touching, offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: self fulfillment, solitude, rock, friends, performer's life, music band, life is a bitch, love and romance, feminism, self discovery, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, nightlife, gender, introspection, unfulfillment, desire for fame, adolescence vs adulthood, love, loneliness, friendship, death, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: east germany, east berlin, germany, europe, berlin germany, german democratic republic, gdr ...

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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, ambition, unfulfillment and music band mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Solo Sunny: The Hours and Times (1991), That'll Be the Day (1973), One-Trick Pony (1980), Sparkle (1976), Brothers of the Head (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, celebrity culture, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, love and romance, performer's life, musician's life, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe
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95%
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, realistic, gloomy
Plot: working class, coming of age, musician's life, ambition, hopes, celebrity culture, rise to the top, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, teenage life, youth, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: rock music, music, down on your luck, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, performer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, touching, realistic
Plot: showbiz, girl group, singer, desire for fame, unfulfillment, r&b, love and romance, siblings relations, family in crisis, performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: touching, offbeat, clever, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: couples, siblings relations, love and romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, perversion, twins, friends, family relations, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, usa, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: captivating, sentimental, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, drug dealing, youth, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, addiction, friends, redemption, coming of age, family problems, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, performer's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, showbiz, music band, friends, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, couples ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, follow your dream, dream come true, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, hopes, friendship, teenage life, musician's life, ambition, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, family life, siblings relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, rock, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: romance, self discovery, tragic love, rise and fall, fame, rock star, artists and showbiz, music, unfulfillment, musician's life, couples, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 974
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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: music band, family problems, musician's life, couples, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, disagreement, friends, family relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, music band, buddies, friends, singer, rivalry, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, follow your dream, contests and competitions, bohemian life ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of C├ęsar 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 ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, musician's life, romance, rising to stardom, performer's life, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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, touching, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, human nature, ambition, family relations, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz, road not taken, relationship vs career, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: australia, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 7K
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: sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: rise and fall, blues, ambition, music, addiction, drug abuse, desire for fame, performer's life, lifestyle, generosity, showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, musician's life, clubbing, lifestyle, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, music history, nightclub, rock music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
'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: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, drug abuse, comeback, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: realistic, semi serious, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, unfulfillment, ambition, couples, musician's life, friends, rock, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, celebrity culture, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair, couples, musician's life, addiction, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage love, couples, urban ghetto, friends, family relations, single parent, youth, best friends, terminal illness, ego clash ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, realistic, biting, cynical
Plot: music band, punk rock, celebrity culture, social misfits, performer's life, politics, social decay, rally, musician's life, friends, coming of age, rock ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, jealous spouse, destructive relationship, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, hopes, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, aging, human nature, romance, figment, nightlife, dance school, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, character study, comeback, guitar, country music, music, self discovery, love affair, country, starting over, human nature, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
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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: celebrity culture, musician's life, elvis presley, music, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, performer's life, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, redemption, human nature, rock, music band, hidden identity, dishonesty, musician's life, friends, showbiz, starting over, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: witty, serious, cynical, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rock, music, rapist, concert, contract, revenge, rape, tattoo, lesbian, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, 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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rock, cancer, music, family relations, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, ambition, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, arson, infidelity, culture clash, romance, opposites attract, isolation, fish out of water, promotion, injustice, human nature, gender ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland, spain, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, uplifting, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, music band, hopes, artists and showbiz, friends, family relations, coming of age, rock, siblings relations, follow your dream, state affairs, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%