Movies like One-Trick Pony

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One-Trick Pony (1980)
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One-Trick Pony (1980)
Original name: One Trick Pony
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: sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, reflective
Plot: rock music, music, rock, friends, performer's life, music band, life is a bitch, ambition, starting over, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, couples, musician's life, aging, lifestyle, introspection, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, down on your luck, music business, musician, loner, singer, son ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, couples, ambition and music mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like One-Trick Pony: Payday (1973), Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000), Duet for One (1986), Stardust (1974), Harlem Aria (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: realistic, biting, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, country, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, love and romance, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, tennessee
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95%
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: music, rock, music band, musician's life, terminal illness, ambition, curses spells and rituals, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, desire for fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.0
 761
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: disability, tragic hero, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, terminal illness, musician's life, multiple sclerosis, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: artists and showbiz, performer's life, life is a bitch, rock, rise and fall, lifestyle, showbiz, musician's life, couples, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.2
 196
Harlem Aria (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring opera singer from Harlem teams up with a charismatic busker and a kindhearted hustler to share his voice with the world, and teaches his two newfound friends the importance of taking your destiny into your own hands. Anton (Gabriel ...
Style: feel good, touching, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, opera, life is a bitch, dancer's life, follow your dream, music, performer's life, hopes, desire for fame, city life, artists and showbiz, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, couple relations, alcohol abuse, mental illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, rich and poor, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, halloween ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 207
Monkey Grip (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, artists and showbiz, human nature, introspection, couples, musician's life, rock, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, immigrants, music, life is a bitch, down on your luck, estrangement, deportation, musician's life, society, introspection
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: estate, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, estrangement, introspection, human nature, family gatherings ...
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, captivating, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rock, cancer, music, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family relations, family in crisis, rising to stardom, music band, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dogs in Space (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: punk, drug abuse, music, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, ambition, rock, music band, satellite, gang, addiction, youth ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: ambition, betrayal, unfulfillment, music, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, friends, fall in love, couples, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, couples, family problems, terminal illness, parents and children, golden years ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, celebrity culture, desire for fame, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, friends, bar, gas station, troublemaker, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, small town life, musician's life, couples, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, introspection, human nature, society, addiction, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, down on your luck, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: urban ghetto life, love and romance, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, down on your luck, society, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, offbeat, realistic
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, introspection, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.3
 895
Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: support group, alcoholic, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, rehabilitation, church, hopes, social misfits, starting over, introspection, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, love and romance, jealous spouse, friends, couple relations, hopes, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 3K
Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: washed up star, celebrity culture, desire for fame, music, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, power relations, friends, love and romance, performer's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 251
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, friends, friendship, coming of age, youth, single parent, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, musician's life, music band, clubbing, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music history, nightclub, rock music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, emotional, serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, redemption, ambition, rock, starting over, human nature, showbiz, music band, hidden identity, dishonesty, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 2K
Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: couples, store, social differences, lifestyle, society, designer, youth, downfall, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, friendship, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: punk, artists and showbiz, ambition, nightlife, musician's life, addiction, rock, prodigy, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Our Winning Season (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Scott Jacoby) fools around with his buddy (Dennis Quaid), until a Vietnam War tragedy makes him grow up.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, high school, coming of age, best friends, human nature, youth, disability, underdog, friends, athlete's life, vietnam war ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Black Limousine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A ghost story set in the city of dreams (IMDb.com).
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, bleak
Plot: hollywood, hopes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, rehabilitation, addiction, downfall, musician's life, alcohol abuse, introspection, dead daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 312
Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, youth, injustice, society, parents and children, family problems, couples, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 728
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, urban ghetto, working class, musician's life, lifestyle, feminism, against the odds, society, high school life, neo realism ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%