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The Sapphires (2012)
 7.0
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The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sentimental, sweet, realistic, semi serious, sexy, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: girl group, music band, family relations, lifestyle, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, vietnam war, showbiz, goodhearted, musical tour, friendship, sister sister relationship, native, soldier, spirituality, self discovery, mother child separation, australian aboriginal, agent, scout, backstage, sexual content, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1968, year 1967, year 1958 ...
Place: saigon, australia, vietnam, asia, southeast asia, new south wales, melbourne australia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, feel good and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician, singer, ambition, musician's life and rising to stardom mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Sapphires: The Commitments (1991), Dreamgirls (2006), Get on Up (2014), Jersey Boys (2014), Walk the Line (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: irish, musician, friendship, blues, audition, backstage, singer, music, bittersweet, performance, manager, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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100%
 6.5
 73K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: performer's life, african american, showbiz, singer, manager, fame, backstage, lifestyle, musician, ambition, desire for fame, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, michigan, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 24K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: music, friendship, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, showbiz, rise to the top, blind ambition, black man, singer ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 35K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.8
 247K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: country music, musician's life, music, marriage, rock and roll, accident, musician, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 5K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1958 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: drummer, showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, celebrity culture, rise and fall, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, illinois, los angeles, wisconsin, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, bittersweet, music, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, hollywood, overdose, strong female presence, sexual content, society, rise and fall, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, miami beach, los angeles, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, abusive husband, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, showbiz, success, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, mississippi, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 22K
Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, seaport, marriage, family problems, unsupportive spouse, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 37K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: touching, witty, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, musician's life, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, the beatles, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 3K
My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, showbiz, womanizer, rising to stardom, family relations, parents and children, childhood, father son conflict, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: france, saint tropez, monte carlo, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 146K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, artists and showbiz, guilt, music ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, florida, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 86K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, atmospheric, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: singer, french, musician's life, music, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, poverty, death, life is a bitch, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 50s, 60s, year 1935 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 791
Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, singer, unfulfilled love, terminal illness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.7
 15K
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, lifestyle, music, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, family secret, pianist ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, pacific ocean, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 28K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, musician's life, human spirit, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 9K
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: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, strong female presence, sexual content, musical tour ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 154K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, female singer, musician, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, street musician, relationships, follow your dream, love story, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: air disaster, affection, rags to riches, price of fame, singer, dj, music, showbiz, human spirit, rock, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 12K
Respect (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: showbiz, celebrity, blues, pop singer, african american, musician's life, rising to stardom, fame, fight for justice, cult figure, righting the wronged, black history ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1968, year 2019, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, new york, atlanta georgia, detroit, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Fighting Temptations stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: church choir, small town, music, disorder, last wish, music band, contests and competitions, ambition, friendship, family relations, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fleisch ist mein Gem?se (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, romantic ...
Plot: music band, singer, musician's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, coming of age, music, youth, lifestyle, romance, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 4K
Satisfaction (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: rock and roll, music, coming of age, friendship, romance, female bonding, rock, teenage love, resort, teenage life, fall in love, sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Boys from County Clare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two feuding brothers and their respective Ceilidh bands compete at a music festival. Set in 1960's Ireland.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rivalry, prodigy, opposites attract, rising to stardom, musician's life, ambition, music band, lifestyle, rise and fall, fall in love, family life ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, england, brazil, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 1K
Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, assassination, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rock, music, music band, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%