Movies like Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 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 have to struggle with its anonymity.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, idiotic, road movie, unusual plot structure, feel good, humorous, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, rock, friends, performer's life, music band, ambition, starting over, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, dishonesty, musician's life, hidden identity, showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, musician, rock and roll, ice hockey, male female relationship, snow, song, singer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal, montreal quebec canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, light and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, ambition, rising to stardom, musician and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!: Light of Day (1987), Backbeat (1994), Glitter (2001), Staying Alive (1983), The Jazz Singer (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: stylized, sentimental, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: missing person, music, mystery, human nature, celebrity culture, rock, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rise and fall, rising to stardom, journalism, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new jersey
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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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, family relations, music, ambition, unfulfillment, music band, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, single parent, musician's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
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100%
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Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, guitar, photograph, body painting, rock and roll, music, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, northern germany, liverpool, germany ...
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100%
 2.3
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Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, romance, showbiz, hopes, music, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, dancer's life, ambition, hopes, rising to stardom, love and romance, follow your dream, performer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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49%
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle, estrangement, musician's life, artists and showbiz, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
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46%
The Idolmaker (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
Style: suspense, humorous, captivating, biting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, rock music, music, rise to the top, love and romance, performer's life, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, performer's life, buddies, musician's life, artists and showbiz, friends, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: betrayal, ambition, profanity, friends, couples, tragic love, rock, infidelity, fall in love, romance, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, passion, stage, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, ambition, blues, rose, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, performer's life, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: semi serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, artists and showbiz, musician's life, stalking, desire for fame, romance, music, lifestyle, unfulfillment, ambition, music band, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
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38%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, musician's life, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
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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, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: mediterranean, love, romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, prostitute, dishonesty, rising to stardom, crime gone awry, music band, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, showbiz, musician's life, relationship vs career, fall in love, ambition, unlikely couple, domineering mother, police officer, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united kingdom, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, rock music, ambition, success, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, family relations, latin, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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One-Trick Pony (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
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: gloomy, sincere, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: rock music, failed marriage, record, hopes, performer's life, rising to stardom, aging, ambition, music, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bandage (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in Japan in the early 1990s, there's one rising band called LANDS, that is starting to find success amidst a flood of other bands. Asako and Miharu are two Tokyo high school students. When Miharu gives Asako her favorite indie rock band; a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, musician's life, betrayal, contests and competitions, romance, rising to stardom, dishonesty, desire for fame, love and romance, artists and showbiz, coming of age, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, rock and roll, music, coming of age, friendship, romance, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, artists and showbiz, youth, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, cheating on husband, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, tennessee, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: air disaster, singer, affection, price of fame, dj, disc jockey, rags to riches, music, rich and poor, showbiz, celebrity culture, addiction ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, musician, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, female singer, relationships, follow your dream, love story, betrayal, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Beat Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, talky, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rap, dancing, subway, graffiti, dance, music, dj, performer's life, college, ghetto, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
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Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, breakdance, hip hop, rivalry, dance, breakdancing, rap, music, friendship, teenage love, disco, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Rock of Ages (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rock, rock star, ambition, fall in love, waiter, young love, musician's life, love and romance, follow your dream, young lovers, hopes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Pure Country (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, country music, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, fall in love, couple relations, americana, desire for fame, love and romance, lifestyle, love affair ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, star ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, rock music, music band, showbiz, relationship vs career, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%