Movies like The Jazz Singer

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The Jazz Singer (1980)
 5.8
 3K
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, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, dramatic, awful, intense, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: jewish, ambition, showbiz, star, tradition, friends, family relations, religions or cults, performer's life, parents and children, love and romance, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, musician's life, lifestyle, estrangement, desire for fame, rising to stardom, father son relationship, judaism, religion, musician, singer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Jazz Singer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and touching films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, music, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance and dialogue mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Jazz Singer: Glitter (2001), Staying Alive (1983), The Rose (1979), Honeysuckle Rose (1980), A Star Is Born (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 2.2
 21K
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, realistic, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Plot: music, romance, fall in love, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, nightlife, love affair, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
75%
 4.5
 13K
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: realistic, serious, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, love and romance, dancer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, hopes, performer's life, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, ambition, music, addiction, drug abuse, selflessness, showbiz, musician's life, couples, downfall, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Music, Romance, Drama
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 ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, rising to stardom, friends, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, musician's life, love triangle, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, tragic love, rise and fall, self discovery, rock star, fame, artists and showbiz, friends, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 1K
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, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: showbiz, girl group, singer, performer's life, desire for fame, family relations, rising to stardom, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, artists and showbiz, r&b ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 22K
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, relationship vs career, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, romance, music, artists and showbiz, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, contests and competitions, power relations, lifestyle, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, follow your dream, social differences, ambition, opposites attract, hopes, teachers and students, music, love and romance, dancer's life, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, cuba, latin america, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, humorous, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: price of fame, rags to riches, star, disc jockey, blizzard, music, music band, tragic hero, rock, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, 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 ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
42%
 4.1
 602
B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, follow your dream, dancer's life, performer's life, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, human spirit, parents and children, kids in trouble, youth, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, friends, love and romance, musician's life, couples, love affair, addiction, hopes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: captivating, biting, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock music, music, love and romance, rising to stardom, rise to the top, romance, artists and showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, performer's life, celebrity culture, musician's life, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 70K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, entertaining, serious, melancholic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, love affair, dancer's life, love and romance, burlesque ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 40K
Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, exciting, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, dancing, sexual harassment, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, choreographer, club, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: musician's life, church, religions or cults, once in a lifetime opportunity, music, parents and children, desire for fame, family relations, artists and showbiz, coming of age, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 3K
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, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, country music, music, romance, artists and showbiz, rich and poor, desire for fame, friends, couple relations, rising to stardom, love and romance, americana ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental
Plot: friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, music, romance, love and romance, hopes, overnight success, ambition, country, americana, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, dallas texas, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, romantic, talky, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, showbiz, ambition, relationship vs career, couple relations, hopes, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: music band, rock, addiction, unfulfillment, music, life is a bitch, love and romance, friends, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, ambition, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating
Plot: music, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, latin, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 16K
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, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, addiction, biker, singer, bar, alcohol, musician, van, suicide, infidelity, adultery, paparazzi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, dallas texas, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: songwriter, music, self discovery, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, addiction, music band, human nature, rise and fall, lifestyle, teenage life, couples, musician's life, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 615
Elvis and Me (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Priscilla's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, folk hero, couples, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, desire for fame, music, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, 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 ⇓
34%