Movies like The Jazz Singer

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The Jazz Singer (1980)
 5.8
 5K
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, intense, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, inspirational, road movie, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, father son relationship, tradition, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, follow your dream, desire for fame, religions or cults, lifestyle, musician's life, estrangement, artists and showbiz, dancing, music, price of fame, generation gap, musician, religion, judaism, catastrophe, race, natural disaster, women, family ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, 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, feel good, light and humorous films with plots about mentor, dialogue, music, catastrophe, runaway, culture clash and family mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Jazz Singer: Burlesque (2010), Glitter (2001), Dance with Me (1998), Staying Alive (1983), The Rose (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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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, romantic, light, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, performer's life, desire for fame, cabaret, ambition, love and romance, performance, dancer, nightlife, musician, follow your dream, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, harsh ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, musician, rock and roll, happy ending, lone hero, life philosophy, justice, first contact, hip hop, transformation, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 2.4
 24K
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, melancholic, touching, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, music, showbiz, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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: feel good, humorous, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, ballroom dancing, dancer's life, music, romance, follow your dream, mentor, ambition, hopes, teachers and students, social differences, love and romance ...
Place: las vegas, austin texas, usa, cuba, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 4.7
 16K
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: sexy, melancholic, romantic, intense, harsh ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, disco, music, dysfunctional family, runaway, happy ending, fight scenes, fantasy world, family, destiny, culture clash, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: sexy, road movie, melancholic, harsh, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, rock and roll, rock band, musician, love, women, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, rock, music, bittersweet, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 158K
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: touching, inspirational, sincere, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: music, musician's life, female singer, infidelity, father daughter relationship, love, city life, street musician, musician, relationships, love story, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: road movie, erotic, buddy movie, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock and roll, love, romance, music, on the road, musician, family, fantasy world, fight scenes, first contact, destiny, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: romantic, touching, sentimental, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, musician, romance, music, love affair, mentor, prejudice, relationships, runaway, sacrifice, stereotypes, love story ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 29K
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, sad, factual, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: music, tragedy, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, mexico, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sexy, affectionate, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: music, racism, rock and roll, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, corruption, music business, twists and turns, musician, african american protagonist, black cast ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 4K
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: melancholic, talky, light, harsh, affectionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, rap, gangsters, music, subway, runaway, school, culture clash, dysfunctional family, rock and roll, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo, california, san francisco, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 18K
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: melancholic, intense, romantic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: country music, infidelity, dancing, love triangle, twists and turns, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, tennessee, las vegas, usa, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 7K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, splatter, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, music, teenager, gangsters, street kid, rap, culture clash, ghetto, runaway, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, los angeles, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 46K
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, inspirational, exciting, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, lifestyle, follow your dream, love and romance, cheerleading, teenager, choreographer, ambition, hopes, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, lyrical, inspirational, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: songwriter, music, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, rock and roll ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 34K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: inspirational, touching, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: rock and roll, music, death, musician, musician's life, music business, rock, love story, happy ending, latin, racism, interracial romance ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico, southern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 16K
Crossroads (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.
Style: road movie, light, inspirational, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, blues, music, rock and roll, destiny, coming of age, on the road, mentor, supernatural, musician, adventure, transformation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: romantic, light, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, dancing, dancer's life, young lovers, love, latin, salsa, love story, fall in love, love and romance, revolution, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 28K
You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: humorous, intense, stylized, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, betrayal, cheerleading, competition, follow your dream, rivalry, dance performance, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 2K
Tap (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, ...
Style: feel good, intense, touching, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gangsters, music, destiny, dancing, redemption, writers, rock and roll, single father, transformation, underdog, vengeance, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, clever, factual, dramatic ...
Plot: music, musician, rock, rock music, air disaster, price of fame, rags to riches, mentor, music business, transformation, childhood, redemption ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sexy, intense, dramatic, surprise ending, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician, teenager, mystery, reporter, lone hero, natural disaster, memory, music business, writers, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.1
 5K
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: romantic, entertaining, light, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: romance, love story, starting over, country music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, desire for fame, couple relations, love affair, americana ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 22K
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, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: musician, rivalry, motorcycle, music, sensuality, african american, dysfunctional family, redemption, human spirit, dancing, aspiring singer, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minneapolis minnesota, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 82K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: feel good, captivating, serious, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: dancing, high school, teenager, love and romance, music, youth, rebellion, dancer's life, rebelliousness, small town, church, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 44K
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: melancholic, stylized, entertaining, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, music, rock and roll, heavy metal culture, rock music, rock, audition, success, ambition, rock concert, relationship problems, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 59K
Step Up 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, romantic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, happy ending, hip hop, contests and competitions, young lovers, high school, romance, love and romance, teenager, youth, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 22K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: feel good, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: ballet, dancing, love triangle, teenager, music, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, ambition, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 55K
Flashdance (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack ...
Style: sexy, feel good, romantic, erotic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: dancing, music, stripper, cheerleading, teenager, women, fashion, happy ending, romance, rock and roll, ballet, rags to riches ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%