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

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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, music, ambition, lifestyle, mentor, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Jazz Singer: Glitter (2001), Staying Alive (1983), Honeysuckle Rose (1980), The Rose (1979), 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, sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: music, performer's life, romance, desire for fame, career woman, movie star, talent, talent show, follow your dream, rising to stardom, cinderella story, 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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rock, hidden identity, rising to stardom, showbiz, redemption, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, musician's life, performer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: serious, stylized, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, performer's life, nightclub, career, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, semi serious, touching, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, infidelity, music, romance, country, musician's life, rising to stardom, love and romance, artists and showbiz, introspection, moral dilemma, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: rise and fall, blues, ambition, music, addiction, drugs/alcohol, rock, musician's life, drug abuse, rock band, alcohol abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, fame, rock star, tragic love, self discovery, performer's life, rising to stardom, music, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: girl group, singer, showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, urban, desire for fame, rising to stardom, siblings relations, nightlife, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: singer, elopement, music, rise and fall, latin, musician's life, performer's life, latinx lead, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, romance, music, musician's life, prodigy, contests and competitions, couple relations, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dance, ballroom dancing, romance, music, dancer's life, latin, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, opposites attract, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, texas, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: blizzard, star, disc jockey, rags to riches, price of fame, music, rock, musician's life, performer's life, tragic hero, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, music, rise and fall, hit and run, musician's life, band, ambition, hopes, racism, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dancer's life, music, follow your dream, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, performer's life, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, dancing, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, choreographer, club, teenagers, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, musician's life, fall in love, success, domineering mother, talent, musician, love and romance, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: country music, music, romance, starting over, country, musician's life, rising to stardom, couple relations, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, couples ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, biting, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock music, music, musician's life, rock, performer's life, rising to stardom, romance, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 128K
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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, musician's life, father daughter relationship, relationships, folk, showbiz, urban, artists and showbiz, city life, parents and children, family relations, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 25K
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: death, musician's life, dying young, marital rape, mexican american, music, oldies, latin, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, melancholic, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nightclub, follow your dream, cabaret, performer's life, backstage, nightlife, ambition, desire for fame, love affair, burlesque, dancer's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: songwriter, music, musician's life, rise and fall, singer, romance, self discovery, couple relations, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 17K
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, dancer, love triangle, competition, dancer's life, underdog, rock, ball, career, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 211K
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: musician's life, marriage, country music, music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, performer's life, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arkansas, germany, memphis, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: rock, cancer, music, music band, musician's life, conflict, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, single parent, rising to stardom, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: latin, nightclub, music, love triangle, ambition, true love, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, romance, couple relations, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, addiction, musician, infidelity, van, adultery, suicide, biker, alcohol, bar, singer, paparazzi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, tennessee, dallas texas, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: musician's life, coming of age, music, christian, desire for fame, small town, teenage life, church, religions or cults, ambition, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, country, musician's life, music, desire for fame, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, rise to the top, rising to stardom, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, texas, dallas texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 3K
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: serious, realistic, harsh, talky, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dance, rap, subway, graffiti, breakdance, music, musician's life, college, artists and showbiz, disc jockey, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%