Movies like I Saw the Light

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I Saw the Light (2015)
 5.8
 7K
I Saw the Light (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer and songwriter Hank Williams rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, romantic
Plot: country music, singer, husband wife relationship, infidelity, marriage, songwriter, country singer, womanizer, divorce, radio show, drinking alcohol, drinking, band, mother son relationship, adaptation, christmas, sex, horse, musician, pregnancy, on the road, hospital, singing, song, guitarist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: usa, new york, nashville tennessee

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Most similar movies to I Saw the Light

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and talky films with plots about artists and showbiz, singer, husband wife relationship, couples, song, drinking and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like I Saw the Light: Walk the Line (2005), Crazy Heart (2009), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), Blaze (2018), Ring of Fire (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, profanity, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, memphis, germany, arkansas, tennessee ...
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95%
 7.2
 87K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: country music, musician, alcohol abuse, loneliness, journalist, singer, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, hopes, financial problem, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, santa fe new mexico, texas, phoenix arizona, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: captivating, thought provoking, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, overdose, hollywood, ambition, performer's life, actor's life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, desire for fame ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, new york, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 3K
Blaze (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, realistic
Plot: country music, musician, songwriter, guitarist, rise and fall, society, multiple storylines, love story, guitar playing, legend, travel, friendship ...
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 5.9
 607
Ring of Fire (2013)
Genre: Biography, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Ring of Fire” recounts June’s meteoric rise to fame with The Carter Family, considered the First Family of country music, before breaking out on her own to perform, when she would become a legend in her own right. Taking a personal look at ...
Plot: country singer, female director, divorce, singing, singer, passage of time, female singer, woman crying, television show, marriage as hell, wedding, funeral ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family relations, romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, family problems, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, couples, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 720
Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: jazz, womanizer, infidelity, desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, obsession, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee, florida, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couples, couple relations, friends, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, poland, france, europe, provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 10K
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: character study, country music, comeback, guitar, music, starting over, musician's life, love and romance, self discovery, redemption, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: showbiz, vaudeville, cabaret, racism, lifestyle, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, follow your dream, human spirit, society, infidelity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france, usa, europe, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 815
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: country music, friendship, redemption, rise and fall, ambition, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, downfall, rising to stardom, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, year 2010
Place: usa, west virginia, ohio, alabama, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bride of the Wind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: fall in love, family relations, infidelity, prodigy, love affair, opposites attract, lifestyle, ambition, couples, romance, obsession, remarry ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Country at Heart (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A struggling country singer meets a Nashville songwriter in need of inspiration. Teaming up to write a song, their work gets complicated but results in both a hit song...and true love.
Style: entertaining, feel good, romantic, light, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: country music, musician, fall in love, love and romance, small town, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely couple, relationship vs career, transformation, inspiration, songwriter ...
Place: nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 143K
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, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, boston, tokyo, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: blues, drug abuse, jazz, showbiz, racism, racist, nightclub owner, music, addiction, bittersweet, tragic hero, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, baltimore, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 4K
Liz & Dick (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: hollywood, paparazzi, lifestyle, actor's life, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, renewed love, artists and showbiz, adultery, actress, infidelity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rags to riches, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: jazz, fall in love, saxophonist, showbiz, couple relations, relationship vs career, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, crumbling marriage, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, post world war two ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Welcome to L.A. (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lives and romantic entanglements of a group of young adults who have achieved "overnight" success in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological, talky ...
Plot: womanizer, family relations, dishonesty, love and romance, love triangle, looking for love, sexual relations, love affair, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 11K
De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, lyrical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, disability, rehearsal, terminal illness, lifestyle, musician's life, rise to the top, ambition, showbiz, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: new york, venice, usa, paris france, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, obsession, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship, mortality, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, new mexico, manhattan new york city, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.7
 63K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, epilepsy, punk, depression, music, music band, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, manchester england, northern england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 358K
A Star is Born (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, captivating, rockumentary ...
Plot: falling in love, singer, showbiz, alcoholic, fame, concert, aspiring singer, country music, talent, addiction, brother brother relationship, pop star ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, boston, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, terminal illness, drug addiction, filmmaking, couples, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, small town life, starlet, downfall, rise to the top, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 12K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 20K
Song to Song (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, music, love and romance, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, concert, nightclub, restaurant, party, record producer, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, mexico, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Our Christmas Love Song (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When country star Melody Jones is accused of plagiarizing her holiday single, she returns home to spend Christmas with her estranged family and old flame and learns what is important in life.
Style: entertaining, humorous, funny, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: country singer, christmas, getting home, old love, holiday, country music, moral dilemma, true love, follow your dream, lifestyle change, uncover truth, accusation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence. When his girlfried, Joan, tries to kill herself he gets ...
Style: talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, nightshift, suicide attempt, writer's life, suicide, romance, buddies, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, world war two, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 50s ...
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, new mexico, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%