Movies like Born to Be Blue

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Born to Be Blue (2015)
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Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Plot: jazz, historical figure, musician, pregnancy, spider, friendship, chess, snow, actor, seduction, gun, beach, singing, african american, jealousy, song, singer, bowling, radio, heroin, farm, doctor, mirror, fear, drummer ...
Time: 1960s, year 1966, year 1954
Place: manhattan new york city, oklahoma, california

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Most similar movies to Born to Be Blue

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about cigarette smoking, drinking, singing, singer, drink, sex and song mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Born to Be Blue: Low Down (2014), Miles Ahead (2015), Sid and Nancy (1986), On Chesil Beach (2017), Nowhere Boy (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: addiction, jazz, coming of age, pianist, heroin, artists and showbiz, music, family relations, parents and children, youth, hollywood, father ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: usa
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Miles Ahead (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
Plot: jazz, historical figure, threat to kill, tape recorder, cocaine, trumpet, sunglasses, chase, drinking, party, tape recording, snorting cocaine ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, cancer, actress, restaurant, wine, dog, dying, nickname, giving a toast, doctor, apology, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, england, california ...
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84%
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, destructive relationship, punk, domestic violence, dwarf, vandalism, punk rock, bassist, music band, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, london, usa ...
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64%
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On Chesil Beach (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1962 England, a young couple finds their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Plot: sexual abuse, frigidity, sexual revolution, misunderstanding, premature ejaculation, newlywed, undressing someone, wedding dress, unhappiness, holding hands, happiness, newlyweds ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962, year 1975, year 2007
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61%
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Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, aspiring musician, adolescence, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
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60%
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, pianist, overdose, rags to riches, disability, addiction, cocaine, businessman, civil rights, mistress ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, houston texas, rome italy ...
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57%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: overdose, racism, showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame, music, love affair, society, actor's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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56%
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Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, custody, martial arts, overdose, musician's life, going straight, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, europe, vancouver british columbia canada, scotland ...
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54%
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Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: realistic, serious, flamboyance
Plot: rock, drug abuse, rock star, musician, death, showbiz, life is a bitch, music, musician's life, blues, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary
Place: munich germany, morocco, paris france
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53%
Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, punk, celebrity culture, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, ambition, music band, friends, down on your luck, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
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52%
The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, showbiz, generosity, actor's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, artists and showbiz, forbidden love, hollywood, teenage life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, vancouver british columbia canada, manhattan new york city ...
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51%
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Patti Cake$ (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.
Plot: insult, tombstone, cabin, spaniard, death of grandmother, dead mother, applying lipstick, knocking on a door, overhead shot, female sitting on a toilet, backstage, graffiti ...
Place: new jersey
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49%
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Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, pop music, musician, psychotherapist, music, power relations, musician's life, showbiz, addiction, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
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Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, writer's life, friends, artists and showbiz, gender, society, feminism, lesbian relationship, telephone call, humiliation, promise, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, year 1972, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
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45%
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Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: captivating, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: ballet, dance, dancer, love and romance, against the rules, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, love affair, rebellion, feminism, gender, lifestyle ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, athens greece, berlin germany, chicago illinois, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, opera, couple relations, dealing with death, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, love affair, fall in love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
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40%
Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.
Plot: urination, sex with a stranger, car keys, rubber gloves, party invitation, waking up, marriage engagement, breaking and entering, blowing smoke in someone's face, name calling, chaos, destiny ...
Time: year 1983
Place: santa monica california, venice beach california
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39%
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Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, boot camp, disorder, military life, fall in love, basic training, teenage life, love affair, coming of age, love and romance, power relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: new york state, north carolina, south carolina, california, beirut lebanon ...
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39%
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Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: factual, based on true events, realistic, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, rain, englishman abroad, cricket the game, near death experience ...
Time: year 1971, year 1958, year 1973, year 1965, year 1960 ...
Place: england, germany, spain, kenya, africa
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38%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Plot: interracial marriage, king, marriage, forbidden love, kiss, fog, song, mother daughter relationship, map, father daughter relationship, telephone, speech ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, year 1947
Place: africa, england, south africa
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37%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: racism, adoption, showbiz, cabaret, vaudeville, performer, celebrity culture, interracial relations, society, lifestyle, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: france, missouri, usa, europe, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, hollywood, rehabilitation, police, sex, adultery, party, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, african american, musician, civil rights, musician's life, music, ambition, rising to stardom, r&b, performer's life, couple relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
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35%
Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, couples, strong sexual content, gender, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, jazz, racism, showbiz, nightclub owner, racist, music, addiction, figment, unfulfillment, sexual relations, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Quitting (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: addiction, mental institution, drug abuse, obsession, rebelliousness, misfit, mentally unstable, rise and fall, actor's life, showbiz, urban, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: sentimental, feel good, offbeat, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, obsession, theme park, human nature, lifestyle, couples, love affair, musician's life, fall in love, small town life, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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33%
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Paris 36 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, showbiz, against the odds, urban, performer's life, music, family problems, oldies, political unrest, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1946, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, life is a bitch, city life, hopes, friends, family problems, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%