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.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, touching, captivating
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, trust, promise, friendship, jealousy, father daughter relationship, drinking alcohol, flashback, drinking, love and romance, song, sex, musician, pregnancy, spider, sex scene, chess, snow, drugs, hospital, actor, seduction, gun ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1988, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city, oklahoma

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and touching films with plots about drinking alcohol, drinking, artists and showbiz, singer, singing, drink and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Born to Be Blue: Miles Ahead (2015), Low Down (2014), Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), Ray (2004), Sid and Nancy (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: jazz, historical figure, nightclub, trumpet player, pursuit, musician, drinking, chase, drinking alcohol, recluse, music history, party ...
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, new york
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, inhaler, addiction, jazz, heroin, coming of age, pianist, music, artists and showbiz, parents and children, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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80%
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 ⇓
72%
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 ...
Style: touching, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, terminal illness, breast cancer, dying, promise, femme fatale, doctor, mother daughter relationship, lie, theatre audience, cancer, love ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1981
Place: liverpool, los angeles, manhattan new york city, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, 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 ⇓
64%
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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: cult film, gloomy, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: punk, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, destructive relationship, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), punk music, rock and roll, vandalism, domestic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, england, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: disturbing, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: movie star, womanizer, sexual abuse, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, teenage life, showbiz, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, 1950s, year 1958 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 36K
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: sincere, touching, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, musician's life, prodigy, aunt nephew relationship, musician, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, europe, england, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
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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, psychotherapist, musician, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, doctors and patients, showbiz, addiction, artists and showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sylvie's Love (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: fall in love, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, musician, romantic relationship, music, relationships, love and romance, dating, male female relationship, romance ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968, year 1962 ...
Place: atlanta georgia, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, detroit ...
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47%
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: writers, recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, obsession, genius, teenage boy, friendship, father son relationship, friend, isolation ...
Time: year 1946, 20th century, year 2010, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states, new york ...
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45%
The High Note (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires ...
Style: light, sweet, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: assistant, pop star, ambition, relationship vs career, musician, personal assistant, music, strong female presence, singer, artists and showbiz, showbiz, talent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1970
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit, miami, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, band, love triangle, saxophonist, jealousy, fall in love, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sexual, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, dancer, love affair, strong female presence, profanity, love and romance, rebellion, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1900, 1920s
Place: europe, paris france, chicago illinois, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
God Help the Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: anorexia, friendship, music band, pop music, music, musician's life, friends, self discovery, love and romance, lifestyle, depression, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1969, year 1981
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
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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 ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
37%
The Linda McCartney Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dramatization of her life, Linda Eastman, takes a job snapping pictures for Rolling Stone Magazine, despite the objections of her straight-laced father, Lee Eastman. As Linda rubs elbows with music royalty, she bumps into rock star Paul ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: lifestyle, supportive spouse, music band, couple relations, terminal illness, couples, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, nightclub, husband wife relationship, tragic event, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: japan, scotland, manhattan new york city, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, rising to stardom, discrimination, society, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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37%
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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 ⇓
36%
Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, touching, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, human spirit, follow your dream, self fulfillment, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1986 ...
Place: texas, china, asia, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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I'm Not There (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, star, african american, poet, vietnam war, musician, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rock, musician's life, drug abuse, showbiz, life is a bitch, rock star, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, music band, addiction, love, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, contemporary
Place: london, munich germany, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, family secret, election ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ...
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33%
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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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, writer's life, friends, gender, society, lesbian, couples, artists and showbiz, feminism, strong female presence, following someone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 85K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1935 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, hollywood, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dreams, censorship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
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Her Smell (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
Style: rough, psychological, captivating, art house
Plot: mother daughter relationship, rock music, addiction, rock band, mental illness, female protagonist, drug use, friendship, husband wife relationship, apology, singer, drinking ...
Place: europe, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%