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 captivating films with plots about drinking, cigarette smoking, singer, singing, drink, sex and song mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Born to Be Blue: Miles Ahead (2015), Low Down (2014), Sid and Nancy (1986), On Chesil Beach (2017), Nowhere Boy (2009). 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.
Plot: jazz, historical figure, bare breasts, sex, musician, male nudity, flash forward, nightclub, jail, pursuit, african american, hit in the face ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: jazz, addiction, pianist, heroin, coming of age, parents and children, hollywood, artists and showbiz, music, daughter, father, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1974, 1960s
Place: usa
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95%
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, backstage, stepmother stepson relationship, knocking on a door, femme fatale, beach house, photo shoot, coughing, pills, breast cancer ...
Time: year 1981, year 1979
Place: liverpool, england, manhattan new york city, california, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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: serious, gloomy, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, destructive relationship, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, punk, bassist, punk rock, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, britain, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, sexual revolution, misunderstanding, frigidity, premature ejaculation, newlywed, newlyweds, wedding night, concert hall, string quartet, naivete, virgin ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962, year 1975, year 2007
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61%
 7.1
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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, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, parents and children, aspiring musician, hopes, dysfunctional family, adolescence, aunt nephew relationship, coming-of-age ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
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59%
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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, showbiz, overdose, actor's life, hollywood, music, performer's life, jazz, desire for fame, rise and fall, discrimination, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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59%
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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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, country music, recording studio, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, seattle washington, rome italy ...
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58%
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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: serious, realistic, flamboyance
Plot: rock, rock star, musician, death, music, musician's life, life is a bitch, drug abuse, showbiz, music band, blues, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary
Place: paris france, morocco, munich germany
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53%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, martial arts, estranged son, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, going straight, custody, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, europe, paris france, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, nervous breakdown, pop music, therapist, musician, songwriter, music, showbiz, musician's life, doctors and patients, addiction ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, realistic, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, punk, music, reunion, buddies, music band, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, friends, aging ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: womanizer, movie star, sexual abuse, actor's life, hollywood, forbidden love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1965, year 2010 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, vancouver british columbia canada, manhattan new york city ...
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50%
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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: female sitting on a toilet, death of grandmother, knocking on a door, demonstration, surveillance camera, whispering, compact disc, pain, poster, pill, answering machine, guitarist ...
Place: new jersey
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49%
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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: serious, sexual, realistic, captivating
Plot: dancer, dance, ballet, dancer's life, rebelliousness, historical figure, artists and showbiz, against the rules, feminism, love affair, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, chicago illinois, florence italy, paris france, riviera ...
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49%
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, lesbian relationship, gender, society, lesbian, lesbian kiss, film within a film, farm ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: opera, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, fall in love, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
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40%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, boot camp, love affair, romance, love and romance, youth, prank, basic training, military life, teenage life, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: south carolina, california, new york state, north carolina, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: singing, bus, framed photograph, running, african american, black panties, looking in a window, postcard, video cassette, female musician, unconsciousness, watching a video ...
Time: year 1983
Place: venice beach california, santa monica california
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38%
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, serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, racist, nightclub owner, music, racism, showbiz, blues, musician's life, addiction, tragic hero, blues music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country
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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, marriage, king, forbidden love, telephone, kiss, queen, wedding, crying man, sherry, lemonade, radio station ...
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: performer, vaudeville, cabaret, racism, showbiz, adoption, oldies, musician's life, performer's life, music, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, usa, missouri, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, rehabilitation, police, sex, adultery, party, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, gay, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, ambition, artists and showbiz, male prostitute, gays and lesbians, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1963 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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35%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: mental institution, addiction, city life, actor's life, mentally unstable, social misfits, urban, tragic hero, downfall, rise and fall, obsession, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sentimental, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, marriage, hospital, suffocation, near death experience ...
Time: year 1970, year 1981, year 1971, year 1958, year 1960 ...
Place: africa, kenya, spain, england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, obsession, rock, musician's life, single parent, romance, theme park, love affair, addiction, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, pre war ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, self discovery, gay, cabaret, s&m, strong sexual content, misfit, urban, nightlife, gender, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, medical school, england ...
⇓ 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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, punk, urban, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%