Movies like Angel 2008

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Angel (2008)
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Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Angelica "Angel" Holst was a celebrated rockstar in the 80's but since then her fame and popularity has faded. Now it's time to step back into the spotlight - but to reach the top again she needs media attention and the question is what price Angel is willing to pay to get there again ...
Style: realistic, not serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, life is a bitch, infidelity, artists and showbiz, couples, dishonesty, rising to stardom, down on your luck, pop star, husband wife relationship, suicide note, fake suicide, funeral, paparazzi, concert, recording studio, pop singer, publicity stunt
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and psychological films with plots about couples, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, life is a bitch, infidelity and desire for fame mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like Angel: Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000), Video Girl (2011), Di Di Hollywood (2010), The Wager (2007), Family Secrets (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, love and romance, music band, life is a bitch, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, rise and fall, small town, rivalry, society, sex scene, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Di Di Hollywood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bar worker Diana Diaz (Elsa Pataky) leaves Madrid for Miami and with new boyfriend, Robert (Luis Hacha), they then head for Hollywood, prepared to do anything for fame.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, infidelity, sex scene, agent, casting couch, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, miami
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: hollywood, human spirit, relationship vs career, introspection, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, teenage life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, introspection, musician's life, one more chance, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, hip hop, ambition, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, music, radio dj, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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59%
A Rational Solution (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four of Sweden's top actors anchor Jörgen Bergmark's tragi-comedy about a couple, both marriage counsellors, who find themselves in deep water when the husband falls for his best friend's wife. A smart, funny film made for adults. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, society, fall in love, love and romance, family problems, couples, working class, buddies, against the rules, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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55%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, parents and children, mysterious character, couples, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, family in crisis, down on your luck, fire, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Amazon Falls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amazon Falls tells the story of a faded B-movie actress JANA who refuses to let go of her dream of being a star. Famous for her roles in Amazon movies where she portrayed a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses, she desperately tries to keep her ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, human nature, ambition, aging, actress, rivalry, society, lifestyle, downfall, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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53%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: contemplative, realistic, cynical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, estate, hopes, destiny, rich and poor, infidelity, down on your luck, social differences, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
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52%
The Spark of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Roberto is an unemployed publicist who achieved success when he thought of a famous slogan: "Coca-Cola, the spark of life." Now he is a desperate man, trying to remember the happy days, back to the hotel where he spent the honeymoon with ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sincere, suspense, rough ...
Plot: social satire, unemployment, couple relations, life is a bitch, desire for fame, couples, down on your luck, theater, husband wife relationship, death of protagonist, death of father, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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51%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, music band, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
One Perfect Day (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tommy Matisse, a gifted musician, undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, musician's life, addiction, redemption, prodigy, nightclub, lifestyle, couples, fall in love, hopes, drug abuse, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, europe, england, london
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Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ambition, fish out of water, follow your dream, friendship, desire for fame, society, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, social decay, crimes, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, lifestyle, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, love and romance, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, lifestyle, downfall, self discovery, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, survival, family problems, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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InSearchOf (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sex is why we're all here. Power. Love. Sex. We're all looking for something. Ten characters each of whose lust sends them on a journey of discovery - sometimes decadent - spearhead the narrative threads in this unconventional American ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, sexual relations, looking for sex, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, male female relationship, adultery, sexual content, sex in car, forced abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Once in a Lifetime (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, showbiz, obsession, contests and competitions, aspiring singer, music, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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44%
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Gossip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ten actresses test films for the title role of a remake of "Queen Christina".
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, strong female presence, infidelity, actor playing himself, theater, actress playing herself, lesbian interest, lesbian, female protagonist, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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44%
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Crashing (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: It sounds like a budding writer's dream: a bestselling first novel, a luxurious house in Malibu, and a trophy wife... But it all unravels when writer's block and a failed marriage send Richard McMurray (Campbell Scott, The Exorcism of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sexy, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, writers, writer's block, love and romance, infidelity, couples, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, college, thirtysomething life, overnight success, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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King Kelly (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kelly strips – her best friend Jordan captures the event on her mobile phone. Kelly’s name is well known among the visitors of (in)appropriate online portals. The two teenagers digitally record anything and everything that crosses their paths ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: desire for fame, on the road, nightlife, strong sexual content, lifestyle, ambition, profanity, satire, computers and web, best friends, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: world war two, couples, life is a bitch, war, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, best friends, friends, wartime life, motorcycle with a sidecar, black market, female nudity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, sweden, norway, eastern europe
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41%
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Underdog (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 23-year-old "Dino" (Bianca Kronlöf) dreams of a different life. Like an abundance of Swedes her age, she has fled the mass unemployment of her home country in search of a more worthwhile existence in a nouveau-riche Oslo. But her new life ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, working class, society, dishonesty, power relations, infidelity, 23 year old, sex scene, life is a bitch, unemployment, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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40%
The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rise to the top, rivalry, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, fashion model, husband wife relationship, nightmare comes true, fashion, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ambition, rise and fall, desire for fame, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, punk, bittersweet, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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In Real Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In his new film a young director puts his girlfriend through a love test. By doing so he risks his real life relationship with her.
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, filmmaking, infidelity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, film within a film, rehearsal, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Cornelis (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: ”Cornelis” is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist’s intense life both on and behind the stage. A man ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, factual, psychological ...
Plot: musician's life, looking for love, artists and showbiz, ambition, music, society, couple relations, private vs public, couples, rivalry, refugee, radical ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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