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, lifestyle, musician's life, desire for fame, life is a bitch, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, down on your luck, pop star, husband wife relationship, funeral, paparazzi, recording studio, publicity stunt, pop singer, suicide note, fake suicide, concert
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, infidelity and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Angel: Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000), Video Girl (2011), The Wager (2007), Family Secrets (2001), A Beautiful Soul (2012). 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: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, love and romance, music band, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, musician's life, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, usa, 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, small town, celebrity culture, follow your dream, life is a bitch, rise and fall, rivalry, society, sex scene, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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93%
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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, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: christianity, hollywood, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, relationship vs career, introspection, human spirit, artists and showbiz, society, hotshot hero, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 101 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, sentimental, suspense
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, love affair, family life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family problems, under the surface, teenage life, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle, hip hop, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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72%
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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, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: hip hop, rising to stardom, desire for fame, moral dilemma, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, radio dj, music, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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59%
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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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, human nature, aging, actress, rivalry, society, unfulfillment, downfall, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: semi serious, captivating, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, music band, rising to stardom, love triangle, celebrity culture, nightlife, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, couples, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, family relations, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, downfall, unfulfillment, job seeking, down on your luck, 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: realistic, cynical, serious, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, destiny, infidelity, rich and poor, hopes, estate, social differences, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, clever, witty ...
Plot: sex with friend's wife, open marriage, love triangle, love and romance, buddies, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, against the rules, society, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ 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, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, self discovery, nightclub, redemption, addiction, couples, lifestyle, prodigy, drug abuse, fall in love, overdose, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, australia, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Pop Star (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When talented young singer, Roxie Santos, meets music producer, Eddie Marz, he promises her an amazing new lifestyle and a future record deal. All he needs her to do is first lend her voice to a celebrity with no singing talent. However, when things ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: musician's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage love, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, tense, captivating ...
Plot: fish out of water, friendship, ambition, follow your dream, desire for fame, life is a bitch, crimes, lifestyle, social decay, hopes, unlikely criminals, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, downfall, self discovery, relationship vs career, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, survival, dysfunctional family, family problems, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 279
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sexual
Plot: infidelity, anal rape, adultery, womanizer, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, looking for sex, sexual relations, forced abortion, male female relationship, male rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 622
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: motel, life is a bitch, lifestyle, culture clash, haunted by the past, love and romance, nothing goes right, prostitute, family relations, family problems, couples, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, lesbian, lesbian interest, female protagonist, rivalry, director, actor, actress, actress playing herself ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: singer, moral dilemma, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, aspiring singer, sibling relationship, showbiz, obsession, contests and competitions, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 656
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: realistic, psychological, sexy, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: writers, love triangle, writer's block, love and romance, couples, infidelity, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, college, dull life, life turned upside down, overnight success ...
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, erotic ...
Plot: found footage, desire for fame, lifestyle, nightlife, on the road, strong sexual content, ambition, computers and web, satire, coming of age, disorder, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, working class, society, dishonesty, power relations, infidelity, sex scene, life is a bitch, unemployment, intrigue, alcohol abuse, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rise and fall, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, fashion model, husband wife relationship, prison, crimes, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, artists and showbiz, youth, music band, friends, showbiz, bittersweet, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, murder, love affair, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, unfulfillment, lifetime, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, factual, touching ...
Plot: musician's life, looking for love, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, private vs public, music, society, couple relations, rivalry, musician, refugee ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Little White Lie (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Little White Lie follows the story of a luckless actor named Barry who has recently split from his girlfriend. He is seen wallowing at home in his pyjamas, where he becomes fixated on a children's television presenter who he sees on daytime ...
Style: serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, male female relationship, down on your luck, therapist, conundrum, actor, film within a film, crane, play within film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Day and Night (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: DAY AND NIGHT is about people that love and want to be loved. It's the story of a father, his young son, his unfaithful wife, her secret lover, his young mistress, his lonely sister, his forgetful mother, a fanatic football coach, a pregnant ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: childhood trauma, mistress, love triangle, estrangement, infidelity, looking for love, family relations, couples, parents and children, human nature, suicide, soccer coach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
House of Angels (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a small village in Västergötland, everything is turned upside-down when the local loner dies and his cottage is inherited by his unknown relative Fanny. She rides into tow on a big black motorcycle with her androgenic boyfriend Zack, wearing ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous
Plot: gay, motorcycle, inheritance, free spirit, village, lgbt, small town, mansion, search for father, summer, funeral, bicycle ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%