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Marina (2013)
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Marina (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: against the odds, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, society, musician's life, parents and children, hopes, first love, immigrants, father son relationship, youth, family relations, post war, mine, coming of age, accordion, musician, female nudity, miner, song, singer, male nudity, immigration, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: belgium, italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, family relations, lifestyle and parents and children mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Marina: Sister Smile (2009), Violeta Went to Heaven (2011), My Way (2012), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), The Jazz Singer (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: convent, ambition, showbiz, follow your dream, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, clergy, life is a bitch, against the rules, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: museum, music, follow your dream, loss of daughter, folk, latin, musical tour, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: chile, latin america, geneva switzerland, santiago chile, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
 3K
My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, womanizer, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, childhood, father son conflict, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: france, saint tropez, monte carlo, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, human spirit, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, hopes, musician's life, disability, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, estrangement, musician's life, artists and showbiz, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: music band, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, state affairs, rise and fall, ira, passionate interest, business venture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 35K
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: touching, sincere, witty, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, 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, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 1K
Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, disagreement, family relations, peaceful mission, couples, couple relations, dysfunctional family, rock, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.0
 736
Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, singer, world, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 26K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, rising to stardom, music, the beatles ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, christianity, religious, youth, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 29K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 725
Amália (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 127 min.
Story: You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you'll get to know the woman behind the myth.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, rise and fall, love and romance, rising to stardom, human nature, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, love affair, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Callas Forever (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, Romania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant).
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, aging, artists and showbiz, romance, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, hopes, opera singer ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 528
The Bronx Bull (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A combination "before the rage" and "after the rage" of world middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta's tumultuous life and times.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, athlete's life, sport, youth, hopes, tough heroes, parents and children, family relations, boxer, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sincere, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, rock and roll, music, blues, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.5
 46
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ballet, against the odds, ambition, dancer, communism, immigrants, promise, self fulfillment, human spirit, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1981 ...
Place: texas, china, asia, usa, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 326
Aglaya (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: circus, dysfunctional family, self discovery, performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, parents and children, youth, artists and showbiz, eccentric family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 914
The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, prodigy, fighting the system, lifestyle, rebellion, politics, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, injustice, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 810
Brave New Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, parents and children, rising to stardom, music, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, fish out of water, humiliation, music school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.6
 375
Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, resort, father son relationship, teenage boy, fight, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
How Strange to be Named Federico (2013)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality, employing interviews, photographs, behind-the-scenes footage as ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, factual, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, ambition, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, follow your dream, friendship, hopes, columnist, writer's life, friends, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 12K
One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, self fulfillment, follow your dream, cinderella story, couples, audition, opera, tv show, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 707
Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, desire for fame, showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, music, strong female presence, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
That'll Be the Day (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park, where he discovers a world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, working class, music band, musician's life, hopes, rise and fall, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, youth, society, rise to the top, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wings of Glass (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vingar av glas är en svensk film från 2000 regisserad av Reza Bagher, det var hans debutfilm. I huvudrollerna ses Alexander Skarsgård som en "vanlig svensk kille" och Sara Sommerfeld som en invandrartjej. Det blir problem mellan dem.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, wedding party, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, single parent, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, single father, culture clash, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, teenage love, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, parents and children, survival, family problems, disability, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%