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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: meditative, atmospheric, clever, depressing, melancholic, harsh, lyrical, dark, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: musician, music, homeless, loneliness, musician's life, character study, cat, aspiring singer, art, eccentricity, ambition, introspection, life is a bitch, follow your dream, financial problem, performance, struggle, career, young man, desperation, down on your luck, social relations, artists and showbiz, road trip, suicide ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and visually appealing films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, runaway, drinking alcohol, mentor, loneliness and music mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like Inside Llewyn Davis: A Serious Man (2009), Whiplash (2014), Frank (2014), Barton Fink (1991), I'm Not There (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: philosophical, cynical, talky, ironic, meditative ...
Plot: jewish, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, suburban life, professor, rabbi, teacher, life, neighbor, synagogue, torah, religion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, california, canada
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Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, dramatic, psychological, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, music, teachers and students, desire for fame, follow your dream, jazz, mentor, emotional abuse, musician's life, drummer, musician, music school ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa
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Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: melancholic, surreal, lyrical, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, suicide, music, mental illness, identity, eccentricity, musician, creativity, loneliness, character study, deadpan, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain, austin texas
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60%
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Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, psychological, neo noir, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: twists and turns, hollywood, screenwriter, serial killer, murder, dark humor, neighbor, showbiz, surrealism, insanity, new job, film industry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york, new york state
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75%
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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: non-linear, stylized, meditative, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: music, actor, poet, musician, rock, brutality, african american, drug addiction, ambition, artists and showbiz, success, fame ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, new york, woodstock, london, harlem ...
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100%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: philosophical, humorous, cerebral, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, musician, actor, art, smoking, lifestyle, conversation, cafe, dark humor, life philosophy, deadpan, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, california, las vegas, new york, memphis ...
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100%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, affectionate, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: music, musician, rock and roll, working class, irish, friendship, rock, bittersweet, unlikely friendships, dancing, runaway, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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100%
 7.4
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Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: witty, talky, sexy, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: music, composer, opera, rehearsal, theater, dancing, filmmaking, female protagonist, empire, pop music, twists and turns, claustrophobia ...
Time: victorian era, 1880s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
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Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, art house, atmospheric, bleak, lyrical ...
Plot: music, musician, depression, rock, isolation, addiction, drug abuse, rock and roll, loneliness, mental illness, insanity, music business ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 66K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, touching, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: depression, music, suicide, musician's life, musician, singer, punk rock, epilepsy, rock and roll, punk, music band, performance ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1980, 20th century
Place: england, london, northern england, manchester, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: sexy, dramatic, light, talky, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, addiction, music, musician, art, dancing, friendship, alcohol abuse, bittersweet, rock and roll, drug addiction, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
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33%
 7.1
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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, psychological, gloomy, sexy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, tragedy, rock and roll, childhood, character study, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: tense, lyrical, stylized, talky, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, going straight, violence, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, pianist, musician, teachers and students, family relations, gang war, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, poignant, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: music, musician, obsession, classical music, radio, artist, life, childhood, corruption, hip hop, jazz, eccentricity ...
Place: canada
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Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, compassionate, talky, road movie, sentimental ...
Plot: music, great depression, character study, depression, friendship, artists and showbiz, couple relations, americana, love and romance, musician's life, labor union, life philosophy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, oklahoma, california, usa, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, talky, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: redemption, cowboy, father son relationship, hopes, parents and children, self discovery, haunted by the past, family relations, actor's life, human nature, small town, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, texas, spain, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
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Quadrophenia (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: surreal, depressing, melancholic, lyrical, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, gang, music, coming of age, rock, rock and roll, working class, youth, dancing, depression, character study, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: atmospheric, talky, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, art, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, dark humor, musician, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: political, suspense, biting, talky, clever ...
Plot: satire, music, multiple storylines, musician, politics, assassination, sexual content, female nudity, relationships, alternate universe, candidate, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, california, nashville tennessee, usa
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28%
 7.1
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A Late Quartet (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance as suppressed emotions, competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years ...
Style: realistic, intense, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: classical music, aging, musician, music, musician's life, rehearsal, twists and turns, ego clash, intrigue, friendship, overcoming, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, new york, usa
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28%
 6.8
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Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 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: stylized, atmospheric, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, prison, redemption, drug overdose, road trip, loneliness, going straight, life is a bitch, rock star, musician's life, custody, estranged son ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, london, tokyo, vancouver, ontario canada ...
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28%
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Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, music, dysfunctional family, drugs, redemption, eccentricity, musician's life, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, estrangement, sisters ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, character study, dysfunctional family, musician, alienation, working class, self discovery, drifter, pianist, on the road, bowling, music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, southern california ...
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All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, humorous, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music, jazz, showbiz, workaholic, broadway, divorce, death, dancing, downfall, dancer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, inspirational, talky, intense, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, music, rock and roll, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, singer, showbiz, success, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: music, musician's life, female singer, infidelity, father daughter relationship, love, city life, street musician, musician, relationships, love story, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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14%
 7.8
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Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, romance, pianist, street musician, friendship, recording studio, love, singer, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
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Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: character study, country music, music, self discovery, small town, comeback, musician's life, starting over, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, career change ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 291K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, harsh, lyrical, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, follow your dream, success, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, street gang, musician, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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27%
 7.5
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Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: psychological, emotional, meditative, touching, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marriage, parenthood, character study, parents and children, introspection, love and romance, human nature, golden years, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, australia, hamburg germany, eastern europe, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%