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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
 7.5
 122K
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: atmospheric, clever, meditative, melancholic, depressing, harsh, realistic, serious, witty, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, singer, guitar, musician, homeless, ambition, struggle, life is a bitch, follow your dream, performance, financial problem, hitchhiker, career, desperation, young man, down on your luck, social relations, aspiring singer, suicide, jewish, snow, professor ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, 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, serious and dramatic films with plots about mentor, music, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, artists and showbiz and musician's life mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Inside Llewyn Davis: Frank (2014), Control (2007), A Serious Man (2009), Last Days (2005), Crazy Heart (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 69K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
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: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, music band, identity, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, musician, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 57K
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, melancholic, depressing, touching, harsh ...
Plot: musician's life, punk, music, epilepsy, singer, music band, depression, journalist, performance, career, rock, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 120K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
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: dark humor, intellectual, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, professor, suburban life, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, defamation, rabbi, neighbor, student, university ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 21K
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: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, musician's life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, music, depression, confinement indoors ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.3
 79K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, alcoholic, country music, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 226K
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: captivating, gloomy, lyrical, sincere, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, street gang, follow your dream, musician's life, white rapper, african american, contests and competitions, racial slur, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.5
 601K
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: psychological, motivational, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, music, follow your dream, teachers and students, jazz, desire for fame, music teacher, drummer, public humiliation, musician, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 98K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, feel good, inspirational ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, dancing, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.0
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
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: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, vietnam war, poet, african american, ambition, musician's life, fame, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, england, new jersey, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 48K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, cello, musician, homeless, music, life is a bitch, musician's life, rich and poor, misfit, unlikely partners, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 32K
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: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, musician, psychotherapist, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, addiction, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, fame, performer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 30K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, gay, father son relationship, party, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
'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: captivating, gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, musician's life, friends, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, drug abuse, comeback ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 77K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, musician, fame, drug abuse, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, addiction, self destructing, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1970 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, venice beach california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 64K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, african american, music band, desire for fame, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
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: talky, realistic, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, ambition, rock, alcohol abuse, resentment, rise and fall, human nature, self discovery, drug abuse, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, ambition, hopes, romance, twentysomething life, urban ghetto life, escape from reality, contests and competitions, social climbing, dance performance, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 13K
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, serious, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: classical music, rehearsal, music, aging, intrigue, desire, friendship, rivalry, marital problem, performance, anniversary, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: politics, revolution, concert, journalist, music, destiny, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, folk, promotion, rebelliousness, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, music band, couple relations, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, musician's life, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 10K
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, factual, based on true events, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, downfall, self destructing, saxophone, showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 128K
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: musician's life, music, father daughter relationship, relationships, family relations, one last chance, coping, artists and showbiz, city life, family in crisis, parents and children, folk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.2
 38K
Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: audition, rock star, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, drugs/alcohol, overnight success, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 104K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pianist, music, musician's life, friendship, musician, singer, song, recording session, composer, street musician, music store, recording studio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, czech republic, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 14K
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: election, pianist, family secret, perfectionist, rowboat, music, couples, untimely death, musician's life, rock, showbiz, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, italy, new york, pacific ocean, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, performer's life, romance, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 211K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, marriage, country music, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, tennessee, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: stylized, clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, love triangle, music, showbiz, urban, musician's life, couples, rivalry, womanizer, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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