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Protecting the King (2007)
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Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David Stanley, stepbrother and bodyguard of The King. Through the dizzying highs and lows of life on the road with unlimited excess, he experienced it all...and barely survived.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: on the road, ambition, lifestyle, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, musician's life, teaching the ways of the world, showbiz, celebrity culture, rock, elvis presley, fame, tour, bodyguard, rise and fall, music, performer's life, siblings relations, unfulfillment, r&b, oldies, rock and roll, marriage, half brother, drug use ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, music, musician's life, showbiz, lifestyle and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Protecting the King: King of Salsa (2006), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Stardust (1974), Elvis (1979), Prey for Rock & Roll (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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95%
What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, nightlife, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music band, artists and showbiz, music, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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90%
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Stardust (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: music, music band, unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, showbiz, music band, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: music, revenge, rape, concert, musician's life, rise and fall, music band, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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78%
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Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, drug abuse, addiction, music, life is a bitch, ambition, lifestyle, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: psychological, clever, witty, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, musician's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, rise and fall, rehabilitation, performer's life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, drug abuse, country ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, passionate interest, business venture, overnight success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, performer's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, reputation, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, missing person, mystery, bittersweet, rock, showbiz, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, rise and fall, rising to stardom, journalism, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set against a backdrop of early 60's London, Telstar is the story of the world's first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with Telstar - the biggest selling record of it's time - ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prodigy, musician's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, recording studio, creator, gays and lesbians, gender, unfulfillment, music, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, drug use, infidelity, rock star, guitarist, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: music, music band, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, reunion, loss of son, singer, flashback, african american, rising to stardom, performer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, couples, friends, drug abuse, showbiz, addiction, r&b, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: twins, musician, ambition, musician's life, supportive spouse, family relations, artists and showbiz, jazz, follow your dream, rising to stardom, twin brother, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: jazz, infidelity, rise and fall, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, womanizer, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, ambition, rise to the top, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, youth, music, the beatles ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, orphan, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, lifestyle, desire for fame, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, female bonding ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4K
Elvis (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, star, rise and fall, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, fame, comeback, success, showbiz, life is a bitch, rising to stardom ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, memphis, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, showbiz, daydreamer, music band, artists and showbiz, ambition, music, bittersweet, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blank Generation (1980)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and must decide whether to continue with it, or return to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, cynical
Plot: punk, unfulfillment, love and romance, media, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, journalism, ambition, lifestyle, music, city life, destructive relationship ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, friends, performance, performer's life, buddies, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, ambition, blues, rose, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, performer's life, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, musician's life, life is a bitch, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, self discovery, tragic love, fame, rock star, showbiz, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, love affair, hollywood, show tunes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%