Movies like Star Without Sparkle

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Star Without Sparkle (1985)
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Star Without Sparkle (1985)
Original name: Bituing Walang Ningning
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Dorina Pineda is a Sampaguita vendor idolizing the most famous singing sensation in the country, Lavinia Arguilles. Lavina with her ego getting big, drives away her fans and even her boyfriend Nico Escobar. He later discovers Dorina as a wonderful singer and eventually falls in love with her. A simple die-hard fan at first, Dorina rose to the ranks and become the biggest singing star in the country, even becoming more famous than her idol Lavinia.
Plot: musician, party, friendship, love triangle, seduction, restaurant, betrayal, career, wine, singing, jealousy, song, composer, pursuit, singer, pianist, competition, deception, lie, traitor, poverty, nightclub, marriage proposal, tyrant, hate ...
Place: the philippines

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Most similar movies to Star Without Sparkle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about singer, love triangle, love, singing, dancing, love and romance and crying mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Star Without Sparkle: The Portrait (2017), Etiquette for Mistresses (2015), Talk Back and You're Dead (2014), The Heavens Indivisible (1985), The Significant Other (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 118
The Portrait (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A musical tale about two impoverished sisters' anguish over whether or not to sell the final masterpiece of their recluse father days before the second world war, in Manila.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: bourgeoisie, love interest, social issues, friendship, romantic obsession, intrigue, young man, betrayal, love, sister sister relationship, greed, politics ...
Time: 1940s
Place: manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Etiquette for Mistresses (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A story and friendship of five wealthy and successful women Georgia, Chloe, Stella, Charley, and the newest in the group Ina. The four older women take Ina under their wing as they teach her the "rules" in their "secret" world. ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: bossy wife, brawl, guitar, political intrigue, etiquette, compassion, deception, lawyer, proletarian, social life, car, shopping ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Talk Back and You're Dead (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A promise, a girl, and a gangster.
Style: romantic, humorous, captivating, touching, surprise ending
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, villain turns good, intrigue, hypocrisy, romantic obsession, gang leader, liar, teenager, deception, rivalry, friendship ...
Place: the philippines, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Heavens Indivisible (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy man comes to terms with his adopted sister.
Plot: crystal, car, death of mother, damage, stepfather, half sister, heart attack, drink, rivalry, stepmother, rose, death of father ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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412
wine movies
1592
singing movies
3575
jealousy movies
3281
Let's Embrace the Past Once Again (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: Rod leaves Helen for his career and she falls in love with another. Rod becomes successful and goes back to Helen who obviously still feels strongly for him. An illicit affair ensues.
Plot: female director, architect, baby, lie, kiss, jealousy, gun, infidelity, love triangle, kidnapping, birth, fireworks ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Significant Other (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Directed by Joel Lamangan, “The Significant Other” follows the story of a rising fashion model (Erich Gonzales) who catches up and becomes BFFs with her catwalk idol (Lovi Poe). But all hell breaks lose when they realize that they are in love ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: business partner, intrigue, modeling, hate, unrequited love, traitor, breakup, mistress, class differences, femme fatale, fashion show, healing ...
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 181
Tango Bar (1987)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Argentina, Puerto Rico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After many years, Ricardo and Antonio, two former partners, will reunite in their Tango Bar in Buenos Aires. Ricardo, the partner still owning the bar, reminiscences the days of their old show "Esto es Tango" while waiting for Antonio.
Style: serious, realistic, anthology
Plot: politics, reunion, love triangle, world, intrigue, latin, friendship, state affairs, artists and showbiz, love and romance, dancer's life, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
My Only Love (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: Billy and Cindy are teeners trapped in the conflicted world of their parents. Two children of two marriages gone sour. Young and confused by the whole situation, they try to look for answers, but the whole business of life is not as simple as it ...
Plot: swamp, doctor, party, radio, book, restaurant, picnic, dating, typewriter, walkie talkie, magic, plastic surgeon ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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2222
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1810
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2897
Moments in a Stolen Dream (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: A young man has an innate love for music that is being thwarted by a domineering father who wants him to become a biologist. Just as he is trying to come to grips with this contradiction, he meets a married woman visiting a friend of his and the two ...
Plot: inspiration, biology, morning, alarm clock, kite, songwriter, coming of age, car, illicit affair, volkswagen, troubled marriage, dating ...
Time: 70s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 18
Let's Dance (1995)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Robbie Mallorca and Anna Alvarado are teachers from an exclusive school headed by the ever conventional and non-conformist principal. The administrators of the school greatly disapprove their students wish to build a dance group as a form of ...
Plot: piano, high school, brawl, teacher student relationship, blackboard, song, teacher, dancing, school, student, english teacher, dance ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 2K
Perhaps Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: China, Malaysia, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, film within a film, rivalry, love affair, romance, showbiz, femme fatale, unfulfillment, actor's life, introspection, ambition ...
Place: hong kong, china, asia, shanghai, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Absolute Beginners (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, witty, cult film ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: jazz, fashion, racism, photographer, artists and showbiz, musician's life, couples, youth, idealism, rock, friends, figment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, 80s ...
Place: london, europe, england, mount everest, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 1K
Disco Dancer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jimmy promises to return to Bombay and become a famous entertainer so that he can exact revenge on Mr. Oberoi for having insulted and imprisoned his mother on false charges. He falls in love with Oberoi's daughter and causes Sam Oberoi's ...
Style: romantic, sincere, emotional, entertaining, cult film
Plot: singer, love, rise and fall, dancing, performer, dancer, fame, false accusation, death of mother, death, father daughter relationship, attempted murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: bombay india, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Moonlight Serenade (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A jazz musician performs alongside a coat check girl with a beautiful voice in this musical drama from director Giancarlo Tallarico. By day Nate earns his living as a financial manager, but when night falls, he helps the girl with her singing career ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jazz, couples, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, romance, love and romance, musician's life, fired from the job, musician, singer, sexual content ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 143
Babymother (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the odds are obviously against her. Emotionally she ...
Plot: dreadlocks, couples, secret revealed, reggae, female friendship, friendship between women, poverty, babysitting, apartment building, convertible, british, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 12K
Valmont (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as ...
Style: stylized, clever, baroque, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, virginity, infidelity, manipulation, hypocrisy, romance, mind game, manipulations, couple relations, love triangle, tragedy, wager ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Diary of An Ugly (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman takes a job as a personal maid for a rich young man. The pair do not get along, but soon due to their classmates' games of love, their relationship grows more complicated than before.
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: humiliation, college, female protagonist, secret, relationship vs career, love and romance, boss and employee, workplace situations, character change, fish out of water, outcast, career ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 48K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, aids, friendship, bohemian life, musician, eviction, drug abuse, roommate, protest, poverty, coping, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Banaue: Stairway to the Sky (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: The Ifugao tribe’s quest for the promised land is paved with good intentions.
Plot: ritual, rice field, female empowerment, head, coward, battles, honor, unrequited love, jealousy, battle, grief, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 42K
Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, clever, lyrical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, filmmaking, memory, lifestyle, femme fatale, self discovery, love and romance, couples, showbiz, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 2K
Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: serious, psychological, clever, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, letter, adultery, couples, family problems, dishonesty, power relations, love and romance, bourgeoisie, suffering, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 7
Marriage? (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: Laurice Guillen's debut film, about a young couple about to get married.
Plot: female director, engaged couple, infidelity, sister sister relationship, swimming, gift, saxophone, priest, old love, saxophonist, loss of virginity, call girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 66
Blue Moon (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Corazon (Boots Anson Roa), an old Filipina who lives in Boston, wrote to each Manuel Pineda in her home a letter. She hopes to find her love again. In the Philippines experiences of the old Manuel Pineda (Eddie Garcia), meanwhile, that he has cancer ...
Plot: nurse, true love, japanese soldier, hopes, pendant, runaway, wedding, father son relationship, dancing, doctor, world war two, rooftop ...
Time: year 1938, 1940s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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When the Crow Turns White, When the Heron Turns Black (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 150 min.
Story: "Pag-puti ng Uwak, Pag-itim ng Tagak" is a pulsating love story that recaptures the nostalgic fifties, the exciting era of mass hysteria, and the golden years of the rock and roll fever inflicted by screaming, wiggling hip-shaking foreign ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, opera singer, coronation, friendship, rose, fiesta, master, vandalism, aunt, violin, knife fight, piano ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 19K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, human spirit, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, passion, stage, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 2K
Aashiqui (1990)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Rahul and Anu Verghese meet on the same day, while both are held by the police on charges of creating a disturbance, and running away respectively. They meet again, and love happens. Rahul helps Anu to be independent, and seek a job. Then Anu is ...
Plot: illegitimate son, singer, anger, guitar, orphan, airport, love, model, police station, lightning, acoustic guitar, breakup ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 37K
Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, self destructing, family relations, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 1900s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Father Up the Tree (1969)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer.
Plot: dancer, alcohol, dancing, father son relationship, singer, guilt, prostitute, train, singing, photo album, mistress, belly dancer ...
Place: lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
One from the Heart (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, futuristic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: circus performer, fourth of july, romance, catastrophe, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, apocalypse, anniversary, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 135
My Big Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pastry chef Macky has struggled with his weight for most of his life. It's not easy being fat, especially when you're secretly admiring a young socialite columnist named Ninia who gets the shock of her life when she sees Macky in his ...
Plot: overweight, elevator, love, rain, airport, diet, condominium, streetcar, control, fat suit, blog, groceries ...
Place: the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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