Movies like Rainbow 1978

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Rainbow (1978)
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Rainbow (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her mother was forever pushing her to excel.
Style: reflective
Plot: singing, star, mother, teenage girl, actress, actor's life, loss of father, domineering mother, father daughter relationship, piano, amphetamine, studio, sister, vaudeville

Most similar movies to Rainbow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about singing, singer, artists and showbiz, musician, music, musician's life and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Rainbow: Barbara (2017), The Way to Mandalay (2018), Mae West (1982), Little Richard (2000), The Runaways (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: This is a true story about the relationship between a mother and her daughter, and their struggle to make it to the top in the music world. It is about hopes and dreams... about relationships and about growing up.
Plot: rebel, star, singer, single mother, mother, celebrity, fame, mother daughter relationship, daughter, duo, country music
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95%
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Barbara (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A director wants to make a biopic about the female singer Barbara.
Plot: singer, rehearsal, female singer, stage performance, piano, actress, photograph, male nudity, beach, tape recorder, filmmaking, songwriting ...
Place: paris france
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87%
The Way to Mandalay (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Way to Mandalay tells the story of one of Denmark's greatest and most beloved musicians. The film takes us on a journey from Mogenson's childhood to manhood and throughout his career which spanned more than twenty years, first with ...
Plot: piano, father daughter relationship, singer, husband wife relationship, telephone call, party, alcohol, marriage, bar, pianist, alcoholic, sex scene ...
Time: 1960s
Place: denmark
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70%
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Mae West (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.
Plot: feminist, success, star, showbiz, vaudeville, career, training, filmmaking, actress, trial, scandal, female impersonator ...
Time: 1900s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of silverscreen goddess Rita Hayworth.
Plot: star, dance, showbiz, actress
Time: 1940s
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60%
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Little Richard (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a Black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: music, singer, r&b, career change, clergy, rock, lifestyle, society, self discovery, couples, musician's life, religions or cults ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, girl band, iron, drummer, guitarist, grandmother, hospital bed, photo shoot, microphone, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: addiction, jazz, coming of age, heroin, pianist, youth, music, parents and children, artists and showbiz, hollywood, family relations, father ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Take Me Home: The John Denver Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the amazing life of John Denver
Plot: career, life, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, singer, songwriting, flying, falling in love, adoption, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Inside The Osmonds (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected their relationships with each other and their ...
Plot: father son relationship, faith, rock music, brother sister relationship, debt, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mission, success, mormon, career, brother brother relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: blizzard, rags to riches, singer, star, disc jockey, price of fame, music, addiction, tragic hero, rock, music band, lifestyle ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new york
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52%
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Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, music, musician's life, rock, celebrity culture, ambition, assassination ...
Time: 90s, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, hopes, relationship vs career, career change, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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51%
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Grace Kelly (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, relationship vs career, love and romance, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, actor's life, social differences, media, couples, cinderella story, death, millionaire ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dramatization of the life of Italian actress Sophia Loren who plays herself during adulthood and also that of her mother Romilda Villani.
Plot: starvation, italian woman, extramarital affair, poverty, miscarriage, dual role, actress, illegitimate daughter, father daughter relationship, world war two, mother daughter relationship, air raid
Place: rome italy, italy
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47%
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, train, music, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couple relations, fall in love, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter is described by CBS as "a dramatic love story" about the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Plot: hollywood, husband wife relationship, marriage, dysfunctional marriage, actress, actor, cuban, star, fame, television, show business, comedian ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Blind Man's Bluff (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Israel
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Lilly Perry Amitai, Blind Man's Bluff takes a bittersweet look at the life of a young Israeli woman. Trying to distance herself from her Holocaust survivor parents and ex-boyfriend, pianist Micki Stav moves out of her ...
Plot: concert, nightclub, pianist, holocaust survivor, hypochondriac, piano, mythology, recital, teenage girl, jewish, israeli, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: tel aviv israel
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43%
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, jazz, addiction, heroin, musician, civil rights, african american, guilt, music, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, seattle washington, houston texas, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rise and fall of Love Records record label in 1960s and 1970s Finland.
Style: based on true events
Plot: music industry, finnish, music business, rock music, hospital, drugs, musician, female nudity, singing, jazz, love, record company ...
Time: 1960s
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3K
Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: elvis presley, celebrity culture, musician's life, music, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, family life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: courtroom, celebrity, cruise ship, filmmaking, mother daughter relationship, divorce, marriage, husband wife relationship, movie star, domineering mother, actress, child star ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: fbi, president, head of state, government agency, social decay, law enforcement, megalomaniac, society, gays and lesbians, crimes, gangsters, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20s, 40s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: sentimental, touching, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, couple relations, love and romance, performer's life, unfulfillment, parents and children, hopes, relationship vs career, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
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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 ⇓
41%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, artists and showbiz, r&b, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
Liberace: Behind the Music (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gifted classical pianist, fueled by poverty, Wladiziu Valentino Liberace was already playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. Through a variety of his highs and lows, chaptered in TV-style format, Liberace's life from ...
Plot: music, talking to the camera, estranged father, teenage runaway, mama's boy, nun, dog, ring, fur coat, sibling rivalry, alzheimer's disease, rolls royce ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Piaf: The Early Years (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso takes care of her and lets her perform at the ABC ...
Plot: singing, singer, song
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Janie Jones (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
Style: uplifting, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: rock star, youth, family problems, eccentric family, musician's life, dysfunctional family, family relations, rock, self discovery, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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