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, song and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Rainbow: Barbara (2017), Mae West (1982), Little Richard (2000), The Runaways (2010), Low Down (2014). 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: star, rebel, single mother, singer, mother daughter relationship, country music, fame, duo, daughter, mother, celebrity
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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: songwriting, filmmaking, piano, actress, female nudity, singing, playing piano, female singer, stage performance, singer, rehearsal, photograph ...
Place: paris france
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87%
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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, showbiz, vaudeville, female impersonator, scandal, trial, actress, seduction, career, success, star, filmmaking ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1900s
Place: california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: actress, showbiz, star, dance
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sentimental, touching, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: music, singer, rising to stardom, rock, clergy, career change, society, lifestyle, musician's life, couples, self discovery, 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, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, publicity, grandmother, girl band, microphone, iron, hospital bed, broken glass, rock music, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: addiction, jazz, coming of age, pianist, heroin, artists and showbiz, music, family relations, parents and children, youth, hollywood, father ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: songwriting, flying, singer, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, career, life, falling in love, singing, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: career, success, rock music, mission, brother brother relationship, mormon, debt, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, faith, mother daughter 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: realistic, humorous, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: price of fame, rags to riches, star, disc jockey, blizzard, music, music band, tragic hero, rock, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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: humorous, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, music, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, ambition, musician's life, rock, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom ...
Time: 90s, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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50%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, media, social differences, actor's life, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, relationship vs career, cinderella story, father figure, death ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Teen Spirit (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Violet, a shy teenager living on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England dreams of pop stardom and with the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, blonde, girl, blonde girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sex scene, drunkenness, fire, underwear, female nudity, singing, hotel, musician, pianist, stage fright, piano, alcoholic ...
Time: 1960s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: illegitimate daughter, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, world war two, extramarital affair, air raid, starvation, actress, miscarriage, poverty, dual role, italian woman
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: actress, publicity, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rich and poor, ambition, desire for fame, power relations, rise and fall, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, love and romance, artists and showbiz, musical tour, couple relations, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, pianist, overdose, rags to riches, disability, addiction, cocaine, businessman, civil rights, mistress ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, houston texas, rome italy ...
⇓ 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: bandleader, price of fame, actor's life, actress, dysfunctional marriage, actor, television, show business, marriage, comedian, hollywood, star ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: teenage girl, israeli, pianist, hypochondriac, recital, holocaust survivor, mythology, piano, jewish, concert, neighbor, musician ...
Place: tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: jazz, drugs, female nudity, musician, love, friend, party, friendship, father son relationship, alcohol, epilepsy, drinking ...
Time: 1960s
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: honeymoon, love, filmmaking, celebrity, cruise ship, courtroom, child star, actress, marriage, husband wife relationship, divorce, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, crimes, social decay, dishonesty, head of state, government agency, megalomaniac, ambition, politics, society, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: elopement, singer, rise and fall, music, relationship vs career, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: starting over, black family, price of fame, domestic violence, music, love and romance, jealous spouse, friends, couple relations, hopes, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, birthday present, piano, stock footage, mama's boy, teenage runaway, nun, ring, fur coat, dog, rolls royce, estranged father ...
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, based on true events ...
Plot: aids, rock band, singer, fame, music band, musician, rise to the top, gay, lgbt, friendship between men, girlfriend, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976, year 1970, year 1985 ...
Place: britain, england, edinburgh scotland, rio de janeiro, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, pop music, musician, psychotherapist, music, power relations, musician's life, showbiz, addiction, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ 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: singer, song, singing
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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