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, father daughter relationship, amphetamine, actress, glory, piano, vaudeville, sister, actor's life, loss of father, domineering mother, studio

Most similar movies to Rainbow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sentimental films with plots about singer, singing, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, music, ambition and musician's life mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Rainbow: Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980), Barbara (2017), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), The Way to Mandalay (2018), The Runaways (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: award, glory, dual role, world war two, italian woman, illegitimate daughter, poverty, miscarriage, starvation, air raid, extramarital affair, father daughter relationship ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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95%
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: singer, single mother, rebel, star, country music, mother, celebrity, daughter, mother daughter relationship, duo, fame
Place: nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: dance, star, showbiz, actress, dancing
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: life, career, songwriting, flying, airplane, falling in love, adoption, fall in love, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, singer, singing
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: piano, filmmaking, female nudity, male nudity, archive footage, film within a film, songwriter, movie actress, playing piano, songwriting, female singer, actress ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, realistic, feel good, twists and turns, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, train, hypocrisy, music, musician, rock, couple relations, fall in love, celebrity culture, musician's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ...
Style: touching, sincere, melancholic, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: marital problem, husband wife relationship, singing, marriage, musician, singer, stage fright, father daughter relationship, party, alcohol, bar, fire ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark
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60%
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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, emotional, captivating, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, rock music, ambition, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, teenage life, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, teenager, coming of age, name calling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, success, vaudeville, trial, filmmaking, training, actress, seduction, broadway, hollywood, star ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1900s
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, humorous, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: air disaster, rags to riches, disc jockey, singer, price of fame, blizzard, affection, music, relationship vs career, human spirit, showbiz, rich and poor ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, relationship vs career, career change, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, publicity, ambition, bittersweet, feminism, celebrity culture, rich and poor, power relations, love and romance, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pop-singer and actress Madonna's rise to fame is chronicled in this made-for-television movie. Terumi Matthews stars as the dancer-turned-musician, who came to New York City in search of fame and fortune. Based on the book "Madonna: ...
Plot: woman, singer, women, female singer, obscenity, pop star, fame
Time: 80s, 20th century
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49%
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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, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: mission, rock music, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mormon, family relations, faith, career, mother daughter relationship, success, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The actress (Glenda Jackson) recovers from a 1966 stroke with help from friends and her husband, author Roald Dahl (Dirk Bogarde).
Plot: movie star, filmmaking, marriage, actress, stroke, writers
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: music, singer, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, self discovery, relationship vs career, career change, couples, haunted by the past, rock, society ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, los angeles, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, inhaler, jazz, addiction, heroin, coming of age, pianist, artists and showbiz, music, parents and children, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Film biography of actor-comedian W.C. Fields, concentrating on his years in Hollywood and his relationship with aspiring actress Caroltta Monti.
Style: serious, realistic, silent film
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, couples, actor's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, alcohol abuse, costume, rival, corset, mistress ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Secret Superstar (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Insia Malik is a talented 15-year-old school girl from Baroda whose spirit is ripped because her mother is in a troubled and violent marriage. Of course she still dares to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and she also valiantly attempts to free ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: singing, teenager, guitar playing, father daughter relationship, secret, teenage girl, husband wife conflict, playing guitar, family secret, follow your dream, longing, unsupportive parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, great depression, love and romance, musician's life, americana, couple relations, hitchhiker, desert, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rock star, parents and children, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, musician's life, family relations, father daughter relationship, friendship, couples, society, eccentric family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, audition, music business, musician, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Fosse/Verdon (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors; she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together, they ...
Plot: cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, actress, filmmaking, choreography, choreographer, broadway, song, singing, theatre director, dancing ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: wedding, hollywood, social differences, cinderella story, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, love and romance, actor's life, media, rise to the top, couples, socialite ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: europe, philadelphia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 885
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, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, assassination, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, music band, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, hollywood, showbiz, overdose, ambition, rise and fall, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, actor's life, lifestyle, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, miami beach, las vegas, los angeles, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
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: realistic, serious, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, musician, star, african american, poet, vietnam war, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Actress Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.
Plot: female director, cardinal the priest, female nudity, sex scene, priest, catholic, actress, nun
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: president, fbi, watergate, social decay, megalomaniac, gays and lesbians, ambition, dishonesty, society, politics, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%