Movies like Nico, 1988

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Nico, 1988 (2017)
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Nico, 1988 (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The muse of Andy Warhol, Christa Päffgen, stage name Nico, singer with the band Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. She gained a new lease of life after the story everyone knows, when she launched her solo career.
Style: road movie, sincere, captivating, factual, realistic
Plot: female singer, singing, self destruction, music, musician's life, mother son relationship, tour, new year, hotel, hospital, unrequited love, rock band, beach, suicide attempt, baby, heroin addiction, blood, heroin addict, border crossing, day of the dead, syringe, rock concert, romanian, female musician, eating ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1988, year 1987
Place: prague czechoslovakia, rome italy, berlin germany, prague, manchester, manchester england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and sincere films with plots about musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician, lifestyle and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Nico, 1988: Dalida (2016), Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013), Selena (1997), England Is Mine (2017), Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dalida (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, sentimental, non-linear
Plot: female singer, singing, husband wife relationship, suicide, musician's life, music, anorexia, female director, lgbt, dog, pregnant woman, arrest ...
Time: 50s, year 1933, 1930s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, egypt, italy, india, montmartre paris ...
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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, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, rock, drugs/alcohol, profanity, guitarist, infidelity, rock star, drug use ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, new york
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73%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
England Is Mine (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 1980s band The Smiths.
Style: inspirational, factual, realistic, captivating
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, depression, concert, music, musician's life, pop music, singing, office, drugs, punk rock ...
Time: year 1976, year 1982, 70s
Place: england, manchester
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63%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music band, rising to stardom, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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63%
Respect (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Story: The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Style: factual, captivating, uplifting, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: musician's life, fame, rising to stardom, righting the wronged, female singer, showbiz, fight for justice, racial issues, cult figure, star, black history, music history ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa
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56%
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Cornelis (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: ”Cornelis” is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden’s greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist’s intense life both on and behind the stage. A man ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, atmospheric, factual, psychological ...
Plot: musician's life, looking for love, artists and showbiz, ambition, couple relations, private vs public, couples, music, society, rivalry, refugees, refugee ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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51%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, rising to stardom, music, the beatles ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
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51%
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Paganini (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolo Paganini, who set whole Europe of the 19th century into frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers us an incredibly profound and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, music, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, older man younger woman, father son relationship, death of protagonist, violin, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
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48%
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Light of Day (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: cancer, family relations, music, single parent, artists and showbiz, music band, unfulfillment, lifestyle, musician's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having written the music and screenplay for this film, Paul McCartney also plays himself in the leading role. When the mastertape of McCartney's latest album is misplaced, he must discover its whereabouts in less than 24 hours or else risk ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gangsters, heist, rock, musician's life, music, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, actor playing himself, pop music ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Gloria (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Gloria never imagined that an audition for the music producer Sergio Andrade was going to change her life so drastically. King Midas not only brought her to stardom, but also to a dramatic story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Based on the life ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, downfall, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, women in prison, unfulfillment, power relations, strong female presence, music, pop singer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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47%
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: lifestyle, ambition, music band, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, state affairs, society, anti conformity, ira, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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46%
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Badding (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, captivating, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, journalism, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friendship, popularity, stage fright, anxiety, concert, shyness ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, love and romance, ambition, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, love affair, addiction, drug abuse, anti conformity, love and romance, music band, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, rock and roll, music, blues, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: abusive husband, domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
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42%
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, moral dilemma, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, music, radio dj, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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42%
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Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, touching, heartbreaking, factual, emotional ...
Plot: opera, opera singer, brother brother relationship, music, siblings relations, art, life philosophy, destiny, artist, eunuch, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, italy, napoli italy, madrid ...
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41%
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The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, country music, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, starting over, downfall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, year 2010
Place: usa, alabama, virginia, ohio, west virginia
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41%
Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, country music, prodigy, rise and fall, new year, remarry, bittersweet, relationship vs career, country, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, rap, police brutality, rapper, gangster, rags to riches, racism, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1988 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: museum, music, follow your dream, loss of daughter, folk, latin, musical tour, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: chile, latin america, paris france, santiago de chile, geneva switzerland ...
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39%
Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Inspired by the moving and brave book “Só as Mães São Felizes”, by Lucinha Araújo, Cazuza's mother, the film covers a little more than 10 years of the singer’s crazy and brief life – from the beginning of his career in the Circo ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: aids, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle, rise to the top, rebellion, against the rules, life is a bitch, addiction, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, prodigy, fighting the system, lifestyle, rebellion, politics, society, life is a bitch, injustice, rivalry, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, surreal ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, painting, musician's life, introspection, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
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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, psychotherapist, musician, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, doctors and patients, showbiz, addiction, artists and showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%