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
Plot: syringe, sound recording, vomiting, hospital, beach, singing, eating, baby, blood, italian abroad, german abroad, englishwoman abroad, heroin addiction, drug withdrawal, heroin addict, female musician, rock concert, female singer, tour bus, unrequited love, suicide attempt, rock band, border crossing, englishman abroad, childhood flashback ...
Time: year 1987, year 1986
Place: prague czechoslovakia, manchester england, rome italy, berlin germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about singing, singer, music, musician, song, artists and showbiz and death mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Nico, 1988: Dalida (2016), The Last Ride (2011), Farinelli (1994), Barbara (2017), Down on Us (1984). 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 ...
Plot: female singer, woman, gunshot, vomiting, letter, festival, suicide, pregnancy, ambulance, loss of loved one, arrest, snowing ...
Time: year 1979, year 1986, year 1967, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: egypt, montmartre paris, cairo egypt, paris france, italy ...
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95%
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 723
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, road movie ...
Plot: country singer, country music, fistfight, redemption, friendship, country, musician's life, rise and fall, countryside, music, road trip, airplane trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 2010
Place: usa, west virginia, ohio, alabama, virginia
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62%
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Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
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, factual, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, destiny, artist, culture clash, art, nudity (full frontal - brief), eunuch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 752
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: filmmaking, songwriting, female singer, stage performance, tape recorder, actress, piano, playing piano, rehearsal, beach, photograph, male nudity ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 91
Down on Us (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.
Style: based on supposedly true story, psychotronic
Plot: psychedelia, orange, dying young, cult figure, rock concert, rock singer, fame, backstage, music industry, rock star, photo shoot, hippie ...
Time: 1960s
Place: woodstock, paris france, california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 665
Quitting (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: mental institution, addiction, city life, actor's life, mentally unstable, social misfits, urban, tragic hero, downfall, rise and fall, obsession, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ganes (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Remu grew up in modest conditions. He dropped out from schoold during his teen age years and is making career as a small time criminal. His family's destiny is about to come true, and it's going to be the usual: jail, alcoholism and ...
Plot: rock band, rock musician, recording session, fortune telling, gypsy, drummer, guitarist, alcoholic father, rock star, juvenile delinquent, fortune teller, rock music ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Destined for Blues (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The life of Ryszard Riedel, former leader of cult Polish rock-blues band Dzem, including the history of his family relationships, music career and addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Plot: sea, death of friend, harmonica, rock band, music band, white horse, coma, coming of age, music industry, heroin addict, concert tour, concert hall ...
Time: 1990s
Place: warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, disability, pianist, addiction, rags to riches, overdose, recording studio, country music, rising to stardom, music ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, dallas texas, harlem manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, jazz music, heroin addict, eiffel tower paris, death of daughter, music, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4K
Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: serious, realistic, flamboyance
Plot: rock, music, musician's life, life is a bitch, showbiz, musician, death, rock star, drug abuse, music band, blues, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary
Place: munich germany, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, coming of age, alcoholic drink, guitarist, drummer, teenage sexuality, broken glass, grandmother, hospital bed, publicity, iron ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: based on true events, touching, tragic ending, rough, sexy ...
Plot: singer, rock band, fame, cult figure, gay, aids, musician, music band, against the rules, casanova, rise to the top, music ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1980
Place: rio de janeiro, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 2K
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, touching, realistic
Plot: jazz, addiction, pianist, heroin, coming of age, hollywood, parents and children, artists and showbiz, music, father, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 56K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sweetwater (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1969, the band Sweetwater led by lead vocalist Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently got considerable media attention, appearing on a number of TV shows. But just as they appeared to be getting a really break big, they just disappeared. ...
Plot: rock band, car accident
Time: 1960s
Place: woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction.
Plot: heavy metal, hard rock, car accident, musician, band, rock music, rehearsal, flashing, groupie, rock band, severed arm
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, folk music, great depression, music, desert, hitchhiker, folk, on the road, americana, musician's life, rich and poor, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, texas, oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Becoming Astrid (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our ...
Plot: love affair, haircut, secretary, dancing, newspaper, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, coming of age
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Troubled Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist and develops a rewarding relationship with a priest and her young son. However, his caring for the boy catches the attention of his old ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: drowning, loss of child, starting over, redemption, single, haunted by the past, clergy, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, pianist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Clara (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, France, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: classical music, concert, drunkenness, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, husband wife relationship, poverty, historical event, older woman younger man relationship, underwater scene, alcoholic, drug addict ...
Time: 1860s, 1850s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sex scene, stage, business, illness, businessman, songwriter, hospital, rock music, alcohol, party, epilepsy, father son relationship ...
Time: 1960s
Place: helsinki finland
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36%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Harmonists (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, music band, ambition, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, budapest, munich germany, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Now (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A mysterious accident has separated Jaap from his beloved Rose, but they continue to talk to each other in their minds and dreams. As Jaap struggles to come to terms with what happened, his best friend JP suggests they travel to France to visit Rose ...
Style: road movie
Plot: loss, loneliness, friendship, russian, love, friend, coma, accident
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We're So Young (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Story: The young Renato Russo has no time to lose: dreams of being a rock star. But it's still early. He needs to study, teach English, reassure parents, enjoy the class, heal pain of love and especially who pack touch your band. Abortion Electric to ...
Plot: brazilian, music, band, teacher, kiss, party, alcohol, dancing, listening to music, friend, friendship, photograph ...
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34%
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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, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, elopement, singer, music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, latinx lead, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 55
Si-o-se Pol (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Released from prison and terminally ill, Parvis Karimpour is determined to be reunited with his daughter, Nasrin, who fled Iran for Europe many years before. Crossing the Mediterranean only to be unceremoniously dumped on the Spanish coast, ...
Style: road movie
Plot: migration, refugee, isolation, friendship, immigration, migrant
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: ambition, oldies, musician's life, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, womanizer, parents and children, showbiz, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: france, egypt, monte carlo, saint tropez, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 4K
Eden (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.
Style: realistic, stylized, touching
Plot: dj, youth, musician's life, rise and fall, music, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, friendship, nightlife, coming of age, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: france, europe, usa, new york, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%