Movies like A Star is Born

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A Star is Born (2018)
 7.8
 233K
A Star is Born (2018)
Original name: A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, captivating, rockumentary
Plot: singer, alcoholic, fame, showbiz, concert, pop star, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem, aspiring singer, friendship, backstage, talent, falling in love, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, low self esteem, tour, drug addict, waitress, tinnitus, live concert, jealousy, death of protagonist, death of father ...
Place: arizona

Most similar movies to A Star is Born

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about singer, singing, song, drinking, love and romance, artists and showbiz and couples mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like A Star is Born: Crazy Heart (2009), The Rose (1979), Dreamgirls (2006), A Slipping-Down Life (1999), Clean (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 79K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Star Is Born (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Star Is Born is a 1976 rock music film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established male star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, tragic love, rise and fall, self discovery, rock star, fame, artists and showbiz, friends, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.0
 7K
The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, ambition, music, addiction, drug abuse, selflessness, showbiz, musician's life, couples, downfall, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 64K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, music band, love affair, showbiz, ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: sentimental, feel good, offbeat, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, obsession, theme park, human nature, lifestyle, couples, love affair, musician's life, fall in love, small town life, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 4K
Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, custody, martial arts, overdose, musician's life, going straight, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, europe, vancouver british columbia canada, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.5
 17K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, suicide attempt, aspiring singer, music, ambition, introspection, rock, fall in love, couples, musician's life, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.1
 93
West of Here (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and takes the family's antique truck for ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: truck, car accident, on the road, death in the family, couples, love affair, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, opposites attract, drug dealing, teenage love, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, boston, san francisco, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, musician's life, couples, love and romance, friends, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, new york, connecticut, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, rough, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: nightclub, addiction, starlet, rise and fall, showbiz, contests and competitions, rise to the top, love and romance, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, filmmaking, survival ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.4
 372
Hearts of Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, love and romance, desire for fame, performer's life, fall in love, musician's life, couples, music band, rock, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: gloomy, tense, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, honeymoon, coming of age, beach, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, family relations, rising to stardom, overnight success, unfulfillment, parents and children, ambition ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.9
 104K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pianist, music, musician's life, friendship, musician, singer, recording session, recording studio, song, composer, street musician, music store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, czech republic, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, misfit, lifestyle, high school life, youth, family relations, parents and children, romance, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 2K
The Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is ...
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, unfulfillment, country, ambition, musician's life, couples, love affair, introspection, love and romance, relationship vs career, romance, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1981, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, society, blues, love affair, couples, fall in love, family problems, estrangement, isolation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Hottest State (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
Style: semi serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: musician, sex, anger, actor, sexuality, songwriter, hopes, city life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 399
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, human nature, figment, nightclub, elderly, couples, nightlife, dance school, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.9
 211K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, marriage, country music, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, musician, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, germany, memphis, arkansas, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
New York, I Love You (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, ...
Style: talky, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, city life, couple relations, looking for love, couples, fall in love, lifestyle, young lovers, first love, interracial relations, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gender bending, gays and lesbians, opera, friendship, communism, teacher, marriage, prostitute, actor, homosexual, love triangle, suicide ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.6
 77K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, biting ...
Plot: french, singer, musician's life, childhood, loss of loved one, manager, death, cabaret, accident, poverty, national anthem, song ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 16K
Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, addiction, biker, singer, bar, alcohol, musician, van, suicide, infidelity, adultery, paparazzi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, dallas texas, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: racism, adoption, showbiz, cabaret, vaudeville, performer, celebrity culture, interracial relations, society, lifestyle, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: france, missouri, usa, europe, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: overdose, racism, showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame, music, love affair, society, actor's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, americana, high school, racism, culture clash, jewish, love and romance, small time, interracial relations, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 2K
Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, boot camp, disorder, military life, fall in love, basic training, teenage life, love affair, coming of age, love and romance, power relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: new york state, north carolina, south carolina, california, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 3K
Adam & Steve (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, laxative, love and romance, couple relations, couples, youth, addiction, buddies, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 6K
XOXO (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: XOXO follows six strangers whose lives collide in one frenetic, dream-chasing, hopelessly romantic night.
Style: captivating, romantic, uplifting, exciting, funny
Audience: teens
Plot: party, festival, kiss, rave, dancing, friendship, rock music, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, car, love interest, pop star, singer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.0
 73K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: music band, school, friendship, music, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family, teenage boy, music video, singing, band ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%