Movies like A Star is Born

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A Star is Born (2018)
 7.7
 273K
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, surprise ending
Plot: showbiz, singer, alcoholic, fame, concert, aspiring singer, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem, friendship, backstage, pop star, talent, falling in love, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, low self esteem, tour, waitress, tinnitus, live concert, musician, jealousy, death of protagonist, private jet ...
Time: 2010s
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, drinking, song, love and romance, artists and showbiz and drink 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.
 7.2
 80K
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: journalist, musician, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, alcoholic, country music, hopes, musician's life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: romance, self discovery, tragic love, rise and fall, fame, rock star, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love and romance, life is a bitch, friends, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, blues, music, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance, musician's life, desire for fame, downfall, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 65K
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, show business, singing, african american, music band, ambition, desire for fame, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: touching, sentimental, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, obsession, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, rock, theme park, lifestyle, human nature, single parent, opposites attract, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug overdose, chinese restaurant, junkie, drug abuse, overdose, going straight, couples, family problems, martial arts, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, ontario canada, europe, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 18K
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: realistic, sentimental, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, love triangle, aspiring singer, suicide attempt, music, couples, human spirit, introspection, r&b, rock, ambition, performer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, humorous, talky, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, showbiz, friends, human nature, lifestyle, couples, hopes, artists and showbiz, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, new york, austin texas, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, sexuality, actor, love affair, youth, young lovers, fall in love, romance, couple relations, actor's life, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: country music, love, addiction, musician, biker, suicide, adultery, infidelity, van, singer, bar, alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, tennessee, dallas texas, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 215K
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, country music, marriage, 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, arkansas, tennessee, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 106K
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, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, music, friendship, singer, street musician, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, czech republic, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, r&b, family problems, couples, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 129K
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, jazz, addiction, heroin, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, musician, ambition, blues ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, rome italy, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, tense, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, ambition, rising to stardom, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, overnight success, artists and showbiz, youth, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, suicide, grief, romance, parents and children, social misfits, school, teenage life, buddies, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: drug addiction, showbiz, rise and fall, couples, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, small town life, downfall, rise to the top, love and romance, terminal illness, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, new england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: truck, car accident, on the road, teenage love, couples, death in the family, haunted by the past, drug dealing, opposites attract, midlife crisis, environmentalism, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, boston, san francisco, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 79K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, fame, musician, drug abuse, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd, addiction, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1967 ...
Place: california, usa, venice beach california, miami, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 379
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: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, desire for fame, romance, rise to the top, performer's life, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, fall in love, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, sentimental, uplifting, captivating, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, artists and showbiz, love affair, parents and children, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, desire for fame, music, crumbling marriage, musician's life, romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1981, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 7K
The Hero (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a ...
Plot: marijuana, audition, actor, older man younger woman relationship, cancer, divorced man, comedian, stand-up comedian, divorced father, estranged daughter, laughter, female bartender ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, wedding, drug addiction, african american, interracial marriage, sister sister relationship, addiction, wedding preparations and rituals, rehearsal, family life, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 406
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: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, romance, elderly, couples, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, figment, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 33K
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, musician, pop music, psychotherapist, music, musician's life, power relations, showbiz, addiction, artists and showbiz, doctors and patients, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: overdose, showbiz, racism, rise and fall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, love and romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: young people, romance, couple relations, fall in love, city life, lifestyle, young lovers, couples, looking for love, old love, first love, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
God Help the Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, pop music, music band, music, musician's life, friends, self discovery, anorexia, love and romance, lifestyle, depression, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1981, year 1969
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 143
Nashville Girl (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Kentucky-born maiden realizes her dream of becoming a country music star. However, she discovers that her single-minded determination has caused her to lose things far more precious than fame or money when she gets involved with a group of corrupt ...
Plot: country music, rape, musician, police, sex, shower, candle, bare breasts, panties, outdoor sex, cigarette smoking, braless ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 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: humorous, semi serious, clever, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, laxative, couples, love and romance, couple relations, gender, youth, romance, nothing goes right, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 2004, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, texas, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%