Movies like A Star is Born

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A Star is Born (2018)
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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: singer, showbiz, falling in love, fame, concert, aspiring singer, talent, alcoholic, addiction, brother brother relationship, drinking problem, friendship, backstage, pop star, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, tour, waitress, tinnitus, fall in love, low self esteem, live concert, musician, jealousy, death of protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about singer, singing, drinking, song, artists and showbiz, love and romance and drink mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like A Star is Born: Her Smell (2018), Crazy Heart (2009), The Rose (1979), Walk the Line (2005), Glitter (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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Her Smell (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, captivating
Plot: punk rocker, addiction, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, drug use, female protagonist, friendship, husband wife relationship, rock music, nervousness, camera, singer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 82K
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, loneliness, singer, country music, redemption, financial problem, alcoholic, hopes, alcohol abuse, musician's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: romance, tragic love, self discovery, rise and fall, fame, rock star, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, lifestyle, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 8K
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: touching, gloomy, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, blues, rock band, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, downfall, couples, generosity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 225K
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, musician, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, germany, tennessee, memphis, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.2
 21K
Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: romance, hopes, showbiz, music, talent, rise and fall, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rock, opposites attract, musician's life, groupie, singer, small town, obsession, infatuation ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 66K
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, lyrical, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, african american, music band, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 105K
Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, stylized, compassionate, based on true events ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, pianist, singer, gay slur, rock star, lgbt, boy, father son relationship, song, suicide attempt, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969, 1950s, year 1970
Place: australia, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: touching, sincere, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, life is a bitch, going straight, musician's life, custody, rock star, family problems, overdose, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, ontario canada, europe, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, young lovers, youth, couple relations, romance, fall in love, musician's life, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, mexico, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 19K
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, artists and showbiz, love and romance, sensuality, love triangle, stage, price of fame, passion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ 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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, love affair, family problems, fall in love, couples, estrangement, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, russia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, friends, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 17K
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, sentimental, melancholic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, love and romance, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, tennessee, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 395
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, rise to the top, desire for fame, celebrity culture, friends, relationship vs career, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, ambition, rising to stardom, showbiz, lifestyle, human nature, artists and showbiz, family relations, overnight success, rise and fall, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, fall in love, looking for love, couples, young lovers, lifestyle, couple relations, city life, 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 ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 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: touching, sincere, emotional, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: truck, on the road, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, pickup truck, father son relationship, car accident, renewed love, music, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san francisco, boston, montana
⇓ 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, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: drug addiction, artists and showbiz, couples, filmmaking, rise and fall, showbiz, downfall, small town life, rise to the top, starlet, actor's life, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, new england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 133K
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, jazz, musician, pianist, addiction, heroin, civil rights, african american, guilt, music, ambition, blues ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, florida, montreal quebec canada, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 108K
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, street musician, pianist, music, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, hopes, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, czech republic, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, grief, society, misfit, high school life, parents and children, friends, family relations, social misfits, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, portland oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 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, captivating
Plot: boot camp, mental illness, fall in love, teenage life, love affair, military life, prank, youth, romance, basic training, schizophrenia, u.s. navy ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: naples italy, north carolina, california, connecticut, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: anorexia, friendship, pop music, music, music band, self discovery, friends, musician's life, lifestyle, love and romance, depression, singing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1969, year 1981
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 81K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
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, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, hippie, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1970 ...
Place: california, usa, miami, paris france, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: showbiz, vaudeville, cabaret, performer, racism, rising to stardom, lifestyle, follow your dream, human spirit, ambition, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: france, missouri, usa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 80K
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, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, french, star, music, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, lifestyle, legendary ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 164
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, transistor radio, fired from the job, telephone call, kiss, singer, mercedes, hitchhiker, playing acoustic guitar, skinny dipping, budweiser, convertible ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 415
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, serious, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, romance, elderly, couples, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, love and romance, nightlife ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%