Movies like A Star is Born

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A Star is Born (2018)
 7.9
 172K
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, showbiz, fame, alcoholic, addiction, pop star, brother brother relationship, concert, waitress, aspiring singer, friendship, backstage, talent, falling in love, death of father, insecurity, male female relationship, low self esteem, tour, tinnitus, live concert, death of mother, death of parent, country music, death of protagonist ...
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, love and romance, singing, song, drinking, artists and showbiz and couples mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like A Star is Born: Crazy Heart (2009), Glitter (2001), The Rose (1979), A Slipping-Down Life (1999), The Thing Called Love (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 77K
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, musician, journalist, redemption, aging, country music, loneliness, texan, drink, guilt, bar, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.2
 20K
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, sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: music, performer's life, romance, desire for fame, talent show, movie star, career woman, talent, follow your dream, rising to stardom, cinderella story, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, rise and fall, rock star, fame, self discovery, tragic love, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rise and fall, blues, ambition, music, addiction, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, rock, drug abuse, rock band, alcohol abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, obsession, musician's life, rock, single parent, romance, theme park, love affair, addiction, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, hopes, love and romance, couples, musician's life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, new york, usa, austin texas, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: serious, sentimental, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: suicide attempt, aspiring singer, music, rivalry, love triangle, musician's life, rock, performer's life, pop star, rising to stardom, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 63K
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: serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, extramarital affair, show business, adultery, singing, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, martial arts, estranged son, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, going straight, custody, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, europe, vancouver british columbia canada, ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 91
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: car accident, truck, opposites attract, on the road, romance, starting over, road trip, teenage love, midlife crisis, hopes, love and romance, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, boston, san francisco, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 103K
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, friendship, recording session, composer, street musician, recording studio, music store, song, romance, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, czech republic, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, buddies, social misfits, romance, school, music, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, clever, realistic, rough ...
Plot: nightclub, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, addiction, couples, actor's life, contests and competitions, downfall, rise and fall, rise to the top, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, clever, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, nightclub, music, romance, musician's life, performer's life, success, liquor, love triangle, siblings relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country, crumbling marriage, romance, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, hopes, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1981, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: hollywood, beach, coming of age, honeymoon, actor's life, rise and fall, movie business, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 362
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: semi serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, music band, musician's life, rock, performer's life, music, desire for fame, rise and fall, romance, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, addiction, adultery, van, infidelity, alcohol, musician, bar, singer, paparazzi, biker, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, tennessee, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 206K
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, music, country music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, performer's life, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arkansas, germany, memphis, tennessee ...
⇓ 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: sexy, witty, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, taxi, artist, thief, couple relations, urban, fall in love, culture clash, city life, love and romance, couples, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 390
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, friendship, dancer's life, nightclub, contests and competitions, romance, music, looking for love, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, romance, couple relations, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: romantic, captivating, exciting, uplifting, funny
Audience: teens
Plot: festival, party, rave, friendship, dancing, pop star, love interest, car, singer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dating, rock music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gender bending, opera, friendship, gays and lesbians, love triangle, prostitute, suicide, communism, actor, homosexual, teacher, marriage ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan, japan, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, romantic, talky, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, music, musician's life, fall in love, talent, success, domineering mother, mother daughter relationship, musician, love and romance, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 75K
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, serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: french, singer, musician's life, performer, national anthem, song, blindness, music, childhood, cabaret, manager, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, montmartre paris, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, anti semitism, racism, americana, opposites attract, culture clash, human nature, rebelliousness, self discovery, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1955 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 119
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, mercedes, musician, female nudity, candle, panties, outdoor sex, bare breasts, rape, kiss, sex, cigarette smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, mentally challenged, human spirit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, true love, friendship, journey, life philosophy, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 15K
Weightless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: love triangle, artists and showbiz, folk, musician's life, song, desire for fame, music, intrigue, showbiz, ambition, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%