Movies like A Man Called Adam

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A Man Called Adam (1966)
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A Man Called Adam (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: casino, racism, jazz, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, starting over, alcohol abuse, gambling, dishonesty, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, friends, jazz score, jazz music, activist, backstage, segregation ...
Time: 60s
Place: cincinnati ohio

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Most similar movies to A Man Called Adam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom and showbiz mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like A Man Called Adam: 'Round Midnight (1986), Stardust (1974), The Five Heartbeats (1991), Nina (2016), The Identical (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, music, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, musician's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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95%
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 716
Stardust (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, music, performer's life, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, drug abuse, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, music, rise and fall, hit and run, musician's life, band, ambition, hopes, racism, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 2K
Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: jazz, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, r&b, artists and showbiz, society, interracial relations, love affair, discrimination, racism, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: twins, musician, musician's life, jazz, rock, music, twin brother, follow your dream, family relations, artists and showbiz, supportive spouse, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 3K
Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: washed up star, musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, family life, power relations, artists and showbiz, music band, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 197
Scott Joplin (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: jazz, musician's life, prodigy, music, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, americana, rise and fall, interracial relations, society, unfulfillment, composer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, romance, dancing, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 2K
Paris Blues (1961)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: jazz, composer, expatriate, musician, nightclub, friendship, romance, musician's life, introspection, music, nightlife, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: country music, country, musician's life, performer's life, music, prodigy, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, tragic hero, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: on the road, performer's life, rock, oldies, siblings relations, music, teaching the ways of the world, r&b, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, musician's life, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: girl group, singer, showbiz, musician's life, urban, performer's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, siblings relations, nightlife, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, missing person, rock, music band, mystery, musician's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: blues, interracial relations, discrimination, romance, racism, dishonesty, music, love and romance, society, couples, opposites attract, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, intense ...
Plot: latin, nightclub, music, love triangle, ambition, true love, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, romance, couple relations, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, desire for fame, siblings relations, ambition, urban, artists and showbiz, music band, rising to stardom, showbiz, hopes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 549
Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: jazz, guitar, assassination, doctor, infidelity, country, musician's life, rise and fall, music, artists and showbiz, performer's life, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: tennessee, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 2K
The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: church, redemption, parents and children, music, homecoming, relationship vs career, family relations, artists and showbiz, musician's life, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 846
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, hotshot hero, musician's life, music, rock, performer's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music band, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 1K
Tap (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: music, tap dancing, dancer's life, destiny, follow your dream, romance, dance teacher, starting over, introspection, artists and showbiz, reluctant partners, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: rock, music band, addiction, alcohol abuse, music, drug abuse, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 284
Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Plot: jazz, outback, music, musician's life, follow your dream, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: australia, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.2
 10K
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 ⇓
54%
 5.7
 965
Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: musician's life, hip hop, follow your dream, music, moral dilemma, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, radio dj
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: price of fame, black woman, black family, music, starting over, domestic violence, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 18K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: african american, music, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, blind ambition, friendship, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music band, rock, music, musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, partners, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, teenage life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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All Night Long (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jazz, mind game, music band, musician's life, music, nightclub, betrayal, couple relations, infidelity, interracial relations, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%