Movies like A Man Called Adam

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A Man Called Adam
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, jazz, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition, society, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, racism, 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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The Temptations
Biography, Drama, Music
USA
175 min.
 8.4
The Five Heartbeats
Drama, Music
USA
121 min.
 7.5
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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, ambition, music, lifestyle, showbiz and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like A Man Called Adam: Paris Blues (1961), Stardust (1974), The Five Heartbeats (1991), Crazy (2008), King of Salsa (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paris Blues
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, romance, musician's life, introspection, music, friendship, nightclub, nightlife, racism, relationship vs career, musician, expatriate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Stardust
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: rock, music band, musician's life, performer's life, music, rise and fall, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, drug abuse, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
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System:   95%
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The Five Heartbeats
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, dramatic ...
Plot: music, friendship, music business, racism, musician's life, hip hop, rags to riches, rock and roll, corruption, segregation, ambition, mentor ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
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System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
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Crazy
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, country, musician's life, rise and fall, music, artists and showbiz, infidelity, performer's life, guitar, assassination, doctor, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: tennessee, usa, chicago illinois
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King of Salsa
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, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
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Elvis
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: musician's life, rock, rising to stardom, music, relationship vs career, showbiz, family life, power relations, washed up star, artists and showbiz, music band, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: mississippi
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Sparkle
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: musician's life, urban, performer's life, showbiz, desire for fame, girl group, rising to stardom, siblings relations, nightlife, singer, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
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A Star Is Born
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, performer's life, rise and fall, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, rock star, fame, self discovery, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   78%
 
The Mambo Kings
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: music, rags to riches, immigrants, latin, musician's life, dance, love, male nudity, brothers, performer's life, nightclub, family ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, cuba, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
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System:   81%
    User:   82%
 
The Temptations
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: music band, music, musician's life, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, flashback, showbiz, reunion, artists and showbiz, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   79%
 
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All Night Long
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, realistic, offbeat, tense ...
Plot: jazz, music band, music, musician's life, nightclub, betrayal, couple relations, infidelity, interracial relations, dishonesty, couples, mind game ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   91%
 
Your Cheatin' Heart
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: country, musician's life, performer's life, music, prodigy, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, country music, life is a bitch, tragic hero, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama
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System:   76%
    User:   89%
 
The Identical
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's life, jazz, rock, music, follow your dream, family relations, artists and showbiz, supportive spouse, musician, rising to stardom, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   87%
 
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'Round Midnight
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, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, addiction, solitude, drugs/alcohol, drinking, artists and showbiz, obsession, life is a bitch, artist, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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The Rose
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, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, rock, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, depression, rock and roll, rise and fall, blues, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa
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System:   69%
    User:   69%
 
What's Love Got to Do with It
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, dramatic ...
Plot: music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock and roll, love, violence, mentor, crumbling marriage, divorce, rising to stardom, runaway, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   70%
 
That'll Be the Day
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park, where he discovers a world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: music band, musician's life, rock, performer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rise to the top, rising to stardom, rich and poor, working class, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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System:   68%
    User:   65%
 
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Selena
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, latin, murder, musician's life, dancing, tragedy, rags to riches, performer's life, music business, hip hop, family, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, mexico
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System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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Bird
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, reflective ...
Plot: jazz, music, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs, tragedy, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock and roll, mozart, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
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System:   62%
    User:   59%
 
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Elvis
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, rock, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, folk hero, hotshot hero, desire for fame, rise and fall, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa
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System:   62%
    User:   58%
 
Shooting Livien
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: music band, rock, addiction, alcohol abuse, music, drug abuse, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   70%
 
Protecting the King
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, music, oldies, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world, r&b, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, musician's life, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
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System:   61%
    User:   66%
 
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Payday
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: serious, biting, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: country, musician's life, on the road, performer's life, rehabilitation, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, infidelity, addiction, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   60%
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Good Vibrations
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: punk, hopes, store, music, urban, artists and showbiz, music band, musician's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, obsession, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
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System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
Cadillac Records
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, dramatic ...
Plot: music, music business, segregation, blues, musician's life, rock and roll, rags to riches, hip hop, jazz, chess, artist, drug abuse ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, poland, chicago illinois
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System:   55%
    User:   50%
 
Prey for Rock & Roll
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: rock, music, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, strong sexual content, drug abuse, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, revenge, concert, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
The Buddy Holly Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Style: humorous, serious, dramatic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician's life, rock, fighting the system, mozart, performer's life, mentor, runaway, death, tragic hero, creativity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, new york
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System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
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Sparkle
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: serious, emotional, 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
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System:   51%
    User:   61%
 

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Hendrix
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
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System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
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Nina
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, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, r&b, artists and showbiz, society, interracial relations, love affair, discrimination, racism, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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