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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You" become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.
Style: based on true events, touching, rough, tragic ending, inspirational, sexy
Plot: singer, rock band, fame, cult figure, gay, aids, musician, music band, against the rules, rise to the top, casanova, music, rock music, ends with historical notes, hiv aids, ends with biographical notes, male protagonist, betrayal, friendship between men, male friendship, rock concert, show, playing piano, singing, song ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1985
Place: rio de janeiro, germany

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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 music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, singer, musician, ambition and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Bohemian Rhapsody: Control (2007), Cadillac Records (2008), The Doors (1991), La Vie en Rose (2007), Selena (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.7
 56K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
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95%
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
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84%
 7.2
 75K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
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: atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: music band, singer, mentally unstable, drug abuse, star, airplane, hallucination, sex, poetry, lsd, hippie, music ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1949, year 1966 ...
Place: california, usa, paris france, miami, venice beach california ...
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82%
 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, gloomy, captivating, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: french, singer, musician's life, music, star, song, blindness, national anthem, performer, childhood, cabaret, manager ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.7
 22K
Selena (1997)
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, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, elopement, singer, music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, latinx lead, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 43K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, coming of age, alcoholic drink, guitarist, drummer, teenage sexuality, broken glass, grandmother, hospital bed, publicity, iron ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.0
 962
Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, couple relations, music, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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70%
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, songwriter, alcohol abuse, pop star, composer, singer, song, beach, music, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Inspired by the moving and brave book “Só as Mães São Felizes”, by Lucinha Araújo, Cazuza's mother, the film covers a little more than 10 years of the singer’s crazy and brief life – from the beginning of his career in the Circo ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, brazilian, rising to stardom, music, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, against the rules, rise to the top, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 31K
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, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, musician, songwriter, nervous breakdown, pop music, therapist, music, showbiz, musician's life, doctors and patients, addiction ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
59%
The Harmonists (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, music band, ambition, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, budapest, munich germany, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 617
Little Richard (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a Black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: music, singer, musician's life, rock, performer's life, celebrity, lgbt, self discovery, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, clergy, rising to stardom ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: music band, rock, music, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame, showbiz, ambition, media, partners, overnight success ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 419
Leadbelly (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, rough
Plot: music, blues music, blues, musician's life, folk, artists and showbiz, society, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, folk song ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
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: serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: rags to riches, blizzard, price of fame, star, disc jockey, music, rock, musician's life, performer's life, tragic hero, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, new york
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54%
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, macabre ...
Plot: fame, country music, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, historical figure, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959, 1950s ...
Place: west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set against a backdrop of early 60's London, Telstar is the story of the world's first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with Telstar - the biggest selling record of it's time - ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: gay, musician's life, rise and fall, music, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, prodigy, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, gender, creator ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
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51%
 7.1
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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
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51%
 7.0
 782
Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, music band, rock, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, friends, assassination, breakup ...
Time: 90s, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 24K
La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: musician's life, death, mexican american, marital rape, dying young, music, oldies, latin, prodigy, drugs/alcohol, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 723
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, road movie ...
Plot: country singer, country music, fistfight, redemption, friendship, country, musician's life, rise and fall, countryside, music, road trip, airplane trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 2010
Place: usa, west virginia, ohio, alabama, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, cello, violin, newspaper, music, musician, musician's life, homeless, unlikely partners, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, divorce, musician ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, usa, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: rise and fall, train, cousin cousin relationship, religious fundamentalism, music, rock, musician's life, musician, older man younger woman relationship, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 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 ⇓
46%
 7.7
 123K
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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, disability, pianist, addiction, rags to riches, overdose, recording studio, country music, rising to stardom, music ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, dallas texas, harlem manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia ...
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45%
 7.2
 1K
Tim Maia (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.
Plot: singer, brazilian, music, drugs, lesbian kiss, singing, song
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: mute or deaf, composer, classical music, pianist, artist, performance, dying, singer, musician, musician's life, music, fictional biography ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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