Movies like Respect

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Respect (2021)
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Respect (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Style: captivating, inspirational, uplifting, factual, emotional, disturbing, touching, slang, documentary filmmaking, based on true events
Plot: blues, showbiz, celebrity, fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, women, fight for justice, racial issues, cult figure, black history, righting the wronged, music history, musician, african american, post war, female musician, pop singer, preacher, love, dancing, rape, demon, fight, genius ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, year 1968, year 1942, year 2019, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, new york, paris france, los angeles, amsterdam, detroit, atlanta georgia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about singer, music, musician, drinking alcohol, artists and showbiz, musician's life and singing mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Respect: Ray (2004), Love & Mercy (2014), Notorious (2009), The Last Ride (2011), I'm Not There (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, musician, african american, musician's life, music, addiction, blindness, pianist, heroin, blind character, disability, blind boy ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, seattle, san francisco ...
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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: factual, emotional, intense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: musician, mental illness, psychotherapist, pop music, music, rock music, drug abuse, addiction, songwriter, hearing voices, relationships, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: california, new jersey, usa, malibu california, los angeles
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77%
 6.6
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Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: factual, melancholic, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, music, murder, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, fame, rap, gang, gangsters, death, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 843
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, sad ...
Plot: country music, friendship, redemption, rise and fall, ambition, starting over, musician's life, road trip, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, downfall, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 2010, year 1952
Place: usa, west virginia, ohio, virginia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.8
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I'm Not There (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: non-linear, stylized, meditative, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: music, actor, poet, musician, rock, brutality, african american, drug addiction, ambition, artists and showbiz, success, fame ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, new york, woodstock, london, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
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Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, addiction, jazz, heroin, pianist, coming of age, artists and showbiz, music, daughter, parents and children, family relations, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1974, year 1988
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 13K
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, psychological, gloomy, sexy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, tragedy, rock and roll, childhood, character study, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 74K
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, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: performer's life, african american, dancing, music, showbiz, manager, musician, unlikely friendships, fame, backstage, lifestyle, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, los angeles, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Stardust (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Bowie went to America for the first time to promote his third album, The Man Who Sold the World. There, he embarked on a coast-to-coast publicity tour. During this tour, Bowie came up with the idea of his iconic Ziggy Stardust character, ...
Style: lyrical, touching, disturbing, melancholic, poignant
Plot: musician, musician's life, music business, friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, creativity, honest, rising to stardom, desire for fame, character study, bittersweet ...
Time: year 1972, 70s, year 1971
Place: los angeles, london, ohio, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: inspirational, sincere, intense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, domestic violence, black woman, musician, rock and roll, african american woman, price of fame, women, childhood, starting over, musician's life, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, touching, captivating, weird
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, drugs, promise, trust, jealousy, father daughter relationship, friendship, flashback, love and romance, musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1966, 50s ...
Place: usa, oklahoma, manhattan new york city, california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 1K
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: humorous, sentimental, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, father son relationship, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, assassination, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rock, music, music band, artists and showbiz ...
Time: year 1976, 90s, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, inspirational, talky, intense, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, music, rock and roll, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, singer, showbiz, success, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
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Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: factual, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, historical figure, musician's life, family problems, love and romance, women, ambition, country music, showbiz, rising to stardom, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1956, year 1959 ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 29K
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: touching, sad, factual, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: music, tragedy, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, mexico, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 25K
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: emotional, talky, heartbreaking, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: music, friendship, musician, creativity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, blind ambition ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, south carolina, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 54K
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: inspirational, sincere, touching, emotional, intense ...
Plot: music, prodigy, schizophrenia, homeless, street musician, musician, friendship, poverty, happy ending, homeless man, genius, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sad, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, musician, aids, music, singer, rock band, fame, friendship between men, musician's life, rock concert, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, future, year 1970 ...
Place: england, atlanta georgia, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Bessie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: blues, black lgbt, lesbian, rise to the top, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, ambition, rising to stardom, lgbt, women ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, tennessee, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: country music, music, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, poverty, musician, rags to riches, music business, rising to stardom, women, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 50s
Place: usa, kentucky, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 116K
The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, bad ending, political, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: civil rights, racism, butler, u.s. president, black history, prejudice, president, injustice, white house, father son relationship, justice, civil rights movement ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba, south africa, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 88K
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, disturbing, atmospheric, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: music, musician's life, french, life philosophy, singer, death, destiny, love story, rising to stardom, loss of child, fame, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, greed, music business, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Sylvie's Love (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success.
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: love, music, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, musician, dancing, romantic relationship, love and romance, relationships, romance, male female relationship, affair ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, year 1962, year 1968, 50s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, detroit, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, hollywood, women, rape, sexual abuse, racial issues, women's rights, post war, female musician, black history, rock and roll, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, miami beach, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Waltz for Monica (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Monica Z" is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm.
Style: realistic, emotional, factual, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, father daughter relationship, ambition, female singer, nightclub singer, fame, follow your dream, drinking problem, jazz, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, new york, stockholm sweden, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Britney Ever After (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Biopic detailing the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears' rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers.
Style: sexy, mumblecore, realistic, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: woman, idol, desire for fame, rise and fall, female singer, musician's life, prodigy, artists and showbiz, cult figure, against the rules, rise to the top, cultural icon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: music, musician, musician's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, nightclub, rock and roll, showbiz, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, new jersey, usa, new york, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, feminist film ...
Plot: vaudeville, showbiz, cabaret, lifestyle, rising to stardom, performer, racism, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, human spirit, society ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 1920s, 1910s, 70s ...
Place: france, paris france, usa, europe, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 4K
Burden (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Burden, an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black congregation led by the benevolent, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, emotional, political
Plot: love, african american, vengeance, reverend, ku klux klan, hate, racism, prejudice, religious, white supremacist, train, living together ...
Time: year 1996, year 2017
Place: south carolina, pearl harbor, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%