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Get on Up (2014)
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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: captivating, realistic, emotional, talky, heartbreaking, sentimental, non-linear, inspirational, serious, stylized ...
Plot: music, friendship, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, rise to the top, blind ambition, black man, singer, breaking the fourth wall, vietnam war, r&b, creativity, visceral, friends, graphic violence, sexual content, cultural icon, megalomaniac, songwriter, musician, artist ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 60s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston

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Most similar movies to Get on Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, singer and musician mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Get on Up: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Ray (2004), Cadillac Records (2008), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Elvis (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, artists and showbiz, guilt, music ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, florida, tokyo ...
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100%
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: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, showbiz, success, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, mississippi, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rags to riches, ambition, love and romance, hopes, family problems, career change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, rock music, music band, showbiz, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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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, rise to the top, musician's life, black woman, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, ambition, rising to stardom, black lgbt, female protagonist, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york, southern usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bound for Glory (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: great depression, labor union, music, artists and showbiz, americana, couple relations, love and romance, musician's life, desert, on the road, hitchhiker, character study ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 35K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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My Way (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from his childhood in Egypt through his success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, showbiz, womanizer, rising to stardom, family relations, parents and children, childhood, father son conflict, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: france, saint tropez, monte carlo, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, music band, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 791
Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, singer, unfulfilled love, terminal illness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, H├ęctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, humorous, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: air disaster, affection, rags to riches, price of fame, singer, dj, music, showbiz, human spirit, rock, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1958 ...
Place: west virginia, virginia, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 247K
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: country music, musician's life, music, marriage, rock and roll, accident, musician, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 12K
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, factual, stylized, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, downfall, musician's life, self destructing, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 23K
Vinyl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music business, music, showbiz, ambition, blackmail, mafia, disco, rock band, racism, murder, historical character, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 28K
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, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, musician's life, human spirit, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, surreal ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, painting, musician's life, introspection, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician, imaginary character ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 3K
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: captivating, serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, artists and showbiz, society, music, rising to stardom, discrimination, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 33K
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, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, marital rape, musician, audition, music business, music industry, rock star, family relations, musical tour, fear of flying ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, southern california, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, against the odds, rising to stardom, lifestyle, youth, working class, teenage life, music, musician ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, rock star, artists and showbiz, music, musician, guitarist, infidelity, drug use, rock, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 39K
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, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, musician, pop music, music, musician's life, power relations, artists and showbiz, addiction, doctors and patients, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: loss of son, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, flashback, african american, singer, r&b, friends, overnight success, performer's life, ambition, music ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 756
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, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: jazz, womanizer, infidelity, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, relationship vs career, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, florida, new york, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 59K
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: serious, realistic, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: poet, actor, music, african american, vietnam war, musician, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, hopes, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 15K
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, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, lifestyle, music, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, family secret, pianist ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, pacific ocean, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, abusive husband, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%