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Worried About the Boy (2010)
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Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy Blitz Club where George gets a job in the cloakroom but George is unlucky in his relationships with men until he meets wannabe musician Kirk. Through Kirk George meets the handsome drummer Jon Moss, on whom he develops a crush, but sacked by the Blitz and spurned by Kirk, George turns to Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren to further his music career. George's spell with McLaren's group Bow Wow Wow is short but fan Mikey North is impressed and asks George to sing in a group he is forming, where George again meets Jon. They will have an affair and the group will become the very successful Culture Club. Four years later, however, hounded by the tabloid press amid stories of his drug addiction, an unhappy George turns to Jon for advice on his future.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, musician's life, lifestyle, desire for fame, drug abuse, music band, love and romance, addiction, love affair, rising to stardom, anti conformity, artists and showbiz, paparazzi, unfulfillment, bittersweet, lgbt, new wave, gay, gender bending, urban, gender, gays and lesbians, pop star, singer ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, london

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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, ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, lifestyle and showbiz mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Worried About the Boy: King of Salsa (2006), Hendrix (2000), Amália (2008), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), What We Do Is Secret (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, tragic hero, music band, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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Amália (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Portugal
Duration: 127 min.
Story: You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you'll get to know the woman behind the myth.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, rise and fall, love and romance, rising to stardom, human nature, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, love affair, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, portugal
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84%
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music, ambition, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, captivating, realistic
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, recording studio, showbiz, unfulfillment, ambition, music, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
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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, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, love affair, musician's life, racism, discrimination, society, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, teenage life, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, best friends, showbiz, youth, dream come true, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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77%
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Good Vibrations (2012)
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: music band, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, state affairs, rise and fall, ira, passionate interest, business venture ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Gloria (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Gloria never imagined that an audition for the music producer Sergio Andrade was going to change her life so drastically. King Midas not only brought her to stardom, but also to a dramatic story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Based on the life ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, downfall, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, women in prison, unfulfillment, power relations, strong female presence, music, pop singer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, showbiz, daydreamer, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, music, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, singer, world, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
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Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Hilde (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A biography of Hildegard Knef, one of Germany's biggest post-war stars.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, desire for fame, showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, music, strong female presence, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, showbiz, music band, performer's life, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, human spirit, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, hopes, musician's life, disability, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music band, rising to stardom, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: aids, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle, rise to the top, rebellion, against the rules, life is a bitch, addiction, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: desire for fame, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, friends, innocence lost, rock, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, music, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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57%
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Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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Story: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: pop singer, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, friendship, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, fame, oldies, friends, redheaded woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
London Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: They were childhood friends. But they had little in common except their family's vague connection with music. While Arjun's life was consumed by a passionate drive to get on stage and realize his grandfather's unfulfilled dream, Mannu ...
Style: stylized, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love and romance, rising to stardom, musician's life, buddies, music band, lifestyle, rock, bollywood, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, rising to stardom, assassination, music band, artists and showbiz, music, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, sincere, atmospheric, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, drug use, guitarist, rock star, infidelity, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, buddies, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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53%
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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, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, lifestyle, desire for fame, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, female bonding ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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52%
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, rising to stardom, music, ambition, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, reputation, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
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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, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music, rising to stardom, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, pop star, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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51%
Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, punk, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, ambition, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, drug abuse, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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49%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, womanizer, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, childhood, father son conflict, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: france, saint tropez, monte carlo, paris france, egypt
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