Movies like 8 Mile

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8 Mile (2002)
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8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good, gloomy, lyrical, harsh, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, urban ghetto life, success, musician's life, rap, hip hop culture, factory worker, white rapper, human spirit, contests and competitions, singer, rivals, dreams, family relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, rivalry, down on your luck, racial slur, society, performance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan

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Most similar movies to 8 Mile

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and feel good films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, hip hop, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like 8 Mile: Straight Outta Compton (2015), Bodied (2017), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), Notorious (2009), Whiplash (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, lyrical, suspense ...
Plot: hip hop, music, musician's life, rap, rapper, police brutality, racism, gangster, rags to riches, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1988 ...
Place: los angeles, california, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, ohio ...
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100%
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Bodied (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.
Style: humorous, tense, captivating, lyrical, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, college, hip hop culture, contests and competitions, street gang, african american, rivals, ambition, society, performance, underdog, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rapper, gangsters, ghetto, going straight, music, lifestyle, rise to the top, ambition, musician's life, redemption, rap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 41K
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: sincere, serious, factual, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, fame, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, murder, music, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.5
 722K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, psychological, dramatic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, teachers and students, follow your dream, musician's life, mentor, desire for fame, music, drummer, jazz, musician, music teacher, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 39K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, singer, drug dealing, life is a bitch, hip hop culture, human spirit, once in a lifetime opportunity, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 17K
Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, cheating on husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, tennessee, dallas texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.4
 227
Know Thy Enemy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nemesis is the hottest rapper in rap's hottest city; Miami, the 305. But he has a little secret...he's not really a rapper. A record label discovers Nate's talent, and offers to make him a star, as a rapper. They create Nemesis, a Hip ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: hip hop, jazz, rivalry, rise to the top, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music, gangsters, family business, society, criminal's revenge, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, rock and roll, music, blues, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 25K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: profanity, rivalry, crimes, musician's life, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, showbiz, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 1K
Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, music, radio dj, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 41K
Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, musician's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 21K
Rock On!! (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that he is going to be a dad, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, follow your dream, buddies, music band, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, singer, bohemian life, musician's life, bittersweet ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Battle of the Year (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, artists and showbiz, underdog, athlete and trainer, music, dancing, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.2
 652
Body Language (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled. Five dancers from totally different crews don't want to give up their free plane ticket and go anyway. In New York they realize what ...
Style: feel good, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, youth, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, music, hip hop, hopes, infidelity, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Honey: Rise Up and Dance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Street dancer Skyler comes out of the shadow of her trained dancer sister, Tosha, & joins a dance competition with the Honey dance studio; the prize is a college scholarship.
Style: sincere, inspirational, captivating, entertaining, romantic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, youth, friendship, human spirit, life philosophy, rivalry, dancing, creativity, follow your dream, ambition, choreographer, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 4K
Beat Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, talky, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, rap, dancing, subway, breakdance, graffiti, dance, music, love and romance, youth, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.7
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: serious, sincere, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: music, addiction, musician's life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, estrangement, human nature, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, singer ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Beat the World (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three dance crews – one Latin American, one European and one Canadian – prepare to battle at the International Beat the World competition in Detroit. Along the way, they struggle with gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. In the final ...
Style: stylized, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, dancer's life, friendship, rivalry, youth, buddies, hip hop, contests and competitions, hopes, world spanning, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.5
 5K
How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, ambition, coming of age, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.9
 617
B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, romance, youth, contests and competitions, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.1
 197
Harlem Aria (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring opera singer from Harlem teams up with a charismatic busker and a kindhearted hustler to share his voice with the world, and teaches his two newfound friends the importance of taking your destiny into your own hands. Anton (Gabriel ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hip hop, opera, prodigy, hopes, music, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, city life, destiny, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music, music teacher, school, high school, follow your dream, dedicated educator, teachers and students, musician, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
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: realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, witty ...
Plot: music, revenge, rape, concert, rise and fall, ambition, music band, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
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, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, unfulfillment, soul music, couple relations, love affair, addiction, r&b, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 127K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, rapper, street gang, poverty, friendship, teenage life, ghetto, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 26K
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, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 43K
Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, music, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%