Movies like 8 Mile

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8 Mile (2002)
 7.1
 285K
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: realistic, inspirational, feel good, lyrical, harsh, stylized, captivating, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, success, follow your dream, street gang, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, musician's life, musician, family relations, hopes, human spirit, dreams, poverty, factory worker, singer, contests and competitions, rivals, rivalry, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, society, performance ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa

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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, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle 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), Hustle & Flow (2005). 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: realistic, captivating, suspense, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, music, racism, rapper, rap, rags to riches, gang, gangsters, police brutality, musician's life, fighting the system, aids ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1989, year 1987 ...
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin, usa ...
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100%
 7.0
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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: captivating, humorous, tense, sincere, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, college, rap, underdog, ambition, african american, singer, rivalry, performance, society, rivals, street gang ...
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: stylized, harsh, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, rapper, rap, ghetto, redemption, music, gang, rags to riches, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 44K
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, death, gang, gangsters, hip hop culture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.3
 41K
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: realistic, bleak, touching, emotional, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, musician, midlife crisis, hip hop culture, music, rap, career, drug abuse, friendship, gangsters, singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, los angeles, tennessee, usa, mount everest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 829K
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, dramatic, psychological, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, mentor, teachers and students, musician's life, jazz, musician, drummer, emotional abuse, music school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: feel good, realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dancer's life, college life, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rivalry, college, student life, artists and showbiz, ambition, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, atmospheric, affectionate ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: music, rock and roll, working class, musician, irish, friendship, bittersweet, chase, hip hop, happy ending, childhood, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.3
 251
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, entertaining, disturbing, inspirational ...
Plot: hip hop, jazz, rivalry, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, gangsters, music, showbiz, drug dealing, follow your dream, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 274K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, music, rock and roll, rock, drugs, musician, musician's life, rock music, rock band, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 26K
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: inspirational, sexy, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, dancer, dancer's life, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, hip hop, music, respect, ambition, teachers and students, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, light, serious, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, disco, slut, working class, dancer, nightclub, slutty attitude, music, dysfunctional family, teenager, dance performance, dance contest ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, intense ...
Plot: musician's life, rock and roll, singer, music, musician, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz, success ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: music, musician's life, rivalry, crimes, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, hip hop, graphic violence, violence, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 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, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: hip hop, rising to stardom, desire for fame, moral dilemma, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, radio dj, music, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 22K
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, inspirational, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, ambition, follow your dream, music, buddies, music band, rivalry, hopes, singer, contests and competitions, bohemian life, musician's life ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 43K
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: melancholic, stylized, intense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, heavy metal, music, rock and roll, rock music, audition, heavy metal culture, success, ambition, relationship problems, rock concert, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, contests and competitions, underdog, ambition, dancer's life, lifestyle, rivalry, power relations, artists and showbiz, athlete and trainer, hip hop, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 140K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.1
 698
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: exciting, serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, music, hopes, hip hop, infidelity, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.8
 695
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, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, family relations, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, youth, romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 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: melancholic, light, harsh, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, rap, gangsters, music, breakdance, subway, coming of age, fight scenes, finnish, creativity, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, tokyo, california, san francisco, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.5
 7K
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: realistic, touching, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, coming of age, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, black people, high school life, urban ghetto life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 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: melancholic, emotional, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: addiction, music, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentricity, musician's life, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, estrangement, drug addiction, sisters ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 286
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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: hip hop, opera, human spirit, urban ghetto life, city life, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 39K
Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rapper, music business, artists and showbiz, hip hop, singer, showbiz, ceo, musician's life, sibling rivalry, family relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, high school, teacher, music teacher, honest, musician, mentor, unlikely friendships, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 46K
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, inspirational, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, love and romance, cheerleading, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenager, choreographer, ambition, sexual harassment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sexy, sentimental, satirical, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: music, racism, rock and roll, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, corruption, music business, musician, dysfunctional family, finnish, fantasy world ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%