Movies like Amadeus

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Amadeus (1984)
 8.3
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: captivating, stylized, clever, inspirational, atmospheric, witty, humorous, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: mozart, genius, envy, music, musician's life, prodigy, composer, success, character study, classical music, obsession, desire for fame, rivalry, emperor, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, life changing experience, blind ambition, bohemian life, mentally unstable, musician, jealousy, father son relationship, mentor, opera ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1800s, 1780s, 1820s
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe

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Most similar movies to Amadeus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, musician, lifestyle, ambition and death mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Amadeus: Immortal Beloved (1994), Farinelli (1994), Whiplash (2014), I, Don Giovanni (2009), Copying Beethoven (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, captivating, serious ...
Plot: pianist, letter, investigation, secretary, composer, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, obsessive quest, couple relations, aristocracy, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
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100%
 6.8
 7K
Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, touching, heartbreaking, factual, emotional ...
Plot: opera, opera singer, music, brother brother relationship, eunuch, siblings relations, art, life philosophy, destiny, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, italy, napoli italy, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 769K
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: follow your dream, obsession, teachers and students, musician's life, mentor, music, desire for fame, jazz, drummer, musician, teaching the ways of the world, music teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
I, Don Giovanni (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: mozart, casanova, opera, love affair, lifestyle, writer's life, musician's life, love and romance, rivalry, womanizer, stage performance, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, europe, austria, italy, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A fictionalised exploration of Beethoven's life in his final days working on his Ninth Symphony. It is 1824. Beethoven is racing to finish his new symphony. However, it has been years since his last success and he is plagued by deafness, ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: composer, musician, performance, pianist, mute or deaf, classical music, musician's life, contests and competitions, fighting illness, couples, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mozart's Sister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, domineering father, prodigy, musician's life, against the rules, follow your dream, feminism, artists and showbiz, gender, rebellion, dishonesty, teenage life ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, brussels, london, paris france, english channel ...
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100%
 7.2
 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, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehearsal, theater, drink, prostitute, cigar smoking, exhibition, music, opera, showbiz, creative block, performance, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 53K
Shine (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: emotional, realistic, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, child prodigy, overbearing parent, music, fame, musician's life, human spirit, father son relationship, piano, abusive parent, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: australia, south australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: air disaster, singer, affection, price of fame, dj, disc jockey, rags to riches, music, rich and poor, showbiz, celebrity culture, addiction ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 285
Scott Joplin (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: jazz, musician's life, unfulfillment, society, rise and fall, prodigy, americana, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, period piece ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 105K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, romantic, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, orphanage, music, youth, musician, musician's life, family reunited, hopes, cellist, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sincere, captivating
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, ambition, rise to the top, musician's life, youth, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, music, musician ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, family secret, election ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 963
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, ambition, rising to stardom, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, boston, tokyo, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 27K
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, family relations, latin, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, ambition, rise to the top, society, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, car accident ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.9
 24K
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: soul music, music, friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rise to the top, blind ambition, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, music, artists and showbiz, music band, drug abuse, celebrity culture, nightlife, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 3K
Mahler (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film begins on a train journey with Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) and his wife Alma (Georgina Hale) confronting their failing marriage. The story is then recounted in a series of flashbacks (some of which are surrealistic and nightmarish), ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, train, classical music, family problems, couples, society, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 971
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, rising to stardom, assassination, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, music, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: labor union, folk music, music, artists and showbiz, great depression, musician's life, love and romance, americana, couple relations, hitchhiker, desert, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 85K
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, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1935 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 32K
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, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, death, latin, musician, audition, music business, marital rape, rock star, music industry, family relations, interracial relations, death of protagonist ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 11K
De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, lyrical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, disability, rehearsal, terminal illness, lifestyle, musician's life, rise to the top, ambition, showbiz, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: new york, venice, usa, paris france, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, performer's life, ambition, music, rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, reputation, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 954
The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life of Sorn, who picked up the ra-nad ek (Thai xylophone) mallets ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, lifestyle, musician's life, prodigy, fighting the system, ambition, rivalry, injustice, politics, society, life is a bitch, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 242K
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, profanity, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, memphis, germany, arkansas, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, female friendship, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rags to riches, relationship vs career, family problems, career change, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state, nashville tennessee, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%