Movies like Amadeus

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Amadeus (1984)
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia
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, inspirational, clever, atmospheric, witty, humorous, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, envy, emperor, music, mozart, obsession, composer, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, desire for fame, success, life changing experience, blind ambition, bohemian life, rivalry, classical music, opera, genius, mentally unstable, husband wife relationship, jealousy, father son relationship, mentor, character study ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1800s, 1780s, 1820s
Place: austria, vienna, europe, italy, central europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and melancholic films with plots about musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, musician, mentor, storytelling and creativity mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Amadeus: Immortal Beloved (1994), Copying Beethoven (2006), Shine (1996), I, Don Giovanni (2009), Hilary and Jackie (1998). 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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: pianist, secretary, letter, investigation, deafness, uncle nephew relationship, music, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, couple relations, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
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100%
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: touching, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: artist, musician, dying, singer, performance, pianist, classical music, composer, mute or deaf, couple relations, artists and showbiz, music ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, emotional, feel good, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: pianist, child prodigy, prodigy, jewish, nervous breakdown, mental illness, jumping, piano, letter, concert hall, overbearing parent, music ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: opera, musician's life, partners, love affair, religions or cults, music, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, italy, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Hilary and Jackie (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The tragic story of world-renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prodigy, concert, cellist, career, music, mentally unstable, lifestyle, family relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, aids, rock band, music band, fame, musician, rise to the top, gay, lgbt, friendship between men, prodigy, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1970, year 1985 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, rio de janeiro, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, factual, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: opera, music, opera singer, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, destiny, artist, eunuch, culture clash, art, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, couples, musician's life, ambition, prodigy, hopes, couple relations, crumbling marriage, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, organ ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: stylized, clever, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, party, singer, rave, cocaine, hanging, musician, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: manchester, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 154 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, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: rehearsal, theater, exhibition, prostitute, cigar smoking, telephone call, drink, music, opera, lifestyle, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Style: realistic, serious, enigmatic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: music, obsession, showbiz, human nature, mentally unstable, misfit, rise and fall, ambition, prodigy, addiction, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 601K
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: psychological, motivational, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, music, musician's life, follow your dream, jazz, teachers and students, desire for fame, music teacher, drummer, public humiliation, musician, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 57K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, punk, music band, depression, suicide, musician, journalist, hanging, singer, extramarital affair, epilepsy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: europe, england, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, music band, artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, musician's life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: intrigue, royal family, rise and fall, state affairs, love affair, musician's life, king, dancing, ballet, love and romance, corrupted ruler, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, domestic violence, nervous breakdown, party, fame, musician, cocaine, poetry, airplane, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, paris france, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, fame, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 860
Paganini (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kinski believed that he lived through the same experiences as the legendary "devil violinist" Niccolo Paganini, who set whole Europe of the 19th century into frenzy and through whose personality Kinski offers us an incredibly profound and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: classical music, unsimulated sex, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, music, unfulfillment, eroticism, large breasts ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: feminism, convent, nun, royal court, harpsichord, hopes, performer's life, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, against the rules, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, versailles, brussels belgium, english channel, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, musician, homeless, music, life is a bitch, musician's life, misfit, down on your luck, rich and poor, unlikely partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 10K
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, captivating, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, jazz music, heroin addict, eiffel tower paris, death of daughter, music, drug abuse, addiction, ambition, infidelity, bohemian life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 2K
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: atmospheric, stylized, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: train, classical music, family problems, musician's life, couples, prodigy, introspection, society, haunted by the past, couple relations, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 126K
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, pianist, jazz, addiction, heroin, musician, african american, guilt, music, ambition, blues, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, houston texas, st. louis missouri, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: orchestra, violin, music, forbidden love, musician's life, human nature, love and romance, rise to the top, romance, artists and showbiz, teachers and students, power relations ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 450
Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, royal family, dishonesty, palaces castles and temples, forbidden love, tragic hero, rivalry, tragic love, manipulations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 197
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: jazz, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, interracial relations, rising to stardom, music, prodigy, americana, society, rise and fall, musician's life, marriage ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: atmospheric, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, painting, songwriter, beach, composer, alcohol abuse, pop star, song, singer, music ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 90s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: queen, royal family, historical character, royal court, princess, french, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, politics, siblings relations, rite, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, austria, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: cat, music, hitchhiker, musician's life, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, jewish, snow, professor, audition, singer, loneliness ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 872
The Overture (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: captivating, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: musician, prodigy, rebellion, rivalry, ambition, politics, injustice, society, lifestyle, musician's life, fighting the system, music ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%