Movies like Amadeus

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Amadeus (1984)
 8.3
 361K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, envy, musician's life, prodigy, music, composer, character study, obsession, emperor, classical music, genius, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, desire for fame, success, life changing experience, blind ambition, bohemian life, rivalry, 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 dramatic films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, musician, ambition, lifestyle and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Amadeus: Immortal Beloved (1994), Farinelli (1994), Whiplash (2014), I, Don Giovanni (2009), Mozart's Sister (2010). 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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, investigation, letter, secretary, deafness, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, couple relations, aristocracy, couples, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 6K
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, siblings relations, art, life philosophy, destiny, artist, eunuch, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, madrid, napoli italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 691K
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, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician's life, mentor, desire for fame, music, jazz, drummer, musician, music conductor, jazz band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: mozart, casanova, opera, love affair, lifestyle, musician's life, writer's life, love and romance, rivalry, womanizer, stage performance, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, italy, austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, prodigy, musician's life, against the rules, follow your dream, convent, feminism, gender, artists and showbiz, rebellion, siblings relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, brussels, london, brussels belgium, versailles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: captivating, realistic, touching, stylized, serious ...
Plot: composer, musician, pianist, performance, mute or deaf, classical music, musician's life, contests and competitions, fighting illness, couples, obsession, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, germany, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.2
 11K
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, ambition, downfall, lifestyle, musician's life, self destructing, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 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, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rehearsal, theater, prostitute, cigar smoking, telephone call, drink, exhibition, music, opera, creator, performance, artist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, recording studio, showbiz, creator, ambition, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 32K
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, buddies, performer's life, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 56K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, musician, star, poet, african american, vietnam war, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, london, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, blues, success, showbiz, rock and roll, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 890
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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 29K
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, spanish inquisition, prison, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 51K
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, piano, musician's life, fame, human spirit, father son relationship, jewish, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: australia, south australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 910
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, emotional, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, rebellion, fighting the system, prodigy, ambition, society, politics, rivalry, life is a bitch, injustice, musician ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 14K
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: family secret, lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, pianist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, drug abuse, ambition, music band, music, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orchestra, violin, music, forbidden love, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise to the top, human nature, teachers and students, apprentice ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 136K
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, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, rags to riches ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bride of the Wind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, family relations, infidelity, prodigy, love affair, ambition, opposites attract, lifestyle, couples, obsession, romance, remarry ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe, vienna, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, atmospheric, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: intrigue, king of france, royal family, rise and fall, state affairs, lifestyle, musician's life, love affair, king, dancing, ballet, infidelity ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.0
 878
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, assassination, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, music band, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 35K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, follow your dream, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: liverpool, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: air disaster, disc jockey, rags to riches, affection, singer, price of fame, blizzard, music, relationship vs career, human spirit, showbiz, rich and poor ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, youth, music, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, police brutality, rapper, rap, gangster, rags to riches, racism, profanity, gang, feud ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1988 ...
Place: los angeles, california, detroit, milwaukee wisconsin, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 102K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, romantic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 21K
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: captivating, realistic, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: soul music, music, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, blind ambition, rise to the top, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%