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: stylized, captivating, inspirational, clever, atmospheric, witty, serious, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, music, mozart, envy, composer, obsession, mentally unstable, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, emperor, blind ambition, desire for fame, genius, rivalry, classical music, opera, bohemian life, life changing experience, success, husband wife relationship, mentor, character study, father son relationship, belief ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1820s, 1780s, 19th century
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, captivating and dramatic films with plots about musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, musician, ambition, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Amadeus: Immortal Beloved (1994), Copying Beethoven (2006), I, Don Giovanni (2009), Shine (1996), Whiplash (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, uncle nephew relationship, deafness, music, secretary, letter, investigation, musician's life, artists and showbiz, character study, mute or deaf, obsessive quest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, 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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: mute or deaf, composer, classical music, pianist, artist, performance, dying, singer, musician, musician's life, music, fictional biography ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, germany
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: opera, musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, mozart, casanova, lifestyle, partners, writer's life, uninhibited rivalry, love affair, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: austria, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 47K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, mental illness, child prodigy, concert hall, piano, letter, jumping, music, nervous breakdown, jewish, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 568K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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, emotional, realistic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, music, follow your dream, teachers and students, desire for fame, jazz, drummer, mentor, music teacher, musician, public humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, music, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, ambition, hopes, couples, lifestyle, woman ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cellist, career, concert, prodigy, music, mentally unstable, musician's life, sibling relationship, musician, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 6K
Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
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, culture clash, art, nudity (full frontal - brief), eunuch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, spain, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.7
 56K
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: clever, stylized, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, music, rave, hanging, cocaine, singer, musician, party, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1976
Place: manchester, england, northern england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, enigmatic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: music, mentally unstable, musician's life, obsession, prodigy, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, human nature, addiction, classical music ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 97K
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, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, hopes, music, lie, orphanage, youth, romance, artists and showbiz, musician, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, baroque ...
Plot: intrigue, rise and fall, musician's life, royal family, king, love affair, dancing, state affairs, ballet, forbidden love, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: harpsichord, royal court, feminism, convent, nun, musician's life, palaces castles and temples, performer's life, prodigy, against the rules, follow your dream, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, versailles, english channel, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: classical music, train, musician's life, historical figure, music, prodigy, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 833
Paganini (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: classical music, unsimulated sex, musician's life, sexual relations, eroticism, artists and showbiz, music, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, simulated blow job ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, hitchhiker, performance, on the road, folk music, guitar, suicide, audition, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 206K
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: musician's life, marriage, music, country music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, divorce, musician ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, usa, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, musician's life, womanizer, violinist, music, rising to stardom, ambition, success, female nudity, composer, deal with the devil, glory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 11K
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: theater, prostitute, telephone call, cigar smoking, drink, exhibition, opera, rehearsal, music, buddies, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, musician's life, prodigy, music, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, americana, rise and fall, interracial relations, society, unfulfillment, composer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 846
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: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, hotshot hero, musician's life, music, rock, performer's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music band, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, civil rights, musician, african american, blues, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: hip hop, music, rags to riches, musician's life, drug dealer, terminal illness, gang, hospital, nightclub, rapper, marijuana, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1993, year 1986 ...
Place: los angeles, milwaukee wisconsin, california, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music, latin, musician's life, performer's life, romance, dancing, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 48K
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, cello, violin, newspaper, music, musician, musician's life, homeless, unlikely partners, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 32K
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: sentimental, semi serious, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, siblings relations, friendship, dark past, hit by a car, childhood, music, music band ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: gay, musician's life, rise and fall, music, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, prodigy, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, gender, creator ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 858
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: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: musician, music, musician's life, performer's life, injustice, politics, ambition, artists and showbiz, prodigy, fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 123K
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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, disability, pianist, addiction, rags to riches, overdose, recording studio, country music, rising to stardom, music ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, dallas texas, harlem manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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