Movies like Amadeus

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Amadeus (1984)
 8.3
 332K
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, emperor, composer, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, rise and fall, blind ambition, desire for fame, genius, rivalry, classical music, mentally unstable, opera, bohemian life, life changing experience, success, husband wife relationship, mentor, character study, father son relationship, musician ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s, 1780s, 1820s, 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, melancholic and stylized films with plots about musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, mentor, musician, storytelling 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), 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, 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, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: classical music, composer, mute or deaf, pianist, artist, performance, dying, singer, musician, music, musician's life, fictional biography ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, germany
⇓ 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: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
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 ⇓
56%
 7.7
 48K
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, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, child prodigy, letter, piano, concert hall, jumping, music, mental illness, nervous breakdown, jewish, overbearing parent ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, south australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: concert, cellist, career, prodigy, music, mentally unstable, musician's life, musician, sibling relationship, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, music, prodigy, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, ambition, hopes, couples, lifestyle, singer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 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, 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%
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%
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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 ⇓
48%
 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: theater, prostitute, telephone call, cigar smoking, drink, exhibition, opera, rehearsal, music, buddies, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.5
 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, emotional, realistic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, follow your dream, music, jazz, teachers and students, desire for fame, drummer, music teacher, 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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
⇓ 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 ⇓
42%
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, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: harpsichord, royal court, feminism, convent, nun, musician's life, performer's life, palaces castles and temples, prodigy, against the rules, follow your dream, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, paris france, versailles, english channel, brussels belgium
⇓ 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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: unsimulated sex, classical music, musician's life, sexual relations, eroticism, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle, older man younger woman ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: europe, venice
⇓ 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, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, jazz music, death of daughter, eiffel tower paris, heroin addict, music, addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, saxophone ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 77K
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, mentally unstable, lsd, hippie, sex, poetry, airplane, hallucination, music, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, miami, venice beach california ...
⇓ 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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: classical music, train, musician's life, music, historical figure, prodigy, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: opera, obsession, tragic hero, palaces castles and temples, betrayal, interracial relations, tragic love, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, jewish, pop star, alcohol abuse, song, singer, composer, songwriter, beach, music, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 98K
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, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, youth, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, royal court, princess, historical character, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, french, siblings relations, politics, rite, female protagonist ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, paris france, europe, austria, versailles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, stylized, realistic, touching ...
Plot: orchestra, violin, music, musician's life, romance, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, love and romance, forbidden love, youth, power relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: jazz, musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, music, artists and showbiz, americana, rise and fall, interracial relations, society, unfulfillment, syphilis ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, stylized ...
Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 33K
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, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, parents and children, aspiring musician, hopes, dysfunctional family, adolescence, aunt nephew relationship, coming-of-age ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
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: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, rock, star, musician, vietnam war, poet, african american, musician's life, ambition, success, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, england, new jersey, minnesota, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: blizzard, star, disc jockey, rags to riches, price of fame, music, rock, musician's life, performer's life, tragic hero, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 211K
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, country music, music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, performer's life, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arkansas, germany, memphis, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%