Movies like Backbeat

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Backbeat (1994)
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Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr (played by Sheryl Lee).
Style: sentimental, sincere, rough, serious, realistic, factual, enigmatic, melancholic, tricky, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, rock and roll, music, rock, friends, love and romance, fall in love, ambition, lifestyle, seaport, musician's life, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artist, sex, painter, student, female nudity, love triangle, rock band, the beatles, rock music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, germany, liverpool, northern germany, california, australia ...

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Most similar movies to Backbeat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and captivating films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, music, ambition, musician, music band and rising to stardom mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Backbeat: Walk the Line (2005), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), The Idolmaker (1980), Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), Mo' Better Blues (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
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What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, music band, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
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100%
The Idolmaker (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
Style: suspense, humorous, biting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, rock music, music, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, celebrity culture, teenage life, introspection, rock, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: missing person, music, mystery, human nature, showbiz, rock, introspection, celebrity culture, bittersweet, unfulfillment, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, hidden identity, desire for fame, hopes, ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, music band, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, love triangle, saxophonist, jealousy, romance, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, music band, music, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
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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, depressing, melancholic, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, depression, musician, epilepsy, punk, music, music band, performance, suicide, tragic event, fame ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: drummer, showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, celebrity culture, rise and fall, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, illinois, los angeles, wisconsin, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: ambition, betrayal, love affair, infidelity, rock, fall in love, tragic love, friends, couples, musician's life, romance, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, avant garde
Audience: date night
Plot: the beatles, couples, musician's life, romance, music band, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, assassination, rising to stardom, music, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london
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69%
 5.9
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Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couple relations, rock, dysfunctional family, peaceful mission, couples, disagreement, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 37K
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: touching, witty, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, musician's life, musician, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, rock and roll, adolescence, the beatles, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 70s
Place: liverpool, europe, england, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
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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: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, rock star, artists and showbiz, music, musician, guitarist, infidelity, drug use, rock, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, bittersweet, music, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, showbiz, success, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, mississippi, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, strong female presence, sexual content, musical tour ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, against the odds, rising to stardom, lifestyle, youth, working class, teenage life, music, musician ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: england, europe
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56%
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Bandage (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in Japan in the early 1990s, there's one rising band called LANDS, that is starting to find success amidst a flood of other bands. Asako and Miharu are two Tokyo high school students. When Miharu gives Asako her favorite indie rock band; a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, musician's life, betrayal, rising to stardom, romance, contests and competitions, dishonesty, music, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: elvis presley, price of fame, celebrity culture, rags to riches, musician's life, music, desire for fame, rock music, music band, showbiz, performer's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 964
Itsi Bitsi (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1962 is the year when an entire generation lives life as though it was their last day. Young activist Eik Skaløe has his entire life turned upside down when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful peace activist Iben Nagel Rasmussen, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: love affair, fighting the system, music band, musician's life, rebellion, ambition, rock, fall in love, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.9
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Halim (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A biopic of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, singer, unfulfilled love, terminal illness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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53%
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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: serious, sentimental, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rising to stardom, love and romance, musician's life, assassination, lifestyle, celebrity culture, rock, music, music band, artists and showbiz, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Callas Forever (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, Romania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant).
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, starting over, showbiz, friendship, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, aging, lifestyle, romance, hopes, opera singer ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: paris france
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53%
 6.5
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The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, rock music, teenage life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, music, musician, teenager, coming of age, name calling, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, couples, friends, bittersweet, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, music band, love and romance, anti conformity, drug abuse, love affair, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%