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The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)
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The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys. The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about the rest of members of the band. A two-part television movie special.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, teenage love, friends, life is a bitch, ambition, artists and showbiz, ratings, listener, music, militant, surfing, siblings relations, nagging and grouching, out of the way, drugs, nervous breakdown, physical abuse, drinking alcohol, drinking
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films and TV series with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, musician's life, music, showbiz and singer mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like The Beach Boys: An American Family: Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013), Hendrix (2000), Cilla (2014), The Temptations (1998), Elvis (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music band, rising to stardom, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, tragic hero, music band, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: pop singer, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, friendship, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, fame, oldies, friends, redheaded woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
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The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: music, music band, rise and fall, alcohol abuse, reunion, loss of son, singer, flashback, african american, performer's life, lifestyle, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: detroit, usa
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Elvis (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 173 min.
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Story: A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: singer, star, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, comeback, success, fame, showbiz, rising to stardom, folk hero ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, memphis, beverly hills
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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: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, rising to stardom, music, the beatles ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, 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
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66%
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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, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, rising to stardom, desire for fame, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, buddies, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music, ambition, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, controversial
Plot: music, follow your dream, desire for fame, musician's life, music band, performer's life, youth, family problems, working class, american dream, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: indiana, usa
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Gloria (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Gloria never imagined that an audition for the music producer Sergio Andrade was going to change her life so drastically. King Midas not only brought her to stardom, but also to a dramatic story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Based on the life ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, downfall, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, women in prison, unfulfillment, power relations, strong female presence, music, pop singer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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61%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, sincere, atmospheric, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, drug use, guitarist, rock star, infidelity, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, moral dilemma, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, music, radio dj, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paulo Coelho is the world’s most translated living author, his books having sold over 165 million copies. But he was not always the inspirational global phenomenon he is today. Like the heroes in his spiritual classics THE ALCHEMIST and THE ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, writer's life, hopes, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), life
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
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Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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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, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, love affair, musician's life, racism, discrimination, society, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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44%
INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The story of INXS, their personal lives and their rise to fame from Australian pubs to stadiums all around the world.
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: music, music band, rise and fall, rock, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, friendship, showbiz, rise to the top, musician's life, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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44%
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Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, friendship, singer, oldies, showbiz, relationship vs career, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, couples, lifestyle, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, music, rising to stardom, fall in love, couple relations, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, pop star, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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43%
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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: ambition, musician's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, singer, world, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
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43%
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: The film, which chronicles Garland's life from her first public performance in 1924 until her death in 1969, is divided into two parts: the first part depicts her rise to fame in the 1930s, her descent into drugs, and her fall from grace in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, showbiz, filmmaking, rising to stardom, actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, celebrity culture, couple relations, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 50s
Place: california, usa, london, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Heights is an American musical drama series that aired on the Fox network from August to November 1992.
Style: captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, friendship, youth, teenage life, rock, ambition, artists and showbiz, suburban life, music band, lifestyle, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, showbiz, daydreamer, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, music, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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41%
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Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, lifestyle, desire for fame, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, female bonding ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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40%
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: humorous, sentimental, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, rising to stardom, assassination, music band, artists and showbiz, music, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
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39%
The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: twins, musician, ambition, supportive spouse, musician's life, family relations, rising to stardom, jazz, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, twin brother, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, alabama
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Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: music, hip hop, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rapper, musician's life, family relations, ambition, sibling rivalry, workplace, couple relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, new york
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38%
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Bessie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, factual, gloomy
Plot: blues, musician's life, rise to the top, blues music, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, ambition, black lgbt, husband wife relationship, black woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: usa, tennessee, pennsylvania, new york, southern usa
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38%