Movies like Bird

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Bird (1988)
 7.1
 13K
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, sexy, psychological, gloomy, factual, stylized, light, thought provoking, clever, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, music, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, musician, rock and roll, tragedy, childhood, character study, drug addiction, self destructing, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, downfall, showbiz, drug addict, african american, drugs, saxophonist, love, artist, relationships, loneliness ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city

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Most similar movies to Bird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and melancholic films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, mentor, storytelling, music, runaway and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Bird: The Doors (1991), Amadeus (1984), 'Round Midnight (1986), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Cadillac Records (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: factual, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, drug abuse, musician, lsd, hippie, addiction, singer, music, drugs, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, new york, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 397K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, 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: inspirational, epic, clever, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: music, genius, mozart, classical music, composer, envy, musician, opera, obsession, musician's life, prodigy, character study ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, 19th century ...
Place: vienna, austria, italy, europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: sexy, talky, atmospheric, inspirational, enigmatic ...
Plot: jazz, addiction, music, musician, friendship, alcohol abuse, rock and roll, bittersweet, drug addiction, solitude, segregation, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, inspirational, talky, stylized, intense ...
Plot: musician's life, rock and roll, singer, music, musician, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz, success ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, gloomy, talky, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, drug addiction, musician, music, african american, racism, sexual abuse, addiction, bittersweet, women, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 16K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug addiction, judaism, fighting the system, stand up comedian, addiction, drug abuse, civil rights, against the rules, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 147K
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, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, musician's life, african american, addiction, music, pianist, blindness, heroin, blind boy, disability, rock and roll ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, tokyo, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.4
 773
Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, jazz, womanizer, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, relationship vs career, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, chicago illinois, usa, florida, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.8
 35K
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: intense, stylized, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, musician, rock and roll, life philosophy, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, performance, friends, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: inspirational, sincere, intense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: music, domestic violence, musician, black woman, rock and roll, african american woman, price of fame, childhood, women, rape victim, starting over, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 87K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, disturbing, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, french, singer, life philosophy, death, destiny, love story, rising to stardom, loss of child, fame, frenchwoman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 29K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 28K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, alcohol abuse, addiction, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1950, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 9K
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: sexy, road movie, talky, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock and roll, addiction, rock band, musician, love, women, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, music, bittersweet, depression, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 5K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: factual, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, historical figure, musician's life, family problems, love and romance, ambition, country music, showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, tragic hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: nashville tennessee, west virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, dramatic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: music, musician, rock and roll, rock music, air disaster, rock, rags to riches, price of fame, music business, chase, greed, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.9
 45K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, rough, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, fashion, addiction, drug abuse, heroin, model, lesbian romance, lesbian love, drug addiction, supermodel, lesbianism, aids ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 250K
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, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rock and roll, music, country music, musician's life, addiction, musician, drug addiction, marriage, accident, love, rags to riches, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 3K
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, serious, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, artists and showbiz, society, music, rising to stardom, discrimination, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 25K
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: emotional, talky, heartbreaking, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, music, musician, creativity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, blind ambition ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, boston, new jersey, south carolina, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: addiction, music, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentricity, musician's life, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, estrangement, drug addiction, sisters ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: sexy, talky, witty, clever, enigmatic ...
Plot: writers, loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, addiction, friendship, hotel, nudity (full frontal - brief), adultery, nude girl, voyeur ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: country music, female protagonist, music, husband wife relationship, poverty, musician, coal mining, rags to riches, music business, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: surreal, atmospheric, lyrical, visually appealing, captivating ...
Plot: musician, jazz, success, seduction, music, songwriter, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, introspection, painting ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1930s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 21K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: art, artist, drug abuse, painter, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: sexy, entertaining, splatter, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician, rise and fall, prejudice, scandal, child bride, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, rock, rock music, incest ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.0
 2K
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, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.8
 32K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, humorous, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music, showbiz, jazz, workaholic, broadway, divorce, downfall, dancer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, price of fame ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%