Movies like Bix

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Bix (1991)
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Bix (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biopic of troubled jazz musician/composer Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931), who played with the Paul Whiteman band, among others.
Plot: musician, jazz, flashback
Time: 1920s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about musician, jazz, flashback, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz and singer mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Bix: Scott Joplin (1977), Ray (2004), Bird (1988), Stony Island (1978), The Revolving Doors (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: jazz, musician's life, unfulfillment, society, rise and fall, prodigy, interracial relations, americana, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, period piece ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
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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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, san francisco, madrid, seattle ...
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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, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, self destructing, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.9
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Stony Island (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Stony Island gives you a priceless look back at Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, at a time when very few films were made in within the city at all — and features a legion of legendary Chicago players (Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, Larry ...
Plot: jazz, blues, interracial relations, band, musician, jazz music, inner city, blues music, death, heart attack, landscape
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Revolving Doors (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a small Quebec town in the late '20s, this moving drama follows the life and exploits of Celeste Beaumont, a talented young pianist, who gains local celebrity at the town movie theater for her gifts as a silent film accompanist. As an ...
Plot: jazz, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, jazz club, mother in law daughter in law relationship, diary, death of husband, grandmother grandson relationship, search, reunion, father in law daughter in law relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 1920s
Place: quebec, new york
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80%
Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil.
Plot: musician, composer, fictional biography, flashback, virginity, cellist, saxophonist, time, childhood, passion, nudity (full frontal - brief), concert ...
Time: 1890s, 1950s, 1940s, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: rio de janeiro, paris france, brazil, new york
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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: sincere, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, blues, musician, rock and roll, music, success, showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, poland
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75%
 6.4
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Miles Ahead (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: jazz, historical figure, trumpet player, pursuit, musician, nightclub, chase, drinking, drinking alcohol, party, husband wife relationship, recluse ...
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, new york
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74%
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Falco: Damn It, We're Still Alive! (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deals with the life, work, and tragic death of Johann "Falco" Hölzel. The biopic portrays his work through his early days, as member of the Viennese band "Drahdiwaberl", and later with his own hits as solo artist, like "Der ...
Plot: sex from behind, sex scene, musician, female nudity, pregnant, pregnant woman
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73%
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Blaze (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, captivating
Plot: country music, musician, songwriter, guitarist, rise and fall, society, love story, multiple storylines, guitar playing, friendship, travel, legend ...
Place: usa, austin texas
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66%
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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, musician's life, love affair, racism, rising to stardom, discrimination, society, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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63%
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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, rise to the top, musician's life, blues music, music, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, ambition, black lgbt, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, tennessee, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: jazz, infidelity, rise and fall, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, womanizer, lifestyle, relationship vs career, showbiz, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee, chicago illinois
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60%
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, musician's life, supportive spouse, family relations, artists and showbiz, jazz, follow your dream, rising to stardom, twin brother, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, alabama
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Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, inhaler, jazz, addiction, heroin, coming of age, pianist, music, artists and showbiz, parents and children, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, surreal ...
Plot: jazz, seduction, success, songwriter, painting, musician's life, introspection, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, musician, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
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55%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Argentina, Uruguay
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The life and death of the tropical singer Gilda.
Style: based on true events
Plot: death of protagonist, female protagonist, fame, romantic relationship, death of title character, flashback, father daughter relationship
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, orphan, genius, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 30s, 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
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51%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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50%
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Down on Us (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: rock singer, musician, journalist, assassination, cover up, ambulance, alcohol, telephone, performance, assassination plot, bare breasts, music band ...
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50%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, feel good, twists and turns, whimsical ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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48%
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Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Style: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
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48%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
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47%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
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Story: Jack, Nat, Jerry, Lee and Tommy play jazz in small clubs, but only one of them will reach success.
Style: psychedelic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The rise and fall of Love Records record label in 1960s and 1970s Finland.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious, based on true events
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
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