Performer's life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant performer's life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, serious, feel good, talky and stylized films and TV shows about / with performer's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, dancing, brutality, storytelling and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as performer's life: Burlesque (2010), Water for Elephants (2011), Tipping the Velvet (2002), On Tour (2010), The Mambo Kings (1992), Louie (2010), Dreamgirls (2006), The Last Circus (2010), Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), Moulin Rouge! (2001).

List of performer's life movies

 6.4
 80K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, performer's life, desire for fame, backstage, nightclub, ambition, dancing, stripper, nightlife, love and romance, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
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Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love and romance, lovers, circus, performer's life, veterinarian, older woman younger man relationship, star, animal life, love affair, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: usa
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Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian romance, sexual relations, lesbian interest, cross dressing, performer's life, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, fall in love, lesbianism, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.5
 2K
On Tour (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Formerly successful television producer Joachim Zand returns from America to his native France, where he previously has left everything behind, including friends, enemies and his own children. In his company is a burlesque striptease troupe whom he ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: performer's life, family life, family relations, estrangement, comeback, nothing goes right, lifestyle, showbiz, father son relationship, on the road, dancer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, musician's life, romance, performer's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
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 8.5
 75K
Louie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: single parent, comedian, dark humor, midlife crisis, performer's life, family relations, city life, loneliness, mishap, everyday life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 70K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, singing, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, new york, las vegas ...
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The Last Circus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The journey of Javier, the obese Sad Clown, starts during his childhood in the midst of the Spanish civil war in 1937. His father, one of Spain’s most prominent jesters, is detained and tortured by the fascist regime.
Style: bleak, disturbing, mad, rough, serious ...
Plot: clown, rivalry, graphic violence, circus, dark humor, circus performer, performer's life, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, narcissism, sadism, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1937, 1930s, year 1973
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Miley Stewart (aka pop-star Hannah Montana) gets too caught up in the superstar celebrity lifestyle, her dad decides it's time for a total change of scenery. But sweet nibblets! Miley must trade in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night, pre-teens ...
Plot: fall in love, teenage life, celebrity, double life, hidden identity, parents and children, friends, youth, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle, pop star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, nashville tennessee, malibu california
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 7.6
 270K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, terminal illness, showbiz, jealousy, love story, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, writers, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
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 8.0
 710K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, hallucination, mental illness, ballet, insanity, dancer's life, surrealism, psychology, paranoia, character study, dark fantasy, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Standup comedian Aziz Ansari ("Parks and Recreation") headlines his third standup special, where he shares his uniquely hilarious perspective on fears of adulthood, babies, marriage, and more. Ansari's look at life on the cusp of 30 ...
Style: humorous, funny, melancholic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, adulthood, love, marriage, violent, sarcasm, character study, ethnic, religions or cults, stand up special, technology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Fluffy Movie (2014)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias delights audiences during his sold-out "Unity Through Laughter" tour, which spans more than 400 cities in 23 countries. During his set, Iglesias -- nicknamed "Fluffy" -- pounces on topics like ...
Style: concert film, realistic, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, society, friends, on the road, theater, cross country, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 712
Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, life is a bitch, society, orphan, spanish civil war, friendship, rivalry, adoption, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
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 6.4
 3K
Let It Shine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Made for Disney Channel movie/
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: hip hop, hip hop culture, rapper, teenage life, teenage love, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, musician's life, dream come true, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
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Tonight You're Mine (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: music festival, opposites attract, performer's life, lifestyle, reluctant partners, ego clash, nothing goes right, fall in love, rivalry, partners, music band, initially antagonists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, scotland
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 3.5
 33K
Spice World (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls") and others in their everyday ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: media, music band, music, bus, desire for fame, performer's life, friendship, celebrity culture, on the road, paparazzi, disorder, concert ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: serious, feel good, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, actor's life, celebrity culture, performer's life, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, human spirit, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 20K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, stage, passion, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: There's something magical about an Australian accent that seems to make even the most caustic wit come off with good-natured charm. And that delicate blend of deviant behavior and good intentions has skyrocketed Aussie comic Jim Jefferies to ...
Style: sincere, not serious, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: performer's life, satire, society, artists and showbiz, misfit, showbiz, theater, stand up comedian, drugs/alcohol, profanity, religions or cults, stand up special
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarik lives in a land without colour, a land where water is contaminated by a strange phenomenon of “water bugs”. Tarik wears make-up and dresses up as a woman. He dances on a cart that is drawn by a dying horse and his father has practically ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: performer's life, transvestism, social misfits, misfit, gays and lesbians, family relations, society, family in crisis, gender, bittersweet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
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Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: ambition, performer's life, couple relations, couples, infidelity, love triangle, workplace romance, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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 5.3
 717
Stars 80 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Die-hard fans of the 1980s, Vincent and Antoine run a company that supplies doubles of faded stars throughout the whole of France. What starts out as a promising business venture ends up as a calamity when Vincent and Antoine have over forty ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, performer's life, artists and showbiz, against the odds, showbiz, buddies, escapades, obsessive quest, lifestyle, follow your dream, once promising, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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 5.8
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: obsessive quest, nothing goes right, performer's life, disorder, cons and scams, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, comedy of errors, escapades, profanity, bail bondsman, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Crying with Laughter (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Powerfully redemptive and darkly comedic revenge thriller set in the vicious world of stand-up comedy, starring Stephen McCole and Malcolm Shields.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, mind game, showbiz, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, performer's life, haunted by the past, drug abuse, rivalry, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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 6.3
 4K
Knightriders (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: George Romero's unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.
Style: thought provoking, light, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: adventure, biker, gang, performer's life, friendship, idealism, leadership, social misfits, rivalry, desire for fame, life is a bitch, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey
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One Last Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dance school, lifestyle, follow your dream, romance, dancer's life, performer's life, love and romance, teenage love, showbiz, redemption, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.4
 31K
The Magician (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 122 min.
Story: İskender (Cem Yılmaz) hokkabazdır. Yani aslında sihirbazdır. Ama onun ve çocukluk arkadaşı Maradona'nın (Tuna Orhan) dışında herkes onun hokkabaz olduğunu düşünmektedir. İstanbul'dan hızla kaçmak zorunda kalan ikili, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: loser, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, performance, down on your luck, introspection, on the road, buddies, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, stage magician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on Verdi's (Bizet's not Verdi's) classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting has been taken from the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: femme fatale, tragic love, hip hop, performer's life, fall in love, destiny, obsession, destructive relationship, betrayal, romance, music, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
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 6.3
 4K
Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: performer's life, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rivalry, obsessive quest, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, dull life, celebrity culture, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
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