Desire for fame movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant desire for fame movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, sexy, semi serious, captivating and stylized films and TV shows about / with desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, dialogue, mentor, rivalry, runaway, showbiz and disorder plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as desire for fame: Whiplash (2014), Burlesque (2010), Glee (2009), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Cars (2006), Ford v. Ferrari (2019), Eastbound & Down (2009), A Perfect Man (2015), The L.A. Complex (2012), Coyote Ugly (2000).

List of desire for fame movies

 8.5
 738K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, psychological, dramatic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, teachers and students, musician's life, desire for fame, mentor, music, drummer, jazz, musician, music teacher, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 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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 6.7
 138K
Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, gay teenager, music band, contests and competitions, singing, coach, desire for fame, performance, teenage life, musician, ambition, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: singer, rock band, musician, music band, gay, fame, musician's life, friendship between men, aids, lgbt, desire for fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1984 ...
Place: england, britain, munich germany, atlanta georgia, edinburgh scotland ...
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 7.1
 377K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: exciting, light, humorous, feel good, odd ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, car race, car, disney, small town, desert, small town life, social relations, desire for fame, happy ending, adventure, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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 8.1
 313K
Ford v. Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, exciting, captivating, realistic, based on true events
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, race, racing, car, car race, automobile racing, rise to the top, talented, cars, ambition, fight ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, tragicomedy, odd ...
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, lifestyle, ex athlete, delusion, dark humor, stupidity, coach, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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A Perfect Man (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: fall in love, desire for fame, writer's life, ambition, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, blackmail, hallucination, dishonesty, love and romance, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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The L.A. Complex (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Six young performers having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in the City of Angels.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, desire for fame, temptation, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, follow your dream, talent agent, neighbor, comedian, ambitious, roommate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.7
 108K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, music, nightclub, love and romance, love affair, nightlife, dancing, ambition, parents and children, female friendship, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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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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 6.4
 6K
Killing Bono (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, teenage life, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, cultural icon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: agent, music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, satire, media, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, manhattan new york city, new york, iraq
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 7.2
 219K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, showbiz, rivalry, satire, execution, trial, rising to stardom, jail ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, cynical, realistic, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, character study, obsession, showbiz, dark humor, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, mentally unstable, misfit, stalking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, actor's life, love and romance, desire for fame, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil is an Emmy Nominated animated television series created by animator Sandro Corsaro, about a young boy named Clarence "Kick" Buttowski, who aspires to become the world's greatest daredevil. It became ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: follow your dream, young heroes, desire for fame, brother brother relationship, adventurer, ambition, escapades, male protagonist, blind ambition, heroes, daredevil, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: realistic, rough, captivating, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, desire for fame, american football, sport team, success, ambition, underdog, football, contests and competitions, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
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The Bogus Witch Project (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."
Style: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, light ...
Plot: desire for fame, survival, filmmaking, in the woods, buddies, escapades, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, disorder, danger, media satire, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Rena Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a dance television show. With stars in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but instead finds danger in a town more ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexploitation film, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desire for fame, interracial relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, nightlife, interracial romance, audition, dancer, seduction, sex scene, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles
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 7.5
 10K
Snow White (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, Belgium, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A black and white silent movie, based on the Snow White fairy tale, that is set in a romantic version of 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, stylized, gothic, silent film ...
Plot: matador, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, evil stepmother, good versus evil, danger, intrigue, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, physical appearance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1929
Place: spain
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Bicycling with Molière (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Serge Tanneur (Fabrice Luchini) is at the pinnacle of his acting career when he decides to turn his back on show business and become a hermit living off of France’s Atlantic coast. Three years later, Gauthier Valence (Lambert Wilson), a beloved TV ...
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, riding a bicycle, lifestyle, desire for fame, actor's life, ambition, odd couple, partners, comeback, solitude, friendship between men, cycling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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 6.1
 3K
Trust Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trust Me follows flailing Hollywood agent Howard, who seemingly strikes gold after signing the next big child star. What results is an unexpected ride through the nasty inner workings of Hollywood, as Howard desperately tries to make it in an ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, prodigy, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rivalry, youth, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.9
 30K
Alan Partridge (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. Nervous breakdown in Dundee. A self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', which was ...
Style: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, talky ...
Plot: hostage, layoff, radio dj, radio station, desire for fame, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, goofy hero, social awkwardness, workplace intrigue, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, california
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 7.0
 14K
The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soul music, music band, family relations, girl group, lifestyle, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, vietnam war, musical tour, goodhearted, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: saigon, australia, vietnam, new south wales, asia ...
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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps -- and become a porn star.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, porn star, lifestyle, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, fish out of water, showbiz, goofy hero, misfit, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, idaho
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 8.2
 28K
Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Party Down is an American comedy television series that follows a Los Angeles, California, catering team for the titular company. The sextet of aspiring Hollywood actors and writers, as well as drifting lost souls, work small-time catering gigs ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, comedian, party, ambition, desire for fame, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, coworker, team, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, tokyo
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Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gay, male prostitute, hollywood, friends, fame, porn industry, actor's life, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, starlet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.3
 375K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA, France, Czechoslovakia, 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: captivating, stylized, inspirational, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: mozart, envy, music, musician's life, prodigy, composer, character study, genius, success, emperor, classical music, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1820s, 1780s, 19th century ...
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, central europe
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