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, feel good, entertaining and captivating films and TV shows about / with desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rivalry, mentor, runaway, dialogue, music and showbiz 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), The King of Comedy (1982), Burlesque (2010), Chicago (2002), Amadeus (1984), The L.A. Complex (2012), Spice World (1997), Ford v Ferrari (2019), American Dreamz (2006), A Perfect Man (2015).

List of desire for fame movies

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, dramatic, psychological, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: music, obsession, mentor, teachers and students, desire for fame, follow your dream, jazz, emotional abuse, musician's life, drummer, musician, music school ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa
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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, funny, talky, stylized, tense ...
Plot: obsession, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, character study, dark humor, delusion, kidnapping, artists and showbiz, insanity, satire, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, romantic, light, melancholic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, desire for fame, performer's life, cabaret, ambition, love and romance, performance, dancer, musician, nightlife, sexy woman, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, canada, usa ...
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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, stylized, entertaining, light, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: prison, jazz, femme fatale, legal, desire for fame, lawyer, dancing, musician, jail, court, broadway, music ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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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, atmospheric, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: date night, adult
Plot: music, mozart, classical music, genius, composer, musician, envy, opera, obsession, rivalry, prodigy, musician's life ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, 19th century ...
Place: vienna, austria, italy, europe, central europe
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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: teens, girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, artists and showbiz, temptation, hopes, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, talent agent, sex scene, dancer, roommate, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: feel good, humorous, campy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: desire for fame, music, friendship, music band, stereotypes, childhood, performer's life, media, celebrity culture, on the road, disorder, paparazzi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london
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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, realistic, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, car race, car, race, ambition, talented, rise to the top, race car, desire for fame, friendship, auto mechanic ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1959, 20th century
Place: france, los angeles, italy
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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: feel good, humorous, light, parody, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: satire, desire for fame, contests and competitions, tv show, disorder, rising to stardom, showbiz, fish out of water, lifestyle, head of state, music, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, iraq, ohio, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, suspenseful, captivating, art house ...
Plot: fall in love, writers, desire for fame, writer's life, ambition, hidden identity, dishonesty, love and romance, young man, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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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, sad, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, musician, music, aids, singer, rock band, musician's life, friendship between men, fame, rock music, rock concert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, 70s, year 1976 ...
Place: england, atlanta georgia, los angeles, britain, munich germany ...
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Cruella (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to ...
Style: colourful, light, captivating, visually appealing, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: fashion, villain, robbery, disney, personality change, female villain, fashion designer, designer, villainess, lifestyle change, life is a bitch, dalmatian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1965
Place: london, england, united kingdom, britain, europe
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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, sitcom, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, lifestyle, ex athlete, loser, stupidity, dark humor, obsession, coach, delusion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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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: romantic, humorous, sweet, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: music, dancing, dancer's life, love affair, nightlife, ambition, parents and children, nightclub, love and romance, teenager, desire for fame, cheerleading ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, teenage life, friends, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, rock and roll, family relations, youth, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1976, 70s
Place: europe, dublin ireland, ireland
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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, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, rivalry, follow your dream, actor's life, desire for fame, love and romance, teenager, disney, musician's life, disorder ...
Time: 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, humorous, not serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: follow your dream, young heroes, desire for fame, brother brother relationship, male protagonist, heroes, disney, superhero, family relations, best friend, adventurer, little boy ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
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: sexy, inspirational, intense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: sport, american football, football, underdog, coach, sport team, desire for fame, success, ambition, power relations, athlete's life, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, new jersey, usa, florida
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Saturday Church (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, struggling with gender identity and religion, begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and find his passion in the process.
Style: lgbt cinema, light, psychological, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, desire for fame, brother brother relationship, gay teenager, gay interest, rejection, gay slur, coming out, death of father, gay crush, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, usa, new york
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Our song (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: HaShir Shelanu is an Israeli daily comical musical drama that had finished its 4th season airing on the yes-5 Israeli Movie Channel and repeating on Channel 2. The last episode aired in April 2007.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, musician's life, ego clash, youth, social differences, love triangle, love and romance, music band, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
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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, buddies, disorder, filmmaking, survival, nothing goes right, escapades, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, media satire, forest, found footage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: semi serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, parody ...
Plot: betrayal, desire for fame, interracial relations, ambition, sex scene, nightlife, artists and showbiz, dancer, seduction, interracial romance, erotica, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles
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Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
Style: inspirational, realistic, tense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, sport, rivalry, racecar driver, rise to the top, race, formula 1, race car, world champion, motor sport, car racing, success ...
Time: 70s, year 1986, year 1975, year 1970, year 1976 ...
Place: europe, sao paulo brazil, mount fuji, japan, vienna ...
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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: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, fairy tale, surreal ...
Plot: matador, bullfighting, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, good versus evil, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry, intrigue, physical appearance, poisoning ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: spain
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Everybody's Famous! (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is ...
Style: feel good, touching, satirical, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: kidnapping, father daughter relationship, working class, farce, obsession, crime gone awry, showbiz, unemployment, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, belgium, europe
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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: humorous, feel good, sweet, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: girl group, vietnam war, friendship, music band, family relations, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, goodhearted, musical tour ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1968, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, australia, england, saigon, 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, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn industry, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, rising to stardom, desire for fame, goofy hero, misfit, showbiz, fish out of water, sexual humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, idaho, usa
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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, humorous, witty, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: workplace, party, comedian, actor, desire for fame, ambition, workplace situations, friendship, partners, team, disorder, coworker ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: surreal, atmospheric, lyrical, visually appealing, captivating ...
Plot: musician, music, jazz, success, artist, art, musician's life, songwriter, lifestyle, desire for fame, introspection, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1930s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
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The Beautiful Life: TBL (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The daily lives of young models living together in a models' residence in New York, while struggling to deal with the cutthroat competition and fleeting fame of the fashion world.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: young adult, rise to the top, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, intrigue, teenage life, youth, rivalry, dishonesty, teaching the ways of the world, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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