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, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rivalry, showbiz, mentor, dialogue, music and friends 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 desire for fame: Whiplash (2014), Burlesque (2010), The King of Comedy (1982), Amadeus (1984), The L.A. Complex (2012), Chicago (2002), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Eastbound & Down (2009), Cars (2006).

List of desire for fame movies

 8.5
 807K
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: follow your dream, obsession, teachers and students, mentor, music, desire for fame, musician's life, jazz, drummer, music teacher, musician, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 85K
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, stylized, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: cabaret, love and romance, performer's life, desire for fame, follow your dream, dancing, ambition, nightclub, dancer, stripper, backstage, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago 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: character study, desire for fame, ambition, delusion, obsession, showbiz, dark humor, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 393K
Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
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, clever, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: genius, mozart, envy, music, musician's life, prodigy, composer, success, desire for fame, character study, bohemian life, classical music ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 1780s, 1820s
Place: vienna, austria, europe, italy, 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, sexy, psychological, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: desire for fame, artists and showbiz, temptation, lifestyle, ambition, hopes, follow your dream, talent agent, neighbor, dancer, roommate, comedian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
 227K
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, desire for fame, prison, jazz, rivalry, court, execution, satire, showbiz, rising to stardom, jail, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 8.1
 365K
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, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: racecar driver, race, car, rise to the top, automobile racing, car race, talented, ambition, driver, auto mechanic, friendship, race car ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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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, sexy, tragic ending ...
Plot: musician, singer, rock band, gay, lgbt, fame, music band, musician's life, aids, homosexual, music, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1980 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, atlanta georgia, munich germany ...
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, tragicomedy ...
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, ex athlete, lifestyle, dark humor, delusion, stupidity, coach, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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 7.2
 405K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, feel good, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, car, car race, desert, disney, small town, small town life, mentor, adventure, social relations, happy ending, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 50s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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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, love and romance, dishonesty, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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 5.7
 113K
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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: dancer's life, nightlife, nightclub, love and romance, music, dancing, love affair, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 3.5
 36K
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, friendship, performer's life, on the road, celebrity culture, disorder, paparazzi, celebrity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
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 6.3
 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, ambition, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, cultural icon, musician's life ...
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, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, tv show, rising to stardom, disorder, satire, fish out of water, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, ohio, manhattan new york city, iraq
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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, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, follow your dream, love and romance, desire for fame, actor's life, 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, escapades, ambition, male protagonist, blind ambition, heroes, brother sister relationship, 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, captivating, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, underdog, sport team, american football, desire for fame, success, ambition, football, power relations, fame, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
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 6.8
 145K
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, cheerleader, contests and competitions, coach, music band, teenage life, performance, ambition, musician, outcast, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: ohio, usa
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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, psychological, sincere, light, sexy ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, desire for fame, coming of age, gay teenager, brother brother relationship, fall in love, coming out, gay slur, gay crush, death of father, rejection ...
Time: 21st century
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, usa, new york
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 6.0
 1K
Girls Lost (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kim, Bella and Momo are three fourteen-year-old girls who discover a fantastic flower with magic qualities: by drinking its nectar they are transformed into boys and they enter a new world. At first they enjoy their newly found freedom, but soon ...
Style: psychological, ambiguous ending, unusual plot structure, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: running away from home, coming of age, desire for fame, lgbt, youth, friendship, love triangle, school, transsexual, marijuana, friendship between boys, unrequited love ...
Place: eastern europe
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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, not serious, witty, light ...
Plot: desire for fame, survival, buddies, escapades, nothing goes right, disorder, obsessive quest, filmmaking, media satire, artists and showbiz, forest, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: friendship, riding a bicycle, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, comeback, partners, odd couple, solitude, friendship between men, island ...
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, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, prodigy, youth, intrigue, rivalry, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, friendship, rebelliousness, music band, social relations, ego clash, buddies, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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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, sexy, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, lifestyle, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, rising to stardom, showbiz, fish out of water, goofy hero, misfit, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, idaho
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 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, abusive husband, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
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 8.3
 31K
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: actor, party, comedian, desire for fame, ambition, workplace, friendship, workplace situations, partners, disorder, team, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, musician, imaginary character ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
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: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: gay, porn industry, male prostitute, friends, follow your dream, hollywood, fame, actor's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, starlet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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