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, semi serious, entertaining, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rivalry, showbiz, mentor, hopes, dialogue and music plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
desire for fame
 350
desire for fame movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as desire for fame: Whiplash (2014), Burlesque (2010), Cars (2006), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Glee (2009), Eastbound & Down (2009), Rags (2012), Coyote Ugly (2000), Spice World (1997), Killing Bono (2011).

List of desire for fame movies

 8.5
 631K
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, emotional, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, musician's life, teachers and students, desire for fame, music, drummer, jazz, public humiliation, music conductor, music teacher, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 72K
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, serious, melancholic, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, cabaret, backstage, nightclub, performer's life, desire for fame, nightlife, ambition, dancing, dancer's life, love and romance, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iowa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 339K
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, humorous, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, car race, desert, desire for fame, happy ending, small town, small town life, disney, social relations, car, mentor, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa, arizona, los angeles
Is relevant ?
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, based on true events ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, lgbt, rise to the top, musician's life, desire for fame, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976, year 1984, year 1970 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 128K
Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, humorous, sentimental, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: gay teenager, singing, high school, desire for fame, contests and competitions, teenage life, performance, ambition, musician's life, outcast, music band, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa
Is relevant ?
Eastbound & Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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, dark humor, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: baseball, comeback, desire for fame, teacher, ambition, lifestyle, ex athlete, coach, loser, obsession, stupidity, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
Rags (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Rags follows the story of Charlie Prince, an orphan living with his acerbic and unloving stepfather and spoiled, simple-minded stepbrothers. Charlie's dream is to be a singer, and while he is vocally talented and can write music, he can't ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, showbiz, youth, follow your dream, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, social differences, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 102K
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, semi serious, exciting, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightlife, music, love affair, nightclub, ambition, love and romance, parents and children, desire for fame, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 3.5
 32K
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: music, music band, media, bus, desire for fame, performer's life, friendship, on the road, celebrity culture, disorder, paparazzi, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
Is relevant ?
 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
Is relevant ?
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 ...
Plot: music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, head of state, ambition, media, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, iraq
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 203K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, crimes of passion, ambition, warden, fame, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
Is relevant ?
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, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, misfit, nervous breakdown, dysfunctional character, showbiz, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
Is relevant ?
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: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, follow your dream, desire for fame, actor's life, rivalry, disorder, musician's life, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
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, serious, rough, captivating, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, desire for fame, american football, ambition, success, coach, underdog, football, blind ambition, athlete's life, power relations, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 112
Ti Ti Ti (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: Brazilian telenovela based on the 1985 telenovela of the same name.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy
Plot: ambition, rivalry, intrigue, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, desire for fame, love and romance, fashion, blind ambition, fall in love, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
Is relevant ?
The Bogus Witch Project (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: desire for fame, parody, buddies, in the woods, filmmaking, survival, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, escapades, disorder, danger, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
BoJack Horseman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful ...
Style: humorous, satirical, melancholic, cynical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: existentialism, desire for fame, showbiz, washed up star, down on your luck, hollywood, depression, cynicism, anthropomorphic animal, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 8.1
 399K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, 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: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, rise to the top, racecar driver, sport, rivalry, human spirit, world champion, athlete's life, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, japan, new york, england, germany ...
Is relevant ?
 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: captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gothic, realistic ...
Plot: matador, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, good versus evil, escapades, physical appearance, danger, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, poisoning ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
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: touching, feel good, humorous, satirical, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, showbiz, unemployment, unlikely criminals, desire for fame, teenage life, hostages, obsessive quest, working class, society, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, belgium, australia
Is relevant ?
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: humorous, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, lifestyle, actor's life, ambition, partners, comeback, odd couple, solitude, friendship between men, island, friends falling out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 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, biting ...
Plot: starlet, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, prodigy, youth, intrigue, showbiz, rivalry, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, talent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, teenage life, lifestyle, society, youth, parents and children, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, small town, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama
Is relevant ?
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, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, rebelliousness, music band, friendship, youth, hopes, ego clash, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 28K
Alan Partridge (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, France
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, satirical, absurd, talky ...
Plot: hostage, radio dj, hostage situation, radio station, desire for fame, workplace, lifestyle, social awkwardness, ambition, goofy hero, danger, forced into action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 12K
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, captivating, feel good, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music band, vietnam war, girl group, musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, goodhearted, musical tour, family relations, showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: australia, vietnam, asia, saigon, melbourne ...
Is relevant ?
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: porn star, rising to stardom, follow your dream, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, misfit, showbiz, fish out of water, goofy hero, disorder, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 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, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, music band, ambition, abusive husband, showbiz, family problems, artists and showbiz, family relations, sister ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 26K
Party Down (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, ambition, desire for fame, workplace situations, workplace, friendship, disorder, partners, team, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
Is relevant ?