Rising to stardom movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rising to stardom movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music, mentor, storytelling, brutality, runaway and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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rising to stardom movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rising to stardom: The Blind Side (2009), Skip Beat! (2008), Burlesque (2010), You're Beautiful (2009), Austin & Ally (2011), Notorious (2009), Big Time Rush (2009), Chaplin (1992), Rocketman (2019), Perfect Blue (1997).

List of rising to stardom movies

 7.6
 323K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, motivational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, parents and children, interracial relations, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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 7.8
 1K
Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, shoujo, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, teenage love, love and romance, rising to stardom, breakup, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, betrayal, teenage life, couple relations, vengeance ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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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You're Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: You're Beautiful is a 2009 South Korean romantic comedy television drama series, starring Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Hong-ki of F.T. Island and Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue. It is about a fictional boy band A.N.Jell and the relationship ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, fall in love, gender bending, love and romance, music band, friendship, friends, rising to stardom, hidden identity, romance, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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 6.0
 11K
Austin & Ally (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy about the unique relationship between a young songwriter, Ally Dawson, and Austin Moon, the overnight internet sensation who gains sudden notoriety after performing one of Ally's songs. Austin and Ally struggle with how to maintain and ...
Style: not serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: best friends, artists and showbiz, youth, teenage life, friends, rising to stardom, singer, music, friendship, shyness, conservative, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 6.6
 43K
Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: serious, sincere, factual, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, fame, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, murder, music, ambition, success, life is a bitch, lifestyle, backstage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1983, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, new jersey
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 6.4
 12K
Big Time Rush (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, rising to stardom, teenager, friends, boy band, family relations, ex athlete, high school life, teenage life, siblings relations, high school, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, minnesota, usa
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 7.5
 57K
Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, factual ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, mccarthyism, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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 7.3
 169K
Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, touching, stylized, compassionate ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, homosexual, gay slur, pianist, rising to stardom, singer, rock music, pop star, rock star, debauchery ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969 ...
Place: los angeles, california, new york, london, australia ...
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 8.0
 71K
Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, obsession, murder, mind game, singer, actor's life, mentally unstable, crimes, losing-it hero, performance, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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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Survivor's Remorse (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cam Calloway is about to find out the price he'll pay for stardom, love and loyalty. A basketball star in his early 20s, Calloway's life changes after he signs a multimillion-dollar contract with a team in Atlanta. He arrives in Georgia ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, sitcom ...
Plot: ambition, athlete's life, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, price of fame, wealthy family, glory, family life, success, relationship problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: With the help of her mother, family, friends, and fellow musicians, Aiyana Elliott reaches for her father, legendary cowboy troubadour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. She explores who he is and how he got there, working back and forth between archival ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, musician's life, music, estrangement, family relations, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, parents and children, showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 50s, 1930s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york ...
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Waltz for Monica (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Monica Z" is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm.
Style: realistic, emotional, factual, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, jazz, father daughter relationship, drinking problem, follow your dream, family problems, relationship problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, new york, europe, usa, stockholm sweden ...
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 8.1
 468K
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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, automobile racing, race car, fame, race, world champion, success, rivalry, motor sport, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, mount fuji, japan, france ...
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 5.4
 15K
The Guru (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bored with Bollywood movies but fascinated with their Hollywood counterparts from his youth, Ram dreams to become a singer and actor in America, the country where dreams are made. He is encouraged when his American-based close friend, Vijay Rao, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: guru, porn industry, erection, wedding, rising to stardom, lifestyle, fish out of water, society, misfit, sexual relations, disorder, new love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, india, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.2
 67K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, rising to stardom, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1947 ...
Place: india, pakistan, punjab, asia, rome italy
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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: The film, which chronicles Garland's life from her first public performance in 1924 until her death in 1969, is divided into two parts: the first part depicts her rise to fame in the 1930s, her descent into drugs, and her fall from grace in the ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: showbiz, filmmaking, singer, rising to stardom, actor's life, addiction, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, london, new york
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The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920's and 1930's. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: showbiz, vaudeville, cabaret, racism, lifestyle, rising to stardom, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, infidelity, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: france, paris france, missouri, europe, usa ...
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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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 5.6
 1K
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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 5.6
 2K
Stardom (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fashion, rise and fall, rising to stardom, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, canada, france, montreal ...
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 7.8
 17K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actress, actor's life, producer, singer, actor, starlet, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.9
 23K
Igor (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, gothic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, rivalry, evil scientist, hunchback, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, plan gone awry, experiment gone awry, social misfits, misfit ...
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 7.6
 86K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, atmospheric, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: singer, french, musician's life, music, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, poverty, death, life is a bitch, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 50s, 60s, year 1935 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
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Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: jazz, rising to stardom, high society, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, music band, musician's life, aristocracy, mogul, backstage, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: london, england
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Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: A sci-fi anime House-musical movie collaboration between Daft Punk--and their music--and designer Leiji Matsumoto. During the recording of their DISCOVERY album and using the themes of sci-fi celebrity, decadence and space travel, Daft Punk--with ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, atmospheric, lyrical, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, space and aliens, space travel, rising to stardom, musician's life, adventure, lifestyle, dishonesty, music band, benign alien, ambition, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo, japan
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 6.2
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers was a turbulent one. His early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied. As his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, understanding, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy, switzerland, london
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