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, clever, dramatic, entertaining and touching films and TV shows about / with rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, showbiz, redemption and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rising to stardom: The Blind Side (2009), Austin & Ally (2011), Skip Beat! (2008), Chaplin (1992), Chicago (2002), Starstruck (1982), Burlesque (2010), Monica Z (2013), Rush (2013), Jersey Boys (2014).

List of rising to stardom movies

 7.7
 264K
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, adoption, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, prejudice, athlete's life, interracial relations, american football, family drama, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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Austin & Ally (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: kids
Plot: best friends, music, rising to stardom, youth, musician's life, singer, teenage life, artists and showbiz, friendship, shyness, conservative, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 8.0
 929
Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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: captivating, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, showbiz, rising to stardom, rivalry, love and romance, teenage life, breakup, vengeance, betrayal, infidelity, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz ...
Place: japan, asia
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 7.6
 49K
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, emotional, touching, factual ...
Plot: actor, rising to stardom, silent film, actor's life, exile, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, ambition, lifestyle, hollywood, politics ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: london, switzerland, england, california
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 7.2
 199K
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, ambition, warden, fame, crimes of passion, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 7.1
 813
Starstruck (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: realistic, offbeat, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cinderella story, couples, friends, rising to stardom, hopes, musician's life, teenage life, love and romance, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.4
 70K
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: cabaret, nightclub, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, love affair, love and romance, dancer's life, burlesque ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
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 6.9
 3K
Monica Z (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: emotional, realistic, factual, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, jazz, father daughter relationship, drinking problem, follow your dream, relationship problems, family problems ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, new york, usa, stockholm sweden
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 8.1
 387K
Rush (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, world champion, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, desire for fame, glory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: europe, austria, new york, south africa, brazil ...
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 6.8
 30K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, performance, musician's life, buddies, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Yellow Eyes of the Crocodiles (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two sisters, their families, and sometimes complicated lives.
Style: realistic, compassionate, sincere, motivational, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, ambition, rising to stardom, disorder, life turned upside down, sister sister relationship, direction and purpose, price of fame, parent child relationship, aspiring writer, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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The Devil's Violinist (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: rise to the top, violinist, musician's life, womanizer, music, rising to stardom, ambition, deal with the devil, female nudity, success, composer, beefcake ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy
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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rags to riches, family problems, career change, ambition, human nature, relationship vs career ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, washington state
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 5.2
 17K
Like Mike (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Calvin and his friends, who all live in an orphanage, find old shoes with the faded letters MJ connected to a powerline. One stormy night, they go to get the shoes when Calvin and the shoes are struck by lightning. Calvin now has unbelievable ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, touching, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sport, basketball, orphanage, rising to stardom, teenage life, prodigy, ambition, superhuman powers, hopes, wish come true, sport team, against the odds ...
Place: england, europe
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Big Time Rush (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, feel good, captivating, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, desire for fame, musician's life, friends, rising to stardom, ambition, music, buddies, teenage life, lifestyle, showbiz, sitcom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, minnesota, usa
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 7.9
 211K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, marriage, country music, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
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 7.3
 2K
One Man Up (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: soccer, cocaine, destiny, career change, showbiz, starting over, rise and fall, musician's life, vengeance, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1980
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, musician's life, romance, rising to stardom, performer's life, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
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Days of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car race, rivalry, hotshot hero, racing, athlete's life, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, friends, love affair, chases and races, love and romance, sport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, alabama, florida, texas ...
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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, ambition, rising to stardom, human nature, showbiz, lifestyle, overnight success, artists and showbiz, family relations, youth, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, arizona
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, ambition, musician's life, teenage life, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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 5.9
 1K
The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: racism, fighting the system, human spirit, follow your dream, rising to stardom, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, politics, lifestyle, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Groove Tube (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Chevy Chase makes his film debut in this riotous collection of live skits. Directed by Ken Shapiro and featuring Chase, Richard Belzer and others, The Groove Tube mocks TV Land and its trappings by spoofing kids' shows -- from a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, based on sketch comedy, clever ...
Plot: parody, tv show, rising to stardom, culture clash, showbiz, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, actor's life, lifestyle, rise and fall, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, kentucky
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 7.4
 116K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, prank, tv show, rising to stardom, human spirit, actor's life, fighting illness, performer's life, rise and fall, dying, celebrity culture, show business ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lithuania
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 5.7
 1K
Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, music band, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, infidelity, actor's life ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: golf, sport, rivalry, rise to the top, lifestyle, couples, human spirit, temperamental, ambition, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: scotland, europe, georgia, atlanta georgia, harvard university ...
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That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
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American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, realistic, stylized, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: writer's life, loneliness, depression, artist, antisocial behavior, self discovery, rising to stardom, new job, ambition, social misfits, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
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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 ...
Plot: music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, media, showbiz, fish out of water, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, iraq
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Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, romantic, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: chipmunk, family, friendship, rising to stardom, siblings relations, young heroes, music band, anthropomorphism, music, father son relationship, concert, songwriter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, chicago illinois, cincinnati ohio ...
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