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, humorous, dramatic and entertaining films and TV shows about / with rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music, showbiz, mentor, friendship, catastrophe and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy 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), Austin & Ally (2011), You Are Beautiful (2009), Notorious (2009), Chaplin (1992), Big Time Rush (2009), Chicago (2002), Survivor's Remorse (2014), The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000).

List of rising to stardom movies

 7.6
 295K
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, uplifting, inspirational, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, interracial relations, american football, strong female character, life, fish out of water, rising to stardom, athlete's life, family drama, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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 7.9
 1K
Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
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: captivating, feel good, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, teenage love, showbiz, artists and showbiz, breakup, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, betrayal, teenage life, couple relations, vengeance ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Austin & Ally (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
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, realistic, sitcom, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: best friends, artists and showbiz, youth, teenage life, friends, rising to stardom, music, friendship, singer, conservative, shyness, aspiring singer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
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You Are 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, disorder, artists and showbiz, singing, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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 6.7
 41K
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: sincere, serious, factual, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, african american, fame, rising to stardom, urban ghetto life, murder, music, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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 7.6
 54K
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: silent film, sentimental, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, lifestyle, ambition, mccarthyism, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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 6.3
 10K
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sitcom ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, teenager, boy band, friends, siblings relations, high school life, teenage life, high school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
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 7.2
 217K
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, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, trial, rivalry, satire, showbiz, execution, rising to stardom, jail ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Survivor's Remorse (2014)
Genre: Drama
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, touching, realistic, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: rising to stardom, athlete's life, ambition, friendship, celebrity culture, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: sincere, touching, serious, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: musician's life, ambition, prodigy, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, relationship vs career, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, artists and showbiz, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 50s, 1930s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york, san francisco ...
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 6.9
 4K
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, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, jazz, drinking problem, father daughter relationship, follow your dream, relationship problems, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: sweden, new york, europe, usa, eastern europe ...
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 8.1
 434K
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: inspirational, exciting, captivating, based on true events, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, racecar driver, rise to the top, fame, race car, sport, world champion, rivalry, human spirit, racing, automobile racing, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1970, year 1975 ...
Place: europe, ibiza, vienna, australia, monaco ...
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 5.3
 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, touching, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: guru, wedding, bollywood, erection, rising to stardom, porn star, lifestyle, fish out of water, disorder, sexual relations, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, india, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.2
 61K
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, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, overcoming ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, 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, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, showbiz, filmmaking, rising to stardom, actor's life, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, celebrity culture, couple relations, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 50s
Place: california, usa, london, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, performer, racism, lifestyle, rising to stardom, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: france, paris france, usa, europe, missouri ...
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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, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, porn star, lifestyle, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, fish out of water, showbiz, goofy hero, misfit, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, lifestyle, desire for fame, abusive husband, artists and showbiz, family problems, showbiz, female bonding ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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 5.6
 902
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: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, tragic hero, music band, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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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, rise to the top, ambition, obsession, celebrity culture, showbiz, model, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, canada, montreal ...
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 7.7
 16K
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: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, actor, singer, actress, producer, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
 22K
Igor (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, rivalry, evil scientist, hunchback, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, experiment gone awry, plan gone awry, social misfits, society ...
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 7.6
 83K
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, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, new york ...
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 6.4
 79K
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, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, desire for fame, performer's life, nightclub, nightlife, burlesque, dancing, ambition, stripper, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
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For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, film within a film, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, satire, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.3
 19K
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: not serious, feel good, humorous, touching, basketball movie
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: sport team, teenager, basketball, orphanage, rising to stardom, sport, hopes, ambition, prodigy, superhuman powers, teenage life, wish come true ...
Place: los angeles, europe, england, california
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 6.5
 46K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, rock music, teenage life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, teenager, coming of age, name calling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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 6.4
 394
Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: music, music band, hip hop, prodigy, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, friendship, society, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
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3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Biographical story of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. The movie starts with his young life and growing up with his father, Ralph, who raced for a living, but initially wanted more for his son. When Dale quits high school to start driving full time, his ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, family life, parents and children, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, sport, nascar
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 8.4
 158K
Entourage (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: actor, hollywood, buddies, fame, friendship, producer, wealth, celebrity, lifestyle, actor's life, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
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