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List of rising to stardom movies

30 Days Until I'm Famous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, fall in love, musician's life, starting over, rising to stardom, romance, couples, celebrity culture, teenage life, wooing, teaching the ways of the world, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music band, artists and showbiz, hip hop, ambition, bankruptcy, music, r&b, strong female presence, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 2K
Instant Star (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Instant Star is a Canadian television program which aired from September 2004 to June 2008. The series starred Alexz Johnson as adolescent music competition winner Jude Harrison. The show chronicles Harrison's experience in the recording ...
Style: captivating, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenage life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, contests and competitions, lifestyle, music, aspiring singer, love and romance, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A big-screen look into one of America's most successful entertainment industries, NASCAR racing.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, ambition, rising to stardom, athlete's life, contests and competitions, hotshot hero, sport, ego clash, wild ride, heroes, smuggler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1947
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Gleason (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story begins at the height of Gleason's career. He has it all: women, wealth, and extraordinary power. But he is haunted by memories of his childhood. Gleason spends his formative years entering amateur contests, performing in sleazy night ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: womanizer, actor's life, ambition, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, couples, showbiz, couple relations, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, comedian ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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Made in Hungaria (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Miklós Fenyö's parents returned to Communist Hungary in the mid sixties - when everyone else was fleeing to the West. Miki's old friends don't know what to make of his outrageous clothes, flawless American accent and collection of ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music band, family relations, rock, rise and fall, misfit, music, desire for fame, youth, friends, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest
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Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Lifetime® movie, THE FANTASIA BARRINO STORY: LIFE IS NOT A FAIRYTALE, a single teenage mother overcomes all odds - sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy - by relying on her spectacular singing voice. She ultimately gains national prominence ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, cinderella story, teenage pregnancy, ambition, rising to stardom, youth, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, single parent, society, parents and children, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina
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 5.0
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, music, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, fall in love, desire for fame, ambition, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.8
 35K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: country music, music, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rags to riches, ambition, love and romance, hopes, family problems, career change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
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Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, fall in love, buddies, partners, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, showbiz, high school, fashion, musician's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, music band, rising to stardom, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Run Ronnie Run (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, realistic
Plot: tv show, rising to stardom, goofy hero, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, disorder, celebrity culture, hollywood, absurdism, silly humor, white trash, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Blonde (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, historical figure, desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, love and romance, starlet, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 60s
Place: usa, maine, venice beach california
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 6.8
 28K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, musician's life, human spirit, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
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 6.2
 7K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, dancer's life, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mockumentary which follows an up-and-coming three-man boyband which suffers a Milli Vanilli inspired media storm just before the release of their first album. Their only hope is to get their act together before the HitAwards Norwegian music awards ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating, parody
Plot: boy band, lifestyle, musician's life, rising to stardom, music band, artists and showbiz, ambition, rehearsal, music, media sensation, friends, salvation army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway
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The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee following him from Hong Kong to America and back again, leading up to his tragic death at the age of 32.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bruce lee, kung fu, martial arts, tough guy, ambition, actor's life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, cultural icon, lifestyle, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: hong kong, china, usa, asia
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The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she had a son at 18, became a stripper at 20, and married a billionaire at 26. Sheer determination turned her into Anna Nicole Smith, playmate, model and a household name.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, physical appearance, hollywood, rags to riches, marriage, older man younger woman relationship, model, drugs, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Read It and Weep (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young girl turns into an A-List celebrity over night when her private journal is accidently published and becomes a best-seller.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, diary, teenage girl, teenage life, youth, power relations, adolescence vs adulthood, popularity, alter ego, overnight success, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, tv show, terminal illness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, san francisco ...
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The Boys from County Clare (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two feuding brothers and their respective Ceilidh bands compete at a music festival. Set in 1960's Ireland.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rivalry, prodigy, opposites attract, rising to stardom, musician's life, ambition, music band, lifestyle, rise and fall, fall in love, family life ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, england, brazil, liverpool
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Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, daydreamer, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, bittersweet, music, music industry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, family relations, single parent, single mother, school, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.7
 15K
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, lifestyle, music, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, family secret, pianist ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, pacific ocean, italy ...
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Once in a Lifetime (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, moral dilemma, contests and competitions, showbiz, obsession, aspiring singer, sibling relationship, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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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, parody, entertaining, talky ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, satire, desire for fame, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 21K
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
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: basketball, sport team, orphanage, rising to stardom, sport, ambition, prodigy, superhuman powers, hopes, teenage life, wish come true, family ...
Place: los angeles, europe, england, california
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: music band, hip hop, friendship, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, rising to stardom, society, racism, showbiz, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, human spirit, family relations, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, nascar ...
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