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List of the best movies like Gully Boy (2019): The Greatest Showman, Blaze, Walk. Ride. Rodeo., The African Doctor, Pitch, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Lords of Chaos, Bodied, Venice Is Not in Italy.

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, musical, biography
CharactersGiants, Lions, Businessmen, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Fight, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceParty, Beach, USA
StyleExciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Jews, Guitarists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Motorcycles, Friendship, Death
PlaceTrains, Hospitals, Cemetery, USA
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating

A re-imagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceSmall cities
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CharactersAngels, Family
PlotLove, On real events, Soccer, Adventure, Fight
PlaceVillage, France
StyleCute, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Seyolo Zantoko is a doctor from Congo who wants to get away from dictatorship and he is hired by the mayor of a small village in the north of France. The locals fear Seyolo and his family as they have never seen African people before, and Seyolo and his family struggle to adapt to this new life. But Seyolo is determined to succeed and to win the trust of the villagers.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
PlotSports, Soccer, Adventure, Fight, Relationship
StylePsychological problems, Action, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CharactersMusicians, Sisters, Girlfriends, Actors, Singers
PlotLove, Time travel, Revenge, Friendship, Betrayal
PlaceParty, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating

A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersGangsters, Rappers
PlotRobbery, Music, Hip Hop, Overcoming difficulties
StyleHeavy, Serious

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Norway
CharactersGay, Musicians, Cats, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship, Death, Sects
PlaceParty, Norway
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Heavy

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CharactersCats, Singers
PlotMusic, Success, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersTeens, Family, Parents, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Time travel, Adventure, Relationship
PlaceItaly, Venice
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Emile is fifteen. He lives in Montargis, between a sweet-crazy father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful like that. When the girl who pleases him more than anything invites him to Venice for the holidays, he is overjoyed. Only problem, his parents decide to accompany him - This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile. This is the story of an initiatory and incredible journey where life often takes unawares, but where Venice, it will be at the rendezvous.

Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersGay, Singers
PlotMoney, Computers, Hip Hop
PlaceCollege, Party, Cemetery, Korea
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.

Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersDJs, Partners
PlotMusic, Friendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face demons of their pasts.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CharactersLawyers, Fathers, Presidential, Poor, Chief
PlotLove, On real events, Cars, Friendship, Art
PlaceCollege, Africa, The White House, USA, Office
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful

Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLove, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, USA
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersGay, Teachers, Punks, Guitarists, Singers
PlotDancing, Music, Friendship

The life of Renato Russo, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the Brasília rock scene of 1970s and 1980s.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany
CharactersMusicians, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Adventure, Fight, Relationship
PlaceUSSR, France
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Markimdb: 7.2
CharactersDogs, Teens
PlotLove, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship, Fate
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

To find his therapy dog, a 17-year-old escapes from juvie and embarks on a journey of reconnection with his brother and grandmother through Cantabria.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Mexico
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Rappers, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Travel, Music, Art, Hip Hop
PlaceGhetto, USA, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersFriends, Actors, Managers, Poor, Artists
PlotMusic, Success
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Biographical miniseries chronicling the rise of American music icon Elvis Presley from his high school years to his international superstardom.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryGermany, Belgium
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Rivalry, Female friendship
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette Hughes, the lawyer appointed to her case.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Thieves, Snake, Friends
PlotLove, Dancing, Boxing, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Markimdb: 7.2
CharactersFamily, Pregnant, Fathers, Priests, Poor
PlotLove, On real events, Adventure, Wedding, Death
Time19th century
StyleCute, Touching

On his quest for happiness, Per decides to leave Jutland and an upbringing in a strict religious home. He runs from his family and his patriarch father, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a visionary energy project based on wind and wave energy, a project so much ahead of its time, that professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, Per’s project becomes a success and he marries the beautiful Jakobe who is a part of a wealthy Jewish family. One would imagine that Per’s happiness now is made. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life. Despite his luck and success, Per is unable to fully cut the strings to his strict religious background, and he now fears that he will repeat his father’s patriarchist behavior.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotLove, Adventure, Obsession, Friendship, Fate
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

15 minutes of fame destroys the life of a man who works as a clapper in television.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Artists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Success
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
PlotLove, On real events
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

In 1901, Marcela Gracia Ibeas took on the identity of Mario Sánchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Elisa Sanchez Loriga.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersFamily, Writers, Losers, Poets
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceParis, France, Hotels
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Paris, France, December 1897. The young playwright Edmond Rostand feels like a failure. Inspiration has abandoned him. Married and father of two children, desperate and penniless, he persuades the great actor Constant Coquelin to perform the main role in his new play. But there is a problem: Coquelin wants to premiere it at Christmas and Edmond has not written a single word.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersMusicians, Brothers, Architects, Singers
PlotLove triangle, Fate, Music group
PlaceTrains, Russia, USSR, Party, Beach
StyleLight, Inspirational, Atmospheric

Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock’n’roll in the Soviet Union.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersStrong women
PlotLove, War, On real events, Friendship, Fate
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersArtists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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 her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.