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List of the best movies like The Dirt (2019): Lords of Chaos, The Runaways, I Saw the Light, School of Rock, Patti Cake$, Walk the Line, Leto, Bohemian Rhapsody, Blaze, Rocketman.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:16
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: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Musicians, Guitarists, Managers
PlotMusic, Uprising, Music group
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

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 impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersHorses, Musicians, Womanizers, Guitarists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Divorce
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric

Singer and songwriter Hank Williams rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotMusic, Cheating, Uprising, Contests, Music group
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleInspirational

Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMusicians, Photographers, Friends, Guitarists, Mothers
PlotLove, Money, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceHospitals, Cemetery, USA, Night Clubs, New York
TimeHalloween

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists, Artists, Singers
PlotLove, On real events, Music, Death, Divorce
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryRussia
Duration02:20
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: 7.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersGay, Musicians, Girlfriends, Guitarists, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Passion, Music, Music group
PlaceEngland, London, Concerts
StyleInspirational, Oscars, Heavy, Touching, Best soundtracks

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
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: 7.3
Genredrama, musical, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Celebrities, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Music, Drug addict
PlaceEngland, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleInspirational, Vivid

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersMusicians, Mentors
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Art
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Smart, Touching

Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Writers, Hermits
PlotOn real events, Fight, Music, Pursuit, Weapon
PlaceParty, USA, Night Clubs, New York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Musicians, Rappers, DJs
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Music, Birthday, Curses
StyleFascinating, Serious

The most feared battle emcee in early-'80s NYC was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At age 14, hustling the streets to provide for her family, Roxanne Shanté was well on her way to becoming a hip-hop legend.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMusicians, Hippies, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy

The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents' run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersGay, Musicians, Pianists, Surgeons, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Music, Art, Love with age difference
StyleRomantic, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryPalestine, United Kingdom, Qatar, Netherlands, Egypt, United Arab Emirates
CharactersMusicians, Taxi drivers, Singers
PlotOn real events, Chase, Competitions, Funeral
PlaceBeach, Hospitals, Hotels
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Poets
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Friendship, Birthday
PlaceParty
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Black humor, Touching

In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersMusicians, Rappers, Actors, Singers
PlotOn real events, Hip Hop
PlacePrison, USA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Tupac rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Gay, Musicians, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Touching

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersDrummers, Musicians, Friends, Managers, Singers
PlotMusic, Friendship, Radio, Music group
StyleLight, To cry, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Scammers, Writers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Snow, Cheating
PlaceCourt, Party
StyleSad ones

When a bestselling celebrity biographer is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Justice
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Smart

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass larger fortunes.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
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: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersMusicians, Lawyers, Friends, Tourists, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Money, Depression, Vacation, Computers
PlacePrison, Trains, Women's Prison, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersMusicians, Family, Parents, Singers
PlotOn real events, Religious, Dreams
PlaceTexas
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMusicians, Pianists, Artists, Singers
PlotDancing, Passion, Music
PlaceNight Clubs, Los Angeles
StyleSerious

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 increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists
PlotOn real events, Music
PlaceEngland, London, New York
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersArtists, Disabled people, Alcoholics, Orphans, Foster children
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Depression, Art, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleMind-altering, Inspirational, Black humor, Makes me think, Touching

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
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
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:20
CharactersMusicians, Hippies, Artists, Singers, Stars
PlotDrug addict, Music group
PlaceParty, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.





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