10 best movies like The Polka King (2017)

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The Polka King 2017
Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.
List of the best movies like The Polka King (2017): Straight Outta Compton, A Prairie Home Companion, Ordinary World, Get on Up, Florence Foster Jenkins, Marina, Jimi: All Is by My Side, Nina, Born to Be Blue, Jersey Boys.

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, music
CountryUSA

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court

Ordinary World (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

Perry is a happily married father of two living a comfortable but sedate life in the suburbs. On the occasion of his 40th birthday, he seeks to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a popular punk band though his middle-aged reality quickly (and hilariously) clashes with the indulgences of his youth.

Get on Up (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:24

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

Marina (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryBelgium, Italy

The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:56

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

Nina (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35

The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

Born to Be Blue (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryCanada, United Kingdom

Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.

Jersey Boys (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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 The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and many more.

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Low Down (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.

Bessie (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

Joy (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.

Miles Ahead (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Control (2007)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration02:02

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada

In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

10,000 Saints (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.

The Dirt (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:44

The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

Blaze (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA, Japan, Italy
Duration01:35

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage and the desire to play pure jazz instead of commercial swing songs cause him problems.

Duets (2000)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA

The story of R&B singer and actress Aaliyah; namely, the highs and lows of her career, her romantic pursuits, and the events leading up to her death in 2001 at the age of 22.

The Soloist (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:57

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

The Big Short (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Shall We Dance? (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

The Sapphires (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryAustralia

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.

Sing Street (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:36

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Chaplin (1992)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, France, Japan, Italy
Duration02:24

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, while is depicted his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

The Great Caruso (1951)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy's, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation comes slowly. The film depicts Caruso's lament that "the man does not have the voice, the voice has the man": he cannot be places he wants to be, because he must be elsewhere singing, including the day his mother dies. Throughout, Mario Lanza and stars from the Met sing.




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