20 Movies Like Whiplash

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Birdman

Birdman
Birdman
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
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Runtime: 30 min
Seasons: 1
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: Keith Andes, Don Messick, John Stephenson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Birdman” is a dark comedy-drama film about a washed-up actor, known for playing a superhero, who tries to revive his career by staging a Broadway play. As he faces personal and professional challenges, he struggles with his ego, sanity, and the blurred line between reality and fantasy.

Black Swan

Black Swan
Black Swan
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 279 nominations total
Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
Actors: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States
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The Black Swan is a psychological thriller that follows the story of a ballerina who becomes increasingly obsessed with her role in a production of Swan Lake, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. As she succumbs to the pressures of perfection and her own inner demons, her transformation into the Black Swan becomes a descent into madness.

La La Land

La La Land
La La Land
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 241 wins & 307 nominations total
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States, Hong Kong
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“La La Land” is a romantic musical that follows the story of aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian as they navigate their dreams and relationship in the bustling city of Los Angeles. Through vibrant song and dance numbers, they discover the challenges and sacrifices that come with pursuing their passions.

The Social Network

The Social Network
The Social Network
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 173 wins & 187 nominations total
Writer: Aaron Sorkin, Ben Mezrich
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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The Social Network is a movie that tells the story of the creation and rise of Facebook, focusing on the complex relationships and legal disputes among its founders, particularly Mark Zuckerberg. It explores themes of ambition, betrayal, and the impact of social media on society.

A Star is Born

A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 98 wins & 290 nominations total
Writer: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
Actors: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“A Star is Born” is a romantic musical drama that follows the tumultuous love story between a seasoned musician battling addiction and a young aspiring singer on the rise to fame. Their relationship becomes strained as their careers take different paths, ultimately testing their love and resilience.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Music
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 46 wins & 174 nominations total
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actors: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, France
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“Inside Llewyn Davis” is a film set in the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, following a struggling musician named Llewyn Davis as he navigates personal and professional challenges while searching for success and meaning in his life.”

The Artist

The Artist
The Artist
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 162 wins & 204 nominations total
Writer: Michel Hazanavicius
Actors: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman
Language: English, French
Country: France, Belgium, United States
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“The Artist” is a silent black-and-white film set in the 1920s, following the story of a fading silent film star who struggles to adapt to the coming of sound in the film industry, while also falling in love with a young aspiring actress.

The Wrestler

The Wrestler
The Wrestler
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Drama, Sport
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 58 wins & 93 nominations total
Writer: Robert Siegel
Actors: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“The Wrestler” is a drama film that follows the story of a washed-up professional wrestler, Randy “The Ram” Robinson, as he struggles with his fading career, personal demons, and attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Through his journey, he seeks redemption and finds solace in the only thing he knows best – the wrestling ring.

Fame

Fame
Fame
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 8 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Gore
Actors: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri
Language: English, Spanish, French, Russian
Country: United States
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The Fame movie is about a group of talented young artists who attend the prestigious New York City High School of Performing Arts, as they navigate the challenges and triumphs of pursuing their dreams in the world of music, dance, and theater. It explores their journey of self-discovery, friendship, and the sacrifices they make in order to achieve fame and success.

American Psycho

American Psycho
American Psycho
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Awards: 7 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
Actors: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Country: United States, Canada
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“American Psycho” is a psychological thriller film that follows a wealthy investment banker named Patrick Bateman who leads a double life as a serial killer, indulging in sadistic and violent fantasies while maintaining a facade of normalcy in 1980s New York City.”

The Pianist

The Pianist
The Pianist
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 150 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 57 wins & 74 nominations total
Writer: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman
Actors: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay
Language: English, German, Russian
Country: France, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Pianist” is a biographical drama set during World War II, following the journey of a Polish Jewish pianist named Władysław Szpilman as he struggles to survive and evade capture by the Nazis in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. It showcases his resilience, determination, and the power of music in the face of unimaginable adversity.

The Soloist

The Soloist
The Soloist
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: Susannah Grant, Steve Lopez
Actors: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
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“The Soloist” is a drama film based on a true story, following a journalist who befriends a homeless musician with schizophrenia and helps him navigate his way through life. The movie explores themes of friendship, mental illness, and the transformative power of music.

Amadeus

Amadeus
Amadeus
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 160 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Awards: Won 8 Oscars. 43 wins & 15 nominations total
Writer: Peter Shaffer, Zdenek Mahler
Actors: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Language: English, Italian, Latin, German, French
Country: United States, France
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The movie “Amadeus” is a fictionalized biography of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told from the perspective of his rival, Antonio Salieri. It explores Salieri’s jealousy and admiration for Mozart’s exceptional musical talent, leading to a destructive obsession and a plot to undermine his success.

Almost Famous

Almost Famous
Almost Famous
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 54 wins & 103 nominations total
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Actors: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“Almost Famous” is a coming-of-age film that follows a young aspiring journalist who gets the opportunity to go on tour with a rising rock band in the 1970s, experiencing the highs and lows of the music industry while navigating the complexities of friendship, love, and self-discovery.”

Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart
Crazy Heart
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 40 wins & 33 nominations total
Writer: Scott Cooper, Thomas Cobb
Actors: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Crazy Heart” is a drama film about a washed-up country music singer, Bad Blake, who struggles with alcoholism and personal demons while trying to revive his career. Along the way, he forms a complicated relationship with a young journalist, which forces him to confront his past and make difficult choices for his future.

Ray

Ray
Ray
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 152 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 53 wins & 55 nominations total
Writer: Taylor Hackford, James L. White
Actors: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Ray” is a biographical film that follows the life and career of legendary musician Ray Charles, exploring his rise to fame, struggles with addiction, and his impact on the music industry.

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 67 wins & 93 nominations total
Writer: Tom Eyen, Bill Condon
Actors: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy
Language: English
Country: United States
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Dreamgirls is a musical drama that follows the rise and fall of a 1960s girl group, highlighting their struggles with fame, friendship, and personal identity. The film explores themes of ambition, betrayal, and the price of success in the music industry.

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!
Moulin Rouge!
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 87 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
Language: English, French, Spanish
Country: Australia, United States
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“Moulin Rouge!” is a musical film set in 1900 Paris, following a young writer who falls in love with a beautiful courtesan at the Moulin Rouge cabaret. Their love story is entangled in a world of jealousy, passion, and tragedy, as they strive to overcome societal expectations and pursue their dreams.

Rocky

Rocky
Rocky
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Drama, Sport
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 21 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Rocky movie is about a small-time boxer named Rocky Balboa who gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight the heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, and proves that he is more than just an underdog.

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Awards: 10 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman
Actors: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Great Debaters” is a film based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor and debate coach at Wiley College in the 1930s. It follows the journey of a talented group of African-American students who overcome racial barriers and societal challenges to become a formidable debate team, challenging the status quo and advocating for justice and equality.

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