Are you the best version of yourself? Are you willing to go as far as it goes to be at the zenith of where you are? Damian Chazelle’s masterpiece tells the story of Andrew Neiman, an ambitious young jazz student at Shaffer Conservatory who wants to get into a studio band is invited by Terrence Fletcher, an abusive jazz instructor who aims to bring out the best in his students by any means possible. Neiman battles the trauma inflicted upon by Fletcher has a conflict with his personal life and the Neiman seems to surrender before he pulls off a miracle with those wooden sticks. The film is an inspiring, deterministic tale of a rise of a young man where the hardships he faces makes our life’s look like a piece of cake. Here is the list of movies similar to Whiplash that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Whiplash on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
14. All That Jazz
Based on the life of the iconic director and choreographer Bob Fosse who unexpectedly beat the legendary Francis Ford Coppola to bag the Best Director Oscar for Cabaret, Fosse’s next musical dwells on the story on the man who’s going through Hell in his life. His personal and professional lives are a complete ruckus, driving him to drug-abuse and cocaine addiction. Without them, he wouldn’t even have the energy to stand up with his legs. Can he climb up his life from the inevitable pitfall? The drug addictions shown in the movie makes you want to be sober and clean from here on. It is a tale of redemption and tells us how hard it is to take successive failures in life and how to climb up the ladder of hope that someday you will see the light. After all, Life is about falling up seven times and getting up the eighth. Isn’t it?
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13. Rocky (1976)
Besides being a movie about music, ‘Whiplash’ is also about never giving up. ‘Rocky’ is a film that epitomizes that attitude. It’s a film that knows the pulse of its audience and despite how blatantly sentimental and exploitative it is at places, comes off as an endearingly sincere effort at moving audiences with the sheer power of hope and perseverance. ‘Rocky’ tells a classic rags to riches story about a struggling boxer whose life takes a turn when he gets a chance to fight heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone makes you fervently root for his character and that in itself is a huge compliment to his touchingly honest performance as Rocky Balboa.