Movies like Can't Stop the Music

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Can't Stop the Music (1980)
 4.1
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Can't Stop the Music (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Movie about the Village People filmed in a documentary style.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, surreal, idiotic, awful, erotic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: disco, friendship, camp, performer's life, music band, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, urban, nightlife, lifestyle, buddies, rise to the top, city life, showbiz, rising to stardom, gay, dance, dancing, native american, airplane, cowboy, biker, lawyer, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, las vegas

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Most similar movies to Can't Stop the Music

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, dancing, ambition, performer's life and music mostly in Comedy, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Can't Stop the Music: Funny Lady (1975), Gypsy (1993), Gypsy (1962), Viva Las Vegas (1964), Funny Girl (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Funny Lady (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, singer, female protagonist, romance, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, cabaret, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 2K
Gypsy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie - previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film - depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous, stylized
Plot: ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, performer's life, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, nightlife, couples, rising to stardom, parents and children, rise and fall, actor's life ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: texas, seattle washington, ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.2
 5K
Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: burlesque, showbiz, ambition, stripper, domineering mother, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rise to the top, family life ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, music, surfing, couples, partners, instructor, buddies, ambition, fall in love, love and romance, oldies, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.4
 17K
Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, romance, ambition, showbiz, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, jewish, marriage, rising to stardom, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, seaport, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The dance crew from "Breakin'" bands together to save a community center from a greedy developer bent on building a shopping center in its place.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, breakdance, music, teenage love, shopping mall, gang, friends, city life, save the day, follow your dream, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elvis plays Ross Carpenter, a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, harsh ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: lifestyle, odd couple, opposites attract, retiring, wooing, disorder, ambition, love and romance, romance, follow your dream, rising to stardom, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.5
 170
Fruit Fly (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, sexual, clever ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, urban, gender, friends, self discovery, performer's life, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, city life, birth mother, uses the word fag ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: small town, farce, ballet, songwriter, singer, song, secretary, americana, lifestyle, society, disorder, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 5K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dancing, rivalry, music, friendship, hopes, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gays and lesbians, performer's life, rising to stardom, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 138
Beach Ball (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Plot: beach party, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, rising to stardom, cons and scams, contests and competitions, friends, buddies, disorder, relationship vs career ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, journalism, desire for fame, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, buddies, ambition, media, crimes, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 990
Stepping Out (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mavis (Liza Minnelli) was a chorus line dancer on Broadway. Just as she was on the verge of getting more prominent roles, she fell in love. Her full-of-himself boyfriend moved them to Buffalo, far from the theater scene. As a musician, he plays with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: dancer, dancing, power relations, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, church, dancer's life, teachers and students, love and romance, human spirit, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
At Long Last Love (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four socialites unexpectedly clash: heiress Brooke Carter runs into gambler Johnny Spanish at the race track while playboy Michael O. Pritchard nearly runs into stage star Kitty O'Kelly with his car. Backstage at Kitty's show, it turns out ...
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, singer, couples, fall in love, romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, master and servant, love and romance, lifestyle, rich girl, valet ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
From Justin to Kelly (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely, sexually repressed man. A depressed woman. A summer camp. On this fateful night, they will meet... and their hearts will become one.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, lifestyle, best friends, dancing, youth, vacation, beach, music, relationships, looking for love, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, pennsylvania, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Kiss Me, Guido (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When he discovers his girlfriend having sex with his brother, Frankie (Scotti) decides to head to Manhattan, leaving his Bronx pizza shop forever for the fame and fortune of show business. But before stardom, he needs a place to stay. Looking in the ...
Style: humorous, clever, talky, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay, farce, friendship, disorder, couples, gender, showbiz, urban, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 8K
Punchline (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, intense, clever ...
Plot: romance, rise to the top, showbiz, ambition, friendship, couples, performer's life, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, actor's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, medical school, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Frankie and Johnny (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elvis plays Johnny, a riverboat entertainer with a big gambling problem. Donna Douglas plays Johnny's girl, Frankie. A fortune teller tells Johnny how he can change his luck. Enter a new lady luck played by Nancy Kovack and the cat fight begins.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, love triangle, romance, rock, couples, dishonesty, showbiz, lifestyle, down on your luck, oldies, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: mississippi river, louisiana, manhattan new york city, hawaii, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.2
 5K
Camp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, love and romance, teenage love, love triangle, rock, artists and showbiz, audition, teenage life, rehearsal, gender, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 575
Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, stylized, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, rising to stardom, follow your dream, hopes, performer's life, relationship vs career, love and romance, contests and competitions, dancer's life, family life, teenage life, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 5K
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: surfing, tour guide, family business, love and romance, starting over, partners, parents and children, fall in love, dancing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Thank God It's Friday (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodore's are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other characters are there to win the dance contest, or to put ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, dancer's life, music, teenage life, love and romance, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, ambition, nightlife, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 2K
Clambake (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, idiotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wealth, romance, hotel, disorder, rich and poor, fall in love, rise to the top, switching roles, unlikely couple, nothing goes right, love and romance, win over ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, usa, miami, las vegas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, fashion, high school, performer's life, family, rising to stardom, musician's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 31K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, performance, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: professor, actor, historian, showbiz, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, fish out of water, actor's life, young lovers, couples, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 689
Bye Bye Birdie (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: performer's life, love and romance, contests and competitions, romance, musician's life, teenage life, artists and showbiz, ambition, couples, rock, friends, americana ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Majestic mountains are in the background and a waterfall in the foreground. Is that a canoe on the river? No it's a cradle with a baby. The buoyant Molly Brown has survived the first crisis of her life -- a flood. Sixteen years later she sets ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wealth, titanic, survival, romance, feminism, lifestyle, misfit, ambition, love and romance, forces of nature, escapades, rich and poor ...
Time: 60s
Place: colorado, usa, europe, denver colorado, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Victor/Victoria (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An out-of-work singer, Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews), meets a just-fired, flamboyant gay man in a diner in 1920's Paris. He convinces her to pretend to be a man who is a female impersonator in order to get a job. The act is a hit in a local ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cross dressing, nightclub, jazz, singer, lifestyle, showbiz, gender, battle of the sexes, screwball, gender bending, dishonesty, cabaret ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed (2005)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After inhabiting dozens of comical alter-egos over the course of her award-winning career, Tracey Ullman finally 'takes on' the one role that spawned all of her characters--herself. This exclusive HBO comedy event features Tracey in a ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, disorder, ambition, stand up, marriage, dancing, mother daughter relationship, united kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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