Movies like Can't Stop the Music

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Can't Stop the Music (1980)
 4.1
 3K
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, unusual plot structure, idiotic, awful, erotic, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, camp, heist, friendship, performer's life, music band, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, urban, nightlife, lifestyle, buddies, rise to the top, city life, rising to stardom, showbiz, female director, gay, dancing, dance, native american, airplane, cowboy, biker ...
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, dancing, couples, music and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Can't Stop the Music: Funny Lady (1975), Funny Girl (1968), Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), Fruit Fly (2009), Viva Las Vegas (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 5K
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, female protagonist, singer, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, cabaret, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 18K
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: captivating, humorous, touching, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, performer's life, desire for fame, couples, seaport, marriage, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, dance, breakdance, gang, music, lifestyle, friends, shopping mall, youth, dancer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.6
 172
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, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, gender, friends, lifestyle, urban, self discovery, city life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, gays and lesbians, photograph, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, semi serious, feel good, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, music, buddies, instructor, partners, oldies, couples, lifestyle, rock, ambition, surfing, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 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: humorous, captivating, stylized, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, showbiz, ambition, domineering mother, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, introspection, human nature, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: ship, nightclub, family business, love triangle, disorder, wooing, couples, ocean or sea, retiring, odd couple, lifestyle, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, humorous, semi serious, talky, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, journalism, desire for fame, buddies, media, crimes, artists and showbiz, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.2
 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: semi serious, realistic, captivating, stylized, humorous
Plot: family relations, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, couples, nightlife, music band, friends, transvestism, show tunes, artists and showbiz, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
Place: los angeles, seattle washington, seattle, new york, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Plot: small town, farce, ballet, turtle, songwriter, song, singer, secretary, americana, friends, society, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, showbiz, high school, fashion, musician's life, follow your dream, rising to stardom, music band, teenage life, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 144
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, humorous, realistic, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: beach, beach party, cons and scams, musician's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, relationship vs career, love and romance, contests and competitions, disorder, buddies, college ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, beach, lifestyle, best friends, dancing, youth, vacation, music, relationships, performer's life, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, pennsylvania, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, friends, best friends, couples, disorder, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, actor's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, friendship, ambition, breakup, betrayal, buddies, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 6K
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, love and romance, teenage love, love triangle, rock, artists and showbiz, audition, teenage life, gender, social relations, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gambling, love triangle, romance, showbiz, lifestyle, opposites attract, ambition, rock, oldies, couples, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, new york, mississippi, manhattan new york city, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, performer's life, friendship, couples, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, suburban life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, tour guide, family business, love and romance, partners, starting over, parents and children, fall in love, dancing, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 6K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, rivalry, dance, rap, breakdancing, breakdance, music, gender, lifestyle, showbiz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 4K
Party Girl (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Although Mary has little income, she still finds ways to spend her nights at clubs. After being arrested for throwing an illegal rave, she asks her aunt Judy for bail money. Judy then finds Mary a job at her library so that Mary can repay her. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, party, librarian, coming of age, couples, disorder, nightlife, romance, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 598
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, realistic, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, dancer's life, relationship vs career, love and romance, hopes, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, music, performer's life, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, ohio, usa
⇓ 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: offbeat, feel good, sexy, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, womanizer, music, performer's life, follow your dream, dancer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The executive producers of High School Musical keep the good times rolling with this upbeat musical comedy set in the one place every American teenager's home away from home - the local shopping mall. Ally (Nina Dobrev) is an optimistic ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, save the day, musician's life, rise to the top, love and romance, youth, teenage love, lifestyle, shopping, shopping mall, optimism, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 53K
Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, rock and roll, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, dancing, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 1K
Company (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: friends, friendship, bachelor, concert, couple relations, theater, love and romance, artists and showbiz, live performance, love, singing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 40K
The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, light ...
Plot: transvestism, showbiz, audition, theater, farce, cons and scams, broadway, odd couple, accountant, secretary, dishonesty, singing ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, sweden, buenos aires argentina, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, experimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: wealth, romance, hotel, show tunes, switching roles, rise to the top, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, fall in love, rich and poor, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, miami, usa, las vegas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: professor, actor, historian, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, 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%
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: feel good, semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, fall in love, singer, couples, lifestyle, show tunes, love and romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, romance, master and servant, rich girl ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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