Movies like Can't Stop the Music

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Can't Stop the Music (1980)
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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, weird, unusual plot structure, idiotic, awful, erotic ...
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, showbiz, rising to stardom, female director, village people, gay, dancing, dance, native american, airplane, cowboy ...
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, friends and ambition mostly in Comedy, Musical and Drama genres. Some movies like Can't Stop the Music: Fruit Fly (2009), Funny Lady (1975), Funny Girl (1968), Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), Viva Las Vegas (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, lifestyle, performer's life, city life, adoption, birth mother, gay man straight woman relationship, gay interest, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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95%
 6.3
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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, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, singer, female protagonist, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, cabaret, couples, show tunes, radio show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 20K
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, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, seaport, marriage, artists and showbiz, oldies, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, shopping mall, follow your dream, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, partners, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, music, oldies, surfing, fall in love, rock, friends, instructor, couples, lifestyle, ambition, partners ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 6K
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: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, showbiz, ambition, domineering mother, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, love and romance, family relations, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, ambition, fugitives, show tunes, couple relations, ship, fish out of water, family business, fall in love, wooing, love triangle, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: humorous, stylized, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, mentally unstable, musician's life, actor's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love and romance, music band, show tunes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: new york, ohio, seattle, los angeles, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, odd couple, mistaken identity, gay interest, gay, farce, friendship, unlikely friendships, couples, disorder, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, beach, lifestyle, best friends, dancing, youth, vacation, music, relationships, teenage love, teenage life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, pennsylvania, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, showbiz, coming of age, high school, fashion, musician's life, follow your dream, music band, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, satirical
Plot: small town, ballet, farce, secretary, singer, turtle, songwriter, teenage life, showbiz, americana, celebrity culture, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 152
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: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: beach, beach party, music, musician's life, relationship vs career, rock, college, cons and scams, mistaken identity, siblings relations, friends, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ 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, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, celebrity culture, buddies, breakup, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 5K
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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, lebanese, library, librarian, party, coming of age, society, lifestyle, romance, opposites attract, misfit, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, couples, friendship, stand up comedian, family, creativity, redemption, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, instructor, social relations, rehearsal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.1
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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, fall in love, parents and children, partners, starting over, dancing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gambling, love triangle, romance, rock, down on your luck, fall in love, showbiz, oldies, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, manhattan new york city, mississippi, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
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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: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, music, hopes, youth, ambition, performer's life, follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rivalry, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 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, breakdance, hip hop, rivalry, dance, rap, breakdancing, music, showbiz, disco, nightlife, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 1K
Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, music band, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Naked Boys Singing! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This whimsical Off-Broadway hit musical is aptly reworked and transferred to the screen. The self-descriptively titled Naked Boys Singing is a musical revue of songs that poke fun at gay life, body image, love, loss and yearning.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: dancing, show tunes, human nature, satire, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gender, nudity (full frontal - brief), stage, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, desire for fame, hopes, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, ambition, music, music band, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, humorous, sexual, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, disco, follow your dream, youth, artists and showbiz, womanizer, contests and competitions, couples, friends, nightlife, music, dancer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, save the day, love and romance, youth, musician's life, teenage love, lifestyle, shopping mall, shopping, teenage life, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
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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, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: friends, friendship, concert, bachelor, 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%
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: actor, historian, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fish out of water, showbiz, professor, couples, actor's life, young lovers, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 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, experimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: wealth, romance, hotel, love and romance, rise to the top, show tunes, social differences, mistaken identity, fall in love, rich and poor, cinderella story, resort ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, miami, usa, las vegas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%