Movies like Can't Stop the Music

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Can't Stop the Music
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Movie about the Village People filmed in a documentary style.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, surreal, idiotic, awful, erotic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: camp, disco, gay, dance, rise to the top, dancing, music, showbiz, male nudity, urban, city life, ambition, mentor, artists and showbiz, buddies, friendship, music band, first contact, performer's life, death, rising to stardom, life philosophy, family, indians, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, las vegas
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Funny Girl
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
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Hello, Dolly!
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 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, melancholic and semi serious films with plots about catastrophe, brutality, dialogue, first contact, mentor, storytelling and adaptation mostly in Comedy, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Can't Stop the Music: Breakin' (1984), Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), Funny Lady (1975), From Justin to Kelly (2003), Clambake (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Breakin'
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, dance, culture clash, disco, dancer's life, romance, underdog, ninja, camp, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
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Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night
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Funny Lady
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, funny, realistic ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, actor's life, nightclub, couple relations, broadway, music, artists and showbiz, runaway, destiny, love story, pornography ...
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Place: new york, usa
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Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
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Place: texas, usa
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From Justin to Kelly
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, semi serious, feel good, idiotic, awful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, dancing, fall in love, lame, family, reality tv, musician's life, hip hop, music, performer's life, young lovers, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, miami, pennsylvania, texas, usa
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Clambake
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, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, hotel, hidden identity, switching roles, rich and poor, racing, social differences, mistaken identity, resort, nothing goes right, wealth, mentor ...
Time: 60s
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
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Story: A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 70s ...
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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    User:   73%
 
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
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Story: When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the ...
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Story: A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Girls! Girls! Girls!
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: boat, opposites attract, rising to stardom, couple relations, romance, dancing, fight scenes, nightclub, love triangle, chase, wooing, ship ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: hawaii, arizona, usa, las vegas
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System:   57%
    User:   64%
 
Frankie and Johnny
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, feel good, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 60s
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System:   56%
    User:   57%
 
Connie and Carla
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After accidentally witnessing a mafia hit in the Windy City, gal pals Connie and Carla skip town for L.A., where they go way undercover as singers working the city's dinner theater circuit ... as drag queens. Now, it's not enough that they ...
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Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Story: Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric ...
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Kazaam
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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Story: Shaquille O'Neal as a rapping genie protects a little boy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, mischievous children, urban, hip hop, genie, chase, magic, supernatural ability, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, basketball ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, motorcycle, dancing, buddies, school, dance, romance, rock, gang, opposites attract, lame, family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1961, 1960s ...
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Kiss Me, Guido
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: clever, talky, humorous, semi serious, funny ...
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Time: 90s
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Xanadu
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, disco, camp, dancing, dance, music, mythology, impossible love, artist, nightclub, supernatural romance, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california
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The Producers
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, witty, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
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The Unsinkable Molly Brown
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, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 60s
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Rhinestone
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, funny ...
Plot: romance, music, odd couple, country, against the odds, fish out of water, music business, nightclub, misfit, screwball, mentor, fish ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california, maryland
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Punchline
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, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, redemption, actor's life, performer's life, suburbs, mentor, friendship, showbiz, fantasy world, ambition, comics, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, medical school
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Camp Rock
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: camp, family, romance, dancing, musician's life, summer camp, high school, disney, hip hop, music, follow your dream, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, china
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House Party 3
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hip Hop duo Kid & Play return in the second follow-up to their 1990 screen debut House Party. Kid (Christopher "Kid" Reid) is taking the plunge and marrying his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), while his friend Play (Christopher ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, road movie, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, buddies, friends, music band, musician's life, mentor, nightlife, ambition, love and romance, family, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Fame
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: emotional, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, dancing, desire for fame, hip hop, teacher, dance, school, follow your dream, high school life, showbiz, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
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Naked in New York
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: college, coming of age, fall in love, marriage, relationships, gay, city life, romance, male nudity, writers, urban, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Duration: 102 min.
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