Movies like Chicago

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Chicago (2002)
 7.2
 199K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical, clever, sexy, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, ambition, fame, warden, crimes of passion, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire, trial, singer, interrogation, hanging, newspaper, rivalry, execution, confession, media circus, judiciary, murder trial, blind ambition, cabaret ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, humorous and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, adaptation, catastrophe, gangsters and runaway mostly in Comedy, Musical and Crime genres. Some movies like Chicago: Burlesque (2010), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Gypsy (1962), The King of Comedy (1982), To Die For (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 70K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, serious, melancholic, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, love affair, dancer's life, love and romance, burlesque ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.6
 250K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, jealousy, cabaret, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, love story, bohemian life, french ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: showbiz, ambition, stripper, burlesque, domineering mother, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise to the top, parents and children, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, delusion, character study, mentally unstable, misfit, nervous breakdown, manic, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 40K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, danger, power relations, couples, crime, murder, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: realistic, biting, cynical, not serious, witty ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, gays and lesbians, against the odds, gender, cabaret, showbiz, media satire, desire for fame, performer's life, music, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, clever, romantic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, manipulations, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, cons and scams, love and romance, verbal byplay, marriage of convenience, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, malibu california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 23K
Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, spectacle, writing, greed, loneliness, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, humorous, talky, witty
Plot: hip hop, journalism, desire for fame, showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, ambition, rise and fall, music band, media, musician's life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: mafia, murder, infidelity, actress, rehearsal, chorus girl, playwright, gangsters, crime, hitman, broadway, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: stylized, sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, racism, music, crime, society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, crimes, dancer's life, interracial relations, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 14K
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A pint-sized cast illuminates this musical that is unlike any other ever made. Set in 1929 New York City, Bugsy Malone captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers - all played by child actors! As Tallulah, the sassy ...
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, partners, disorder, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, parody, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, clever, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, small town, crime, crimes, love and romance, chases and races, clergy, dishonesty, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Switching Channels (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: journalism, battle of the sexes, love triangle, tv news, romance, media satire, love and romance, workplace romance, couples, media, pardon, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Boy Friend (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director is in the audience scouting for actors to be in his latest ...
Style: realistic, stylized, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, actor's life, ambition, rising to stardom, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 38K
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: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: audition, secretary, accountant, dishonesty, transvestism, cheating, blonde, broadway, farce, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, plan gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, france, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 16K
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: witty, touching, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jewish, divorce, marriage, romance, oldies, family problems, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, performer's life, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, seaport, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, nightclub, jazz, singer, gender, showbiz, make believe, hidden identity, fall in love, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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For Your Consideration (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, talky, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, movie star, egotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: humiliation, vengeance, obnoxious boss, hollywood, workplace situations, ambition, showbiz, manager, bully, disgruntled worker, boss, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 64K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, african american, music band, desire for fame, love affair, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Longest Yard (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: clever, realistic, rough, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, sport, underdog, snitch, warden, arson, swamp, american football, prison life, ambition, punishment, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 24K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, stylized, gloomy, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: music, angel, workaholic, insurance, womanizer, dance, amphetamine, screening room, restroom, show business, surgery, rainstorm ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 7.1
 31K
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: witty, realistic, captivating, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: mafia, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, legal action, outsmarting, criminal heroes, gangsters, court case, jury, judge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Harem Holiday (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johnny Tyronne, action movie star and ladies man, is travelling through the Middle East on a goodwill tour to promote his latest movie, "Sands of the Desert". Once he arrives, however, he is kidnapped by a gang of assassins who were so ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: assassination, crimes, fish out of water, opposites attract, disorder, partners, rivalry, nothing goes right, goofy hero, desire for fame, blind ambition, orphan ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north side. Although he's out-gunned, Robbo wants to keep his ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: charity, gambling, righting the wronged, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crimes, gangsters, crime, orphan, gang, ambition, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Singing Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Style: psychological, surreal, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, delusion, investigation, artists and showbiz, crimes, doctors and patients, writer's life, amateur detective, private detective, paranoia, betrayal, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Victor Victoria (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Style: witty, clever, stylized, touching, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, cabaret, nightclub, music, jazz, romance, gay, chorus girl, showbiz, lifestyle, physical appearance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, chicago illinois, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
One Night at McCool's (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Style: sexy, humorous, dark humor, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, crime, disorder, couples, danger, power relations, dishonesty, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 32K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, obsessive quest, crime, losing-it hero, violence, professional killer, friendship, salesman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, oklahoma, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%