Movies like Chicago

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Chicago (2002)
 7.2
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Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
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: sexy, witty, stylized, light, colourful, entertaining, lyrical, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, lawyer, dancing, jazz, broadway, legal, rising to stardom, musician, music, jail, music business, court, showbiz, rivalry, satire, execution, brutality, greed, ambition, fame, crimes of passion, warden, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois

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Most similar movies to Chicago

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, unusual plot structure and melancholic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, adaptation, brutality and runaway mostly in Comedy, Musical and Crime genres. Some movies like Chicago: Burlesque (2010), Moulin Rouge! (2001), To Die For (1995), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Death of a Dynasty (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, romantic, light, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, cabaret, love and romance, performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, nightlife, nightclub, follow your dream, dancer, rising to stardom, backstage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago illinois
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80%
 7.6
 283K
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, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, love story, jealousy, showbiz, terminal illness, nightclub, dancing, performer's life, love, romance, music ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, europe, france, india, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 48K
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, sexy, talky, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, journalism, female protagonist, obsession, satire, manipulation, television, oral sex, crimes, older woman younger man relationship, adultery, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, california, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, witty, funny, light, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, broadway, murder, crimes, satire, playwright, rehearsal, actress, backstage, showbiz, actor ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, talky, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, desire for fame, lifestyle, rise and fall, crimes, buddies, media, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 18K
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Country: UK, USA
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: humorous, parody, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, gang, unlikely friendships, children, disorder, rivalry, friends, criminal heroes, partners, ambition, crimes, childhood ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 43K
The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, satirical, light, lyrical, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transvestism, theater, farce, audition, sex maniac, broadway, eccentricity, showbiz, cons and scams, nazi, jewish, accountant ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, london, buenos aires argentina, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, workplace romance, workplace situations, actor's life, rising to stardom, workplace, best friends, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: stylized, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, couples, filmmaking, actor's life, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, romance, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: manipulation, obsession, femme fatale, crimes, murder, seduction, nothing goes right, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, not serious, humorous, feel good, witty ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime boss, dancing, charity, gambling, forgery, prohibition era, friends, righting the wronged, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: parody, humorous, talky, not serious, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, dysfunctional family, filmmaking, farce, rising to stardom, jewish, ambition, showbiz, desire for fame, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Radioland Murders (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, witty, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: radio, murder, crimes, mystery, director, husband wife relationship, showbiz, murder mystery, secrets, investigation, who done it, coping ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: usa, london, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 74K
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, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: african american, performer's life, showbiz, music, manager, musician, dancing, unlikely friendships, fame, singer, backstage, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, detroit, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, satire, terrorism, contests and competitions, tv show, rising to stardom, disorder, fish out of water, showbiz, ambition, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, manhattan new york city, new york, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: splatter, twists and turns, feel good, buddy movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night
Plot: journalism, ex husband ex wife relationship, weapons, satire, life philosophy, justice, first contact, fantasy world, multiple storylines, family, lone hero, jungle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, crimes, partners, friendship, prison gang, adaptation, mentor, justice, jury, pen pal, revenge, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, transvestism, gender disguise, comedy of errors, impresario, female protagonist, singer, theater, lgbt, nightclub, jazz, moll ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.3
 14K
The Front Page (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.
Style: talky, light, humorous, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, newspaper, reporter, journalist, media, friends, crimes, workplace, media satire, workplace situations, satire, social satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, talky, entertaining, absurd, disturbing ...
Plot: hollywood, vengeance, humiliation, business, workplace, character study, disgruntled worker, boss, obnoxious boss, workplace situations, revenge, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 6K
Idlewild (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or ...
Style: stylized, erotic, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, hip hop, african american, nightclub, musician's life, artists and showbiz, crimes, rivalry, love and romance, music, husband wife relationship, talking to the dead ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elvis presley, assassination, crimes, fish out of water, goofy hero, blind ambition, rivalry, partners, nothing goes right, desire for fame, opposites attract, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 35K
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, light, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hitman, murder, memory loss, delusion, happy ending, romance, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crimes, professional killer, husband wife relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, kansas, usa, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.2
 17K
Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, political, factual, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: politics, casino, manipulation, gambling, native americans, cons and scams, crimes, investigation, ambition, lifestyle, dishonesty, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Style: stylized, cynical, witty, tense, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, yacht, infidelity, gossip, adultery, secrets, police investigation, mistress, crimes of passion, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: california, greece, usa, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young but bright former window cleaner rises to the top of his company by following the advice of a book about ruthless advancement in business.
Style: funny, sexy, humorous, stylized, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: business, advertising, satire, mentor, music, unlikely friendships, runaway, catastrophe, secrets, irreverent, crime gone awry, creativity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 1K
Starstruck (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: sexy, realistic, feel good, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, couples, friends, hopes, musician's life, teenage life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, love and romance, rock and roll ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 60K
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: humorous, sentimental, light, satirical, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: rock and roll, forbidden love, gang, teenage love, music, youth, juvenile delinquent, rivalry, teenage life, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, 80s, 20th century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ricky Gervais third stand-up comedy routine.
Style: humorous, funny, cynical, sexy, talky ...
Plot: satire, lifestyle, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, showbiz, society, stand up comedian, god, live performance, celebrity, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who ...
Style: breathtaking, atmospheric, lyrical, light, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: beer, surrealism, dysfunctional family, musician, love triangle, contest, great depression, music, tragic hero, rivalry, couple relations, jazz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: canada, sarajevo, new york, serbia, albania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%