Movies like 200 Motels

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200 Motels (1971)
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200 Motels (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychedelic, atmospheric, humorous, non-linear, semi serious, offbeat, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rock, rock and roll, surrealism, trippy, groupie, music, friends, on the road, music band, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame, musician, female nudity, rock band, nun, rock musician, rock music, rock star, cult ...
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, friends, music, ambition and music band mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like 200 Motels: Roadie (1980), Electric Apricot (2006), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Tapeheads (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: rock and roll, club, rock music, on the road, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, misfit, love and romance, ambition, rise to the top, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: austin texas, texas
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100%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: rock, on the road, performer's life, partners, lifestyle, music band, music, filmmaking, friends, disorder, heavy metal culture, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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61%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, satirical, cynical ...
Plot: heavy metal, music, satire, musician, rock and roll, music band, rock, heavy metal culture, concert tour, musical tour, fame, singer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1984
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, satirical, light, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, blackmail, disorder, ambition, music band, showbiz, buddies, artists and showbiz, media, partners, rock and roll, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
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Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. ...
Style: sexy, witty, humorous, visually appealing, feel good ...
Plot: musician, addiction, music, friendship, catastrophe, crime gone awry, culture clash, depression, destiny, distopia, runaway, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, buddies, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, on the road, gangsters, black cast, rock and roll, black man ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
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39%
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Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: wrestling, rock band, rivalry, down on your luck, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, light, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: rock and roll, music, stupidity, music business, satire, partners, musician's life, media, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, germany, europe
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38%
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth is a TV series that ran on HBO in 1997, 1999 and 2000. It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, which is composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass. All of the episodes of the show ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, musician, musical tour, performance, friends, disorder, failed attempt, singer, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jean-Philippe (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, obsession, life turned upside down, obsessive quest, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, collector, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany, paris france
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37%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: youth, family life, family relations, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, siblings relations, buddies, family, lifestyle, music, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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Killing Bono (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, ambition, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, family relations, hopes, youth, rock and roll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1976, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: feminist film, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rock and roll, coming of age, dancing, punk rock, sexual content, counterculture, feminist, musician, club, girl gang, rock music ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Chris Isaak Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Chris Isaak Show is a television sitcom which follows a fictionalized version of the life of American rock musician Chris Isaak. The show portrays Isaak and his band members as everyday people with everyday problems. The series was produced for ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious, stylized ...
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, showbiz, music band, performer's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rock star, music, rock, friends, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: advertising, rock and roll, swinger, island, music band, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, media satire, missing person, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Get Crazy (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, parody, cult film
Plot: new year's eve, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rock and roll, club, teenager, conspiracy, music, aging, rising to stardom, guru ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bandwagon (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: rock and roll, monkey, coming of age, rivalry, friendship, musician's life, ego clash, ambition, buddies, music, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, alabama, mississippi ...
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35%
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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
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33%
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The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, heavy metal culture, youth, music band, teenage life, rock and roll, mentor, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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33%
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Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, ironic, funny, witty, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, cancer, music band, nothing goes right, introspection, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, buddies, artists and showbiz, death, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
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32%
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CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: funny, parody, sexy, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, music, gangsters, rap, hip hop culture, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor, first contact, catastrophe, destiny, brutality ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: satire, conspiracy, music, friendship, rock and roll, celebrity, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, music band, megalomaniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After years of fame and misfortune in Mexico, the members of the Leningrad Cowboys decide to return to their native village. Their former manager Vladimir, who now calls himself Moses lead them on their way home.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: rock band, on the road, homecoming, rich and poor, island, missing person, rock, friends, music band, adventure, desire for fame, musician's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, latin america, warsaw poland, frankfurt germany, czech republic ...
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30%
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Hail Caesar (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Caesar is having a hard time dividing his time between his band and his rich girlfriend, Buffer. Buffer's dad doesn't like Ceasar for her. He called in Caesar to make a bet. If Caesar gets to make a hundred thousand dollars within six ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Plot: factory, ambition, hidden identity, musician's life, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, buddies, nothing goes right, boss, rock star, record company, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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30%
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Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fr├ęderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, dull life, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, rivalry, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, lookalikes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A typically Beatlesque film originally produced for television, this short film was intended to be an off-the-wall road movie with the Beatles and three dozen or so friends on a psychedelic bus.
Style: road movie, humorous, feel good, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: the beatles, surrealism, rock music, countryside, on the road, friendship, celebrity culture, rock, imaginary kingdom, resort, bus, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, music, nothing goes right, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, media, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, non-linear, contemplative ...
Plot: obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, human nature, on the road, showbiz, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.9
 252
The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wannabe "gangsta-rappers" resort to a crime spree in order to come up up with ten thousand dollars in order to finance a studio recording session.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, remake of american film
Plot: hip hop, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, juvenile delinquency, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, musician's life, drug dealing, disorder, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%