Movies like For the Boys

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For the Boys (1991)
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For the Boys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later they continue their work but when the author Silver gets involved into McCarthy's campaign and is being fired by Eddie, Dixie turns away from him, too.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, nostalgic, dramatic, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: world war two, dancer, concert, entertainer, vietnam war, friendship, music, friends, couple relations, graphic violence, artists and showbiz, couples, profanity, oldies, song, singer, woman, wartime, korean war, singing, mentor, war, catastrophe, unlikely friendships, women ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, england, europe, asia, korea, middle east

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Most similar movies to For the Boys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and humorous films with plots about friends, friendship, culture clash, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like For the Boys: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Beaches (1988), Grace of My Heart (1996), Tap (1989), Funny Lady (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
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100%
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Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, death of mother, female friendship, childhood friend, love and romance, rise to the top, best friends, couple relations, parents and children, childhood friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, romance ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
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Tap (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, ...
Style: feel good, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tap dancing, dance, tap dance, destiny, music, romance, criminal heroes, dancer's life, partners, reluctant partners, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, female protagonist, singer, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, show tunes, radio show, fall in love, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, world war two, audition, couples, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, friendship, art, hopes, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: london, europe, england, flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Wedding Weekend (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of guys who sang together in a college a cappella group reunite 15 years later to perform at a friend's wedding and discover how their lives have progressed -- and in some cases regressed -- since their college heyday.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, wedding, music band, college, romance, music, lifestyle, reunited friends, group of friends, weekend, reunion, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
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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, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, on the road, musician's life, buddies, music band, lifestyle, r&b, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, couples, friends, couple relations, love and romance, buddies, infidelity, trust, friendship between men, marriage proposal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, life is a bitch, bittersweet, drug abuse, showbiz, addiction, r&b, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, dancer's life, couple relations, teachers and students, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 2K
Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, singleness, reunion, couple relations, human nature, looking for love, love and romance, buddies, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, friends, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, ambition, blues, rose, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, musical tour, generosity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 1K
SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: nightlife, society, coming of age, youth, friendship, lifestyle, unfulfillment, music, buddies, soul music, small town, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: irish, soul music, musician, friendship, profanity, star, audition, singer, backstage, blues, music, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
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Hear My Song (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Singer Josef Locke fled to Ireland 25 years ago to escape the clutches of the tax man and police Chief Jim Abbott. What he also left behind was the love of his life Cathleen Doyle. Now, Micky O’Neill is desperate to save both his ailing Liverpool ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, redemption, showbiz, singer, comedy of errors, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, england, europe, liverpool, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Intimate Lighting (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Taking his young city girlfriend along for the trip, a man visits old musical friends in a country village for a string quartet rehearsal.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Plot: classmate, small town, funeral, musician, villa, friendship, new wave, fish out of water, culture clash, village, village life, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, family, self discovery, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, secret past, class differences, female bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Diner (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: friendship, diner, gambling debt, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, adulthood, lifestyle, buddies, youth, couples, twentysomething life, introspection ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was 15 and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: reunion, friendship, jazz, music, starting over, musician's life, cross dressing, fall in love, love affair, oldies, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
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The Concert (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, russian, creativity, music, concert, prodigy, music band, performance, redemption, hopes, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, russia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 54K
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, strip club, male friendship, male stripper, friendship between men, dance, workplace, artists and showbiz, hopes, performer's life, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, florida, california, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: showbiz, comedian, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, aging, family life, show business, talent agent, rise and fall, rise to the top, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
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My Giant (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, entertaining ...
Plot: friendship, tall man, monastery, showbiz, artists and showbiz, giant, unlikely friendships, destiny, love and romance, opposites attract, actor's life, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, usa, las vegas, new mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, human nature, introspection, friends, family relations, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, battle of the sexes, love and romance, singleness, male friendship, male bonding, friendship between men, playboy, african american, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 8K
Tin Men (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, affectionate ...
Plot: friendship, car accident, bittersweet, friends, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, cons and scams, scam, competition, hostility, rivalry, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 14K
Mediterraneo (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: world war two, island, friendship, soldier, greek island, italian army, war, culture clash, anti war, fish out of water, isolation, profanity ...
Time: post world war two
Place: italy, greece, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 1K
Chapter Two (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, widower, couple relations, starting over, death in the family, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, family relations, couples, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%