Movies like A Hard Day's Night

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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
 7.7
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band have to use all their guile and wit to avoid the pursuing fans and press to reach their scheduled television performance, in spite of Paul's troublemaking grandfather and Ringo's arrest.
Style: psychotronic, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, feel good, lyrical, psychedelic, talky, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, generation gap, artists and showbiz, adolescence, fame, press conference, performer, shaving, older man younger woman relationship, police chase, railway station, music, rehearsal, backstage, rock, music band, musician's life, pop culture, band, song, showbiz, friends, disorder, agent, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe

Most similar movies to A Hard Day's Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and not serious films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, music band, friends, musician's life, lifestyle and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Music and Musical genres. Some movies like A Hard Day's Night: Help! (1965), Magical Mystery Tour (1967), Having a Wild Weekend (1965), Summer Holiday (1963), This Is Spinal Tap (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
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Help! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult, that believes in human sacrifice, chasing Ringo after he accidentally put on the their victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, a member of a side cult that no ...
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, the beatles, music, cult, chase, adventure, good versus evil, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, scotland yard, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, surreal, offbeat ...
Plot: the beatles, rock music, surrealism, bus, rock, music band, music, resort, on the road, musician's life, rising to stardom, countryside ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the summer of 2005, a package arrived at the Hollywood offices of Highway 61 Entertainment from London with no return address. Inside were two mini-cassette audio tapes dated December 30, 1999 and labeled "The Last Testament of George ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: music band, musician's life, hollywood, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, dealing with death, celebrity culture, riddles and clues, friends, conspiracy theory
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parody, music, rise and fall, music band, rock, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, feel good, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, rock, music band, music, musician's life, island, performer's life, desire for fame, nothing goes right, rise and fall, rising to stardom, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Summer Holiday (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 1960s musical showcasing Cliff Richard. Four bus mechanics working for London Transport strike up a deal with the company: they do up a one of the company's legendary red double decker buses and take it to southern Europe as a mobile hotel. If ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, bus, hotel, buddies, on the road, musician's life, rock, summer vacation, performer's life, celebrity culture, music, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, france, greece, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, groupie, music, party, musician's life, rock, rock star, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 30K
Spice World (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls") and others in their everyday ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, bus, music band, performer's life, on the road, friendship, media, desire for fame, celebrity culture, disorder, paparazzi, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, not serious, witty, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, fame, manager, rock band, conspiracy, secret, friendship, best friends, rock, music band, industry, garage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 24K
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: folk singer, reunion, music, mental illness, singer, musician, folk, music band, musician's life, lovers reunited, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 35K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, teenage life, groupie, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, drums, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, drummer, recording studio, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 6K
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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, ambition, hopes, youth, friends, follow your dream, teenage life, family relations, long hair, teenage boy, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 475
Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, rise and fall, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, desire for fame, rise to the top, rising to stardom, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 928
Svengali (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: music band, music, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 738
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: music, rock, music band, musician's life, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, drug abuse, midlife crisis, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: office, music, british, desire for fame, on the road, follow your dream, tour, tour bus, bar, band, obsession, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 235K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, school, teachers and students, idealism, music, rock, contests and competitions, fish out of water, society, youth, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Rutland Weekend Television (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rutland Weekend Television was a television sketch show on BBC2, written by Eric Idle with music by Neil Innes. Two series were broadcast, the first consisting of six episodes in 1975, the second of seven in 1976. A Christmas special also aired on ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surreal, witty, clever ...
Plot: tv show, parody, showbiz, rock, artists and showbiz, media, music, music band, media satire, disorder, fake news report, british ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: music band, desire for fame, buddies, music, follow your dream, rise and fall, friendship, showbiz, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, friends
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, reunion, cross dressing, fall in love, jazz, oldies, musician's life, music, couple relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: humorous, witty, stylized, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, cabaret, cross dressing, nightclub, jazz, gay, music, comedy of errors, romance, hidden identity, performer's life, soprano ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, paris france, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 12K
The Sapphires (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, music band, girl group, mother child separation, native, musician's life, rising to stardom, siblings relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, saigon, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.4
 11K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: theater, prostitute, telephone call, cigar smoking, drink, exhibition, opera, rehearsal, music, buddies, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 563
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: band, guitarist, drummer, guitar, monkey, friendship, rivalry, rock, music band, ambition, music, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, tennessee, south carolina, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, clever, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, rock, extramarital affair, parody, marijuana, farce, backstage, cocaine, horse, singer, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: rock, concert, friendship, heavy metal, buddies, media satire, music, verbal byplay, kiss, love of one's life, tv show, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, surreal, humorous, witty ...
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, rock, nothing goes right, fish out of water, aspiring singer, folk, goofy hero, buddies, music band, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: backstage, singer, radio, radio show, country music, angel, cowboy, performance, musician, country, music, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mockumentary which follows an up-and-coming three-man boyband which suffers a Milli Vanilli inspired media storm just before the release of their first album. Their only hope is to get their act together before the HitAwards Norwegian music awards ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: boy band, music band, musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, friends, rising to stardom, ambition, media sensation, rehearsal, lifestyle, internet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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