Movies like A Hard Day's Night

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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
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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, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, lyrical, psychedelic, talky, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, generation gap, backstage, rehearsal, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, fame, railway station, police chase, shaving, performer, press conference, artists and showbiz, music, agent, rock, friends, music band, musician's life, lifestyle, disorder, showbiz, song, pop culture, band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 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 clever films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, catastrophe, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Music and Musical genres. Some movies like A Hard Day's Night: Help! (1965), Magical Mystery Tour (1967), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Having a Wild Weekend (1965), Summer Holiday (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, witty, surreal, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: mad scientist, the beatles, chase, music, cult, danger, world domination, treasure hunt, rivalry, heroes, good versus evil, kidnapping ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, buckingham palace, scotland yard ...
⇓ 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: offbeat, feel good, surreal, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: rock music, the beatles, surrealism, surfing, musician's life, disorder, friends, imaginary kingdom, music, imaginary, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: parody, rise and fall, music, buddies, partners, musician's life, friends, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, media satire, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, dishonesty, musician's life, music band, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, riddles and clues, friends, hollywood, conspiracy theory
Time: 90s, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, party, groupie, music, comeback, friends, artists and showbiz, musical tour, sexual activity, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: witty, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nothing goes right, rising to stardom, performer's life, media satire, friends, artists and showbiz, ambition, music, desire for fame, celebrity culture, rise and fall, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bus, hotel, road trip, optimism, office, showbiz, lifestyle, friends, performer's life, celebrity culture, music, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, greece, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.4
 31K
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: bus, music, media, music band, performer's life, friendship, on the road, celebrity culture, desire for fame, disorder, paparazzi, concert ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, youth, music band, teenage life, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, drums, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: humorous, clever, witty, touching, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, mental illness, singer, musician, folk singer, music, old friend, buddies, musician's life, folk, partners, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, offbeat, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music, manager, fame, secret, friendship, conspiracy, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, megalomaniac, best friends, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, rise and fall, musician's life, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 241K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 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, inspirational, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, teachers and students, musician, youth, rock band, music, idealism, ambition, rock, school, rock musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 948
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: music band, hopes, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, music, relationship vs career, desire for fame, ambition, music industry, friends, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, cabaret, nightclub, music, jazz, romance, gay, nightlife, disorder, dishonesty, physical appearance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, europe, paris france, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: humorous, clever, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Plot: singer, backstage, radio, musician, cowboy, performance, angel, country music, radio show, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 746
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, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: music, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, midlife crisis, filmmaking, drug abuse, infidelity, music band, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage life, friends, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, band, lifestyle, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: rehearsal, theater, exhibition, prostitute, cigar smoking, telephone call, drink, music, opera, lifestyle, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, humorous, captivating, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, irish, friendship, singer, audition, blues, star, music, lifestyle, rise and fall, ego clash, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 493
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, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, innocence lost, rise and fall, musician's life, friends, rock, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, reunion, cross dressing, fall in love, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, artists and showbiz, golden years, music, musician's life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, witty, cynical ...
Plot: music, office, british, on the road, down on your luck, follow your dream, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, disorder, obsession, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: surreal, cynical, witty, not serious, clever ...
Plot: showbiz, parody, tv show, rock, disorder, music band, media satire, music, artists and showbiz, media, british tv, song ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 131K
Wayne's World (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can't believe their good fortune. But they soon discover the road from basement to big-time is a gnarly one, fraught ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, based on sketch comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: heavy metal, music, hockey, singer, artists and showbiz, ex couple relations, sleazy, right and wrong, living with parents, verbal byplay, desire for fame, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 8K
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, wheelchair, jeep, parody, music, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, hip hop culture, rivalry, music band, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, not serious, witty, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: rock, friendship, concert, righting the wronged, virginity, performance, tv show, friends, wedding preparations and rituals, verbal byplay, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: music, friendship, music band, fainting, friend, high school life, lifestyle, buddies, teenage life, screwball, partners, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, cynical, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, rock, marijuana, divorce, horse, singer, guilt, jewish, musician, backstage, cocaine ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
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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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, redemption, showbiz, singer, artists and showbiz, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, couples, comedy of errors, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, england, europe, liverpool, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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