Movies like A Hard Day's Night

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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
 7.7
 36K
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, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, fame, railway station, police chase, shaving, performer, press conference, music, artists and showbiz, rehearsal, backstage, rock, music band, musician's life, song, pop culture, band, 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, clever and witty films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, mentor, runaway 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.
 7.3
 16K
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, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: rock music, the beatles, surrealism, bus, music, rock, music band, resort, musician's life, on the road, rising to stardom, countryside ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
61%
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: serious, captivating, 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 ⇓
51%
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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, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, groupie, music, party, rock, musician's life, rock star, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, music band, musician's life, performer's life, island, desire for fame, nothing goes right, rise and fall, rising to stardom, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, bus, hotel, buddies, on the road, rock, musician's life, summer vacation, performer's life, music, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, france, greece, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: 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 ⇓
42%
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 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 ⇓
42%
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, secret, conspiracy, friendship, best friends, rock, music band, musician, fortune ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, recording studio, drummer, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, music band, groupie, youth, artists and showbiz, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, drums, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ 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: humorous, witty, stylized, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, cabaret, 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 ⇓
35%
 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, witty, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, teachers and students, musician, rock, school, idealism, music, rock band, substitute teacher, music competition, rock music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: music, music band, rock, 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 ⇓
33%
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, country music, angel, cowboy, performance, radio show, musician, country, music, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: theater, prostitute, telephone call, cigar smoking, drink, exhibition, opera, rehearsal, music, buddies, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, semi serious, captivating, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: music band, blues, irish, friendship, music, audition, star, singer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely partners, desire for fame, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 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, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, music, rise and fall, 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 ⇓
30%
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, on the road, desire for fame, follow your dream, tour bus, tour, bar, band, obsession, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, not serious, realistic, based on sketch comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: heavy metal, music, buddies, verbal byplay, rock, media satire, tv show, cult, friends, media, femme fatale, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rock, addiction, extramarital affair, parody, marijuana, farce, backstage, cocaine, horse, singer, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, humorous, not serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: tv show, parody, showbiz, rock, artists and showbiz, media, music, music band, media satire, disorder, song, singer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.1
 7K
Still Crazy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, music, rivalry, comeback, tour, bus, rock band, death, rock, on the road, music band, glamour ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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
Plot: music band, follow your dream, music, 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 ⇓
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: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: rock, concert, friendship, heavy metal, buddies, verbal byplay, music, media satire, love of one's life, kiss, tv show, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, reunion, jazz, fall in love, oldies, musician's life, music, couple relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: music, music band, friend, friendship, fainting, screwball, buddies, obsessive quest, teenage life, youth, unfulfilled love, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 1K
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: redemption, nightclub, showbiz, comedy of errors, fall in love, romance, actor's life, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, disorder, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: stylized, emotional, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, singer, gay, gays and lesbians, child molestation, sex, betrayal, musician, rock, fall in love, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, kansas, usa, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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