Movies like Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
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 Hansel to leave communist East Germany for the West. But, in order to marry, Hansel must undergo a sex-change. However, the procedure does not go perfectly and Hansel becomes not a trans woman, but a 'genderqueer', Hedwig. Back in the USA, on their first wedding anniversary, Luther leaves Hedwig for another man. On that same day the news headlines were of the fall of the Berlin Wall and freedom. Hedwig tours the US with her rock band and relates her life story while following her ex-boyfriend/band-mate Tommy Speck (to whom she gives the stage name "Tommy Gnosis"), who stole her songs and rose to fame.
Style: cult film, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, lyrical, melancholic, enigmatic, stylized, humorous, clever ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, singer, musician, gender bending, betrayal, gender, gays and lesbians, musician's life, self discovery, lifestyle, friendship, couples, disorder, divorce, love and romance, artists and showbiz, abandoned, gay, sex, self identity, homosexual, loneliness, bittersweet, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, usa, europe, kansas, east germany, berlin germany, east berlin ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about culture clash, mentor, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Hedwig and the Angry Inch: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Love and Death on Long Island (1997), Different for Girls (1996), Torch Song Trilogy (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic, humorous, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: transvestism, lgbt, cult, mad scientist, butler, cannibalism, dancer, dark and stormy night, castle, audience participation, gender bending, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: transylvania, ohio
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100%
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, gay slur, irish, dysfunctional family, self discovery, small town life, hopes, family disapproval, cross dressing, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, gender bending, gay, friendship, gay slur, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, showbiz, cross country ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, gay, transvestism, gay slur, desert, gender bending, cross dressing, on the road, australian outback, bus, gays and lesbians, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, gay, gays and lesbians, love, opposites attract, stalking, fish out of water, actor, friendship, obsessive love, writers, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Different for Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's ...
Style: touching, sexy, clever, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming out, gender bending, gay, romance, friendship, bittersweet, youth, couples, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gays and lesbians, female impersonator, bittersweet, gay slur, family relations, couples, gender bending, couple relations, true love, parents and children, gender ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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23%
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 ⇓
22%
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20 Centimeters (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Colloquially-told story of a few days in the life of Marieta, who's saving money for the last operation in her change from man to woman. She works as a prostitute in Madrid and longs for a legitimate job. Whenever she builds up her savings, her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: transsexual, male prostitute, prostitute, transsexuality, dream, gender bending, lifestyle, transvestism, love and romance, gender, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hollywood, je t'aime (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Recently broken up and barely enduring a dreary winter, gay Parisian Jérôme Beaunez impulsively books a solo Christmas vacation to Los Angeles. While there he meets some colorful locals and pursues a dormant desire to become a movie star - but ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, france, california, paris france
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22%
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A Soap (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 32-year-old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesn´t want any of it. When she moves away from her boyfriend, she happens to become the upstairs neighbour of the transsexual Veronica. Veronica prefers to keep to herself with her little dog and a ...
Style: semi serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, sexual abuse, friendship, fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, gender, society, gays and lesbians, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, stockings, opposites attract, fascism, fireplace, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kinky Boots (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, inspirational, witty, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: sexy, witty, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: talky, clever, emotional, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, transvestism, jukebox, illegitimate son, small town, friendship, innocence lost, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, introspection, haunted by the past ...
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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: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, parody ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, singer, fame, musical tour, pianist, success ...
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19%
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Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
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Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: cult film, sexy, psychotronic, sexual, humorous ...
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Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: sexual, sexy, controversial, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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19%
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High Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, grunge, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
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19%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
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The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, contemplative ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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19%
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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 ...
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19%
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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
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19%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, contemplative, clever, stylized ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, coffee, smoking, interview, cigarette, love and romance, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, paris france, new york, memphis ...
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18%
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Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay slur, friendship, loneliness, physical therapy, stroke, female impersonator, tango, disability, culture clash, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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