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Everybody's Famous! (2000)
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Everybody's Famous! (2000)
Original name: Iedereen Beroemd!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is suddenly fired because of cut backs, he is ashamed and even more desperate to have his daughter succeed. In a chance meeting Jean kidnaps the most famous pop star in the country and holds her hostage demanding to be heard by the music industry. Catching the attention of the media and the eyes of the nation, Jean and Marva realize that the show must go on until everyone is famous.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, satirical, realistic, witty, semi serious, absurd, melancholic, affectionate ...
Plot: kidnapping, unemployment, showbiz, unlikely criminals, desire for fame, teenage life, hostages, hostage, obsessive quest, working class, family relations, parents and children, society, ransom, rivalry, father daughter relationship, career, singing, farce, obsession, crime gone awry, music business, crimes, music, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, belgium, australia

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Most similar movies to Everybody's Famous!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about family relations, culture clash, artists and showbiz, parents and children, music, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Everybody's Famous!: I'll Do Anything (1994), The Van (1996), Once in a Lifetime (2000), Duets (2000), Killing Bono (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: unsuccessful, satire, actor, artists and showbiz, youth, young heroes, single parent, actor's life, family relations, self discovery, showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, australia
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95%
 6.7
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The Van (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, family relations, soccer, working class, van, suburbs, human nature, family life, parents and children, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Once in a Lifetime (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, moral dilemma, showbiz, obsession, contests and competitions, aspiring singer, music, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.1
 9K
Duets (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, partners, love and romance, contests and competitions, ambition, singing contest, singing competition, musician, singing, karaoke, on the road, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, teenage life, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, cultural icon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Scandal Makers (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former teen idol Nam Hyeon-soo is now in his thirties and working as a radio DJ. One day a young woman named Jeong-nam shows up and claims to be his own daughter. She also has a son whom she claims to be Hyeon-soo's grandson. Their relation is ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: parents and children, haunted by the past, radio dj, family relations, unfulfillment, media, father daughter relationship, life turned upside down, society, hopes, disorder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 4K
Beautiful (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Determined to win the Miss American Miss pageant, Mona is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to guarantee herself the crown including her own daughter! She manages to persuade her best bud to raise the kid as her own (Miss AM can't be a ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beauty pageant, blind ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, family problems, pregnancy, child illness, parents and children, family relations, ambition, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5K
Marci X (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.
Style: humorous, feel good, controversial, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hip hop, interracial relations, lifestyle, opposites attract, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, tv show, media, music, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, fashion, homelessness, family, life philosophy, family drama, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 4K
Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: performer's life, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rivalry, obsessive quest, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, dull life, celebrity culture, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Durval Records (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in São Paulo, specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the day Durval hires a maid, Celia, to help his mother ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: life turned upside down, farce, comedy of errors, eccentric family, missing child, crimes, crime gone awry, family relations, parents and children, family problems, disorder, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, captivating ...
Plot: irish, soul music, music band, musician, friendship, star, backstage, singer, audition, profanity, blues, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 7K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, contests and competitions, ambition, romance, skating, parents and children, teenage life, underdog, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, catholic, priest, realism, loan, petty job, family problems, rainy, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged man tries to get by in Milan while trying to retain his dignity.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, light ...
Plot: fall in love, family relations, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, society, workplace situations, bittersweet, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Bélier Family (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teenage girl, singing, follow your dream, teenage life, family, moral dilemma, family life, misfit, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 2K
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 ⇓
49%
 4.5
 1K
School Dance (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High schooler Jason has found his dream girl—the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, teenage love, youth, misfit, music, family relations, school dance, teenage life, hip hop, rivalry, love and romance, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, christianity, religious, society, youth, parents and children, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 2K
Manny & Lo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, pregnancy, on the road, orphan, hostage, teenager, robbery, police, dream, coming of age, runaway, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 18K
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, captivating, uplifting, 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 ⇓
44%
Bollywood Calling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An alcoholic, cancer-ridden American film-maker decides to produce a Bollywood movie.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, parody
Plot: filmmaking, fish out of water, culture clash, actor's life, society, misfit, showbiz, bollywood, love, film industry, unemployment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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ABBA: The Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. While it mostly contains back-stage footage and as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name of the Game" and ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, concert film
Plot: artists and showbiz, music band, showbiz, music, celebrity culture, media, lifestyle, obsessive quest, radio dj, radio show, interview, disco ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, adelaide south australia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, fall in love, nothing goes right, musician's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, comedy team, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won't be without trouble, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unemployment, working class, love, human nature, social differences, factory, friendship, couples, family relations, friends, opposites attract, politics ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 15K
The Castle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: airport, australian, family relations, family life, family in crisis, against the odds, fighting the system, misfit, single parent, palaces castles and temples, parents and children, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, music band, follow your dream, musician's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, underdog, odd couple, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 306
American Chai (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film deals with an Indian American student who wanted to pursue his love of music over the more 'typical' academic endeavors of Indian Americans (e.g., medicine, engineering, law, and business).
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: college, lifestyle, follow your dream, culture clash, parents and children, teenage life, friendship, nothing goes right, youth, misfit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 1K
2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, showbiz, celebrity culture, music, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, music band, rising to stardom, desire for fame, media, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%