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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
 7.0
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Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, absurd, satirical, talky, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: music band, music, on the road, rock, nothing goes right, culture clash, world, americana, success, career, american dream, dream, adventure, fish out of water, immigrants, village, friendship, siblings relations, friends, misfit, society, disorder, down on your luck, eccentric family, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa, russia, united states ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and absurd films with plots about runaway, catastrophe, friends, storytelling, mentor, artists and showbiz and music mostly in Comedy, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Leningrad Cowboys Go America: Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994), Highway 61 (1991), Tapeheads (1988), Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991), This Is Spinal Tap (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After years of fame and misfortune in Mexico, the members of the Leningrad Cowboys decide to return to their native village. Their former manager Vladimir, who now calls himself Moses lead them on their way home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: on the road, adventure, rock, music band, musician's life, return, performer's life, island, artists and showbiz, special agents, desire for fame, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, russia, latin america, siberia, frankfurt germany ...
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95%
 7.2
 1K
Highway 61 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse from Thunder Bay, Ontario to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to ...
Style: road movie, humorous, dark humor, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, trumpet, coffin, drug dealing, road trip, chase, buddies, small town, friendship, groupie, corpse ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new orleans, usa, cross country, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 4K
Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: blackmail, filmmaking, buddies, rise to the top, music video, media satire, showbiz, nothing goes right, against the odds, partners, artists and showbiz, music band ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the army but discharged on mental health ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, music band, musician's life, social misfits, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, friends, misfit, unfulfillment, lifestyle, alcohol, military service ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of garrulous Russian Klaudia and Estonian Tatiana - who are clearly ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, coffee, misfit, hitchhiker, buddies, cigarette smoking, social misfits, music, dull life, estrangement, unfulfillment, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
61%
 7.6
 5K
Ariel (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things ...
Style: witty, semi serious, clever, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: falling in love, prisoner, prison, strong sexual content, on the road, down on your luck, life turned upside down, factory worker, underdog, hopes, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: finland, europe, seaport, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 6K
Rhinestone (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: fish out of water, odd couple, romance, against the odds, nightclub, artists and showbiz, musician's life, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, italian american, country music, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Up in Smoke (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, on the road, smoking, farce, chase, deportation, hitchhiker, smuggling, buddies, unlikely criminals, drug traffic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: california, mexico, asia, latin america, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cynical
Plot: music, heavy metal, on the road, music band, rock, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicling the controversial career of bad boys N.W.H. (Niggaz With Hats), this uproarious 'mockumentary' lampoons all of hardcore rap's hot-button issues. This underground laugh riot recounts the rise, fall and resurrection of a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, music, mexican standoff, music band, musician, artists and showbiz, manipulations, social differences, cons and scams, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 4K
Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, beer, cancer, band, drugs/alcohol, buddies, music band, musician's life, misfit, partners, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
48%
 5.1
 1K
Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, rock, obsessive quest, celebrity culture, music, showbiz, disorder, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, fall in love, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: cross country, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 126K
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: singing competition, music, music band, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, audition, singer, female musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, high school life, high school, rebellion, camp, rock, music, college, fighting the system, buddies, college life, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 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 ⇓
44%
Calamari Union (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Calamari Union is an allegorical movie that tells the story of sixteen men all of whom are called Frank (inspired by Frank Armoton) apart from a single confrere, Pekka. Collectively the Franks and Pekka are unhappy with the perceived oppression they ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, crime, on the road, obsessive quest, redemption, hopes, friends, gang, blind ambition, human nature, friendship, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
40%
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 7.0
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Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, identity, music band, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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%
 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 ⇓
37%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, talky, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, advertising, down on your luck, nothing goes right, roulette, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, love and romance, teenager, friendship, family relations, youth, catholic church, road trip, concert, rock band, runaway, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: immigrants, mistaken identity, deportation, parody, comedy of errors, culture clash, interracial relations, immigration, factory, nothing goes right, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.8
 5K
Marci X (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 80 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hip hop, culture clash, fish out of water, music, unlikely couple, interracial relations, parents and children, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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