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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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, absurd, satirical, talky, funny, melancholic ...
Plot: music band, music, culture clash, adventure, on the road, friendship, rock, friends, family relations, misfit, partners, village life, artists and showbiz, world, society, immigrants, disorder, nothing goes right, siblings relations, fish out of water, americana, eccentric family, down on your luck, village, success ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, mexico, latin america, usa, new orleans, 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 friends, artists and showbiz, music, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash and mentor mostly in Comedy, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Leningrad Cowboys Go America: Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994), Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991), Highway 61 (1991), Tapeheads (1988), 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, special agents, friends, performer's life, adventure, rich and poor, rock, homecoming, reunion, island, lifestyle, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, russia, latin america, siberia, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: gloomy, offbeat, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: friends, down on your luck, losing-it hero, artists and showbiz, social misfits, unfulfillment, misfit, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, rock music, rock ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, finland, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, talky, humorous, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, trumpet, coffin, drug dealing, small town, road trip, friendship, chase, odd couple, misfit, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new orleans, cross country, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, blackmail, ambition, partners, disorder, buddies, music band, fish out of water, media satire, rise to the top, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: stylized, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: hitchhiker, misfit, on the road, coffee, cigarette smoking, estrangement, couples, buddies, society, culture clash, misfit partners, drive away ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, party, groupie, music, singer, nothing goes right, friends, musical tour, sexual activity, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, beer, cancer, band, artists and showbiz, friends, misfit partners, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, ambition, drugs/alcohol, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, romance, odd couple, against the odds, musician's life, nightclub, artists and showbiz, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, italian american, country music, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: music, partners, holy grail, musician's life, music band, on the road, rock, friends, artists and showbiz, performer's life, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 33K
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, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, on the road, deportation, smuggling, hitchhiker, smoking, chase, farce, incompetent police, unlikely criminals, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: mexico, california, usa, latin america, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: stylized, witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, falling in love, disorder, hopes, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, romance, down on your luck, love and romance, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: finland, seaport, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, lifestyle, obsessive quest, disorder, fall in love, misfit, showbiz, americana, rock, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, mexican standoff, music, manipulations, figment, friends, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, social differences, society, hip hop culture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, singing competition, music, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, friends, social relations, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, family outing, date night, 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 ⇓
47%
 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, buddies, lovers, folk, musician's life, partners, old friend ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, offbeat, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, high school life, high school, rebellion, camp, rock, music, youth, culture clash, college life, college, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, not serious ...
Plot: parody, rise and fall, music, buddies, musician's life, partners, artists and showbiz, friends, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, media satire, media ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: clever, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: media satire, friends, rock, campaign, showbiz, rise and fall, actor's life, celebrity culture, performer's life, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
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Irish Jam (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, friendship, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, village life, follow your dream, nothing goes right, cons and scams, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, los angeles, usa, europe
⇓ 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: witty, humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: rock, friendship, concert, friends, media, partners, disorder, fall in love, buddies, adult virgin, femme fatale, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, culture clash, love and romance, interracial relations, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, media, tv show, music, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: follow your dream, hopes, music band, ambition, music, desire for fame, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, music industry, disorder, couples, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, feel good, not serious, 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 ⇓
40%
 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, couples, buddies, midlife crisis, drug abuse, filmmaking, music band, infidelity, love and romance, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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, offbeat, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music, rock band, manager, fame, conspiracy, secret, friendship, desire for fame, friends, rising to stardom, media satire, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, humorous, atmospheric, gloomy, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, obsession, ambition, friendship, gang, blind ambition, hopes, friends, crimes, escapades, human nature, utopia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 69K
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, music band, identity, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, musician, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, celebrity culture, music band, band, rock, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, date night, boys' night
Plot: heavy metal, music, buddies, desire for fame, odd, power relations, sleazy, media satire, friends, artists and showbiz, living with parents, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%