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The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
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The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on the true events surrounding Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia. When Sinatra calls a local reporter a "two-bit hooker", every union in the country black-bans the star until he issues an apology.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, prostitute, love and romance, ambition, rise and fall, media, workplace, racial slur, father son relationship, blackmail, apology, music, romance, kidnapping, musician's life, lifestyle, head of state, underdog, celebrity culture, oldies, airplane, musician, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, los angeles, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, music, love and romance and celebrity culture mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like The Night We Called It a Day: ABBA: The Movie (1977), King of Salsa (2006), Grace of My Heart (1996), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Joyful Noise (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, concert film
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, music band, music, celebrity culture, media, obsessive quest, radio show, lifestyle, radio dj, interview, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, H├ęctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, rising to stardom, music, ambition, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, pop star, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, celebrity culture, drug abuse, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, music band, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, contests and competitions, musician's life, rivalry, music band, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, ambition, chorus girl, youth, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Badding (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, captivating, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, journalism, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friendship, popularity, stage fright, anxiety, concert, shyness ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: realistic, feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, society, romance, ambition, love and romance, rivalry, social differences, working class, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, twentieth century, year 1976
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, controversial ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: anti conformity, radio, radio show, lifestyle, ambition, workplace, rebelliousness, society, rise to the top, satire, media, radio dj ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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FM (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, radio, radio station, late for work, radio show, rock, workplace situations, workplace romance, rebellion, music band, media satire, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, music band, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA
Style: biting, witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: special agents, artists and showbiz, media, drug dealing, white house, drugs/alcohol, celebrity culture, satire, profanity, fighting crime, government agency, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, workplace romance, hollywood, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Martin and Lewis (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, celebrity culture, buddies, breakup, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 40s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, romance, rivalry, youth, couple relations, orchestra, friendship, music band, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Late Shift (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Letterman vies with Jay Leno and his manager to succeed Johnny Carson, retiring from "The Tonight Show."
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, media, ambition, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, late night, media satire, television show, television, talk show host ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
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Cape No. 7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Aga, a band singer, returns to Hengchun with frustration. Tomoko is a Japanese model assigned to organize a local warm-up band for the Japanese super star beach concert. Together with other five ordinary Hengchun residents who were not expected to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: rivalry, ambition, disorder, contests and competitions, music, underdog, love and romance, musician's life, music band, model, audition, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Plot: rock star, redemption, elderly, family relations, introspection, starting over, musician's life, aging, love and romance, artists and showbiz, wooing, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: realistic, semi serious, tragicomedy, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, rise and fall, relationship vs career, celebrity culture, boss and employee, workplace situations, rising to stardom, lifestyle, tv show, media satire, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, satirical, light, intense ...
Plot: blackmail, ambition, music band, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, partners, media, artists and showbiz, buddies, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: parody, music, partners, musician's life, media, music band, rising to stardom, lifestyle, journalism, buddies, celebrity culture, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 2000, VH-1 produced the television biopic Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story. In 2002, the movie was released on DVD, and featured both commentaries and interviews with Dolenz, Jones and Tork. The aired version did differ from the DVD ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: overnight success, desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, showbiz, daydreamer, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, music, musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
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One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: against the odds, self fulfillment, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, cinderella story, audition, couples, opera, underdog, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: celebrity culture, showbiz, music, music band, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, media, partners, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, friends, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, love and romance, rock music, coming of age, loneliness, artists and showbiz, buddies, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, musician's life, love affair, racism, discrimination, society, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: satire, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, workplace romance, workplace situations, filmmaking, lifestyle, rising to stardom, actor's life, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%