Movies like Phantom of the Paradise

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. Leach signs contract with Swan to complete rock opera based on the life of Faust for Phoenix. Double crossed by Swan who hires heavy metal singer Beef, Leach exacts his vengeance.
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, scary, witty, dark humor, gothic, satirical, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, phantom, deal with the devil, disfigurement, rock, musician's life, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, desire for fame, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, righting the wronged, hopes, adult as child, dancing, devil, death, revenge, greed, sacrifice, tragedy, dead animal, crossdressing, glove, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: liverpool, cincinnati ohio

Most similar movies to Phantom of the Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and offbeat films with plots about artists and showbiz, runaway, music, dialogue, adaptation, mentor and musician's life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Phantom of the Paradise: Shock Treatment (1981), FM (1978), Theatre of Blood (1973), Dreamgirls (2006), Rock of Ages (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shock Treatment (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: small town, mental institution, fictional game show, tv show, contests and competitions, crumbling marriage, obsessed fan, media satire, fish out of water, ambition, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Music, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those oppose himself or the young singer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, obsession, gore, gory, woman in danger, kidnapping, music, mentally unstable, vengeance, musician's life, supernatural, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: england, dungeon, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 713
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Plot: radio, radio station, rock, music band, musician's life, sex, media satire, radio show, media, artists and showbiz, workplace, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Theatre of Blood (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, revenge, murder, gory, vengeance, investigation, psychopath, crimes, deadly, rivalry, actor's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.5
 63K
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: serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, performer's life, manager, extramarital affair, show business, adultery, singing, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.9
 68K
Rock of Ages (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, rock, teenager, rocker, young love, rock star, ambition, musician's life, young lovers, nightclub, follow your dream, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.5
 24K
SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rebelliousness, heavy metal, rock, rebellion, friendship, heroin, self destructing, hospital, individualism, hippie, college graduate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: utah, north dakota, england, canada, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Stardust Memories (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Style: talky, surreal, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: weekend, showbiz, filmmaking, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, postmodernism, introspection, violinist, movie business, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 109K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, artists and showbiz, underdog, dream, romance, dancer, dancing, friendship, dance, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 17K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: suicide attempt, aspiring singer, music, rivalry, love triangle, musician's life, rock, performer's life, pop star, rising to stardom, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Hard Rock Zombies (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, sex perverts, and Hitler, the town is a strange place but that doesn't stop the band's lead singer ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, rock, heavy metal, zombie, murder, music band, gory, musician's life, performer's life, supernatural ability, music, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: journalist, concert, revolution, politics, music, folk, prison, music band, musician's life, desire for fame, destiny, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, music band, rock, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Favorite Year (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be that weeks guest star.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, showbiz, fish out of water, odd couple, friendship, comeback, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, friends, actor's life, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. Composer/lyricist ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, dark humor, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, stage, murder, revenge, vengeance, cannibalism, murderous pair, crimes, deadly, rivalry, hidden identity ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: clever, stylized, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, music, rave, hanging, cocaine, singer, musician, party, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1976
Place: manchester, england, northern england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, hopes, love and romance, couples, musician's life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, new york, usa, austin texas, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 3K
Johnny Suede (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, song, liar, musician, sex, idol, rent, musician's life, romance, celebrity culture, rock, music ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do ...
Style: humorous, scary, suspenseful, gothic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, destiny, good versus evil, dangerous attraction, gory, gangsters, transformation, death, chase, blood, parody ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, drummer, recording studio, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The executive producers of High School Musical keep the good times rolling with this upbeat musical comedy set in the one place every American teenager's home away from home - the local shopping mall. Ally (Nina Dobrev) is an optimistic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, shopping, musician's life, shopping mall, desire for fame, rock, janitor, songwriter, musician, teenager, jealousy, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: stylized, emotional, offbeat, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, singer, gays and lesbians, gay, sex, child molestation, betrayal, musician, rock, fall in love, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, kansas, usa, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 9K
Bamboozled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: semi serious, biting, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: racism, rise and fall, media satire, tv show, artists and showbiz, society, writer's life, showbiz, hip hop, overnight success, television, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, harlem manhattan new york city, iowa, alabama, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Ex Drummer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.
Style: dark humor, offbeat, suspenseful, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: rock, rapist, nihilism, masturbation, unsimulated sex, desperation, alienation, disfigurement, insanity, suffering, chaos, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, musician's life, rock, rock star, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, dream, friendship, fall in love, couple relations, romance, friends, love and romance, couples, musician's life, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, london, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 18K
Hairspray (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, integration, woman played by man, interracial friendship, civil rights, farce, follow your dream, social differences, music, detention, fashion model, racial segregation ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 4K
Suck (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film follows a petty rock band called the Winners, consisting of vocalist Joey Winner, bassist Jennifer, guitarist Tyler, drummer Sam, and French-Canadian roadie Hugo, along with their sleazy manager Jeff, as they tour across Canada and the USA ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, scary, not serious ...
Plot: vampire, musician's life, desire for fame, gory, rock, supernatural, friends, rock band, lifestyle, blind ambition, parody, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
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Hi, Mom! (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, politics, terrorism, peeping tom, black panthers, obsession, artists and showbiz, village, babies and infants, goofy hero, manipulations, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: backstage, singer, radio, radio show, country music, angel, cowboy, performance, musician, country, music, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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