Movies like Phantom of the Paradise

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
 7.4
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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 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: cult film, humorous, scary, semi serious, witty, gothic, melancholic, disturbing, absurd, macabre ...
Plot: vengeance, deal with the devil, hopes, musician's life, desire for fame, rock, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, phantom, tragedy, disfigurement, secret, mad scientist, childhood, record producer, fantasy world, wilderness, adult as child, media satire, disfigured face, lone hero, rock and roll, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, liverpool, cincinnati ohio

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Most similar movies to Phantom of the Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, cult film and weird films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, adaptation, brutality, vengeance and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Phantom of the Paradise: Masked and Anonymous (2003), Stardust Memories (1980), The Thing Called Love (1993), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), Bamboozled (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: stylized, serious, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, woman in danger, dungeon, opera, gore, gory, music, supernatural, dangerous attraction, curses spells and rituals, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe, new york, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical, lyrical ...
Plot: concert, revolution, journalist, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, rebelliousness, promotion, artists and showbiz, musician's life, politics, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: weekend, midlife crisis, lovers reunited, filmmaking, filmmaker, violinist, showbiz, couples, imaginary character, profanity, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, friends, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A hip and happenin' all girl rock group head to LA to claim lead-singer Kelly's inheritance and make it (and make it) in LA. Soon the girls fall into a morass of drugs and deceit as their recording success soars. It takes several tragedies ...
Style: cult film, sexy, psychotronic, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, abortion, pregnancy, hollywood, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, music band, rise to the top, wedding, silly humor, transvestism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 11K
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: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, rise and fall, overnight success, showbiz, media satire, tv show, society, satire, artists and showbiz, ambition, censorship, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, alabama, iowa, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: cult film, humorous, witty, gothic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, decapitation, fencing, critic, vengeance, revenge, gory, crimes, investigation, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 8K
Still Crazy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor ...
Style: clever, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: rock band, comeback, reunion, rivalry, midlife crisis, bus, tour, music, underdog, death, rock, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, parody ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, singer, fame, musical tour, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 14K
Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, teenager, hopes, rock, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 6K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, breakdance, hip hop, rivalry, dance, rap, breakdancing, music, friendship, disco, showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music band, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, music, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, los angeles, pittsburgh, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, satirical, cynical, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, immortality, love triangle, afterlife, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 1990s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 11K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, criminal heroes, woman in danger, family in danger, psychopath, danger, stalking, misfit, crimes, deadly, violence, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 173K
High Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, grunge, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, self discovery, musician's life, rock, music, sexuality, breakup, romance, soul music, love and romance, career, looking for love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: gothic, humorous, scary, suspenseful, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, supernatural, destiny, vampire human love, good versus evil, gangsters, gory, transformation, death, chase, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 76K
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: humorous, stylized, entertaining, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock, ambition, fall in love, rock star, waiter, youth, performance, musician's life, follow your dream, hopes, showbiz, nightclub ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 4K
Johnny Suede (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: stylized, witty, humorous, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, anti heroes, liar, celebrity culture, romance, misfit, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, surrealism, song, anti hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, sincere, humorous, 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, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 8K
O Lucky Man! (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe.
Style: surreal, witty, clever, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: breast feeding, police brutality, audition, film within a film, satire, dark humor, power relations, rich and poor, rise to the top, obnoxious boss, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland, europe, east end london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 91K
Scrooged (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: christmas, ghost, back from the dead, redemption, supernatural, christmas eve, power relations, hopes, showbiz, ratings, boss and employee, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, year 1988, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 158K
The Cable Guy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, danger, buddies, designer, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Final Girls (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.
Style: absurd, humorous, parody, slasher, horror spoof ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: camp counselor, teenager, serial killer, camp, characters killed one by one, accident, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, summer camp, murder, survival, virginity ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1957
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: cult film, surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, satire, tv show, mental institution, fictional game show, media, contests and competitions, misfit, crumbling marriage, ambition, unfulfillment, media satire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, music, youth, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Life After Beth (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...
Style: humorous, semi serious, not serious, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, dark humor, danger, couples, deadly, couple relations, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, supernatural, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, music band, performer's life, friends, celebrity culture, showbiz, starting over, human nature, rock, musician's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, high school, punk, rebellion, camp, bong, punk rock, rock, rock and roll, music, culture clash, college ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, romance, love and romance, thirtysomething life, fall in love, couple relations, couples, advertising, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 28K
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, sentimental, humorous, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, subculture, rebelliousness, self destructing, heavy metal, antisocial behavior, friendship, rebellion, college graduate, individualism, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, los angeles, canada, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%