Movies like Phantom of the Paradise

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
 7.4
 15K
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Musical, 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: humorous, scary, offbeat, witty, semi serious, dark humor, gothic, satirical, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, deal with the devil, disfigurement, phantom, rock, hopes, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, media satire, uninhibited rivalry, adult as child, righting the wronged, dancing, devil, death, revenge, greed, sacrifice, tragedy, prison, rape, drug, thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cincinnati ohio, liverpool

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Most similar movies to Phantom of the Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous and semi serious films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, adaptation, brutality and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Phantom of the Paradise: Shock Treatment (1981), Dreamgirls (2006), Masked and Anonymous (2003), Purple Rain (1984), The Thing Called Love (1993). 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, gloomy, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, obsession, kidnapping, woman in danger, gore, gory, music, supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, destructive relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 20th century, 80s
Place: dungeon, england, london, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, witty, not serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, tv show, mental institution, fictional game show, media, ambition, missing person, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, media satire, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.5
 65K
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: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, african american, music band, ambition, showbiz, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, clever, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: politics, revolution, concert, journalist, music, destiny, desire for fame, musician's life, artists and showbiz, parents and children, down on your luck, folk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, san francisco, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.6
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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: realistic, sentimental, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, suicide attempt, aspiring singer, music, r&b, couples, human spirit, introspection, ambition, rock, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, couple relations, musician's life, couples, hopes, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, twentysomething life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: stylized, clever, witty, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, musician, rave, singer, party, cocaine, hanging, music, musician's life ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, singer, musician, betrayal, gays and lesbians, sex, musician's life, gender bending, lifestyle, gender, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, kansas, europe, usa, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: gothic, humorous, scary, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, destiny, dangerous attraction, good versus evil, gory, transformation, death, chase, blood, parody, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 25K
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, rebelliousness, heavy metal, friendship, rebellion, self destructing, college graduate, individualism, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, rock, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: utah, north dakota, florida, woodstock, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, cynical, satirical, witty, clever ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, cult, musician, singer, musical tour, success, pianist, fame, groupie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ 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, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, celebrity culture, rise and fall, fame, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, couple relations, romance, love and romance, fall in love, thirtysomething life, couples, advertising, musician's life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 114K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, exciting, feel good, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: artists and showbiz, dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, underdog, romance, dream, dancing, friendship, dance, racism, audition ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 70K
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: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, hollywood, ambition, rocker, young love, rock star, teenager, showbiz, producer, americana, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 10K
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, humorous, thought provoking, witty, realistic ...
Plot: racism, tv show, society, rise and fall, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, writer's life, overnight success, hip hop, television, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, africa, manhattan new york city, alabama, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, intense, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: freedom, anti war, protest, cultural difference, political unrest, fan, friendship, music, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: liverpool, seaport, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, danger, life turned upside down, couple relations, youth, disorder, deadly, supernatural, young lovers, drugs/alcohol, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 5K
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, rivalry, music, music band, follow your dream, performer's life, hopes, musician's life, romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, clever, sentimental, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: backstage, singer, radio, musician, performance, cowboy, angel, country music, radio show, music, hopes, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's ...
Style: surreal, stylized, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pimp, infidelity, bank, song, teacher, marriage, great depression, traveling salesman, destructive relationship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Radioland Murders (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: radio, murder, radio station, director, mystery, showbiz, investigation, crimes, who done it, disgruntled, chaos and mayhem, coping ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, fall in love, tragic hero, love triangle, dangerous attraction, love and romance, dancing, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: dungeon, france, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, introspection, imaginary character, couples, postmodernism, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 143K
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: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, cynical ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, friendship, odd couple, buddies, designer, danger, television, dangerous friend, basketball, cheating boyfriend, impostor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, punk, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, music band, friends, ambition, down on your luck, musician's life, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 9K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: rock, homosexual, loser, rehearsal, sexual perversion, cocaine, lifestyle, music band, buddies, rapist, nihilism, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 160K
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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, self discovery, musician, rock, music, sexuality, record store, romance, career, looking for love, introspection, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 110K
The Bodyguard (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks ...
Style: romantic, touching, suspense, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, interracial romance, love story, fall in love, bodyguard, love affair, music, love and romance, musician's life, woman in danger, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 237K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, musician's life, on the road, music, rock, journalism, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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