Movies like Phantom of the Paradise

If you like "Phantom of the Paradise" you are looking for humorous, dark humor and offbeat movies about / with vengeance, dancing, rock, musician's life, rock and roll, music and devil themes of Comedy, Drama and Fantasy genre shot in USA.
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Phantom of the Paradise
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: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, gothic, scary, satirical, witty, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, dancing, rock, musician's life, rock and roll, music, devil, death, revenge, greed, sacrifice, tragedy, music business, artists and showbiz, cult, creativity, camp, goth, opera, mentor, blind ambition, phantom, splatter, desire for fame, demons ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: liverpool, cincinnati ohio
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, humorous, semi serious and stylized films with plots about brutality, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, adaptation, runaway and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Phantom of the Paradise: Shock Treatment (1981), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Hairspray (1988), Rock of Ages (2012), Pennies from Heaven (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shock Treatment
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, not serious, humorous, offbeat, satirical ...
Plot: small town, mental institution, contests and competitions, reality tv, insanity, crumbling marriage, brainwashing, media satire, tv show, splatter, fish out of water, ambition ...
Time: 80s
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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, lyrical ...
Plot: gay, betrayal, transvestism, fall in love, rock, rock and roll, singer, music, gays and lesbians, cross dressing, music band, storytelling ...
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Hairspray
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, segregation, dancing, dance, teenager, follow your dream, farce, racism, camp, rock and roll, high school, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california, maryland
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Rock of Ages
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: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, rock, dance, rock and roll, musician's life, music, hip hop, young lovers, nightclub, dancing, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Pennies from Heaven
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, dark humor, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dance, dancing, couple relations, adultery, innocence lost, music, murder, bank, down on your luck, showbiz, store, love and romance ...
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Motel Hell
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: scary, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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The Phantom of the Opera
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, suspenseful, gothic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, gory, obsession, music, vengeance, supernatural, blood, slasher, devil, mentally unstable, violence, dark hero ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: london, england, dungeon, europe, scotland yard ...
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Raising Cain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, clever ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, serial killer, psychology, murder, mentally unstable, adultery, hospital, twists & turns, sex, parents and children, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Theatre of Blood
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, gothic, semi serious, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, revenge, vengeance, investigation, slasher, splatter, police investigation, death, violent, brutality ...
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System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
Sweet Charity
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dance, dancing, dancer's life, opposites attract, romance, music, broadway, depression, looking for love, optimism, artists and showbiz, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Prairie Home Companion
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: radio, music, death, storytelling, country, americana, backstage, radio show, singer, theater, dialogue, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, texas, new jersey, wisconsin ...
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 5.6
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Blacula
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An 18th century African prince is turned into a vampire while visiting Transylvania. Two centuries later, he rises from his coffin attacking various residents of Los Angeles and meets Tina, a woman who he believes is the reincarnation of his ...
Style: scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, zombie, reincarnation, deadly creature, splatter, hidden identity, supernatural ability, camp, monster, demons, urban, blood ...
Time: 19th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: los angeles, california, europe, usa, australia
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 6.7
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Hairspray
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: stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, music, racism, dancing, high school, underdog, oldies, segregation, broadway, follow your dream, interracial romance, rock and roll ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
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Still Crazy
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, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: music, reunion, underdog, death, rivalry, british, rock, on the road, music band, rock and roll, comeback, mentor ...
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Breakin'
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, dance, culture clash, disco, dancer's life, romance, underdog, ninja, camp, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
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The Happiness of the Katakuris
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, zombie, suicide, death, dancing, dance, surrealism, parents and children, splatter, family bonds, murder, family drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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: sexual, humorous, biting, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, drugs, violence, hollywood, music band, lesbian, rags to riches, pornography, male nudity, camp, artists and showbiz, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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    User:   53%
 
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Purple Rain
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: music, dancing, motorcycle, musician's life, rock, rock and roll, redemption, dysfunctional family, violence, artist, performer's life, hip hop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Fame
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, dancing, desire for fame, hip hop, teacher, dance, school, follow your dream, high school life, showbiz, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
Rock 'n' Roll High School
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, high school, music, rock and roll, rebellion, camp, teenager, fighting the system, rock, college, buddies, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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System:   48%
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Masked and Anonymous
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: music, destiny, folk, prison, music band, musician's life, rock and roll, desire for fame, music business, hip hop, journalism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
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The Bonfire of the Vanities
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.
Style: cynical, clever, semi serious, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: journalism, greed, legal action, book, adaptation, interracial relations, courtroom, dishonesty, legal, sarcasm, society, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, addiction, cult, marijuana, dancing, dance, drugs, small town, innocence lost, insanity, jazz, music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of the beatles, this musical uses ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, music band, music, greed, rock and roll, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, rescue, destiny, guilty pleasure, the beatles ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 70s ...
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System:   45%
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Tommy
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
Style: surreal, clever, offbeat, semi serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, rock and roll, mute or deaf, rock, music, rise to the top, camp, pinball, self discovery, dysfunctional family, mute, christmas party ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 5.7
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Drumline
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, dancing, music band, college, race issues, high school, young heroes, mentor, contests and competitions, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, harlem, atlanta georgia
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System:   44%
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Vamp
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, college, supernatural, chase, violence, splatter, dangerous animal, camp, blood, gang, nightclub, demons ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
Under the Cherry Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, tricky, realistic ...
Plot: romance, performer's life, crime gone awry, love triangle, finnish, celebrity culture, screwball, cons and scams, stylish, fall in love, mediterranean, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, french riviera, riviera
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No Small Affair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
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Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
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O Lucky Man!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK, USA
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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, clever, semi serious, satirical, offbeat ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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