Movies like Phantom of the Paradise

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
 7.4
 16K
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, semi serious, witty, cult film, gothic, melancholic, disturbing, absurd, macabre ...
Plot: vengeance, deal with the devil, phantom, hopes, musician's life, desire for fame, rock, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, tragedy, disfigurement, secret, mad scientist, lone hero, childhood, fantasy world, wilderness, media satire, adult as child, dancing, devil, death, revenge ...
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, melancholic and cult film films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, adaptation, brutality, storytelling and runaway mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Phantom of the Paradise: Shock Treatment (1981), Masked and Anonymous (2003), Rock of Ages (2012), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Dreamgirls (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: small town, satire, mental institution, tv show, fictional game show, fish out of water, media, misfit, couple relations, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, media satire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical, lyrical ...
Plot: concert, revolution, journalist, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, rebelliousness, promotion, politics, music, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, san francisco, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, rough, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, woman in danger, kidnapping, dungeon, opera, gore, gory, music, supernatural, fall in love, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 72K
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, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, ambition, teenager, rock star, youth, performance, follow your dream, musician's life, fall in love, hopes, showbiz, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, cult film, lyrical ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, singer, musician, betrayal, gays and lesbians, sex, gender bending, musician's life, self discovery, artist, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, usa, europe, kansas, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 66K
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, lyrical, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, african american, music band, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, showbiz, haunted by the past, imaginary character, lifestyle, introspection, postmodernism, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, friends, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 19K
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: feel good, witty, semi serious, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: interracial love, woman played by man, interracial friendship, music, farce, injustice, follow your dream, discrimination, social differences, satire, civil rights, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: racism, rise and fall, overnight success, tv show, showbiz, society, media satire, satire, censorship, ambition, audition, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, africa, harvard university, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, witty, humorous, gothic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, revenge, gory, investigation, deadly, crimes, gays and lesbians, rivalry, actor's life, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, not serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural romance, zombie, danger, life turned upside down, couple relations, deadly, disorder, youth, young lovers, supernatural, drugs/alcohol, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 19K
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, artists and showbiz, love and romance, sensuality, love triangle, stage, price of fame, passion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 44K
Tusk (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
Style: macabre, suspenseful, scary, dark humor, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human becoming an animal, walrus, disfigurement, mad scientist, abduction, gory, psychopath, monster, deception, vengeance, death, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, cult film, satirical, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, satire, cult, singer, musician, musical tour, fame, success, pianist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 147K
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, cynical, witty ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, buddies, danger, designer, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball, cheating boyfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, musician's life, fame, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, rivalry, breakdancing, breakdance, music, street kid, gender, dancer's life, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 13K
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, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, rock, hopes, high school life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, vampire human love, gory, transformation, death, chase, blood, parody ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 9K
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: scary, rough, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, family in danger, psychopath, woman in danger, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, misfit, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, stylized, clever ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, musician, party, lifestyle, ambition, businessman, music band, success, life changing experience, rise and fall, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, subculture, self destructing, antisocial behavior, college graduate, individualism, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, wyoming, canada, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 5K
Vamp (1986)
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: scary, dark humor, humorous, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fraternity, supernatural, violence, dangerous attraction, slasher, supernatural ability, deadly, misfit, gang, ghost, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sexual, humorous, biting, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, hollywood, pregnancy, abortion, drug abuse, transvestism, prostitute, silly humor, filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Western
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, sentimental, touching, feel good, lyrical ...
Plot: backstage, radio, singer, musician, radio show, performance, country music, cowboy, musician's life, lifestyle, society, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 116K
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, feel good, exciting, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: artists and showbiz, teenage love, dream come true, follow your dream, underdog, romance, dream, dancing, friendship, dance, racism, overweight ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: dark humor, gothic, cynical, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, zombie, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, jealousy, disfigurement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2020s, future
Place: usa, california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, humorous, captivating, intense, clever ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, rock music, existentialism, punk ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 7K
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, dark humor, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: police brutality, audition, satire, rise to the top, power relations, rich and poor, society, obnoxious boss, unfulfillment, surrealism, mad scientist, hotel ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, east end london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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