Movies like Phantom of the Paradise

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
 7.4
 17K
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, phantom, hopes, musician's life, desire for fame, rock, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, tragedy, disfigurement, secret, mad scientist, childhood, record producer, fantasy world, wilderness, adult as child, media satire, lone hero, rock and roll, musician, camp ...
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, cult film, semi serious and clever films with plots about dialogue, adaptation, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, brutality and runaway 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, fall in love, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe, manhattan new york city, america ...
⇓ 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, humorous, witty, cynical, lyrical ...
Plot: concert, revolution, journalist, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, rebelliousness, artists and showbiz, promotion, politics, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, self discovery, couple relations, haunted by the past, celebrity culture, introspection, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, couples, couple relations, friends, twentysomething life, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, sexual, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, abortion, pregnancy, hollywood, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, silly humor, wedding, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, tv show, rise and fall, overnight success, media satire, showbiz, society, satire, artists and showbiz, censorship, ambition, audition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, africa, new york, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, success, pianist, musical tour, singer, fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: reunion, comeback, music, rivalry, rock band, midlife crisis, bus, tour, underdog, death, rock, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, rivalry, dance, rap, breakdancing, breakdance, music, friends, street kid, 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, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, critic, fencing, revenge, gory, crimes, investigation, deadly, actor's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: teenager, high school, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, rock, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, dangerous attraction, supernatural, destiny, vampire human love, good versus evil, gangsters, gory, transformation, death, chase, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, disorder, couple relations, youth, deadly, supernatural, young lovers, drugs/alcohol, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 166K
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, musician's life, self discovery, rock, music, sexuality, breakup, record store, romance, soul music, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, humorous, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 2020s, 1990s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, humorous, witty, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, anti heroes, liar, celebrity culture, romance, misfit, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, song, surrealism, anti hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 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, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: film within a film, police brutality, audition, breast feeding, satire, rich and poor, power relations, society, unfulfillment, rise to the top, obnoxious boss, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland, europe, east end london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.0
 83K
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, hopes, power relations, showbiz, ratings, boss and employee, holiday, television ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 10K
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, criminal heroes, woman in danger, family in danger, psychopath, misfit, deadly, danger, crimes, stalking, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, humorous, sincere, 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, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music, fame, friendship, secret, conspiracy, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, music band, disorder, megalomaniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, mental institution, tv show, fictional game show, contests and competitions, silly humor, profanity, couples, disorder, family problems, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 73K
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, girls' night
Plot: rock, ambition, fall in love, teenager, rock star, waiter, youth, performance, follow your dream, musician's life, hopes, nightclub ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, parody, musician, marijuana, singer, divorce, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, star ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, rebellion, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music band, media, rising to stardom, musician's life, music, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 196 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: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, hidden identity, friends, showbiz, rock, human nature, celebrity culture, starting over, musician's life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, las vegas, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, musician's life, couples, advertising ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, 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, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: love, mediterranean, romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, prostitute, ambition, music band, love and romance, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 151K
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: stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, danger, buddies, designer, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball, cheating boyfriend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%