Movies like Podium

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Podium (2004)
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Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing that makes him fully happy: the applause.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: showbiz, ambition, performer's life, desire for fame, rivalry, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, dull life, friends, lookalikes, couples, family problems, contests and competitions, musician's life, buddies, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, love, sex, dog, dancing, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, friends, showbiz, music and celebrity culture mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Podium: Where's Firuze? (2004), Killing Bono (2011), Stars 80 (2012), Body Slam (1986), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, art house ...
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, showbiz, fall in love, musician's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, buddies, folk, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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100%
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Killing Bono (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, ambition, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, family relations, hopes, youth, rock and roll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1976, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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82%
 5.3
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Stars 80 (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Die-hard fans of the 1980s, Vincent and Antoine run a company that supplies doubles of faded stars throughout the whole of France. What starts out as a promising business venture ends up as a calamity when Vincent and Antoine have over forty ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, performer's life, follow your dream, showbiz, escapades, lifestyle, against the odds, buddies, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, once promising, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: wrestling, rock band, rivalry, down on your luck, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: advertising, rock and roll, swinger, island, music band, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, media satire, missing person, friendship, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, manga
Plot: orchestra, classical music, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, friendship, youth, couple relations, romance, rivalry, superhero, makeover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.5
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Spice World (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls") and others in their everyday ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: music, music band, desire for fame, celebrity, media, stereotypes, friendship, performer's life, bus, on the road, celebrity culture, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jean-Philippe (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, obsession, life turned upside down, obsessive quest, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, collector, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Disco (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Endetté jusqu'au cou dans une affaire de water bed, Didier Travolta, 40 ans, vit au Havre dans le quartier populaire du Grand Large chez sa maman : Madame Graindorge. Il reçoit une lettre de la mère de son fils Brian, 8 ans, qui vit en ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: disco, dancer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, ambition, self discovery, best friends, buddies, love and romance, contests and competitions, society, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Once in a Lifetime (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: singer, moral dilemma, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, aspiring singer, sibling relationship, showbiz, obsession, contests and competitions, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 583
Jackpot (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, non-linear, contemplative ...
Plot: obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, human nature, on the road, showbiz, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
ABBA: The Movie (1977)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. While it mostly contains back-stage footage and as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name of the Game" and ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, concert film
Plot: music band, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, celebrity culture, media, obsessive quest, radio dj, lifestyle, disco, lust, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, eastern europe, melbourne australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Svengali (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, music band, music, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, relationship vs career, music industry, rising to stardom, misfit, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 2K
2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, music, nothing goes right, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, media, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, light, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: rock and roll, music, stupidity, music business, satire, partners, musician's life, media, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: rock, on the road, performer's life, partners, lifestyle, music band, music, filmmaking, friends, disorder, heavy metal culture, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Festival in Cannes (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, filmmaking, couples, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cannes, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, satire, terrorism, contests and competitions, tv show, rising to stardom, disorder, fish out of water, showbiz, ambition, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iraq, manhattan new york city, new york, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fun in Acapulco (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into the rival ...
Style: psychotronic, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: elvis presley, lifeguard, youth, love, rivalry, follow your dream, clergy, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, performer's life, babies and infants ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, acapulco mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hail Caesar (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Caesar is having a hard time dividing his time between his band and his rich girlfriend, Buffer. Buffer's dad doesn't like Ceasar for her. He called in Caesar to make a bet. If Caesar gets to make a hundred thousand dollars within six ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Plot: factory, ambition, hidden identity, musician's life, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, buddies, nothing goes right, boss, rock star, record company, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When Inge Is Dancing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The ambitious punk rocker Max and the eco-activist Inge cannot stand each other, ever since Max publicly exposed her by singing the offensive song "When Inge is Dancing" in front of the whole school. But for Max and his classmates Fabio, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: opposites attract, music band, desire for fame, ambition, romance, friends, teenage life, music, social relations, artists and showbiz, teenage love, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Thank God It's Friday (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodore's are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other characters are there to win the dance contest, or to put ...
Style: sexy, captivating, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disco, american history, dj, nightclub, silly humor, nightlife, teenage life, couples, friends, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, inspirational, lyrical, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: songwriter, music, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, rock and roll ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
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Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: rock and roll, club, rock music, on the road, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, misfit, love and romance, ambition, rise to the top, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Janky Promoters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two shady concert promoters get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.
Style: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: disorder, artists and showbiz, hip hop, showbiz, nothing goes right, partners, performer's life, lifestyle, celebrity culture, bigger dreams, money problems, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
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Undiscovered (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, friendship, music band, music, desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, rock, relationship vs career, love triangle, fall in love, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
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Out of Sync (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Deacon, a down-and-out record producer, is given the job of making a singing star out of an industry mogul's girlfriend, an attractive but talentless starlet. He discovers a housewife with a powerful singing voice and decides to secretly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, hidden identity, rise to the top, dishonesty, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, showbiz, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Blackout (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, musician's life, desire for fame, friends, sexual relations, celebrity culture, ambition, music band, student life, female orgasm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Boyfriend's Back (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: girl group, female friendship, couples, friends, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, partners, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%