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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: performer's life, ambition, showbiz, desire for fame, dull life, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, rivalry, celebrity culture, friends, contests and competitions, lookalikes, family problems, couples, musician's life, buddies, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, love, sex, dog, dancing, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to Podium

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, 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: Killing Bono (2011), Stars 80 (2012), Body Slam (1986), Having a Wild Weekend (1965), Where's Firuze? (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage life, friends, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, band, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: ambition, performer's life, buddies, lifestyle, against the odds, obsessive quest, follow your dream, showbiz, artists and showbiz, escapades, once promising, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.3
 924
Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, wrestling, showbiz, rivalry, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, rock, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: clever, humorous, offbeat, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, partners, lifestyle, musician's life, buddies, music, celebrity culture, rock, island, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, fall in love, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, musician's life, buddies, comedy team, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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
Plot: classical music, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, youth, couple relations, romance, rivalry, orchestra, friendship, power relations, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
ABBA: The Movie (1977)
Genre: 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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, concert film
Plot: music band, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music, media, radio show, radio dj, lifestyle, obsessive quest, interview, disco ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: witty, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: punk, artists and showbiz, music, buddies, ambition, rivalry, friendship, showbiz, music band, partners, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, moral dilemma, showbiz, obsession, contests and competitions, aspiring singer, music, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: rivalry, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, resort, unfulfilled love, clergy, lifestyle, performer's life, music ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 530
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, contemplative, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, obsessive quest, performer's life, ambition, musician's life, relationship vs career, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, family problems, human nature, showbiz, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, music, music band, performer's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rise to the top, partners, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jean-Philippe (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, obsession, desire for fame, teaching the ways of the world, life turned upside down, musician's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, ambition, collector, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 999
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: hopes, follow your dream, music band, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, music, music industry, couples, disorder, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: actor's life, couples, ambition, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, performer's life, rising to stardom, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media satire, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: humorous, semi serious, talky, witty, clever ...
Plot: actor's life, betrayal, friendship, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, desire for fame, ambition, rise to the top, filmmaking, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: music, on the road, rock, filmmaking, disorder, friends, performer's life, music band, lifestyle, partners, showbiz, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: parody, music, partners, rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, media, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, satire, artists and showbiz, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, ohio, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, sexy, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, disco, nightlife, performer's life, dancer's life, love and romance, youth, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The 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: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, hip hop, disorder, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, performer's life, nothing goes right, partners, father son relationship, bigger dreams, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: feel good, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, showbiz, celebrity culture, americana, fall in love, rock, obsessive quest, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
39%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, showbiz, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, musician's life, music, love triangle, rock, fall in love, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, desire for fame, teenage life, ambition, friends, romance, artists and showbiz, music, teenage love, high school, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, girl group, showbiz, singleness, performer's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, love and romance, road not taken, tv show, relationship vs career, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, rising to stardom, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, music band, friends, sexual relations, celebrity culture, student life, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
These Old Broads (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "These Old Broads" is a 2001 television film written by Carrie Fisher and starring her mother Debbie Reynolds, as well as Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor in her final starring film role. Network television executive ...
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, against the odds, filmmaking, love affair, aging, rise and fall, hollywood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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