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, desire for fame, showbiz, dull life, obsessive quest, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, rivalry, celebrity culture, friends, contests and competitions, lookalikes, artists and showbiz, family problems, couples, musician's life, buddies, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, love, sex, dog, friendship, hospital ...
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 humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, friends, music, showbiz and celebrity culture mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Podium: Killing Bono (2011), Body Slam (1986), Having a Wild Weekend (1965), Where's Firuze? (2004), Stars 80 (2012). 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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 878
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, music band, ambition, showbiz, rivalry, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, athlete's life, rising to stardom, musician's life, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: humorous, clever, witty, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, musician's life, media satire, rising to stardom, desire for fame, rock, campaign, performer's life, celebrity culture, music, nothing goes right, music band ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, fall in love, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, showbiz, buddies, comedy team, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 5.2
 638
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: performer's life, hopes, misfit partners, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, escapades, obsessive quest, ambition, lifestyle, friends, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.5
 32K
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, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, music band, media, bus, desire for fame, performer's life, friendship, on the road, celebrity culture, disorder, paparazzi, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, moral dilemma, rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, contests and competitions, obsession, showbiz, aspiring singer, music, fame, cerebral palsy ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 522
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, offbeat
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, performer's life, relationship vs career, obsessive quest, musician's life, family problems, human nature, showbiz, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, realistic, humorous
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, music, music band, media, radio dj, lifestyle, radio show, obsessive quest, interview, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, desire for fame, obsession, life turned upside down, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, teaching the ways of the world, rock, collector ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, nightlife, couples, redemption, oldies, performer's life, rising to stardom, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, cinderella story, family business, ambition ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 1K
2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
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, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, celebrity culture, music, nothing goes right, music band, rock, media, rising to stardom, rise to the top, musician's life, performer's life, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: biting, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: punk, desire for fame, celebrity culture, teenage life, music, social misfits, musician's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, music band, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: performer's life, lifestyle, youth, power relations, friends, couples, music band, underdog, rivalry, music, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 964
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: music band, hopes, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, relationship vs career, music, music industry, fish out of water, friends, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ...
Plot: music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, head of state, ambition, media, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, musician's life, rising to stardom, media, partners, music band, lifestyle, celebrity culture, journalism, buddies, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, disorder, artists and showbiz, showbiz, partners, performer's life, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, lifestyle, financial problem, money problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.3
 3K
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: musician's life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, music, friendship, showbiz, music band, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life, friends, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 1K
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: offbeat, realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, misfit, lifestyle, showbiz, americana, rock, ambition, disorder, obsessive quest, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Football Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A comedic romp that celebrates the power of friendship to turn your life around, Dias de Futbol introduces us to Antonio, an ex-convict and amateur shrink who convinces his pals that the best way to overcome their midlife crises and lack of success ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: friendship, sport, marriage, starting over, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, introspection, rivalry, sport team, contests and competitions, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, music, love and romance, rising to stardom, couples, nightlife, friends, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, performer's life, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, girl group, performer's life, musician's life, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, singleness, love and romance, celebrity culture, road not taken, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 8K
CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, wheelchair, jeep, parody, music, hip hop culture, buddies, strong sexual content, disorder, drugs/alcohol, friends, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, friendship, ambition, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, fame, rise and fall, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, desire for fame, romance, teenage life, friends, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, teenage love, high school, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 750
Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: music, addiction, friends, filmmaking, music band, infidelity, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 3K
The Monkees (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock 'n roll singers. The show introduced a number of ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: music, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, disorder, partners, buddies, friends, musician's life, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, showbiz, against the odds, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, love affair, rise and fall, aging, filmmaking, farce, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: family life, artists and showbiz, musician's life, family relations, music band, youth, lifestyle, ambition, buddies, siblings relations, music, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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