Movies like A Prairie Home Companion

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
 6.8
 21K
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
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, clever, sentimental, touching, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, based on radio show, melancholic ...
Plot: singer, backstage, radio, angel, cowboy, musician, performance, country music, radio show, music, youth, friends, family relations, performer's life, theater, hopes, artists and showbiz, country, society, small town life, musician's life, media, lifestyle, single parent, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas, new jersey

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Most similar movies to A Prairie Home Companion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, dramatic and melancholic films with plots about singer, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash, runaway, artists and showbiz and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Prairie Home Companion: Dreamgirls (2006), The Thing Called Love (1993), Ricki and the Flash (2015), That Thing You Do! (1996), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 64K
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, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, music band, love affair, showbiz, ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, musician's life, couples, love and romance, friends, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, new york, connecticut, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sweet, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, family drama, parents and children, aging, family relations, musician's life, rock star, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, female musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, music band, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, rise and fall, fame, musician's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: stylized, emotional, offbeat, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, singer, transsexual, betrayal, gay, musician, child molestation, sex, gays and lesbians, self discovery, friendship, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, kansas, usa, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.8
 21K
Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: rally, politics, country music, candidate, music, multiple storylines, sleazy, hopes, election, ambition, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 128K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, musician's life, father daughter relationship, relationships, performance, coping, folk, alienation, one last chance, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 24K
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, touching, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, mental illness, singer, musician, folk singer, music, buddies, lovers, folk, musician's life, partners, old friend ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.3
 5K
Camp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, gay, love triangle, audition, rock, teenage love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, camp, teenage life, latinos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 11K
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the ...
Style: talky, witty, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: theater, rehearsal, drink, telephone call, cigar smoking, prostitute, exhibition, music, opera, buddies, partners, musician's life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 16K
Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, addiction, biker, singer, bar, alcohol, musician, van, suicide, infidelity, adultery, paparazzi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, dallas texas, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 27K
Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, aging, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, hopes, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, artists and showbiz, love and romance, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, suicide, estrangement, friendship, eccentric family, family tradition, small town life, human nature, weekend, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Music and Lyrics (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
Style: clever, realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: singer, opposites attract, manager, musician, pop star, piano, song, musician's life, romance, love and romance, romancing partners, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 24K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, stylized, realistic, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: music, insurance, workaholic, angel, womanizer, show business, amphetamine, divorce, rainstorm, surgery, screening room, tap dancing ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Band's Visit (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Israel, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: small town, culture clash, singer, musician, orchestra, small town life, unlikely relationship, getting along, dull life, loss of spouse, friends, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 79K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 98K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Daltry Calhoun (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: golf, redemption, americana, small town, small town life, family relations, workplace situations, parents and children, rise to the top, single parent, estrangement, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, fall in love, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, irish, friendship, audition, singer, star, blues, music, lifestyle, ego clash, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 12K
Lemonade Mouth (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, teenage life, friends, high school, music band, family, friendship, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performance, rock, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, punk, celebrity culture, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, ambition, music band, friends, down on your luck, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, 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, tricky ...
Plot: love, mediterranean, romance, rebelliousness, celebrity culture, cons and scams, friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, retirement, music, small town life, fall in love, folk, musician's life, blues, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 30K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: debt, music band, music, performance, showbiz, desire for fame, musical tour, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, friends, performer's life, backstage ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: humorous, stylized, atmospheric, meditative, talky ...
Plot: actor, cigarette, coffee, friendship, musician, interview, lifestyle, social relations, artists and showbiz, human nature, friends, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: talky, clever, realistic, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: politics, revolution, concert, journalist, music, destiny, ambition, friends, down on your luck, parents and children, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, san francisco, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 492
Dream (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, love triangle, love and romance, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, prodigy, family business, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 9K
Duets (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: partners, contests and competitions, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, father daughter relationship, black american, taxi driver, absent father, americana, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, waitress ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%