Movies like A Prairie Home Companion

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Western
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, sentimental, touching, feel good, lyrical, clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: backstage, musician, radio, singer, radio show, performance, country music, cowboy, musician's life, lifestyle, society, showbiz, artists and showbiz, angel, family relations, theater, radio broadcast, music, youth, friends, performer's life, security guard, hopes, country, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
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, feel good and light films with plots about singer, music, musician, artists and showbiz, dialogue, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Prairie Home Companion: Topsy-Turvy (1999), The Thing Called Love (1993), Dreamgirls (2006), Begin Again (2013), Crazy Heart (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 160 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, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rehearsal, theater, exhibition, drink, prostitute, cigar smoking, music, opera, partners, musician's life, artist, performance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, paris france
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100%
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, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, austin texas, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 70K
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, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, michigan, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.4
 147K
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, sincere, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, producer, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.2
 86K
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, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: country music, musician, alcohol abuse, journalist, loneliness, singer, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, hopes, financial problem, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, houston texas, texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Music and Lyrics (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: feel good, semi serious, sweet, light, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, romance, musician's life, fall in love, singer, romancing partners, career, band, desire for fame, love and romance, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: humorous, sincere, enigmatic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, orchestra, culture clash, small town, fish out of water, society, opposites attract, disorder, singer, stranded, small town life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 75K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock, ambition, fall in love, teenager, rock star, waiter, youth, performance, follow your dream, musician's life, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: groupie, love affair, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rock, musician's life, opposites attract, singer, obsession, small town, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: touching, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: single parent, americana, parents and children, workplace situations, rise to the top, family relations, businessman, golf, redemption, long lost daughter, prodigy, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 27K
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, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, showbiz, love and romance, music band, satire, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 18K
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, sentimental, melancholic, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, musician, infidelity, alcohol, love triangle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, cheating on husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, nashville tennessee, austin texas, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, witty, humorous, 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 ⇓
57%
 5.2
 503
Dream (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, ambition, couples, relationship vs career, love and romance, family business, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, musician's life, single parent, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The executive producers of High School Musical keep the good times rolling with this upbeat musical comedy set in the one place every American teenager's home away from home - the local shopping mall. Ally (Nina Dobrev) is an optimistic ...
Style: touching, feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, love and romance, save the day, lifestyle, youth, musician's life, teenage love, shopping, shopping mall, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 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: humorous, touching, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, partners, love and romance, contests and competitions, ambition, singing contest, singing competition, musician, karaoke, on the road, road trip, singing ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, realistic, serious, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, divorce, rock star, parents and children, aging, family drama, musician's life, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 4K
Pure Country (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, sentimental, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: starting over, country music, romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, americana, couple relations, love affair, desire for fame, love and romance, lifestyle, fall in love ...
Place: usa, las vegas, texas, australia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.1
 284K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, female protagonist, friends, music band, young people, contests and competitions, competition, youth, singing competition, follow your dream, performance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 81K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, performer's life, desire for fame, backstage, nightclub, ambition, dancing, stripper, nightlife, love and romance, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 19K
Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: retired, elderly, retirement home life, retirement home, musician, aging, opera, reconciliation, concert, rehearsal, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, touching, clever, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, love triangle, nightclub, brother brother relationship, music, romance, siblings relations, nightlife, rivalry, lifestyle, ego clash, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 11K
Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, on the road, musician's life, buddies, lifestyle, music band, r&b, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Last Five Years (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage, romance, love affair, writer's life, artists and showbiz, wife, marital problem, husband wife relationship, breakup, memory, living together, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2009, year 2013
Place: usa, ohio, manhattan new york city, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 223K
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited young daughter she's raised ...
Style: romantic, stylized, sentimental, not serious, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: wedding, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parents and children, single parent, free spirited, family gatherings, ex couple relations, family reunited, family secret, meet the parents, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: greece, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Fighting Temptations stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: church choir, small town, music, friendship, last wish, disorder, music band, ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three angels bestow the gift of song to a young girl, who must follow a series of rules in order hold on to it during her rise to fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, contemplative
Plot: country, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, americana, love and romance, rise to the top, music, lifestyle, overnight success, friends, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, austin texas, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 112K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, street musician, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 24K
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, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, rally, candidate, country music, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, sexual content, americana, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
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: cult film, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, lyrical ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, singer, musician, gender bending, betrayal, gays and lesbians, musician's life, self discovery, lifestyle, gender, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, usa, kansas, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%