Movies like A Prairie Home Companion

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
 6.7
 23K
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, lyrical, sentimental, touching, feel good, sexy, clever, twists and turns, light, noir ...
Plot: radio, backstage, country music, musician, performance, musician's life, cowboy, lifestyle, showbiz, society, artists and showbiz, music, singer, death, catastrophe, gangsters, relationships, dark humor, family, writers, obsession, rock and roll, brutality, corruption, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: minnesota, texas, new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin

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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, artists and showbiz, musician, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Music, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Prairie Home Companion: Dreamgirls (2006), Topsy-Turvy (1999), The Thing Called Love (1993), Begin Again (2013), Crazy Heart (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: african american, performer's life, showbiz, music, manager, musician, dancing, unlikely friendships, fame, singer, backstage, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, detroit, los angeles, usa ...
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100%
 7.3
 13K
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: sexy, witty, talky, harsh, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: music, composer, rehearsal, theater, opera, playwright, samurai, inspiration, filmmaking, musician, melancholy, brutality ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, rock and roll ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, new jersey, usa, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 156K
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.2
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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, emotional, depressing, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: musician, country music, loneliness, alcohol abuse, addiction, journalist, character study, singer, country singer, music business, redemption, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, austin texas, california, usa, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, sweet, romantic, light, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, opposites attract, love and romance, musician's life, love, fall in love, love story, relationships, singer, mentor, career, romancing partners ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 78K
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: sexy, feel good, humorous, visually appealing, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: rock, rock and roll, music, rock star, music industry, gay, teenager, dancing, music business, ambition, nostalgia, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, enigmatic, atmospheric, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: musician, culture clash, orchestra, small town, stranded, ethnic conflict, fish out of water, jewish, society, disorder, opposites attract, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, alexandria egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The American Mall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, 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: humorous, feel good, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ambition, musician, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, save the day, musician's life, rise to the top, couple relations, teenage life, optimism, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, parents and children, single parent, workplace situations, family relations, rise to the top, golf, businessman, long lost daughter, empire, redemption, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: groupie, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love affair, lifestyle, rock, opposites attract, musician's life, singer, infatuation, amusement park, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 28K
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, light, lyrical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: music, musician, satire, folk singer, singer, showbiz, love and romance, music band, lovers reunited, lifestyle, buddies, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: melancholic, twists and turns, intense, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country music, infidelity, musician, love triangle, cheating on husband, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, tennessee, las vegas, usa, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 598
Sueño (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, humorous, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, ambition, couples, love and romance, relationship vs career, single parent, lifestyle, musician's life, fall in love, family business, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: lyrical, semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: journalist, revolution, ambition, lifestyle, rebelliousness, desire for fame, promotion, artists and showbiz, destiny, music, musician's life, musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 86K
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, romantic, light, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, cabaret, love and romance, performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, nightlife, nightclub, follow your dream, dancer, rising to stardom, backstage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 5K
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: romantic, entertaining, light, scenic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: country music, romance, love story, starting over, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, desire for fame, love affair, americana, fall in love ...
Place: usa, las vegas, australia, texas, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 10K
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, road movie ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: road trip, family relations, love and romance, partners, contests and competitions, ambition, musician, singing competition, on the road, father daughter relationship, convict, singer ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.1
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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, humorous, realistic, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: music, music band, competition, college, youth, rivalry, friends, female protagonist, contests and competitions, performance, college life, singing competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, romantic, sweet, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: divorce, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female musician, female protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship, dysfunctional family, family relations, rock star, kids and family, aging, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 80s
Place: illinois, los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, light, cynical, twists and turns, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, brother brother relationship, nightclub, jazz, audition, dog, music, musician, piano, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, new jersey, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: melancholic, lyrical, romantic, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, marriage, writer's life, love affair, depression, artists and showbiz, wife, marital problem, husband wife relationship, breakup, audition, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, year 2011, year 2009
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 30K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: clubbing, music, city life, friendship, music band, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, romance, musician, roommate, young lovers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, washington state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, buddies, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, on the road, gangsters, black cast, rock and roll, black man ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, sentimental, contemplative
Plot: country, friendship, desire for fame, musician's life, music, lifestyle, love and romance, rise to the top, americana, friends, overnight success, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, dallas texas, texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, romantic, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: church choir, small town, music, love story, music band, contests and competitions, ambition, disorder, last wish, friendship, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 242K
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, feel good, light, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing, kids ...
Plot: wedding, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, greek island, parents and children, meet the parents, free spirited, single parent, dancing, teenager, single mother, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: greece, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 26K
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: political, suspense, talky, biting, clever ...
Plot: satire, music, multiple storylines, assassination, musician, politics, sexual content, female nudity, melancholy, bittersweet, relationships, candidate ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, california, nashville tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shall We Dance? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: friendship, couple relations, follow your dream, dancing, dancer's life, dance school, teachers and students, marriage, rags to riches, family, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 20K
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, feel good ...
Plot: elderly, opera, retirement home, aging, retired, musician, reconciliation, retirement home life, friendship, human spirit, rehearsal, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%