Movies like Quadrophenia

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Quadrophenia (1979)
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Quadrophenia (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, motorcycle, youth, gang, rocker, working class, music, teenage life, crimes, rock, friends, society, urban, buddies, estrangement, weekend, r&b, petty job, music festival, drug abuse, hotel, sexuality, dancing, sex scene, psychopath ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, woodstock, brighton, scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and harsh films with plots about coming of age, friendship, friends, youth, society, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Quadrophenia: Trainspotting (1996), Northern Soul (2014), That'll Be the Day (1973), Small Faces (1996), Rude Boy (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, captivating, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, drug rehabilitation, surrealism, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
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Northern Soul (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, nightclub, nightlife, urban, society, youth, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, music, friends, coming of age, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
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That'll Be the Day (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park, where he discovers a world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: working class, coming of age, musician's life, ambition, hopes, celebrity culture, rise to the top, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, teenage life, youth, rise and fall ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
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30%
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Small Faces (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, human nature, misfit, introspection, society, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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Rude Boy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political ...
Style: serious, realistic, biting, cynical
Plot: music band, punk rock, celebrity culture, social misfits, performer's life, politics, social decay, rally, musician's life, friends, coming of age, rock ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, youth, vengeance, urban ghetto, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, gang, orphan, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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26%
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If.... (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: biting, surreal, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, youth, coming of age, social satire, boarding school life, school, boarding school, social differences, rebelliousness, innocence lost, society, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
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26%
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Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, clever, serious ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, city life, estrangement, urban, society, family relations, couple relations, siblings relations, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
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26%
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G:MT Greenwich Mean Time (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Six London school-leavers attempt to make it in the world, balancing the challenge of trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry against the pressures and tragedies of everyday life.
Style: rough, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: paralysis, coming of age, hopes, artists and showbiz, music, music band, urban, social differences, musician's life, buddies, social decay, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
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25%
Madame Sousatzka (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, child prodigy, teachers and students, blind ambition, follow your dream, immigrants, parents and children, hopes, dedicated educator, ambition, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexual, stylized, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: faked death, school uniform, fictional band, bisexual, music, gay, musician's life, gender, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: rough, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, street gang, high school, cheerleader, gang war, pregnancy, gang, gangsters, culture clash, youth, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, biting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, working class, abusive father, bridge, kissing, crimes, youth, coming of age, punishment, street kid, breaking point ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, hopes, twentysomething life, romance, ambition, social climbing, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, escape from reality, dance performance, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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23%
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G (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three friends, Robban, Alexander and Kim has just left the compulsory school, and now they consider themselves grown-up and mature, being 16 years old. During the summer holiday they also get a bit of experience of the world: Robban becomes a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, drug dealing, youth, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, addiction, friends, redemption, coming of age, family problems, buddies, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
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Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, innocence lost, lifestyle, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, music, desire for fame, rise to the top, friends, musician's life, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
We Are the Best! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music band, girl band, friendship, coming of age, rebellion, music, artists and showbiz, social misfits, teenage life, rock, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: depressing, realistic, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: horse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, social misfits, animal training, crumbling relationship, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, society, youth, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
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22%
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Rodrigo D: No Future (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Colombia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Rodrigo D: No futuro" explores the bleak and precarious lives of working class street kids in Medellín. So dangerous is this world that three of its nonprofessional actors have been killed violently since production wrapped in 1988. ...
Style: captivating, rough, gloomy, serious, bleak ...
Plot: punk, heavy metal, drug dealing, poverty, juvenile delinquency, society, urban, lifestyle, rise and fall, youth, drug abuse, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia
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21%
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This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, gang, vandalism, childhood, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, crimes, violence, marijuana, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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21%
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Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
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21%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, drug abuse, comeback, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, destructive relationship, crimes, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, friendship, youth, troublemaker, working class, juvenile delinquency, rock, dull life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, liverpool
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20%
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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, clever, melancholic, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, singer, guitar, musician, homeless, ambition, performance, financial problem, follow your dream ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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20%
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Spike Island (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: band, hopes, follow your dream, friendship, teenage life, youth, music, artists and showbiz, love and romance, teenage love, rock, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, manchester, liverpool
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20%
Telling Lies in America (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a radio DJ Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon) who holds a contest ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: radio dj, coming of age, high school, radio, forgery, money, youth, false accusation, misfit, society, introspection, innocence lost ...
Time: 1960s, 90s
Place: europe, hungary, cleveland ohio
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20%
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, self discovery, youth, teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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20%
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Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anti semitism, suicide, music, rebellion, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, politics, prank, college, rebelliousness, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, hamburg germany ...
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Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love triangle, university, love and romance, youth, best friends, couples, teenage life, voyeurism, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
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20%
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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