Movies like Quadrophenia

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Quadrophenia (1979)
 7.3
 17K
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: atmospheric, captivating, rough, serious, realistic, cult film, melancholic, depressing, lyrical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, gang, youth, music, working class, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, rock, weekend, dancing, record player, rocker, character study, adolescence, depression, teenager, unlikely friendships, visceral, crimes, friends, graphic violence, deadend life, society, urban ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, woodstock, brighton, scotland

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Most similar movies to Quadrophenia

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, storytelling, mentor, youth, male nudity and runaway mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Quadrophenia: Northern Soul (2014), Trainspotting (1996), This Is England (2006), Awaydays (2009), Sing Street (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: soul music, friendship, nightclub, nightlife, youth, society, teenage life, obsession, music, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
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100%
 8.1
 624K
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, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, existentialism, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, drug addiction, society, self destructing, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 114K
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, emotional, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, gang, social problems, crimes, childhood, vandalism, xenophobia, juvenile delinquency, adolescence, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 3K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 83K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, colourful ...
Plot: radio, rock, hippie, rebelliousness, friendship, rebellion, music, friends, ambition, ship, ocean or sea, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: britain, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, psychological, adult animation, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, hallucination, isolation, teacher, racial slur, police brutality, nightmare, rock star, wall, childhood, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 70s, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 1K
Small Faces (1995)
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, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, society, school, parents and children, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, coming of age, life is a bitch, rich and poor, showbiz, rock, celebrity culture, teenage life, friends, youth, follow your dream, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, punk, music band, music, rebellion, teenage life, best friends, ambition, girl band, teenager, coming of age, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 10K
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: realistic, serious, rough, sentimental, cult film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: street gang, coming of age, gang, high school, gang war, cheerleader, pregnancy, gangsters, bittersweet, sexual content, profanity, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 4K
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: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 1K
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: suspense, serious, realistic, cynical, biting
Plot: music band, punk rock, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rebelliousness, social decay, punk, working class, rock, showbiz, concert, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sexy, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: faked death, fictional band, school uniform, music, bisexual, male nudity, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, gender bending, rock ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, britain, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 2K
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: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, gang, crimes, society, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 558
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: musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, music, music band, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition, friends, rock ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 69K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dancing, high school, music, dance, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 21K
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: psychedelic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: musician, singer, addiction, rock, isolation, drug abuse, musician's life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
 46K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, rock music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, musician, teenager, coming of age, name calling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, paralysis, hopes, buddies, musician's life, friends, urban, social differences, social decay, graphic violence, music band, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, youth, prodigy, against the odds, parents and children, social differences, teachers and students, working class, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 8K
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, gang war, social decay, teenage life, society, realism, social problems, rebellion, kissing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 124K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, dancer's life, coming of age, audition, gay, family relations, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.2
 27K
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: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, teenage sexuality, high school life, high school student, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 983
SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: nightlife, society, youth, coming of age, friendship, buddies, music, lifestyle, unfulfillment, soul music, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 9K
Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, rock star, crime, crimes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, criminal heroes, music, rock, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, tokyo, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sad, depressing, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: horse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, teenage life, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, realism, social misfits, misfit, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 4K
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: gloomy, rough, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, teenage life, parents and children, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: radio dj, coming of age, high school, human nature, high school life, parents and children, introspection, false accusation, love and romance, contests and competitions, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 90s
Place: europe, hungary, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 61K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, musician, epilepsy, singer, music band, depression, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%