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, serious, stylized, gloomy, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, rough, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, motorcycle, rocker, working class, music, youth, gang, rock, estrangement, music festival, urban, crimes, society, friends, buddies, teenage life, r&b, weekend, petty job, drug abuse, hotel, rebellious youth, troubled youth, shore, boys and girls ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, brighton, woodstock, scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about society, friendship, coming of age, friends, youth, working class and music mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Quadrophenia: Trainspotting (1996), Rude Boy (1980), Northern Soul (2014), That'll Be the Day (1973), G:MT Greenwich Mean Time (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 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, semi serious, rough, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, society, crimes, misfit, drug addiction, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
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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: biting, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: music band, punk rock, punk, music, musician's life, rock, performer's life, rebelliousness, artists and showbiz, misfit, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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32%
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: stylized, semi serious, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: nightclub, friendship, drugs/alcohol, obsession, nightlife, urban, teenage life, music, youth, friends, coming of age, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, northern england
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31%
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, music band, musician's life, rock, performer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rise to the top, rising to stardom, rich and poor, celebrity culture ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: coming of age, paralysis, music, music band, social decay, friends, urban, youth, buddies, musician's life, social differences, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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27%
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, rise and fall, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, desire for fame, rise to the top, rising to stardom, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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27%
 7.6
 19K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, boarding school life, coming of age, social satire, boarding school, youth, school, new wave, buddies, private school, social misfits, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: child prodigy, culture clash, coming of age, dedicated educator, immigrants, pianist, indian lead, prodigy, parents and children, social differences, teachers and students, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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27%
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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, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, city life, family life, personal ad, sibling relationship, parents and children, urban, life is a bitch, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, biting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, coming of age, youth, crimes, street kid, breaking point, punishment, kissing, bridge, abusive father, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe
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26%
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, stylized, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: fictional band, school uniform, bisexual, music, gay, faked death, musician's life, rock, rise and fall, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: england, europe
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25%
 7.7
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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, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: racism, gang, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, skinhead, youth, violence, teenage life, coming of age, crimes, childhood, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, juvenile delinquency, extreme violence, dysfunctional family, ghetto, social misfits, coming of age, school, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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24%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: band, coming of age, rock, friendship, music, pot smoking, vinyl, ecstasy, cannabis, cassette tape, music business, swearing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, liverpool, manchester
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23%
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, realistic, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, hitchhiker, performance, on the road, folk music, guitar, suicide, audition, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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23%
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: serious, realistic, rough, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gang, street gang, pregnancy, cheerleader, gang war, rock, buddies, american football, black people, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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22%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: rock, gang, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, violence spree, destructive relationship, friendship, working class, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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22%
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, buddies, nightclub, going straight, urban, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, hopes, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: musician's life, drugs/alcohol, rock, music, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, drug use, musician, infidelity, rock star
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, new york
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22%
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Hunky Dory (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Musical film about the trials and tribulations of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, dedicated educator, rock, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, youth, idealism, society, power relations, reach out ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, wales
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22%
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Soul Rebels is a 1991 film by Isaac Julien which examines the interaction between youth cultural movements in Britain. Skinheads, Punks & Soulboys along with the political and cultural tensions between them. The film received the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: disco, politics, friendship, murder, radio dj, social decay, music, artists and showbiz, gay culture, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: serious, gloomy, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, friendship, working class, single mother, gay, teenage pregnancy, ship, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, realism ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Lennon Naked (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: music band, rock, musician's life, couple relations, music, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family problems, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, friends, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, school, coming of age, falcon, bird, friendship, childhood, soccer, realism, life is a bitch, friends, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire, london ...
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21%
 7.7
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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, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, captivating, sexy, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, friendship, music, sexism, dancer, dancer's life, urban, social misfits, dance performance, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak
Plot: family life, parents and children, singer, working class, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, hypocrisy, corridor ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: music band, rock, music, musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, partners, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, teenage life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
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Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: gang, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, street gang, youth, going straight, human nature, urban, siblings relations, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%