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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, crimes, urban, society, friends, buddies, teenage life, r&b, weekend, petty job, drug abuse, hotel, sexuality, dancing, sex scene, street fight ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 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 friendship, coming of age, loneliness, runaway, friends, dialogue and brutality mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Quadrophenia: Trainspotting (1996), Northern Soul (2014), That'll Be the Day (1973), Rude Boy (1980), Small Faces (1996). 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, semi serious, captivating, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, life is a bitch, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, surrealism, misfit, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, 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: semi serious, stylized, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: nightclub, friendship, obsession, drugs/alcohol, nightlife, music, urban, teenage life, youth, friends, coming of age, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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, gloomy, realistic
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
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28%
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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, musician's life, rock, music, performer's life, rebelliousness, artists and showbiz, misfit, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, juvenile delinquency, extreme violence, dysfunctional family, ghetto, social misfits, coming of age, human nature, school, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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27%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, coming of age, social satire, boarding school life, youth, school, boarding school, buddies, private school, social misfits, innocence lost, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
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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, gloomy, serious, 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
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27%
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: fictional band, bisexual, school uniform, music, gay, faked death, rock, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london
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25%
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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, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, social misfits, going straight, urban, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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25%
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, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: coming of age, paralysis, music band, music, 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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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: child prodigy, culture clash, coming of age, dedicated educator, immigrants, indian lead, pianist, prodigy, parents and children, social differences, teachers and students, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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25%
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, gloomy, realistic ...
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
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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: serious, rough, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: street gang, coming of age, high school, gang, pregnancy, cheerleader, gang war, rock, buddies, black people, american football, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
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24%
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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, music, rise and fall, 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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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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: horse, friendship, domestic violence, theft, buddies, kids in trouble, youth, friends, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
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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, childhood, skinhead, youth, violence, coming of age, xenophobia, unemployment, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
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23%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music band, girl band, friendship, coming of age, music, best friends, rebellion, rock, urban, social misfits, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: sweden, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, tokyo, california
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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, stylized ...
Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
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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: music, musician's life, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: atmospheric, gloomy, biting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, kissing, bridge, abusive father, working class, coming of age, youth, crimes, street kid, breaking point, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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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, yorkshire, northern england, london ...
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22%
'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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, music, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, musician's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
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22%
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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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, song, sex, music, musician's life, drug abuse, mansion, addiction, estate, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
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21%
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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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, buddies, going straight, nightclub, urban, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, coming of age, hopes, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, domestic violence, realism, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, violent husband, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, destructive relationship, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, punk, bassist, punk rock, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, britain, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, university, love triangle, human nature, romance, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, self discovery, alcohol, sex, prostitution, desert, drug abuse, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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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: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: band, rock, coming of age, music, friendship, cassette tape, music business, swearing, vinyl, ecstasy, rock band, pot smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, manchester, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, music band, girl band, microphone, alcoholic drink, teenage sexuality, hospital bed, iron, photo shoot, teenage girl, rock music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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