Movies like Swing Girls

If you like "Swing Girls" you are looking for feel good, semi serious and humorous movies about / with jazz, music band, contests and competitions, high school, teachers and students, music and high school life themes of Drama, Comedy and Music genre shot in Japan.
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Swing Girls (2004)
 7.6
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Swing Girls
Original name: スウィングガールズ
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, music band, contests and competitions, high school, teachers and students, music, high school life, ambition, youth, best friends, hardcase students, mischievous children, underdog, friendship, food poisoning, teenage life, coming of age, against the odds, summer school, hopes, rebellion, rivalry, power relations, social relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Linda Linda Linda
Comedy, Drama, Music
Japan
114 min.
 7.6
Big Windup!
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Japan
25 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to Swing Girls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about friends, youth, ambition, high school, lifestyle, contests and competitions and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Swing Girls: K-On! (2009), Waterboys (2001), Linda Linda Linda (2005), School of Life (2005), Bandslam (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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K-On!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Story: Rock n' Roll may never die, but the Sakuragoaka Girl's High School Light Music Club might not be here to stay unless would-be drummer Ritsu Tainaka can find three more members to replace the graduated seniors. Determined to see that the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, coming of age, high school, high school life, student life, teenage life, youth, friends, friendship, teachers and students, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 2K
Waterboys
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, athlete's life, youth, swimming, hardcase students, school, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   97%
 
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Linda Linda Linda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of four high school girls decide to put together a band for their school cultural festival. Three days before they are to play the festival, the guitarist and singer quit the band. The remaining members must figure out what to do or risk ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: punk, music band, high school life, friends, music, musician's life, contests and competitions, teenage life, artists and showbiz, youth, band, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   81%
 
School of Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, underdog, school, uninhibited rivalry, teachers and students, family, high school, ambition, rivalry, family relations, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
 6.4
 13K
Bandslam
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, awful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, teenager, school, music band, follow your dream, rock, stereotypes, teenage life, teenagers, hopes, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
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Ping-Pong
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As children, the introverted Smile was being bullied by a gang of kids until the brash Peco comes by and chases all of them them away. Peco then takes Smile under his wings and teaches him how to play the game of ping pong. From there a life long ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, underdog, high school, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ping pong, friendship, youth, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   53%
 
 8.0
 152
Big Windup!
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: self discovery, sport team, sport, high school, ambition, hopes, rivalry, youth, power relations, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
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Bring It on Again
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When new students can't get onto their college cheerleading team, they form their own squad and prepare for a cheer off.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cheerleading, hip hop, college, high school, competition, sport, underdog, cheerleader, contests and competitions, friendship, college life, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
Sunday School Musical
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dancer's life, church, dedicated educator, hardcase students, music band, performer's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
The Cheetah Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: best friends, family, music band, musician's life, performer's life, music, follow your dream, friendship, rising to stardom, high school, showbiz, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
 5.4
 6K
Jump In!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, school, follow your dream, family, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
Detroit Metal City
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up "demon ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heavy metal, music band, musician's life, rock, artists and showbiz, music, hidden identity, desire for fame, follow your dream, celebrity culture, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
 7.2
 244K
Pitch Perfect
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: college, music, competition, music band, audition, coming of age, contests and competitions, hip hop, stereotypes, dialogue, ambition, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
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 7.1
 233K
School of Rock
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: music, school, rock and roll, teacher, underdog, high school, music band, rock, rebellion, friendship, drinking, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 7.0
 11K
Lemonade Mouth
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows five disparate high school students - Olivia, Mo, Charlie, Stella, and Wen who meet in detention. They realize they are destined to rock, and ultimately form a band that becomes a champion for students sidelined by the high school ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, music band, high school, follow your dream, rock, teenage life, youth, friends, lemonade, detention, violin, guitar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 6.7
 123K
Glee
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, sentimental, rockumentary ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, outcast, desire for fame, singing, choir, teenage life, contests and competitions, performance, musician's life, ambition, gay teenager, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 6.7
 23K
Take the Lead
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: serious, feel good, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, high school, dance, music, dancing, teacher, competition, prejudice, dancer's life, teenager, dedicated educator, school ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 6.9
 16K
Victorious
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: hollywood, best friends, high school, sitcom, family, high school life, music, youth, friends, musician's life, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
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The Cheetah Girls 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Best friends Galleria, Chanel, Dorinda, and Aqua, A.K.A. the girl band "The Cheetahs," get the opportunity of a lifetime when they strut their way to Barcelona, Spain, to perform in an international music festival. Along the way, the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, family, family life, fish out of water, best friends, buddies, high school, misfit partners, music band, musician's life, friendship, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, usa, new york, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 5.7
 31K
Drumline
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, dancing, music band, college, race issues, high school, young heroes, mentor, contests and competitions, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, harlem, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
 5.6
 685
Gippi
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gippi is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary, overweight girl, who, through the course of the film, learns to love herself for exactly who she is. It is also a tale of an underdog, who picks herself up from nothing and finds herself at the top of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, teenage life, bollywood, youth, best friends, underdog, social misfits, high school life, ambition, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
 5.6
 530
Fast Forward
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dancer's life, high school, rock, music band, performer's life, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, teenage love, high school life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
Her Best Move
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: athlete's life, high school, romance, underdog, school, young lovers, contests and competitions, follow your dream, friendship, soccer, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hip hop, music, high school, blues, school, clergy, convent, music band, religion, underdog, sisters, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
 7.7
 2K
Dream High
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: Dream High is a South Korean television series broadcast by KBS in 2011. It features miss A's Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun, T-ara's Eunjung, IU and 2PM. The drama was popular among teenagers, and brought in viewership ratings in the 18 to 20 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: follow your dream, high school, music, high school life, teenage life, ambition, romance, hopes, youth, musician's life, prodigy, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
 6.4
 25K
Stick It
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her to an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary, hard-nosed coach. Once ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, rebellion, sport, athlete's life, high school, teenagers, contests and competitions, friendship, rebelliousness, competition, athlete and trainer, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 6.7
 3K
Cape No. 7
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Aga, a band singer, returns to Hengchun with frustration. Tomoko is a Japanese model assigned to organize a local warm-up band for the Japanese super star beach concert. Together with other five ordinary Hengchun residents who were not expected to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, rock, underdog, ambition, artists and showbiz, romance, music band, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
 5.7
 5K
Breakin'
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, dance, culture clash, disco, dancer's life, romance, underdog, ninja, camp, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 

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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but ends up making matters worse. Downgraded to social outcast, Vanessa struggles to reclaim ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, captivating, semi serious, dramatic, feel good ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
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