Movies like Swing Girls

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Swing Girls (2004)
 7.5
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Swing Girls (2004)
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, summer school, high school, friendship, against the odds, japanese schoolgirl, teenage life, youth, music band, ambition, rebellion, mischievous children, lifestyle, performance, hardcase students, baseball, schoolgirl, best friends, music, friends, teachers and students, contests and competitions, overcoming, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Swing Girls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and feel good films with plots about youth, friends, high school life, ambition, teenage life, high school and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Swing Girls: Linda Linda Linda (2005), Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009), Joyful Noise (2012), Queen Sized (2008), Waterboys (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Linda Linda Linda (2005)
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: musician's life, music band, teenage life, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, high school life, girl band, punk, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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100%
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, manga
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, youth, couple relations, romance, friendship, orchestra, performer's life, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, music band, follow your dream, musician's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, underdog, odd couple, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 1K
Queen Sized (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An overweight girl, Maggie Baker, is elected Homecoming queen by the mean girls in the high school.
Style: feel good, uplifting, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, society, against the odds, best friends, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, prom, family relations, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.1
 3K
Waterboys (2001)
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Detroit Metal City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, follow your dream, ambition, love and romance, desire for fame, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, hopes, celebrity culture, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 3K
Ping-Pong (2002)
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: semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: athlete's life, youth, human spirit, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, friendship, ping pong, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 14K
Bandslam (2009)
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, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, teenager, hopes, rock, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Cheetah Girls (2003)
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: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, showbiz, coming of age, high school, fashion, follow your dream, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
When Inge Is Dancing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The ambitious punk rocker Max and the eco-activist Inge cannot stand each other, ever since Max publicly exposed her by singing the offensive song "When Inge is Dancing" in front of the whole school. But for Max and his classmates Fabio, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, desire for fame, ambition, teenage life, friends, romance, artists and showbiz, music, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006)
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: music band, musician's life, lifestyle, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, youth, artists and showbiz, disorder, culture clash, fish out of water, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, new york, europe, usa, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, high school, friends, contests and competitions, birthday party, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, couples, wealth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 1K
Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: humorous, semi documentary, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, youth, hardcase students, ambition, power relations, lifestyle, rivalry, high school life, society, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Student of the Year (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Several alumni reminisce about their final year at St. Theresa's College and the events that shaped their lives.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, ambition, teenage life, lifestyle, teenage love, fall in love, youth, rivalry, high school, contests and competitions ...
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 907
Just Peck (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At 104 pounds dripping wet, baby-faced sophomore Michael Peck (age 15) is not exactly the coolest guy at American High. Peck’s teachers make him feel like an idiot, his classmates make him feel like a geek and his home life is just as bad, with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: high school, friendship, science fair, high school life, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, disorder, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 2K
Rebelde Way (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award—nominated Argentine soap opera created and produced by Cris Morena. It originally aired from 26 May 2002 to 18 December 2003. The series was broadcast in many countries worldwide, including Peru, Germany, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: high school life, boarding school life, teenage love, friends, friendship, teenage life, boarding school, teachers and students, love and romance, youth, music, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 16K
Lemonade Mouth (2011)
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, light, entertaining
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, friendship, performance, young people, lifestyle, self discovery, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 5.1
 508
Cheeky Girls (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teen-aged girlfriends navigate multiple love triangles.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: high school life, school, coming of age, youth, friends, teenage life, high school, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, teachers and students, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.4
 7K
Jump In! (2007)
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, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 6K
Killing Bono (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage life, friends, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 4K
Cape No. 7 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, disorder, music, underdog, music band, love and romance, musician's life, contests and competitions, model, one last chance, audition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 800
Gippi (2013)
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: humorous, captivating, light, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, underdog, rivalry, teenage life, social relations, ambition, misfit, youth, social misfits, friends, school, rivals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.2
 671
Body Language (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled. Five dancers from totally different crews don't want to give up their free plane ticket and go anyway. In New York they realize what ...
Style: serious, exciting, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, music, hip hop, hopes, infidelity, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, youth, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, actor's life, love and romance, teachers and students, love triangle, mentor, music teacher, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, teenage life, happy ending, love and romance, friendship, family relations, sport team, music, couple relations, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Second year high school student Kodaka Hasegawa has transferred to his new school about a month ago, but he still hasn't made any friends. Kodaka Hasegawa was born from a Japanese father and a British mother. Because of his appearance, people ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, friends, teenage love, youth, society, high school life, social misfits, physical appearance, self discovery, social relations, love and romance, teenage life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The graduating class at Miss Aversham and Miss Cronstall's School for Girls find that they have - in defiance of the natural laws of probability - all blossomed simultaneously. Capitalizing on their unique status, and intent on teaching high ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, teenage life, ambition, friends, rivalry, buddies, lifestyle, youth, best friends, high school, silly humor, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Mary is a senior in high school. With graduation a few months away, she is faced with sudden changes in life, love, and friendship. Meanwhile, strange events begin to happen to her that seem completely random and without reason. She struggles to ...
Style: experimental, semi serious, realistic, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: high school, teenage life, high school life, youth, best friends, social relations, friends, first love, schoolgirl, fall in love, self discovery, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: thailand, asia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 148K
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music band, singing competition, friendship, best friends, music, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, social relations, friends, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.5
 2K
School Dance (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High schooler Jason has found his dream girl—the gorgeous Anastacia. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he’ll have to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, teenage love, youth, misfit, music, family relations, school dance, teenage life, hip hop, rivalry, love and romance, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%