Movies like Swing Girls

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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

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 youth, friends, ambition, artists and showbiz, high school, lifestyle and music band mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Swing Girls: K-On! (2009), Linda Linda Linda (2005), Waterboys (2001), Detroit Metal City (2008), 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, realistic, feel good, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: punk, music band, high school life, friends, musician's life, music, contests and competitions, teenage life, artists and showbiz, youth, school, band ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, 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:   82%
    User:   75%
 
Detroit Metal City
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, humorous, realistic
Plot: heavy metal, music band, rock, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, celebrity culture, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   73%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   65%
 
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: underdog, small town, school, uninhibited rivalry, high school, family, teachers and students, ambition, rivalry, family relations, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, 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:   53%
    User:   47%
 
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, music band, high school, follow your dream, rock, teenage life, youth, friends, guitar, cat, violin, detention ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
 7.2
 3K
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:   50%
    User:   57%
 
 5.6
 701
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, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, bollywood, teenage life, youth, best friends, underdog, social misfits, high school life, ambition, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
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:   50%
    User:   55%
 
When Inge Is Dancing
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, rock, romance, high school, teenage love, teenage life, music, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
 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:   50%
    User:   47%
 
 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, rock, underdog, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, romance, contests and competitions, nothing goes right, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
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 life, family, 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:   47%
    User:   47%
 
Degrassi Goes Hollywood
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The gang travels to Los Angeles, California as they attempt to live out their dreams.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs/alcohol, desire for fame, on the road, hollywood, music, teenage love, teenage life, ambition, youth, follow your dream, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 7.1
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School of Rock
Genre: Comedy, 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, teacher, underdog, high school, music band, rock, rebellion, rock and roll, friendship, drinking, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
 7.6
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The Concert
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, semi serious, captivating, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: music, redemption, obsession, russian, classical music, music band, comedy of errors, father daughter relationship, storytelling, musician's life, mentor, mozart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
 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, realistic, humorous, 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:   43%
    User:   42%
 
Struck by Lightning
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, small town life, teenage life, small town, ambition, youth, best friends, electrocution, lightning, dead boy, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
The Marc Pease Experience
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, high school, desire for fame, love triangle, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, ambition, love and romance, youth, social relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
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 632
Body Language
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, feel good, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, urban, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, rivalry, artists and showbiz, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
 7.7
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: music, follow your dream, high school, high school life, teenage life, ambition, romance, hopes, youth, musician's life, prodigy, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 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, realistic, feel good, 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:   38%
    User:   41%
 
Drumline: A New Beat
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A girl from New York attends a college in Atlanta to join their once-famous marching band.
Style: realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, music band, musician's life, contests and competitions, music, follow your dream, college life, rivalry, ambition, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
That Thing You Do!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, radio, music band, music business, jazz, rock and roll, buddies, creativity, rags to riches, mentor, musician's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 7.2
 246K
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, realistic, feel good, 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:   37%
    User:   33%
 
Tonight You're Mine
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: rock, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, romance, ego clash, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, music band, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: athlete's life, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, school, family, follow your dream, human spirit, friendship, athlete and trainer, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
 4.6
 426
Kick'n Rush
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story revolves around Jakob, Bo and Mikkel - three friends who spend their days lusting over unattainable women and engaging in a variety of illegal activities (i.e. they'll rent a movie and then break into a house to watch it). After ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: buddies, social misfits, high school, young lovers, suburbs, coming of age, friendship, follow your dream, teenage love, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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