Movies like Swing Girls

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Swing Girls (2004)
 7.6
 3K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, japanese schoolgirl, high school, summer school, baseball, music band, contests and competitions, food poisoning, music, teachers and students, high school life, ambition, youth, best friends, hardcase students, mischievous children, underdog, friendship, teenage life, coming of age, against the odds, hopes, rebellion, rivalry, power relations ...
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 realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about youth, friends, ambition, high school, high school life, teenage life and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Swing Girls: Linda Linda Linda (2005), Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009), Lemonade Mouth (2011), Detroit Metal City (2008), Queen Sized (2008). 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: punk, music band, high school life, school, band, japanese girl, friends, musician's life, music, contests and competitions, teenage life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: music band, performer's life, romance, friendship, classical music, orchestra, blind ambition, couple relations, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 12K
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
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, music band, teenage life, family, friends, high school, friendship, artists and showbiz, rock, performance, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, music band, musician's life, rock, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, celebrity culture, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 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: semi serious, humorous, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, social misfits, underdog, high school, high school life, physical appearance, teenage life, against the odds, ambition, hopes, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 2K
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, sport, youth, swimming, high school life, athlete's life, hardcase students, school, bathing, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 7K
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: music band, odd couple, music, contests and competitions, small town, follow your dream, hopes, family relations, musician's life, underdog, unlikely partners, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 13K
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, realistic, awful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, rock band, music, teenage love, music band, rock, follow your dream, teenage life, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 719
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, underdog, physical appearance, bollywood, teenage life, youth, best friends, social misfits, high school life, ambition, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 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: humorous, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, athlete's life, ping pong, high school, youth, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, friendship, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 126K
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, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: singing competition, music, music band, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, audition, singer, female musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, high school, teenage love, rock, romance, music, teenage life, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social misfits, friendship, high school life, teenage life, youth, social relations, friends, teenage love, physical appearance, love and romance, society, manga
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 19K
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo (Meaghan Martin) , who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby (Jennifer Stone), at the urging of Abby's wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo's costs for the college of her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school life, teenage life, social misfits, friends, teachers and students, misfit, high school, best friends, youth, high school hunk, power relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
White as Milk, Red as Blood (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Leo falls in love with Beatrice, a slightly older high-school student who has leukemia.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, high school, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, youth, mentally unstable, friendship, teachers and students, high school life, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 636
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: feel good, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rivalry, friendship, fish out of water, youth, disorder, friends, lifestyle, hip hop, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 3K
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: semi serious, feel good, 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 ⇓
30%
School of Life (2005)
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: touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: school, friends, uninhibited rivalry, high school, family, rivalry, family relations, goofy hero, friendship, parents and children, high school life, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: high school, friendship, fashion, coming of age, best friends, music band, family, teenager, girl group, talent show, best friend, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Drumline: A New Beat (2014)
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: rivalry, hip hop, music band, musician's life, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, college life, ambition, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 254K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, rivalry, friends, contests and competitions, college life, youth, social relations, musician, training, follow your dream, young woman, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, power relations, friends, prankster, student, social relations, disorder, vine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, actor's life, 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 ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Super Sweet 16: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, best friends, high school, contests and competitions, high school life, teenage life, youth, friends, blind ambition, siblings relations, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Struck by Lightning (2012)
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, electrocution, dead boy, lightning, blackmail, high school life, small town life, grandparent grandchild relationship, death, teenage life, small town, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Sameer Khanna lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his dad, Adesh, and mom, Suman, and studies in St. Marks High School. He is attracted to statuesque London-returned student, Aishwarya Dhawan, while his close friend, Tariq Naqvi, likes Nandini ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, police corruption, high school life, bollywood, teenage life, youth, romance, friends, best friends, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, new delhi, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: high school, social differences, high school life, high school student, student life, teenage life, society, youth, social relations, social misfits, friendship, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: feel good, humorous, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage love, high school, basketball, teenage life, couple relations, music, follow your dream, friendship, sport team, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 31K
Drumline (2002)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, music, rivalry, cheerleader, underdog, music band, young heroes, contests and competitions, rise to the top, college life, ambition, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: harlem, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, school, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, boss and employee, college, teachers and students, college life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%