Movies like That Thing You Do!

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That Thing You Do! (1996)
 6.9
 69K
That Thing You Do! (1996)
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: humorous, sentimental, sexy, light, sincere, touching, feel good, inspirational, romantic, road movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: drummer, music, recording studio, rock and roll, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music band, small town, jazz musician, musician, showbiz, friendship, ambition, rising to stardom, rock band, father son relationship, music industry, dentist, breakup, fictional band, fame, rise and fall, musician's life, celebrity culture, music business, radio ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, las vegas, los angeles, usa, illinois, wisconsin, ohio ...

Most similar movies to That Thing You Do!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous and melancholic films with plots about music, storytelling, dialogue, rock and roll, mentor, musician and artists and showbiz mostly in Music, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like That Thing You Do!: Almost Famous (2000), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Sing Street (2016), Grace of My Heart (1996), The Five Heartbeats (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, music, rock and roll, rock, drugs, musician, musician's life, rock music, rock band, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, phoenix arizona ...
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80%
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, satirical, cynical ...
Plot: heavy metal, music, satire, musician, rock and roll, music band, rock, heavy metal culture, concert tour, musical tour, fame, singer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1984
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 93K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: music band, friendship, musician's life, school, youth, coming of age, music, teenager, rock and roll, teenage life, dream girl, singer ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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100%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, inspirational, lyrical, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: songwriter, music, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, rock and roll ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, satirical, lyrical, talky ...
Plot: music, racism, rock and roll, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, corruption, music business, musician, dysfunctional family, finnish, fantasy world ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, atmospheric, affectionate ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: music, rock and roll, working class, musician, irish, friendship, bittersweet, chase, hip hop, happy ending, childhood, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 156K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
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100%
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2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, music, nothing goes right, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, media, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
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100%
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So six young girls from New Jersey set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, entertaining, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night
Plot: the beatles, rock and roll, teenager, music, friends, hotel, radio, obsession, rebellion, car, gangsters, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: realistic, inspirational, talky, stylized, intense ...
Plot: musician's life, rock and roll, singer, music, musician, blues, music business, jazz, greed, rags to riches, showbiz, success ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland, mississippi, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 28K
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, light, lyrical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: music, musician, satire, folk singer, singer, showbiz, love and romance, music band, lovers reunited, lifestyle, buddies, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: inspirational, sincere, intense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: music, domestic violence, musician, black woman, rock and roll, african american woman, price of fame, childhood, women, rape victim, starting over, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: sexy, road movie, talky, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock and roll, addiction, rock band, musician, love, women, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, music, bittersweet, depression, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 303K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 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: feel good, funny, sexy, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: teacher, music, school, rock band, rock music, music band, musician, teachers and students, rock and roll, battle of the bands, student, rock concert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Fighting Temptations stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: church choir, small town, music, love story, music band, contests and competitions, ambition, disorder, last wish, friendship, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cuba, georgia, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Still Crazy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor ...
Style: feel good, clever, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Plot: rock band, rock and roll, music, comeback, british, musician, bus, midlife crisis, death, underdog, satire, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: country music, female protagonist, music, husband wife relationship, poverty, musician, coal mining, rags to riches, music business, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: kentucky, usa, nashville tennessee, washington state, appalachia
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100%
 6.9
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La Bamba (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.
Style: inspirational, touching, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rock and roll, musician, music, death, musician's life, music business, love story, happy ending, latin, interracial romance, racism, audition ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california, new york ...
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100%
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Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rock and roll, music, country music, musician's life, addiction, musician, drug addiction, marriage, accident, love, rags to riches, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, arkansas, germany ...
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100%
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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, inspirational, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: music, underdog, hip hop, college, dancing, teenager, rivalry, destiny, adaptation, music band, follow your dream, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 49K
The Dirt (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.
Style: sexy, humorous, captivating, sad, slasher ...
Plot: rock, rock music, music band, guitarist, heavy metal, rock band, singer, junkie, drummer, bassist, celebrity, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles
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50%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, light, absurd, not serious ...
Plot: rock and roll, music, stupidity, music business, satire, partners, musician's life, media, rising to stardom, music band, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, germany, europe
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45%
 6.8
 35K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: intense, stylized, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, music band, musician, rock and roll, life philosophy, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, performance, friends, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
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42%
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Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: satire, conspiracy, music, friendship, rock and roll, celebrity, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, music band, megalomaniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 11K
Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, buddies, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, on the road, gangsters, black cast, rock and roll, black man ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: talky, atmospheric, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, musician, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, art, artist, music business ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: sexy, harsh, melancholic, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, rock and roll, musician, teenager, mystery, destiny, first contact, culture clash, bullying, childhood, coming of age, hip hop ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, rock and roll ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, new jersey, usa, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 39K
The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, heavy metal culture, youth, music band, teenage life, rock and roll, mentor, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%