Movies like This Is Spinal Tap

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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
 7.9
 135K
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 dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.
Style: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, parody, witty, exciting, captivating, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: heavy metal, music band, party, music, musician, satire, cult, success, singer, pianist, fame, musical tour, groupie, rock, friends, partners, star, artists and showbiz, musician's life, comeback, lifestyle, buddies, disorder, nothing goes right, boyfriend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas

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Most similar movies to This Is Spinal Tap

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and cult film films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, friends, runaway, storytelling, musician and rock and roll mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like This Is Spinal Tap: Almost Famous (2000), School of Rock (2003), Electric Apricot (2006), A Mighty Wind (2003), Fear of a Black Hat (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 266K
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock, rock band, fame, music, journalism, musician, singer, family relations, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 292K
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, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: teacher, rock band, teachers and students, music band, rock music, music, musician, school, guitarist, idealism, contests and competitions, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friends, filmmaking, disorder, lifestyle, partners, music band, performer's life, music, on the road, rock, holy grail, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 27K
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, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, showbiz, love and romance, music band, satire, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicling the controversial career of bad boys N.W.H. (Niggaz With Hats), this uproarious 'mockumentary' lampoons all of hardcore rap's hot-button issues. This underground laugh riot recounts the rise, fall and resurrection of a ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, rivalry, mexican standoff, music, musician, figment, social differences, cons and scams, hip hop culture, friends, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, fame, musician's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh, illinois, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, rising to stardom, partners, media, musician's life, music band, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, musician, marijuana, singer, divorce, music, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, star, hip hop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.8
 4K
Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, satirical, light, intense ...
Plot: blackmail, music band, ambition, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, partners, artists and showbiz, buddies, media, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 4K
Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, ironic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, cancer, nothing goes right, musician's life, music band, introspection, buddies, lifestyle, ambition, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 9K
CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, rap, jeep, wheelchair, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), mistaken identity, friends, hip hop culture, strong sexual content, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 38K
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, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heavy metal, music, teenage life, music band, youth, drums, musician's life, rock, desire for fame, ambition, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 150K
Wayne's World (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can't believe their good fortune. But they soon discover the road from basement to big-time is a gnarly one, fraught ...
Style: humorous, witty, odd, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: heavy metal, satire, music, friends, ex couple relations, musician, right and wrong, manager, living with parents, hockey, sleazy, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, family relations, youth, teenager, love and romance, friendship, music band, rock band, catholic church, concert, road trip, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: satire, friendship, celebrity, secret, conspiracy, music, music band, ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, megalomaniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, road movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: musician, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, plan gone awry, disorder, friends, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse, escapades, intern, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 49K
Airheads (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, rock band, hostage, music, music band, artists and showbiz, farce, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth is a TV series that ran on HBO in 1997, 1999 and 2000. It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, which is composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass. All of the episodes of the show ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal, music band, partners, musician's life, desire for fame, odd couple, ambition, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, suspense, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: punk, music band, partners, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz, rise and fall, rivalry, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 886
Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, musician, addiction, friends, rock, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, midlife crisis, infidelity, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music, music band, americana, family relations, career, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, dream, rock band, wedding, band, long lost relative ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, united states, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The hardest group you've never heard of is back. Gangsta Rap is a mockumentary based on a group of over the hill gangster rappers (circa NWA), trying to make a comeback. Its a hilarious look at the soft underbelly of hard core hip hop.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, parody, captivating ...
Plot: hip hop, profanity, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, buddies, music band, silly humor, celebrity culture, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine's 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style in this hilarious mockumentary from the people who brought ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, satire, mechanic, backstage, audition, dentist, chinese restaurant, city council, alien contact, travel agent, improv, show tunes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night
Plot: friendship, concert, satire, media satire, rock, tv show, verbal byplay, heavy metal, buddies, media, femme fatale, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 1K
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: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, music, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, music band, showbiz, celebrity culture, partners, rise to the top, performer's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 356
Elephant Parts (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Winner of the first video Grammy Award, Michael Nesmith (The Monkees) wrote and starred in Elephant Parts, a collection of comedy and music videos using money he inherited from his mother, the inventor of Liquid Paper. Elephant Parts is one hour ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, realistic, parody ...
Plot: celebrity culture, musician's life, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, performer's life, goofy hero, satire, showbiz, disorder, music video, elvis presley ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 8K
Still Smokin (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cheech & Chong are invited to a celebrity party in Amsterdam. When they get there, however, it turns out that the guy who invited them has taken off with all the money. They are actually expecting Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, so our ...
Style: not serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stoners, weed, anti hero, mistaken identity, drug abuse, fish out of water, goofy hero, misfit, nothing goes right, disorder, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, desire for fame, music, obsession, follow your dream, tour, on the road, down on your luck, disorder, direction and purpose, ambition, longing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, high school, punk, rebellion, camp, punk rock, bong, rock, rock and roll, music, friends, administration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, music, youth, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%