Movies like Danny Collins

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Danny Collins (2015)
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Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dramatic, intense, sweet, earnest, inspirational ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, introspection, drugs/alcohol, aging, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, family relations, musician's life, starting over, parents and children, wooing, estrangement, artists and showbiz, father son relationship, love and romance, cancer, midlife crisis, storytelling, airplane, musician, pregnancy, party, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, touching and dramatic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Danny Collins: Crazy Heart (2009), Duets (2000), Begin Again (2013), Ricki and the Flash (2015), It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, country music, aging, loneliness, memory, guitar, alcoholic, texan, taxi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, houston texas, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 9K
Duets (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come ...
Style: clever, semi serious, talky, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: parents and children, love and romance, partners, family relations, contests and competitions, father daughter relationship, karaoke, convict, singer, musician, african american, singing contest ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.4
 128K
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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, musician's life, father daughter relationship, relationships, folk, showbiz, urban, artists and showbiz, city life, parents and children, family relations, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sweet, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, divorce, parents and children, family drama, family relations, rock star, musician's life, ambition, elderly, family problems, quibbling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: cocaine, disc jockey, comeback, recording studio, music, disability, mute or deaf, british, suicide attempt, dancer, disappearance, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.8
 34K
The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, single parent, parents and children, family relations, parent child relationship, salesman, protective parent, overprotective mother, talking while driving, mother son relationship, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa, new jersey, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, rock star, tattoo, groupie, midlife crisis, odd couple, family, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, writer's life, addiction, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, hopes, infidelity, couples, friends, best friends, dealing with death, self discovery, love triangle, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: backstage, singer, radio, country music, angel, cowboy, performance, radio show, musician, country, music, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: tragicomedy, talky, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, adoption, gay, poet, cat, homosexual, psychiatrist, drugs/alcohol, mentally unstable, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, redemption, van, bus, parents and children, father, grandfather, family relations, dealing with death, human nature, self discovery, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, rise and fall, performer's life, drugs/alcohol, addiction, rising to stardom, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: writer's life, filmmaking, rehearsal, showbiz, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, parents and children, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1964
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, writer's life, single parent, alcohol abuse, hopes, family relations, vacation, disability, artists and showbiz, misfit, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Happy Christmas (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: family, christmas, drugs/alcohol, introspection, siblings relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: struggling actor, family, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, actor's life, self discovery, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 2K
Janie Jones (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: rock star, musician's life, rock, parents and children, drug addiction, daughter, adolescence vs adulthood, eccentric family, family problems, family relations, self discovery, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.5
 462K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, social relations, youth, adoption, small town life, parents and children, eccentric family, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 233K
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: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, rock, innocence lost, music, stewardess, journalism, bus trip, domineering mother, reconciliation, swimming pool, concert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, neighbor, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, starting over, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, family relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: small town, hippie, countryside, music festival, farm, music, family business, musician, homosexual, drugs/alcohol, americana, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: woodstock, bangkok thailand, new york state, new jersey, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 25K
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: death, musician's life, dying young, marital rape, mexican american, music, oldies, latin, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 32K
Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, psychotherapist, nervous breakdown, pop music, therapist, musician, songwriter, music, showbiz, musician's life, doctors and patients, addiction ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 6K
Phil Spector (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lawyers and clients, mercedes, scandal, trial, testimony, alarm, payback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1949, year 2009, year 2003 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 121K
Last Vegas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, funny, exciting ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, casino, buddies, vacation, male friendship, aging, funeral, golden years, reunion, disorder, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 40K
The Last Kiss (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment. Based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, wedding, cheating, architect, stripper, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, romance, casual sex, sex, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, australia, sydney australia, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 98K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, youth, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 5K
For the Boys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: concert, dancer, entertainer, vietnam war, friendship, oldies, couple relations, music, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, singing ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia, england, vietnam, europe, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 39K
People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: inheritance, salesman, family secret, funeral, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family relations, hidden identity, single parent, introspection, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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