Movies like Danny Collins

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Danny Collins (2015)
 7.0
 27K
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dramatic, intense, sweet, earnest, inspirational ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, aging, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, starting over, hopes, artists and showbiz, musician's life, introspection, drugs/alcohol, estrangement, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, father son relationship, cancer, midlife crisis, storytelling, airplane, musician, pregnancy, party, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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 runaway, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, family relations, life philosophy and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Danny Collins: Ricki and the Flash (2015), Crazy Heart (2009), Duets (2000), Begin Again (2013), It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, serious, realistic, sweet, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, divorce, family drama, parents and children, aging, family relations, musician's life, rock star, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female musician, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 79K
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: journalist, musician, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, texas, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: touching, sentimental, clever, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, love and romance, partners, father daughter relationship, karaoke, biological father, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, waitress, on the road, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: musician's life, music, father daughter relationship, relationships, coping, folk, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, family in crisis, one last chance, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, stylized, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: disappearance, dancer, party, suicide attempt, disc jockey, recording studio, comeback, cocaine, mute or deaf, music, disability, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: psychological, gloomy, realistic, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, audition, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, unlikely couple, writer's life, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: road trip, on the road, family relations, parents and children, single parent, salesman, protective parent, parent child relationship, 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 ⇓
58%
 6.0
 1K
Roadie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 20 years of touring, a roadie for a defunct 80s hair band returns home to live with his mother.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, unfulfillment, homecoming, rock, heavy metal, midlife crisis, introspection, mental illness, daydreamer, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, music, rock, journalism, musician's life, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: humorous, clever, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Plot: singer, backstage, radio, musician, cowboy, performance, angel, country music, radio show, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, groupie, tattoo, family, friends, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, tragicomedy, offbeat, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, poet, cat, homosexual, gay, adoption, psychiatrist, virginity, mentally unstable, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, on the road, bus, van, estrangement, reunion, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, family gatherings, separated, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sincere, realistic, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, hopes, performer's life, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, drug abuse, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, ohio, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, musician, pop music, psychotherapist, music, power relations, musician's life, showbiz, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, captivating, realistic, based on true events
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, showbiz, artists and showbiz, lawyers and clients, legal, violence against women, woman with glasses, actor, actress, helicopter, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1968, year 2003, year 1949 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 89K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, youth, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching
Plot: rock star, dysfunctional family, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, rock, self discovery, youth, musician's life, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: writer's life, friendship, redemption, vacation, alcohol abuse, single parent, family relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, disability, misfit, typewriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, factual, emotional ...
Plot: writer's life, filmmaking, childhood, parents and children, hollywood, showbiz, haunted by the past, family relations, disney, rehearsal, celebrity, show business ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1961
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, infidelity, family relations, dealing with death, hopes, love and romance, couples, death in the family, self discovery, love triangle, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: reunion, redemption, parents and children, hopes, haunted by the past, cowboy, actor's life, human nature, family relations, small town, father son relationship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, montana, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, social relations, adoption, small town life, youth, abortion, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: realistic, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: family, christmas, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, couples, disorder, eccentric family, introspection, friends, friendship, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 22K
Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, couple relations, family life, couples, introspection, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, family relations, alienation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, campus, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, offbeat, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: hippie, small town, musician, homosexual, family business, countryside, farm, music festival, music, free spirited, gays and lesbians, designer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: woodstock, new york state, bangkok thailand, new jersey, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 22K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: singer, elopement, rise and fall, music, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, hopes, performer's life, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sincere, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, love and romance, couple relations, suburban life, couples, starting over, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, single parent, dog, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, family life, love and romance, family relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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