Movies like Weekender

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Weekender (2011)
 5.6
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Weekender (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20's and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it's now or never and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas and the hedonism of Amsterdam. It's everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship.
Style: exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: rave, drug dealing, gangsters, ambition, friendship, partners, dream come true, buddies, drugs/alcohol, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, friends, graphic violence, nightclub, rise and fall, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, profanity, police, theft, drug dealer, best friend, counterfeit money, fat man, bouncer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, amsterdam, europe, ibiza, manchester, manchester england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sentimental films with plots about friends, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, friendship, lifestyle and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like Weekender: Tamla Rose (2013), Spike Island (2012), Northern Soul (2014), Flame (1975), Beat the World (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, musician's life, desire for fame, teenage life, rise and fall, best friends, hopes, showbiz, friendship, youth, dream come true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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95%
 6.3
 3K
Spike Island (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, music band, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, youth, music business, band ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, liverpool, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Northern Soul (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: soul music, friendship, nightclub, nightlife, youth, society, teenage life, obsession, music, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.9
 559
Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rock, innocence lost, rise to the top, musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, music, music band, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Beat the World (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three dance crews – one Latin American, one European and one Canadian – prepare to battle at the International Beat the World competition in Detroit. Along the way, they struggle with gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. In the final ...
Style: realistic, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, dancer's life, lifestyle, friendship, youth, rivalry, buddies, hip hop, contests and competitions, urban, world spanning, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: music, revenge, concert, rape, ambition, musician's life, rise and fall, music band, lifestyle, life is a bitch, showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 4K
Eden (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music.
Style: touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: dj, youth, ambition, rise and fall, nightlife, friendship, clubbing, disco, coming of age, musician's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 984
SoulBoy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1974. Amidst power cuts, strikes and boot-boy aggro on the football terraces, Joe McCain is bored of a life that's going nowhere. Enter hair-dresser Jane: blonde, beautiful, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and ...
Style: humorous, contemplative, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nightlife, society, youth, coming of age, friendship, buddies, music, lifestyle, unfulfillment, soul music, friends, young lovers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: offbeat, sentimental, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, love and romance, musician's life, ambition, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, music band, friends, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Six London school-leavers attempt to make it in the world, balancing the challenge of trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry against the pressures and tragedies of everyday life.
Style: psychological, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, paralysis, hopes, buddies, musician's life, friends, urban, social differences, social decay, graphic violence, music band, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 2K
The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, rise and fall, partners, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having written the music and screenplay for this film, Paul McCartney also plays himself in the leading role. When the mastertape of McCartney's latest album is misplaced, he must discover its whereabouts in less than 24 hours or else risk ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: gangsters, heist, friends, musician's life, music, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rock, hare krishna, robbery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: faked death, fictional band, school uniform, music, bisexual, male nudity, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, gender bending, rock ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, britain, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1980 young George O'Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter, who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange's trendy ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, rise and fall, love affair, addiction, drug abuse, anti conformity, love and romance, music band, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, ambition, best friends, buddies, unfulfillment, coming of age, going straight, gangsters, drug dealing, urban ghetto, friends, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: school, dedicated educator, school teacher, fighting the system, ambition, against the odds, teachers and students, female protagonist, happy ending, underdog, hopes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.6
 4K
Groove (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, intense, realistic ...
Plot: clubbing, drug dealing, lifestyle, nightlife, fish out of water, city life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug use, rave, brother brother relationship, hip hop, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, dance performance, twentysomething life, ambition, romance, hopes, contests and competitions, social climbing, escape from reality, urban ghetto life, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, buddies, immigrants, partners, friends, misfit, dishonesty, cons and scams, society, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, teenage boy, nightlife, lifestyle, freedom, dull life, buddies, cause and meaning, pole dance, pole dancing ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, friends, comeback, human nature, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: irish, music band, friendship, soul music, audition, backstage, singer, star, profanity, blues, dublin ireland, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 17K
Quadrophenia (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, gang, youth, music, working class, coming of age, buddies, rock, weekend, teenage life, dancing, record player ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, brighton, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Loyalty & Respect (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Cashville, two friend friends are torn apart buy fast money and launch an all out street war where no one can be trusted. Loyalty and Respect is lost over Cash in the city of Cashville.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: hip hop, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, gang, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, society, buddies, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 656
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, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, music, hip hop, hopes, infidelity, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 21K
Rock On!! (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that he is going to be a dad, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, ambition, buddies, music band, hopes, rivalry, contests and competitions, singer, bohemian life, musician's life, boyfriend ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 1K
Rude Boy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, cynical, biting
Plot: music band, punk rock, musician's life, society, social misfits, politics, misfit, lifestyle, performer's life, music, coming of age, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, life is a bitch, ambition, follow your dream, teenage life, lifestyle, single parent, unfulfillment, society, dancing, determination ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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