Movies and TV shows like The Monkees

If you like "The Monkees" you are looking for feel good, semi serious and humorous movies or TV shows about / with sitcom, music, buddies, music band, showbiz, cult and artists and showbiz themes of Comedy and Music genre shot in USA.
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The Monkees
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock 'n roll singers. The show introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to series television and won two Emmy Awards in 1967. The program ended on Labor Day, 1968 at the finish of its second season and has received a long afterlife in Saturday morning repeats and syndication, as well as overseas broadcasts.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, witty, psychedelic
Plot: sitcom, music, buddies, music band, showbiz, cult, artists and showbiz, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, rock and roll, aspiring singer, rock band, tv show, frame up, celebrity culture, siblings relations, friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, performer's life, musician's life, partners, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Flight of the Conchords
Comedy, Music, Musical
USA
28 min.
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Most similar movies to The Monkees

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films and TV series with plots about friends, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music band, musician's life and buddies mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like The Monkees: Having a Wild Weekend (1965), That Thing You Do! (1996), Tapeheads (1988), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Big Time Rush (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Having a Wild Weekend
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, rock, music, music band, musician's life, performer's life, island, desire for fame, nothing goes right, rise and fall, rising to stardom, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
That Thing You Do!
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: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, radio, music band, music business, jazz, rock and roll, buddies, creativity, rags to riches, mentor, musician's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   77%
    User:   82%
 
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Tapeheads
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, offbeat, realistic, clever ...
Plot: punk, buddies, music, irreverent, rise to the top, censorship, parody, chase, media satire, cult, showbiz, hip hop ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   74%
    User:   69%
 
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, not serious, offbeat, realistic, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal, buddies, music band, rock, music, musician's life, desire for fame, partners, disorder, artists and showbiz, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
Down and Out with the Dolls
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: punk, music band, desire for fame, music, rock, rise and fall, friendship, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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System:   68%
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Big Time Rush
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, buddies, music, musician's life, high school, sitcom, showbiz, teenage life, ambition, artists and showbiz, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
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System:   66%
    User:   79%
 
This Is Spinal Tap
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: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: cult, music, music band, heavy metal, rock and roll, music business, deadpan, parody, farce, musician's life, rock, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
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System:   63%
    User:   59%
 
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I Wanna Hold Your Hand
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens
Plot: music, obsession, screwball, hotel, buddies, rock and roll, rebellion, music band, radio, runaway, obsessive quest, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   67%
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
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: witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: punk, music band, desire for fame, rock, rising to stardom, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, punk rock, friends, musician's life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
Flight of the Conchords
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand ...
Style: not serious, surreal, humorous, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: music, rock, nothing goes right, fish out of water, goofy hero, buddies, music band, musician's life, culture clash, artists and showbiz, friends, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
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Sugar Town
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, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: music, addiction, rock, music band, rock and roll, musician's life, music business, couple relations, drinking, celebrity culture, drug abuse, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
Electric Apricot
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, cynical
Plot: music, heavy metal, music band, on the road, rock, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
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Undiscovered
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actor's life, music, rock, music band, musician's life, desire for fame, romance, rise and fall, friendship, love triangle, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, jamaica
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System:   51%
    User:   55%
 
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A hip and happenin' all girl rock group head to LA to claim lead-singer Kelly's inheritance and make it (and make it) in LA. Soon the girls fall into a morass of drugs and deceit as their recording success soars. It takes several tragedies ...
Style: sexual, humorous, biting, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, drugs, violence, hollywood, music band, lesbian, rags to riches, pornography, male nudity, camp, artists and showbiz, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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A Mighty Wind
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: clever, humorous, witty, touching, not serious ...
Plot: music, folk, music band, music business, rock and roll, musician's life, parody, lovers reunited, reunion, creativity, dialogue, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parody, music, rock, music band, rock and roll, musician's life, rags to riches, rising to stardom, runaway, drinking, music business, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, germany
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
Wayne's World 2
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, not serious, witty, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: rock, tv show, heavy metal, buddies, rock and roll, parody, verbal byplay, media satire, music, kung fu, concert, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
Detroit Rock City
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, high school, teenager, obsession, coming of age, radio, youth, period piece, geek, rock and roll, drugs/alcohol, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
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System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
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Beach Ball
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: rock, music band, college, musician's life, beach, performer's life, music, rising to stardom, siblings relations, relationship vs career, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Johnny Rock is the aging lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get both his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another shot at fame as a songwriter for a brash ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rock, music band, sitcom, music, musician's life, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, hopes, friends, rock and roll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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CB4
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: humorous, not serious, satirical, witty, realistic ...
Plot: hip hop, parody, music, drugs/alcohol, buddies, music business, rock and roll, goofy hero, strong sexual content, gangsters, music band, gangster ...
Time: 90s
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
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Happy Days
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States. The series ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, oldies, parents and children, teenage life, family, suburbs, family life, music, youth, family relations, friends, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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Hannah Montana
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: At home and school, she's Miley Stewart, a typical teenager, but when the lights go down and the curtain goes up, she emerges as the glamorous and talented Hannah Montana. Having the "Best of Both Worlds" is a complicated proposition, ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: music, musician's life, family, family life, high school, teenage life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, single parent, teenager, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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Grace of My Heart
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, semi serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: music, musician's life, rock and roll, music business, rise and fall, romance, self discovery, songwriter, alternate universe, couple relations, creativity, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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Killing Bono
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good
Plot: rivalry, rock, music band, musician's life, music, underdog, desire for fame, siblings relations, ambition, long hair, teenage boy, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: europe, ireland
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System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
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Wayne's World
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, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: music, heavy metal, stupidity, tv show, parody, buddies, rock and roll, sarcasm, verbal byplay, media satire, rock, nerds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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Up in Smoke
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony ...
Style: humorous, road movie, semi serious, funny, offbeat ...
Plot: marijuana, chase, farce, weed, drugs, road trip, on the road, buddies, unlikely criminals, drinking, stoners, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: california, mexico, asia, latin america, vietnam ...
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Girl Happy
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: nothing goes right, rock, fall in love, romance, buddies, nightclub, musician's life, odd couple, performer's life, spring break, opposites attract, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 

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2gether
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, performer's life, music, desire for fame, parody, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, media satire, nightlife, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 90s
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System:   41%
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Sunset Strip
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, strong sexual content, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, love and romance, musician, artists and showbiz, actor's life, music band, musician's life ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   41%
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