Movies like Killing Bono

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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, underdog, music, desire for fame, siblings relations, ambition, long hair, teenage boy, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz, friends, follow your dream, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, teenage life, family relations, cultural icon, lifestyle, sex scene, bedroom, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: europe, ireland
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The Commitments
Comedy, Drama, Music
Ireland, UK, USA
118 min.
 7.6
The Monkees
Comedy, Music
USA
30 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, music band, music, friends, ambition, musician's life and lifestyle mostly in Music, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Killing Bono: Having a Wild Weekend (1965), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), The Commitments (1991), Body Slam (1986), The Monkees (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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
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Story: Two feuding brothers and their respective Ceilidh bands compete at a music festival. Set in 1960's Ireland.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, england, europe, brazil
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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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The Commitments
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: realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious, sincere ...
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Body Slam
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The Monkees
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Style: uplifting, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
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That Thing You Do!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
 5.6
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Fast Forward
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, stylized
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System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
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Satisfaction
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
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 7K
Still Crazy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
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Story: In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor ...
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Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, surprise ending
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System:   50%
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Detroit Rock City
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
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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
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Breakin'
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, dance, culture clash, disco, dancer's life, romance, underdog, ninja, camp, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
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System:   49%
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Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ample teen Tracy Turnblad wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
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Bandslam
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, awful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, teenager, school, music band, follow your dream, rock, stereotypes, teenage life, teenagers, hopes, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Bandwagon
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: rock, music band, ambition, music, small town, artists and showbiz, buddies, musician's life, friendship, guitarist, drummer, monkey ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, tennessee, alabama ...
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System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
All That I Love
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows four friends in their quest to form a punk band. As workers protests sweep across the country, Janek and Staszek, the sons of a navy man, the rebellious Kazik, and the affluent Diabel gel as a band, but their disparate lives are touched by ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: music band, punk, rock, coming of age, fighting the system, small town, friendship, rebelliousness, teenage life, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Made in Hungaria
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Miklós Fenyö's parents returned to Communist Hungary in the mid sixties - when everyone else was fleeing to the West. Miki's old friends don't know what to make of his outrageous clothes, flawless American accent and collection of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, losing-it hero, romance, rock, music band, blind ambition, music, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, introspection, ambition ...
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The Rocker
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: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, heavy metal, rock, music business, rock and roll, drugs/alcohol, music band, musician's life, showbiz, youth, fish, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
 6.1
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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:   42%
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, minnesota
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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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:   41%
    User:   43%
 
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Swing Girls
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, music band, contests and competitions, teachers and students, music, high school, high school life, ambition, youth, best friends, hardcase students, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   40%
    User:   48%
 

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Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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System:   39%
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