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

Most similar movies to Killing Bono

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, friends, ambition, music band, musician's life and rock 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), The Monkees (1966), Body Slam (1986). 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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, rock, music, music band, musician's life, island, performer's life, desire for fame, nothing goes right, rise and fall, rising to stardom, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: punk, music band, rock, music, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   99%
 
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: semi serious, witty, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: punk, music band, rock, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, punk rock, friends, musician's life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   76%
 
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, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: music, irish, friendship, music band, blues, drugs/alcohol, rock and roll, music business, working class, mentor, unlikely partners, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   97%
 
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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 ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: sitcom, music, buddies, music band, showbiz, cult, artists and showbiz, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, goofy hero, rock band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   97%
 
 5.4
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Body Slam
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: sport, athlete's life, music band, musician's life, wrestling, performer's life, desire for fame, rise to the top, wrestler, rising to stardom, rich and poor, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   79%
 
The Boys & Girl from County Clare
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two feuding brothers and their respective Ceilidh bands compete at a music festival. Set in 1960's Ireland.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, music band, musician's life, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, rising to stardom, musician, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   73%
 
When Inge Is Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The ambitious punk rocker Max and the eco-activist Inge cannot stand each other, ever since Max publicly exposed her by singing the offensive song "When Inge is Dancing" in front of the whole school. But for Max and his classmates Fabio, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, rock, romance, high school, teenage love, teenage life, music, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   83%
 
God Save the King
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: punk, music band, social misfits, small town, ambition, rock, youth, misfit, music, girl band, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   87%
 
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Podium
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, surprise ending
Plot: desire for fame, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, buddies, musician's life, performer's life, unsupportive spouse, contests and competitions, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, dull life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   75%
 
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, music band, rock, rock and roll, musician's life, rags to riches, rising to stardom, runaway, drinking, music business, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   61%
 
 7.1
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Still Crazy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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 ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: music, reunion, underdog, death, rivalry, british, rock, on the road, music band, rock and roll, comeback, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   71%
 
 7.1
 563
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: rock, music band, ambition, music, small town, artists and showbiz, buddies, musician's life, friendship, monkey, guitar, guitarist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, tennessee, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
Detroit Metal City
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up "demon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: heavy metal, music band, rock, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, celebrity culture, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   65%
 
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: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: music band, punk, coming of age, rock, fighting the system, small town, friendship, rebelliousness, teenage life, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   62%
 
 4.8
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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, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, friendship, romance, coming of age, rock, resort, music band, teenager, rock and roll, desire for fame, high school, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   67%
 
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: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   63%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: rock, sitcom, music band, musician's life, music, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, hopes, friends, sexual humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   56%
 
 5.7
 928
Svengali
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: music band, follow your dream, music, showbiz, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   79%
 
Adventures of Power
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: country, social misfits, farce, on the road, punk, follow your dream, rock, against the odds, music, small town, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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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, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, performer's life, parody, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, media satire, nightlife, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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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, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, heavy metal, rock, music business, rock and roll, music band, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, showbiz, youth, fish, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal, buddies, music band, rock, musician's life, music, desire for fame, partners, disorder, artists and showbiz, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
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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, music band, rock, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   52%
 
 7.6
 3K
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, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: jazz, music band, contests and competitions, high school, music, teachers and students, high school life, ambition, youth, best friends, hardcase students, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   52%
 
 6.1
 738
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   63%
 
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: music band, family, siblings relations, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, friends, buddies, musician's life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
Fun in Acapulco
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a local hotel. Clashes abound when Mike runs into the rival ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: oldies, performer's life, fall in love, romance, hotel, love and romance, resort, follow your dream, redemption, love triangle, rivalry, cinderella story ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
Rock 'n' Roll High School
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, high school, music, rebellion, camp, teenager, rock and roll, fighting the system, college, rock, buddies, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, rock, romance, losing-it hero, music band, blind ambition, music, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, introspection, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
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