Movies like Killing Bono

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Killing Bono (2011)
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Killing Bono (2011)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage life, friends, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, band, rock, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, cultural icon, rising to stardom, youth, family relations, hopes, long hair, coming of age, music, siblings relations, underdog ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe

Most similar movies to Killing Bono

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, friends, ambition, lifestyle, music band, musician's life and music mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Killing Bono: The Commitments (1991), Body Slam (1986), Svengali (2013), Podium (2004), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, star, singer, audition, backstage, profanity, blues, dublin ireland, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 922
Body Slam (1986)
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, wrestling, showbiz, rivalry, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, rise to the top, ambition, desire for fame, rock, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.6
 992
Svengali (2013)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: hopes, follow your dream, music band, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, music, music industry, couples, disorder, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.3
 4K
Podium (2004)
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, feel good, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, lifestyle, celebrity culture, dull life, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
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: witty, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: punk, artists and showbiz, music, buddies, ambition, rivalry, friendship, showbiz, music band, partners, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, follow your dream, music band, rivalry, artists and showbiz, musician's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, family relations, ambition, unlikely partners, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
When Inge Is Dancing (2013)
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, desire for fame, teenage life, ambition, friends, romance, artists and showbiz, music, teenage love, high school, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Detroit Metal City (2008)
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, realistic, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, desire for fame, love and romance, musician's life, lifestyle, hopes, celebrity culture, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
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: offbeat, clever, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, partners, lifestyle, musician's life, buddies, music, campaign, disorder, friends, rock, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rivalry, prodigy, music band, musician's life, opposites attract, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, rise and fall, relationship vs career, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, england, liverpool, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, youth, couple relations, romance, rivalry, friendship, orchestra, music, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1984, loser pizza guy Whitey Johnson is run over by a semi truck on live television, making him a local hero. The world watches as Whitey vows to not only walk again but to win his town's breakdance competition. Whitey struggles to conquer ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, dancer's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 1K
2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, music, music band, performer's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rise to the top, partners, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating, 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, manchester, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, youth, music band, musician's life, family life, family relations, buddies, music, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 36K
The Rocker (2008)
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: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, desire for fame, ambition, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
God Save the King (2005)
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: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Plot: punk, musician's life, misfit, lifestyle, music band, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, teenage protagonist, scandinavian girl, teen drinking, friendship between girls ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 2.5
 440
The Blackout (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, rising to stardom, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, music band, friends, sexual relations, celebrity culture, student life, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, media satire, showbiz, teenage life, on the road, rebelliousness, rock, nightlife, celebrity culture, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 1K
Incognito (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This offbeat musical drama stars Lucas (Bénabar), an up-and-coming singer ready to do anything to be on top of the French pop scene.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Plot: desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, dishonesty, disorder, rock, cons and scams, hopes, hidden identity, friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mockumentary which follows an up-and-coming three-man boyband which suffers a Milli Vanilli inspired media storm just before the release of their first album. Their only hope is to get their act together before the HitAwards Norwegian music awards ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: boy band, music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, rehearsal, music, tour, friends, media sensation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz, fall in love, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, musician's life, buddies, comedy team, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, rise and fall, follow your dream, ambition, buddies, hopes, showbiz, artists and showbiz, music band, music, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Jean-Philippe (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, obsession, desire for fame, teaching the ways of the world, life turned upside down, musician's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, ambition, collector, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 869
Taking 5 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just when BFFs Gabby and Devon have a chance to get the hottest band to perform a free concert at Highland High, their plan goes up in smoke... literally. Desperate not to be labeled losers for life they resort to plan B: kidnap the band! Now ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, romantic, realistic
Plot: teenage love, music band, musician's life, love and romance, disorder, teenage life, lifestyle, concert, high school, kidnapping, youth, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: parody, music, partners, rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, media, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Filth and Wisdom (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Filth & Wisdom is a poignant view of the lives of three not quite ordinary friends settled into meaningless jobs that barely keep them afloat while helping to finance their dreams of bigger and brighter futures. Their unqiue yet universal ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: introspection, rock, desire for fame, buddies, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle, punk, friends, urban, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fun in Acapulco (1963)
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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: rivalry, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, resort, unfulfilled love, clergy, lifestyle, performer's life, music ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.3
 3K
Undiscovered (2005)
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, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, showbiz, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, musician's life, music, love triangle, rock, fall in love, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
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, sitcom, light ...
Plot: music, rock, music band, musician's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, rock band, female singer, sexual humor, friends, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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