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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: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, teenage boy, long hair, desire for fame, ambition, hopes, youth, friends, follow your dream, teenage life, family relations, coming of age, rock, music band, musician's life, music, underdog, siblings relations, female nudity, sex scene, rock band, brother brother relationship, band, bedroom, dublin ireland ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: europe, ireland

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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, friends, ambition, music, music band, musician's life and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Killing Bono: The Commitments (1991), Having a Wild Weekend (1965), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Still Crazy (1998), Joyful Noise (2012). 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: realistic, captivating, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: music band, blues, irish, friendship, music, audition, star, singer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely partners, desire for fame, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rock, buddies, 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 ⇓
93%
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: 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 ⇓
89%
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: witty, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, music band, rock, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Still Crazy (1998)
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: semi serious, feel good, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, music, rivalry, comeback, rock band, bus, tour, death, music band, on the road, rock, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 7K
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: music band, music, odd couple, small town, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hopes, family relations, musician's life, underdog, unlikely partners, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 928
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
Plot: music band, music, follow your dream, 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 ⇓
76%
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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, 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 ⇓
74%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician, rivalry, music band, musician's life, underdog, contests and competitions, rise and fall, rising to stardom, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: sport, wrestling, wrestler, athlete's life, music band, musician's life, performer's life, desire for fame, rise to the top, rising to stardom, rich and poor, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, high school, teenage love, rock, romance, teenage life, music, love and romance, youth, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, humorous, realistic, sentimental
Plot: punk, girl band, youth, music band, social misfits, public sex, rebellious youth, ambition, small town, rock, music, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: music band, performer's life, romance, friendship, classical music, orchestra, blind ambition, music, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, underdog, contests and competitions, high school, hip hop, train, follow your dream, romance, teenage love, high school life, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Satisfaction (1988)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, music, rock, music band, resort, friendship, romance, desire for fame, teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: rivalry, oldies, performer's life, romance, fall in love, hotel, love and romance, resort, follow your dream, redemption, love triangle, cinderella story ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two girls rediscover their love for playing rock, find a drummer and begin practicing. When one of their mothers intervenes, they run away from home and are forced to fend for themselves on the streets against gangs and rival bands. Soon they are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: punk, rivalry, music, music band, rise and fall, ambition, artists and showbiz, beach, best friends, desire for fame, downfall, ego clash ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
All That I Love (2009)
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, friendship, punk, coming of age, rock, fighting the system, small town, rebelliousness, teenage life, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parody, music, rise and fall, music band, rock, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: band, coming of age, rock, friendship, music, vinyl, pot smoking, ecstasy, cannabis, cassette tape, music business, swearing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, liverpool, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Sugar Town (1999)
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, rock, music band, musician's life, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, drug abuse, midlife crisis, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Adventures of Power (2008)
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: youth, country, social misfits, farce, on the road, punk, follow your dream, rock, against the odds, music, small town, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, new jersey, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 563
Bandwagon (1996)
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: band, guitarist, drummer, guitar, monkey, friendship, rivalry, rock, music band, ambition, music, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, tennessee, south carolina, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, music band, rock, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, celebrity culture, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicling the controversial career of bad boys N.W.H. (Niggaz With Hats), this uproarious 'mockumentary' lampoons all of hardcore rap's hot-button issues. This underground laugh riot recounts the rise, fall and resurrection of a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, music, mexican standoff, music band, musician, artists and showbiz, manipulations, social differences, cons and scams, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, not serious, realistic
Plot: music band, desire for fame, buddies, music, follow your dream, rise and fall, friendship, showbiz, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, friends
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
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CB4 (1993)
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, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, wheelchair, african american, jeep, parody, music, buddies, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, strong sexual content, music band, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Detroit Rock City (1999)
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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, love and romance, teenager, friendship, family relations, youth, catholic church, road trip, concert, rock band, runaway, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Francis is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggy" is home from College. When he suggests her to go for it, she's even more in panic - ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: youth, surfing, beach, babies and infants, best friends, romance, office, underdog, young lovers, contests and competitions, airplane, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 35K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, music band, groupie, youth, artists and showbiz, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, drums, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%