Movies like Killing Bono

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Killing Bono (2011)
 6.4
 6K
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, feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage life, friends, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, band, rock, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, cultural icon, rising to stardom, long hair, youth, family relations, ambition, hopes, coming of age, music, siblings relations, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe

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, friends, ambition, music, music band, lifestyle and musician's life mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Killing Bono: Body Slam (1986), Svengali (2013), Joyful Noise (2012), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Having a Wild Weekend (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 878
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: sport, wrestling, showbiz, rivalry, music band, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, down on your luck, athlete's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 964
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: hopes, follow your dream, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, music, desire for fame, music industry, rising to stardom, fish out of water, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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, music band, follow your dream, contests and competitions, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rivalry, youth, unlikely partners, ambition, underdog, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, biting, witty ...
Plot: punk, social misfits, music, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, partners, ego clash, musician's life, unfulfillment, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: witty, feel good, offbeat, clever, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, disorder, buddies, partners, music band, friendship, artists and showbiz, missing person, friends, actor's life, rise and fall, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, humorous, feel good, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: music band, irish, friendship, audition, singer, blues, star, music, loud, friends, drugs/alcohol, musical tour ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, rivalry, musician, parents and children, musician's life, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career, fall in love, folk, music band, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: humorous, not serious, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, youth, music band, teenage life, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, drums, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.0
 7K
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: clever, humorous, witty, feel good, touching ...
Plot: reunion, music, comeback, rivalry, tour, bus, rock band, underdog, death, ego clash, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: cynical, witty, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: punk, drug abuse, punk rock, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, misfit, lifestyle, rebelliousness, showbiz, media, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, high school, teenage love, friends, social relations, teenage life, buddies, charity, rock, high school life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: friends, dull life, lookalikes, rivalry, showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, family problems, unsupportive spouse, celebrity culture, obsessive quest, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, love and romance, music band, rock, hidden identity, heavy metal, disorder, friends, music, follow your dream, celebrity culture, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, desire for fame, showbiz, music band, actor's life, rise and fall, lifestyle, rock, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, humorous, realistic, feel good
Plot: romance, couple relations, blind ambition, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, underdog, musician's life, love and romance, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, ambition, hotel, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, romance, hopes, resort, haunted by the past, family business, clergy ...
Time: 60s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 3K
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, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, music, friendship, romance, coming of age, love and romance, clubbing, youth, rock, teenage love, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 8K
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, witty, realistic, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, wheelchair, jeep, parody, music, hip hop culture, buddies, arson, music band, mistaken identity, rivalry, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 570
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: offbeat, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: rivalry, friendship, monkey, drummer, guitarist, band, guitar, rock, small town, ambition, music band, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, tennessee, alabama, south carolina ...
⇓ 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: clever, witty, humorous, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: parody, rise and fall, music, media, journalism, showbiz, rising to stardom, media satire, celebrity culture, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Thank God It's Friday (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodore's are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other characters are there to win the dance contest, or to put ...
Style: realistic, captivating, offbeat, sexy, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, disco, artists and showbiz, love and romance, follow your dream, performer's life, womanizer, ambition, contests and competitions, music, rising to stardom, dancer's life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 1K
2gether (2000)
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: feel good, not serious, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, ambition, desire for fame, celebrity culture, media satire, rising to stardom, lifestyle, showbiz, media, music band, partners, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, siblings relations, desire for fame, family, family relations, friends, youth, family life, buddies, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: punk, youth, girl band, teenage life, small town life, follow your dream, social misfits, music, rock, music band, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: underdog, disco, follow your dream, love and romance, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, friends, rivalry, hopes, romance, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: captivating, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: band, teenage life, youth, artists and showbiz, love and romance, hopes, friendship, friends, music band, rock, teenage love, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, manchester, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 750
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, addiction, friends, celebrity culture, music band, infidelity, couples, buddies, rock, lifestyle, showbiz, aging ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 260K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music band, college life, friends, contests and competitions, follow your dream, student life, training, youth, rivalry, artists and showbiz, student, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 133K
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music band, singing competition, music, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, rivalry, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, offbeat, not serious, humorous
Plot: rivalry, punk, rise and fall, showbiz, lifestyle, music band, best friends, youth, rebelliousness, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, music ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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