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: 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: 80s, 20th century, 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, musician's life, lifestyle, music and music band mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Killing Bono: The Commitments (1991), Body Slam (1986), Svengali (2013), Joyful Noise (2012), Podium (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
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, cult film, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: irish, music band, friendship, profanity, star, blues, audition, singer, music, bittersweet, manager, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 899
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sport, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, music band, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, performer's life, athlete's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.6
 979
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: follow your dream, hopes, music band, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, desire for fame, relationship vs career, music industry, couples, misfit, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, rivalry, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, follow your dream, contests and competitions, family relations, ambition, youth, underdog, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, performer's life, showbiz, obsessive quest, celebrity culture, lifestyle, rivalry, crumbling marriage, dull life, musician's life, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, desire for fame, friends, ambition, teenage life, romance, artists and showbiz, music, teenage love, high school, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, friends, desire for fame, celebrity culture, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, musician's life, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: desire for fame, media satire, nothing goes right, friends, rising to stardom, rock, showbiz, celebrity culture, music band, island, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: punk, strong female presence, sexual content, music band, rivalry, friendship, rock, intrigue, best friends, satire, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, couple relations, rivalry, youth, romance, friendship, orchestra, classical music, underdog, music band ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musician, rivalry, prodigy, ambition, rising to stardom, musician's life, music band, opposites attract, lifestyle, rise and fall, fall in love, relationship vs career ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe, england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: not serious, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, music, music band, musician's life, partners, ambition, rock, lifestyle, media, desire for fame ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, ambition, teenage life, follow your dream, music band, friendship, artists and showbiz, love and romance, hopes, youth, music business, band ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, manchester, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: family life, music band, family relations, artists and showbiz, musician's life, youth, family, music, ambition, buddies, siblings relations, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 982
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: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder, hopes, rock, friends, hidden identity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, misfit, musician's life, teenage life, lifestyle, music band, youth, friendship between girls, teen drinking, teenage protagonist, scandinavian girl, girl band ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, music band, youth, teenage life, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, drums, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: rock, desire for fame, buddies, lifestyle, follow your dream, punk, artists and showbiz, hopes, friends, urban, introspection, poetry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, humorous, witty, realistic
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, fall in love, nothing goes right, buddies, comedy team, folk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: semi serious, witty, cynical, humorous, clever ...
Plot: punk, drug abuse, punk rock, media satire, friends, rising to stardom, strong female presence, showbiz, rebellion, misfit, rebelliousness, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 860
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, high school, kidnapping, youth, performer's life, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: musician's life, music, friendship, music band, rising to stardom, desire for fame, showbiz, relationship vs career, love triangle, friends, rock, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, musician's life, media, partners, music band, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, lifestyle, journalism, buddies, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic
Plot: rivalry, cinderella story, lifestyle, family business, unfulfilled love, rising to stardom, follow your dream, celebrity culture, clergy, love triangle, hotel, resort ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Linda Linda Linda (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of four high school girls decide to put together a band for their school cultural festival. Three days before they are to play the festival, the guitarist and singer quit the band. The remaining members must figure out what to do or risk ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Plot: musician's life, teenage life, music band, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, high school life, contests and competitions, girl band, punk, friends, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jean-Philippe (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, desire for fame, obsession, life turned upside down, ambition, musician's life, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, teaching the ways of the world, collector, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: youth, working class, against the odds, musician's life, underdog, contests and competitions, hopes, artists and showbiz, on the road, farce, rivalry, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, high school, fashion, follow your dream, musician's life, teenage life, lifestyle, ambition, music band, rising to stardom, girl group ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 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, realistic, contemplative, feel good ...
Plot: reunion, comeback, music, rivalry, rock band, midlife crisis, tour, bus, underdog, death, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, music, friendship, romance, coming of age, teenage life, musician's life, rock, teenage love, desire for fame, friends, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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