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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, friends, teenage life, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, rock and roll, youth, family relations, hopes, teenager, dancing, rock music, subculture, empire, coming of age, female nudity, sex scene, rock band, music band, celebrity culture, rock, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: europe, dublin ireland, 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 ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, music, music band, musician's life and desire for fame mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Killing Bono: The Commitments (1991), Svengali (2013), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Spike Island (2012), Disco (2008). 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, affectionate, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: music, musician, rock and roll, working class, irish, friendship, rock, bittersweet, unlikely friendships, dancing, runaway, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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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, desire for fame, ambition, relationship vs career, music industry, rising to stardom, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: rock, rise and fall, punk, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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52%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, music band, teenage life, teenage love, friendship, music business, youth, hopes, coming of age, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manchester, england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Disco (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Endetté jusqu'au cou dans une affaire de water bed, Didier Travolta, 40 ans, vit au Havre dans le quartier populaire du Grand Large chez sa maman : Madame Graindorge. Il reçoit une lettre de la mère de son fils Brian, 8 ans, qui vit en ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: disco, dancer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, ambition, self discovery, best friends, buddies, love and romance, contests and competitions, society, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, feel good, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, dull life, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, rivalry, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, lookalikes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: opposites attract, music band, desire for fame, ambition, friends, romance, teenage life, social relations, music, artists and showbiz, high school, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: hip hop, teenage love, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, hopes, romance, rivalry, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rock, advertising, rock and roll, pop music, swinger, island, music band, missing person, media satire, friendship, showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: feminist film, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rock and roll, punk rock, coming of age, feminist, satire, dancing, musician, sexual content, counterculture, alienation, girl gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, music, follow your dream, ambition, rock music, musician's life, love and romance, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, hopes, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teenage love, rivalry, music band, contests and competitions, follow your dream, musician's life, artists and showbiz, underdog, ambition, youth, chorus girl, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: youth, misfit, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, teenage life, scandinavian girl, teenage protagonist, friendship between girls, nudity (full frontal - brief), rebellious youth, punk rock ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
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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, sitcom, light ...
Plot: music band, music, rock, musician's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, rock band, female singer, father daughter relationship, sexual humor, dancing, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, feel good, humorous, realistic
Plot: wrestling, rivalry, rock band, down on your luck, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The St?ned Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to avoid another night of driving aimlessly around Torrance in the Blue Torpedo, Joe and Hubbs set out on a quest for fine chicks. Their paths soon cross with Tack, from whom they learn about a pair of foreign radical chicks hanging out ...
Style: realistic, feel good, funny, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: party, stoner, rebelliousness, coming of age, weed, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, partners, slacker, teenager, rock music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sexy, captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disco, dj, american history, rock, rock and roll, nightclub, silly humor, friends, couples, teenage life, nightlife, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
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Metal Lords (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: For teenage misfits Hunter and Kevin, the path to glory is clear: Devote themselves to metal. Win Battle of the Bands. And be worshipped like gods.
Style: satirical, captivating, semi serious, entertaining, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: heavy metal culture, high school, music, friendship, musician, music band, music competition, desire for fame, contests and competitions, friends, rebellious youth, ambition ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, friendship, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, showbiz, buddies, hopes, ambition, music, music band, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jean-Philippe (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Plot: desire for fame, follow your dream, obsession, life turned upside down, obsessive quest, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, teaching the ways of the world, collector, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Made in Hungaria (2009)
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, realistic, captivating, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music band, rise and fall, misfit, music, desire for fame, youth, rock, family relations, romance, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Fierce (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Talent and passion for music can take one to the very top. On the way, however, there are going to be showbiz traps.
Style: captivating, entertaining, feel good, humorous
Plot: music, price of fame, rising to stardom, celebrity, teenage girl, teenager, musician, dream, ambition, talent, teenage life, aspiration ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, funny, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal culture, rock, rock and roll, youth, music band, teenage life, high school, mentor, drums, musician's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, family life, family relations, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, siblings relations, buddies, family, lifestyle, music, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Get Crazy (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, surreal, parody ...
Plot: new year's eve, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, teenager, club, rock and roll, conspiracy, music, aging, rising to stardom, new year ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Boys 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, opposites attract, rising to stardom, musician's life, ambition, music band, relationship vs career, fall in love, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, england, liverpool, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, manga
Plot: orchestra, classical music, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, friendship, couple relations, romance, youth, rivalry, makeover, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mitchie can't wait to go back to Camp Rock and spend the summer making new music with her friends and superstar Shane Gray. But the slick new camp across the lake, Camp Star, has drummed up some serious competition — featuring newcomers Luke ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: summer camp, rivalry, camp, teenage life, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, teenage love, singing competition, friendship, friends, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching, suspense ...
Plot: disability, follow your dream, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, couples, musician's life, hopes, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: punk, punk rock, alienation, satire, erotica, rock, rivalry, rise and fall, fictional band, beach, friends, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%