Movies like Having a Wild Weekend

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Having a Wild Weekend
Original name: Catch Us If You Can
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 to head to an island to get away from it all (bringing along four of Steve's friends, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Denis West Payton, and Rick Huxley, who -- surprise! -- play music with him). Before long, Dinah is reported missing and everyone is looking for her, making their getaway anything but tranquil.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, offbeat, witty
Audience: date night
Plot: rock, buddies, music band, music, musician's life, island, performer's life, desire for fame, nothing goes right, rise and fall, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, disorder, actor's life, media satire, missing person, campaign, partners, trampoline ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Monkees
Comedy, Music
USA
30 min.
 7.5
I'm Alan Partridge
Comedy
UK
29 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, lifestyle, friends, music band, musician's life, showbiz and music mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Having a Wild Weekend: Summer Holiday (1963), The Monkees (1966), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), The Knack... and How to Get It (1965), Josie and the Pussycats (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
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Summer Holiday
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 1960s musical showcasing Cliff Richard. Four bus mechanics working for London Transport strike up a deal with the company: they do up a one of the company's legendary red double decker buses and take it to southern Europe as a mobile hotel. If ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, on the road, musician's life, rock, performer's life, bus, celebrity culture, music, hotel, adventure, showbiz, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, france, greece, london ...
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    User:   100%
 
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The Monkees
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock 'n roll singers. The show introduced a number of ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   86%
    User:   95%
 
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Down and Out with the Dolls
Genre: Comedy, Music
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Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
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    User:   77%
 
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Country: UK
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    User:   65%
 
Josie and the Pussycats
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
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    User:   75%
 
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Killing Bono
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, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   69%
 
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2gether
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
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Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
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System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash', famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how The Rutles influenced them.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: music band, on the road, musician's life, rock, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, music, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
That Thing You Do!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, radio, music band, music business, jazz, rock and roll, buddies, creativity, rags to riches, mentor, musician's life, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
Tonight You're Mine
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, musician's life, rock, romance, ego clash, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, music band, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   72%
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
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Style: witty, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
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    User:   51%
 
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Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, clever ...
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    User:   42%
 
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Country: USA
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Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, cynical
Plot: music, heavy metal, music band, on the road, rock, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, musician's life, performer's life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actor's life, music, rock, music band, musician's life, desire for fame, romance, rise and fall, friendship, love triangle, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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Podium
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: 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 ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
A Hard Day's Night
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: music, culture clash, british, rock and roll, rock, music band, generation gap, chase, dancing, musician's life, runaway, irreverent ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
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Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth is a TV series that ran on HBO in 1997, 1999 and 2000. It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, which is composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass. All of the episodes of the show ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal, buddies, music band, rock, music, musician's life, desire for fame, partners, disorder, artists and showbiz, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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Stella Street
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Roger Moore all live on a quiet street in Surbiton and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards run their corner shop - who knew?
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, fish out of water, anti heroes, store, buddies, suburbs, rise and fall, social differences, celebrity culture, culture clash, showbiz, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
24 Hour Party People
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: clever, stylized, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: music, punk, nightclub, suicide, drugs, music business, british, drug addiction, death, music band, violence, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1976
Place: england, manchester, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
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Svengali
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, follow your dream, music, 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 ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
This Is Spinal Tap
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, not serious, satirical ...
Plot: cult, music, music band, heavy metal, rock and roll, music business, deadpan, parody, farce, musician's life, rock, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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I'm Alan Partridge
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: talky, clever, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sitcom, goofy hero, radio, down on your luck, hotel, artists and showbiz, buddies, desire for fame, friendship, celebrity culture, showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
I Really Hate My Job
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the ...
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: buddies, aging, restaurant, nothing goes right, hollywood, introspection, boss and employee, couple relations, waitress, friendship, workplace romance, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
My Boyfriend's Back
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, buddies, music band, musician's life, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, girl group, singleness, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, road not taken ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
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Body Slam
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, feel good, realistic
Plot: sport, athlete's life, music band, musician's life, wrestling, performer's life, desire for fame, rise to the top, wrestler, rising to stardom, rich and poor, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
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Sugar Town
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, rock, music band, rock and roll, musician's life, music business, couple relations, drinking, celebrity culture, drug abuse, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   43%
    User:   41%
 

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Beach Ball
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