Movies like Having a Wild Weekend

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Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
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Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
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, music band, 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, dancing ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Having a Wild Weekend

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, showbiz, friends, musician's life, music band and music mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Having a Wild Weekend: Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Electric Apricot (2006), 2gether (2000), Svengali (2013), Killing Bono (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: punk, music band, desire for fame, music, rock, rise and fall, friendship, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cynical
Plot: music, heavy metal, on the road, music band, rock, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 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, humorous, realistic, feel good, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, performer's life, parody, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, media satire, nightlife, relationship vs career, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 948
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
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 ⇓
69%
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
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: not serious, humorous, witty, realistic, biting ...
Plot: on the road, music band, musician's life, rock, parody, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, music, celebrity culture, media satire, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, 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 ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In England, the times are a changing: it's mods and rockers. On the day Nancy gets off the London train, cases in hand, looking for the YWCA, Colin has had enough of missing out on the sexual revolution. He begs his smooth (and misogynistic) ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, farce, buddies, romance, looking for love, looking for sex, singleness, wooing, nightlife, thirtysomething life, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
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 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: 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 ⇓
60%
Tonight You're Mine (2011)
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rock, ego clash, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, music band, performer's life, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 3K
The Monkees (1966)
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: sitcom, music, buddies, music band, aspiring singer, rock band, showbiz, artists and showbiz, cult, friends, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: folk, desire for fame, showbiz, fall in love, partners, disorder, artists and showbiz, friends, buddies, musician's life, rising to stardom, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 4K
Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: blackmail, filmmaking, buddies, rise to the top, music video, media satire, showbiz, nothing goes right, against the odds, partners, artists and showbiz, music band ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 746
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, music band, rock, 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 ⇓
52%
 5.8
 423
Stella Street (2004)
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, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: nothing goes right, fish out of water, anti heroes, store, buddies, rise and fall, suburbs, social differences, celebrity culture, culture clash, showbiz, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, music band, desire for fame, rock, rising to stardom, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)
Genre: Music
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: punk, music, postmodernism, music band, desire for fame, rise and fall, cons and scams, showbiz, ambition, rebellion, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, fame, manager, rock band, secret, conspiracy, friendship, best friends, rock, music band, musician, fortune ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 865
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: semi serious, humorous, 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 ⇓
47%
 5.9
 2K
200 Motels (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, surreal, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music band, groupie, rock, on the road, music, musician's life, tour, performer's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, buddies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Boyfriend's Back (1989)
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, girl group, buddies, music band, female friendship, musician's life, performer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, singleness, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Summer Holiday (1963)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, bus, hotel, buddies, on the road, rock, musician's life, summer vacation, performer's life, music, celebrity culture, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, france, greece, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, 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 ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 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, not serious, realistic, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, jeep, wheelchair, african american, parody, music, drugs/alcohol, buddies, strong sexual content, goofy hero, music band, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actor's life, music, music band, rock, singer, aspiring singer, musician's life, romance, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, recording studio, drummer, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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, realistic ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, groupie, music, party, rock, musician's life, rock star, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.4
 31K
Spice World (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls") and others in their everyday ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, bus, music band, performer's life, on the road, friendship, media, desire for fame, celebrity culture, disorder, paparazzi, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 1K
Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, rock, obsessive quest, celebrity culture, music, showbiz, disorder, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, fall in love, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: cross country, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Chris Isaak Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Chris Isaak Show is a television sitcom which follows a fictionalized version of the life of American rock musician Chris Isaak. The show portrays Isaak and his band members as everyday people with everyday problems. The series was produced for ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: sitcom, music band, musician's life, rock, celebrity culture, rock star, showbiz, music, artists and showbiz, performer's life, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%