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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: humorous, clever, feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: music, island, friendship, rock, friends, missing person, performer's life, partners, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, campaign, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies, actor's life, disorder, nothing goes right, showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, media satire, dancing ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe

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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, friends, lifestyle, showbiz, musician's life, music band and ambition mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Having a Wild Weekend: Svengali (2013), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), 2gether (2000), Electric Apricot (2006), 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, witty, humorous, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: parody, rise and fall, music, buddies, musician's life, partners, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media satire, media, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, england, 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: music band, follow your dream, hopes, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, music, desire for fame, ambition, music industry, couples, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: realistic, biting, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, social misfits, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, rivalry, friendship, friends, desire for fame, music, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ 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: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rise to the top, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, desire for fame, celebrity culture, nothing goes right, performer's life, media satire, artists and showbiz, disorder, nightlife, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: offbeat, realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous
Plot: music, disorder, partners, buddies, holy grail, rock, filmmaking, heavy metal, artists and showbiz, performer's life, musician's life, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
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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, humorous, 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, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, wrestling, desire for fame, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, music band, showbiz, rivalry, ambition, performer's life, rising to stardom, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, cynical, offbeat, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: media, journalism, workplace, reunion, rock, musician's life, gender bending, music band, on the road, friends, ambition, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, sentimental, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: sitcom, music, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, music band, friends, frame up, cult, tv show, celebrity culture, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: unsuccessful, nothing goes right, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rising to stardom, fall in love, disorder, partners, folk, musician's life, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, blackmail, music band, fish out of water, media, buddies, showbiz, against the odds, misfit, lifestyle, nothing goes right, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, surprise ending
Plot: lookalikes, crumbling marriage, contests and competitions, performer's life, celebrity culture, rivalry, lifestyle, showbiz, unfulfillment, desire for fame, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sentimental, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: rock, rivalry, artists and showbiz, initially antagonists, performer's life, drugs/alcohol, reluctant partners, love and romance, romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, sleazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: feel good, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, looking for sex, singleness, romance, nothing goes right, cons and scams, teenage life, partners, love and romance, friendship, lifestyle, rebelliousness ...
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Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, cynical, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: punk, music, showbiz, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, lifestyle, friends, ambition, performer's life, manipulations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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CB4 (1993)
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, witty, not serious, satirical ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: humorous, clever, semi serious, witty, biting ...
Plot: anti heroes, workplace situations, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, fish out of water, tv show, disorder, buddies, social decay, suburbs, culture clash, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, feel good, offbeat, witty, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, secret, conspiracy, friendship, fame, manager, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, media satire, dishonesty, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: music, addiction, aging, lifestyle, infidelity, music band, musician's life, buddies, couples, rock, drug abuse, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: offbeat, semi serious, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, rising to stardom, social misfits, friends, teenage life, musician's life, nightlife, ambition, showbiz, rebelliousness, media satire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music band, groupie, showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, musician's life, rock, friends, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, music, performer's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, fame, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: reunion, girl group, music band, road not taken, singleness, celebrity culture, love and romance, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal, lifestyle, odd couple, heavy metal culture, performer's life, failed attempt, performance, rock, buddies, musician's life, disorder, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky, witty
Plot: hip hop, desire for fame, showbiz, lifestyle, journalism, rise and fall, media, music band, artists and showbiz, crimes, buddies, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: relationship vs career, friends, friendship, rock, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, rise and fall, tragic love, music band, love triangle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, party, groupie, music, lifestyle, friends, sexual activity, musical tour, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: witty, humorous, stylized, clever, not serious ...
Plot: sitcom, music band, artists and showbiz, music, friends, performer's life, celebrity culture, lifestyle, rock, musician's life, showbiz, rock star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: bus, music, media, music band, friendship, performer's life, desire for fame, celebrity culture, on the road, disorder, paparazzi, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: london, england, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blast-Off Girls (1967)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Sleazy music promoter Boojie Baker convinces a pop band to come work for him. He arranges play dates, publicity, record contracts, and the band's loyalty by getting his hired girls to exercise their feminine charms on all who stand in his way. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: marijuana, rock band, exploitation, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, lifestyle, showbiz, media satire, rise to the top, music band, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%