Movies like Wild Guitar

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Wild Guitar (1962)
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Wild Guitar (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young rock & roll hopeful is given a shot at the big time by the unscrupulous owner of a small record company.
Style: serious, realistic, art house, psychotronic
Plot: cult, guitar, teenage life, music, youth, rock, friends, manipulations, ambition, artists and showbiz, manipulation, musician's life, innocence lost, rising to stardom, cons and scams, down on your luck, musician, motorcycle, rock music, teenage girl, teenage boy, farce, rescue, tape recorder, contract ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, south dakota

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, rock, music band and friends mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Wild Guitar: Blame It on the Night (1984), The Choppers (1961), Bandslam (2009), Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013), Siren (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: prodigy, against the odds, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life, working class, youth, music, twentysomething life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Blame It on the Night (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When his unmarried mother dies, custody of 13-year-old Job is assumed by his alleged father, Chris, whom he has never seen. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris turns out to be a top-grossing rock star who removes Job from ...
Style: sexual, emotional, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: rock star, musician's life, youth, family in crisis, parents and children, officers and cadets, showbiz, isolation, family life, rising to stardom, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.2
 303
The Choppers (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A gang of teenage delinquents terrorize a small community by stealing cars and stripping them for parts, then selling the parts to a crooked junkyard owner. The police and an insurance company investigator set out to break up the gang.
Style: art house, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, hot rod, prodigy, downfall, hotshot hero, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, crime, kids in trouble, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 14K
Bandslam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A high school social outcast and the popular girl bond through a shared love of music.
Style: humorous, semi serious, romantic, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, high school, teenage love, rock band, music, friends, ambition, love and romance, rock, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, texas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, profanity, rock, rock star, guitarist, infidelity, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 2K
Siren (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: She seems like your ordinary overweight middle-aged wife & mom except her dream of being a rock star still weighs heavy on her soul, "they" say she can't do it, watch her transform and over come life's brutal obstacles to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: against the odds, ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, underdog, rock, friends, strong female presence, hopes, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, musician's life, rise and fall, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 6K
Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: rough, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, music band, body painting, photograph, music, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, england, northern germany, liverpool, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 558
Flame (1975)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Light the Rock 'n Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: musician's life, desire for fame, lifestyle, music, music band, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, rise and fall, ambition, friends, rock ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, music, life is a bitch, ambition, lifestyle, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 858
Stardust (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: unfulfillment, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, rock, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, relationship vs career, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, hidden identity, friends, showbiz, rock, human nature, celebrity culture, starting over, musician's life, rising to stardom, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, montreal quebec canada, montreal, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl trying to make it in the 1980's New Wave rock and roll scene in L.A.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: betrayal, ambition, friends, profanity, love affair, fall in love, rock, tragic love, infidelity, music, music band, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 2K
Shout (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, music teacher, boys' school, artists and showbiz, society, fighting the system, orphan, music band, ambition, going straight, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, media satire, showbiz, teenage life, on the road, rebelliousness, rock, nightlife, celebrity culture, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 601
One-Trick Pony (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.
Style: gloomy, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: rock music, failed marriage, record, lifestyle, hopes, crumbling marriage, ambition, musician's life, life is a bitch, rising to stardom, music band, starting over ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 1K
Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, moral dilemma, ambition, hip hop, radio dj, music, musician's life, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, music band, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, youth, music business, band ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, manchester, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, musician's life, misfit, lifestyle, music band, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, teenage protagonist, scandinavian girl, teen drinking, friendship between girls ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 904
Itsi Bitsi (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1962 is the year when an entire generation lives life as though it was their last day. Young activist Eik Skaløe has his entire life turned upside down when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful peace activist Iben Nagel Rasmussen, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, based on true events
Plot: fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, musician's life, music band, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rock, fall in love, romance, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 725
The In Crowd (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage love, music, romance, ambition, follow your dream, performer's life, youth, hopes, dancer's life, couples, teenage life, college ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Identical (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, identical twins are separated at birth. One, Drexel Hemsley becomes a wildly successful '50s rock star, while the other, Ryan Wade, struggles to balance his passion for music and pleasing his parents, who want him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, exciting ...
Plot: twins, musician, ambition, musician's life, supportive spouse, family relations, artists and showbiz, jazz, follow your dream, rising to stardom, twin brother, family secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 677
Elvis and Me (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Priscilla's life with rock and roll star Elvis Presley.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, folk hero, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance, music, rock, introspection, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 890
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, prodigy, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, tragic hero, drug abuse, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, overdose ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Right This Way Folks! (1964)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Elvis plays a bad-boy singer roaming the highways on his Japanese motorcycle; laid up after an accident, he joins a carnival owned by the feisty Barbara Stanwyck.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, show tunes, teenage life, college, family business, parents and children, boss and employee, ambition, love and romance, youth, hopes, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: egypt, california, new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Plot: rock, musician's life, music, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, coping, artists and showbiz, urban, estrangement, twentysomething life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 415
Bandage (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in Japan in the early 1990s, there's one rising band called LANDS, that is starting to find success amidst a flood of other bands. Asako and Miharu are two Tokyo high school students. When Miharu gives Asako her favorite indie rock band; a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, musician's life, betrayal, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, romance, dishonesty, fall in love, rivalry, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 411
Hearts of Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, music, romance, desire for fame, stalking, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, ambition, music band, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, missing person, mystery, friends, rock, showbiz, obsessive quest, musician's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s, 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, rising to stardom, musician's life, hip hop, artists and showbiz, ambition, bankruptcy, music, strong female presence, r&b, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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