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Electric Apricot (2006)
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Electric Apricot (2006)
Original name: National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo
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: humorous, realistic, cynical, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: music, on the road, rock, friends, performer's life, partners, music band, filmmaking, lifestyle, disorder, holy grail, artists and showbiz, musician's life, buddies, heavy metal, showbiz, friendship, singing, band, drummer, recording studio, fictional band
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and offbeat films with plots about artists and showbiz, friends, music band, lifestyle, musician's life, music and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Electric Apricot: This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Tapeheads (1988), Soul Men (2008), The Chris Isaak Show (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, success, pianist, musical tour, singer, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: parody, music, partners, rising to stardom, music band, musician's life, media, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: witty, humorous, suspense, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: punk, artists and showbiz, music, buddies, ambition, rivalry, friendship, showbiz, music band, partners, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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63%
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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, satirical, light, intense ...
Plot: blackmail, ambition, music band, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, media, buddies, partners, artists and showbiz, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies, music band, on the road, music, friends, r&b ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: music band, lifestyle, showbiz, musician's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, celebrity culture, rock, friends, music, rock star, actor playing himself ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, ironic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, cancer, nothing goes right, music band, musician's life, introspection, lifestyle, buddies, ambition, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: offbeat, clever, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: rise and fall, desire for fame, partners, lifestyle, musician's life, buddies, music, campaign, disorder, friends, rock, friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pop Redemption (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A black metal band it is about to split up. In their way to one last gig at Hellfest festival an accidental death triggers numerous misadventures to four metalheads.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, musician's life, buddies, friends, on the road, artists and showbiz, rock, midlife crisis, comedy of errors, unfulfillment, police investigation, wanted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: artists and showbiz, youth, music band, musician's life, family life, family relations, buddies, music, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: music, musician's life, direction and purpose, partners, odd couple, introspection, self discovery, on the road, unsuccessful, down on your luck, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, offbeat, atmospheric, semi serious, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music band, groupie, friends, musician's life, ambition, buddies, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, rock ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
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Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Janky Promoters (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two shady concert promoters get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.
Style: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Revival (2013)
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Country: Czech Republic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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2gether (2000)
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 801
Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
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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 ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bandwagon (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
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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, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tonight You're Mine (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
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Story: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Still Smokin (1983)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Taking 5 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Just when BFFs Gabby and Devon have a chance to get the hottest band to perform a free concert at Highland High, their plan goes up in smoke... literally. Desperate not to be labeled losers for life they resort to plan B: kidnap the band! Now ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, romantic, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, not serious
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, film within a film, buddies, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, partners, actor's life, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 992
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music, fame, friendship, secret, conspiracy, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, music band, showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%