Movies like Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

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Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)
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Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two girls rediscover their love for playing rock, find a drummer and begin practicing. When one of their mothers intervenes, they run away from home and are forced to fend for themselves on the streets against gangs and rival bands. Soon they are discovered and taken under the wing of rock manager Johnny Tremaine (played by Steven McDonald) who uses them for sex and his own aspirations of wealth. The Love Dolls set out to get revenge on those who have wronged them, and rise to the top of the rock world.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Plot: punk, rivalry, rise and fall, music, youth, friends, beach, music band, best friends, rebellion, showbiz, teenage life, nightlife, ambition, strong female presence, lifestyle, rebelliousness, ego clash, downfall, bad trip, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, desire for fame, teenager, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, friends, ambition, music band, music, musician's life and lifestyle mostly in Music, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Desperate Teenage Lovedolls: Lovedolls Superstar (1986), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Eternity: The Movie (2014), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Hated (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lovedolls Superstar (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An all-girl punk band forms a religious cult.
Plot: underground, fictional band, cult, violence, teenager, musician, punk, drugs, rivalry, rock and roll, satire
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, cynical, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, strong female presence, on the road, celebrity culture, media satire, teenage life, rebelliousness, showbiz, rock, nightlife ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: semi serious, realistic, suspense, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, buddies, hopes, music band, music, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, music band, music, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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56%
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, artists and showbiz, youth, music band, friends, showbiz, unfulfillment, music, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, buddies, artists and showbiz, media, partners, showbiz, music, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: teenage love, music band, rivalry, musician's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, underdog, ambition, lifestyle, youth, chorus girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, ambition, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, cultural icon, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 2K
2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
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: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music industry, music, nothing goes right, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, showbiz, rising to stardom, performer's life, media, ambition, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
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Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, teenage life, follow your dream, ambition, youth, showbiz, best friends, hopes, dream come true, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, teen drama
Plot: drummer, showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, celebrity culture, rise and fall, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, illinois, los angeles, wisconsin, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
We Are the Best! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, teenager, punk, music, music band, rebellion, teenage life, ambition, best friends, girl band, punk rock, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, europe, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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FM (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, witty ...
Plot: satire, radio, music band, rebellion, workplace, fighting the system, media, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Degrassi Goes Hollywood (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The gang travels to Los Angeles, California as they attempt to live out their dreams.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, follow your dream, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, teenage love, music, rivalry, ambition, hopes, rock band, filmmaking, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: realistic, captivating, cynical, serious, sexy ...
Plot: female musician, revenge, rape, rise and fall, ambition, music band, musician's life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, showbiz, friendship, inspiration ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 3K
Trust Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trust Me follows flailing Hollywood agent Howard, who seemingly strikes gold after signing the next big child star. What results is an unexpected ride through the nasty inner workings of Hollywood, as Howard desperately tries to make it in an ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, prodigy, youth, intrigue, rivalry, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Get Out of My Room (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Get Out of My Room, was a mockumentary in the style of This Is Spinal Tap, written and directed by Cheech Marin. In the film, he and Tommy Chong are shown attempting to finish a "video album" for their novelty record Get Out of My Room.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: marijuana, latin, buddies, artists and showbiz, performer's life, misfit, lifestyle, filmmaking, stoners, disorder, friends, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 648
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
Plot: rivalry, friendship, monkey, friends, musician's life, ego clash, ambition, buddies, music, desire for fame, lifestyle, music band ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, alabama, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: rock band, marijuana, exploitation, desire for fame, music band, musician's life, dishonesty, ambition, lifestyle, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Runnin' Kind (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, law firm, friends, family relations, graphic violence, parents and children, punk, on the road, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sunset Strip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impromptu duets with a mysterious guitarist he ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, love triangle, celebrity culture, nightlife, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, music band, rising to stardom, infidelity, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Garfunkel and Oates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Garfunkel and Oates stars Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci as both themselves and their musical comedy alter-egos, "Garfunkel and Oates," following the pair as they try to expand the reaches of their meager celebrity. Well-known on the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, music band, music, musician's life, folk, friends, comedian, rivalry, society, strong female presence, silly humor, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: youth, punk, misfit, musician's life, teenage life, music band, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), scandinavian girl, teenage protagonist, friendship between girls, teen drinking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 11K
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, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: african american, showbiz, artists and showbiz, on the road, buddies, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), r&b, music, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, friendship, music band, music, desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, rock, relationship vs career, love triangle, fall in love, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Drumline: A New Beat (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A girl from New York attends a college in Atlanta to join their once-famous marching band.
Style: realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, hip hop, music band, musician's life, music, ambition, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, college life, love and romance, competition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Roller Boogie (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete in the Boogie Contest.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, friendship, friends, shopping mall, save the day, underdog, romance, young lovers, youth, rescue, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, high school, punk, rebellion, camp, punk rock, rock, rock and roll, music, teenage life, culture clash, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%