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, offbeat, realistic, not serious
Plot: punk, rise and fall, rivalry, teenage life, best friends, music, youth, friends, beach, music band, ambition, rebellion, artists and showbiz, nightlife, lifestyle, rebelliousness, bad trip, downfall, strong female presence, showbiz, ego clash, unfulfillment, desire for fame, teenager, gang ...
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, ambition, music band, friends, music, musician's life and showbiz 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: satire, drugs, violence, underground, rivalry, teenager, punk, fictional band, cult, musician, rock and roll
Place: los angeles
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95%
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, rebelliousness, on the road, teenage life, showbiz, media satire, friends, rock, nightlife, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: punk, buddies, partners, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, desire for fame, hopes, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, ambition, music, music band, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music, ambition, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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51%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ambition, rise and fall, desire for fame, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, punk, bittersweet, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, partners, media, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, contests and competitions, musician's life, rivalry, music band, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, ambition, chorus girl, youth, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, teenage life, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, band, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, music industry, nothing goes right, music band, music, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, media, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, teenage life, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, best friends, showbiz, youth, dream come true, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, music band, music, punk, rebellion, teenage life, best friends, ambition, girl band, teenager, punk rock, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rise and fall, musician's life, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, las vegas, ohio
⇓ 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, serious, cynical, captivating, witty ...
Plot: music, revenge, rape, concert, rise and fall, ambition, music band, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, friendship, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, follow your dream, teenage love, music, rivalry, hopes, ambition, war veteran, road trip, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, semi serious, realistic, biting, witty ...
Plot: satire, radio station, late for work, radio, student life, love and romance, fighting the system, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, workplace, musician's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: starlet, showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, prodigy, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, rivalry, youth, intrigue, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, offbeat, humorous
Plot: dope, marijuana, drug, latin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, friends, stoners, filmmaking, disorder, showbiz, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: offbeat, sentimental, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, love and romance, musician's life, ambition, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, music band, friends, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: garage band, exploitation, marijuana, rock band, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, ambition, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, disorder, stoners ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: offbeat, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: self discovery, music band, friends, law firm, family relations, punk, on the road, parents and children, coming of age, youth, artists and showbiz, profanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: captivating, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, musician, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, music band, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, music, friends, folk, comedian, society, rivalry, best friends, strong female presence, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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
Plot: rivalry, friendship, band, drummer, monkey, guitar, friends, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, tennessee, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: youth, punk, misfit, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), teen drinking, friendship between girls, scandinavian girl, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
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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, artists and showbiz, showbiz, on the road, music band, musician's life, buddies, lifestyle, r&b, friends, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: music band, musician's life, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, actor's life, romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, hip hop, music band, musician's life, college life, music, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, follow your dream, love and romance, competition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Suburbans (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An 80s one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now 40-ish performers a ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: wedding, scout, tattoo, band, friends, filmmaking, thirtysomething life, silly humor, singleness, unfulfilled love, reunion, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%