Movies like Detroit Metal City 2008

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Detroit Metal City (2008)
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Detroit Metal City (2008)
Original name: デトロイト・メタル・シティ
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 emperor" Johannes Krauser II. Although he hates the role and the things he has to do as a member of the band, he has a definite talent for it.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heavy metal culture, ambition, follow your dream, rock music, friends, love and romance, hopes, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, disorder, hidden identity, desire for fame, celebrity culture, music, rock, music band, heavy metal, farce, metal
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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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, musician's life, music, ambition, music band, lifestyle and friends mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Detroit Metal City: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015), Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009), Svengali (2013), Joyful Noise (2012), Electric Apricot (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
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Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
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Svengali (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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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"
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Duration: 129 min.
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Duration: 146 min.
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Country: Turkey
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Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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