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Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
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Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Original name: Down & Out With The Dolls
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: humorous, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious, offbeat, biting
Plot: punk, best friends, music, friendship, partners, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, buddies, rivalry, showbiz, teenage life, rock, friends, satire, intrigue, dishonesty, musician's life, nightlife, gender, ego clash, unfulfillment, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about artists and showbiz, friends, music band, music, musician's life, ambition and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Down and Out with the Dolls: Electric Apricot (2006), Never Been Thawed (2005), Sugar Town (1999), Killing Bono (2011), Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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"
Style: cynical, realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: friends, filmmaking, disorder, lifestyle, partners, music band, performer's life, music, on the road, rock, holy grail, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, rise to the top, friendship, disorder, rivalry, misfit, partners, nothing goes right, ego clash, desire for fame, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
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77%
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Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
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, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, musician, addiction, friends, rock, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, midlife crisis, infidelity, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, teenage life, friends, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, cultural icon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: not serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous
Plot: punk, rivalry, rise and fall, music band, artists and showbiz, music, ego clash, beach, friends, bad trip, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, lifestyle, desire for fame, music band, music, youth, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, rising to stardom, partners, media, musician's life, music band, buddies, lifestyle, journalism, celebrity culture, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, europe, germany
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rising to stardom, desire for fame, musician's life, music, music band, showbiz, friendship, rise and fall, lifestyle, actor's life, ambition, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
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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, music band, ambition, disorder, filmmaking, showbiz, partners, artists and showbiz, buddies, media, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, offbeat, clever, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nothing goes right, rising to stardom, rise and fall, lifestyle, friends, disorder, campaign, artists and showbiz, buddies, actor's life, desire for fame, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, witty
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash', famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how The Rutles influenced them.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, music, workplace, unfulfillment, ambition, journalism, musician's life, desire for fame, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: family life, family relations, youth, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, family, desire for fame, music, buddies, siblings relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: parody, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A True Story (2013)
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mike and Matt own nothing and share everything, including their life's work, a screenplay, which seems to be their only escape from the harsh reality that is the Hollywood machine.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 11K
Soul Men (2008)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Body Slam (1986)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 639
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%