Movies like Roadie 1980

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Roadie (1980)
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Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, road movie, offbeat, cult film
Plot: on the road, rock music, music, rock, misfit, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rise to the top, disorder, americana, showbiz, celebrity culture, road trip, journey, wedding, truck, rock musician, rock band, virgin, tourist, rock star ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas

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Most similar movies to Roadie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, ambition, lifestyle, friends, musician's life and rock mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Roadie: Highway 61 (1991), 200 Motels (1971), Electric Apricot (2006), Tapeheads (1988), Body Slam (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Highway 61 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse from Thunder Bay, Ontario to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to ...
Style: road movie, talky, humorous, semi serious, harsh ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, drug dealing, small town, road trip, dark humor, friendship, chase, disorder, friends, cross country, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: canada, new orleans, usa, america, california ...
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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: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, non-linear, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: groupie, desire for fame, music, performer's life, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, music band, buddies, ambition, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: filmmaking, friends, disorder, performer's life, partners, lifestyle, music band, music, rock, on the road, holy grail, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, disorder, ambition, music band, filmmaking, buddies, artists and showbiz, media, partners, showbiz, music, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: wrestling, rivalry, down on your luck, showbiz, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, rock, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music, music band, family relations, americana, career, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, dream, rock band, wedding, long lost relative, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, latin america ...
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45%
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The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wannabe "gangsta-rappers" resort to a crime spree in order to come up up with ten thousand dollars in order to finance a studio recording session.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, remake of american film
Plot: hip hop, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, juvenile delinquency, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, musician's life, drug dealing, disorder, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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Marci X (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: hip hop, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, opposites attract, love and romance, lifestyle, tv show, family relations, disorder, media, music ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Thank God It's Friday (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodore's are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other characters are there to win the dance contest, or to put ...
Style: captivating, sexy, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, dj, couples, friends, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, dancer's life, contests and competitions, womanizer, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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42%
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: semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nothing goes right, musician's life, partners, rising to stardom, buddies, desire for fame, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, music band, lifestyle, actor's life, performer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Hail Caesar (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Caesar is having a hard time dividing his time between his band and his rich girlfriend, Buffer. Buffer's dad doesn't like Ceasar for her. He called in Caesar to make a bet. If Caesar gets to make a hundred thousand dollars within six ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic
Plot: factory, ambition, hidden identity, musician's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, nothing goes right, down on your luck, boss, record company, rock star, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: showbiz, performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, celebrity culture, dull life, crumbling marriage, obsessive quest, rivalry, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, lookalikes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, music band, music, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, relationship vs career, music industry, rising to stardom, misfit, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 889
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: music, musician, addiction, filmmaking, friends, couples, drug abuse, infidelity, midlife crisis, showbiz, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, follow your dream, ambition, rock music, musician's life, love and romance, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, hopes, desire for fame, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, ambition, friends, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, rock, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1976, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.
Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, witty, not serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, desire for fame, music, obsession, follow your dream, on the road, disorder, down on your luck, direction and purpose, aspiration, longing, ambitious man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, fame, rock, music, journalism, musician, music band, family relations, singer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 7K
Rhinestone (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: fish out of water, romance, odd couple, against the odds, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, nightclub, music business, happy ending, country music ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: India, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A ruthless philantrophist. A bhangra rapper. An over-protected prodigy. A reckless actress. A lovelorn businessman. An entrepreneurial yogi. And a Loin King. Enter a roller-coaster world of seven strangers whose lives collide during a singing ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: immigrants, ambition, lifestyle, hotshot hero, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, hip hop culture, music, gays and lesbians, hip hop, singer, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, india, punjab, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, partners, musician's life, media, rising to stardom, music band, celebrity culture, lifestyle, buddies, journalism, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, musician's life, rebellion, youth, social misfits, desire for fame, lifestyle, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, showbiz, fall in love, buddies, partners, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Get Crazy (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, parody, cult film
Plot: new year's eve, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, musician's life, conspiracy, music, aging, rising to stardom, guru, new year, punk, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 1K
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 ⇓
29%
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: humorous, cynical, satirical, parody, witty ...
Plot: heavy metal, music band, party, music, musician, satire, cult, musical tour, fame, singer, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
ABBA: The Movie (1977)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. While it mostly contains back-stage footage and as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name of the Game" and ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, concert film
Plot: music band, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, celebrity culture, media, obsessive quest, radio dj, lifestyle, ambition, nothing goes right, disco ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, eastern europe, melbourne australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, music band, rock music, rock band, music, musician, school, guitarist, idealism, contests and competitions, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: musician's life, direction and purpose, introspection, partners, odd couple, self discovery, artists and showbiz, unsuccessful, down on your luck, cross country, unfulfillment, folk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%