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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who thinks he's an American despite being Canadian; representing Serbia is his brother, Gavrilo the Great, who is succumbing to madness over the death of his son; and representing Canada is their father, a pathetic drunkard. As the competition builds toward its climax, these estranged characters are brought together to express their deep feelings of pain and ultimately give in to treachery.
Style: atmospheric, humorous, emotional, lyrical, talky, surreal, breathtaking, light, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, couple relations, jazz, family problems, rivalry, tragic hero, love triangle, contests and competitions, ambition, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, business venture, family relations, musician's life, music, mother son relationship, heroes, love and romance, theater, couples, lifestyle, old love, unfulfillment, surrealism, beer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: canada, alaska, africa, italy, new york, india, germany ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about dancing, couples, love and romance, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like The Saddest Music in the World: Fancy Dancing (2002), Shock Treatment (1981), Starstruck (1982), Die, Mommie, Die! (2003), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fancy Dancing (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A composer finds love with a co-worker after taking a job at his uncle's advertising agency.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, lifestyle, infidelity, custody, ambition, hopes, womanizer, romance, couples, parents and children, visitation rights ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Shock Treatment (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Janet and Brad Majors, unhappily married, are separated after appearing on a game show. Janet becomes a superstar while Brad is thrown into a mental hospital. But what does fast food magnate Farley Flavors have up his sleeve?
Style: cult film, surreal, humorous, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, satire, tv show, mental institution, fictional game show, media, contests and competitions, misfit, crumbling marriage, ambition, unfulfillment, media satire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.9
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Starstruck (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, hopes, friends, couples, musician's life, teenage life, showbiz, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You slipped into my life as easily as vermouth into a glass of gin, purrs reclusive singing star Angela Arden. Arden is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband, her snoopy maid, and her petulant daughter. ...
Style: humorous, witty, parody, melancholic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, family relations, artists and showbiz, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, lifestyle, transvestism, dark humor, love affair, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, spain, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: cult film, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, lyrical ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, singer, musician, gender bending, betrayal, gender, gays and lesbians, musician's life, self discovery, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, usa, kansas, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, redemption, love affair, couple relations, working class, romance, midlife crisis, sexual intercourse, husband wife relationship, murder, siblings relations, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix - once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough but mislays it when the pretty swimming pool manageress takes his mind off ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: rock, romance, oldies, surfing, fall in love, instructor, couples, friends, lifestyle, ambition, partners, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Frankie and Johnny (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elvis plays Johnny, a riverboat entertainer with a big gambling problem. Donna Douglas plays Johnny's girl, Frankie. A fortune teller tells Johnny how he can change his luck. Enter a new lady luck played by Nancy Kovack and the cat fight begins.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gambling, love triangle, romance, fall in love, showbiz, oldies, rock, down on your luck, couples, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans, mississippi river, mississippi, new york, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, rock and roll, gang, teenage love, rivalry, teenage life, juvenile delinquent, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, youth, dancing, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Not on the Lips (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: farce, infidelity, disorder, couple relations, uncover truth, love triangle, lifestyle, love and romance, ambition, romance, opposites attract, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: paris france, japan, asia, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 2K
Spectacular! (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school choir is fading in popularity, as it continues to lose most of its' members one by one. A wannabe rock singer is convinced to join the choir, in hopes of winning the upcoming competition and cash prize.
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, youth, music, music band, rivalry, rock, ambition, performance, choir, contest, performer's life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6K
True Stories (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.
Style: surreal, parody, not serious, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, breaking the fourth wall, suburbs, contests and competitions, small town life, suburban life, social differences, couple relations, eccentric family, americana, rock, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Ruling Class (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is ...
Style: cult film, witty, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, delusion, country estate, mental illness, crimes, deadly, schizophrenia, couples, religions or cults, disorder, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, satirical
Plot: small town, ballet, farce, turtle, songwriter, secretary, singer, ambition, artists and showbiz, goofy hero, contests and competitions, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: the beatles, backstage, culture clash, artists and showbiz, generation gap, fame, music, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, adolescence, shaving ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 14K
Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
Plot: rivalry, used car salesman, family relations, contests and competitions, workplace, cons and scams, siblings relations, blind ambition, betrayal, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, lookalikes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 2K
Careful (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of ...
Style: surreal, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family problems, village, ghost, mountain, expressionism, incest, mother son incest, society, unfulfillment, family relations, repression, master and servant ...
Time: 90s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: swiss alps, tokyo, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, car salesman, losing-it hero, self discovery, couple relations, small town life, small town, against the rules, satire, success, friendship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Other Side of the Bed (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Paula leaves her mate Pedro, he misses her and looks for comfort with his best friends, Javier and Sonia. Paula is having an affair with Javier. The cuckold Pedro tries to find who is the secret lover of Paula, and hires a private eye. ...
Style: sexy, witty, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, private detective, farce, couple relations, partners, love and romance, romance, couples, sexual relations, fall in love, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, cuba, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Kickin' It Old Skool" revolves around a 12-year-old breakdancer, who in 1986 hits his head while performing at a talent show and as a result is comatose for 20 years. He awakens to find he is a grown man. With the mind and experience ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: breakdance, dancer's life, hip hop, lifestyle, contests and competitions, follow your dream, love triangle, love and romance, rivalry, youth, artists and showbiz, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Singing Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, delusion, private detective, artists and showbiz, investigation, amateur detective, crimes, writer's life, doctors and patients, paranoia, betrayal, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A New York girl sets her father up with a beautiful woman in a shaky marriage while her half sister gets engaged.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family relations, romance, couple relations, family life, thanksgiving, liberal, halloween, dysfunctional family, family, robbery, divorce, grandfather ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: paris france, new york, venice, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Town & Country (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, architect, midlife crisis, farce, relationship vs career, family problems, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, mississippi, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
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Blue Hawaii (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, tour guide, family business, love and romance, starting over, partners, parents and children, fall in love, dancing, happy ending, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii, polynesia, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
At Long Last Love (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four socialites unexpectedly clash: heiress Brooke Carter runs into gambler Johnny Spanish at the race track while playboy Michael O. Pritchard nearly runs into stage star Kitty O'Kelly with his car. Backstage at Kitty's show, it turns out ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gambling, fall in love, singer, artists and showbiz, master and servant, couples, show tunes, lifestyle, performer's life, romance, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Back to the Beach (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cowabunga! The surfing '60s ride into the new wave as Frankie and Annette star in this hip update of their old-time, good-time beach movies. With special appearances by Bob Denver, Tony Dow, Pee-Wee Herman, Jerry Mathers and other familiar ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: family, looking for love, couple relations, looking for sex, eccentric family, love triangle, couples, friends, love and romance, coming of age, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, usa, colorado, los angeles, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, musician's life, performer's life, ambition, music, media, gender, satire, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, talky ...
Plot: virgin, slavery, ancient rome, freedom, chase, love triangle, farce, husband wife relationship, cross dressing, culture clash, transformation, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
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Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, showbiz, rivalry, satire, execution, court, rising to stardom, jail ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%