Movies like La La Land

If you like "La La Land" you are looking for melancholic, romantic and colourful movies about / with pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, music, audition, passion and jazz club themes of Comedy, Drama and Music genre shot in USA or Hong Kong.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
La La Land (2016)
 8.0
 424K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Style: melancholic, romantic, colourful, emotional, dramatic, sad, sentimental, realistic, lyrical, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, music, audition, passion, jazz club, dance, bigger dreams, jazz musician, jazz music, destiny, love, rags to riches, traffic jam, pier, watching a movie, pool party, coffee shop, sacrifice, love story, singing, waltz, hollywood, ambition ...
Place: los angeles, paris france

Most similar movies to La La Land

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, romantic and dramatic films with plots about mentor, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, destiny, romance and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like La La Land: The Last Five Years (2014), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Whiplash (2014), Begin Again (2013), The Notebook (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Five Years (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage, romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, love and romance, love affair, wife, divorce, dancing, lap dance, name calling, boxer shorts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 2011
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, romantic, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, love, architect, unfulfilled love, heartache, life philosophy, friendship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 601K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, motivational, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, music, musician's life, follow your dream, jazz, teachers and students, desire for fame, music teacher, drummer, public humiliation, musician, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 128K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: musician's life, music, father daughter relationship, relationships, coping, folk, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children, family in crisis, one last chance, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 301K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: memory loss, wooing, love and romance, romance, selflessness, amnesia, hopes, nothing goes right, power of love, deja vu, dream, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, dancing, truck, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 64K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, music band, desire for fame, showbiz, love affair, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 70K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, entertaining, serious, melancholic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, love affair, love and romance, dancer's life, burlesque ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 216K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Style: sentimental, light, colourful, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, dog, movie star, actress, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, fame ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, nightclub, love triangle, music, romance, rivalry, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 44K
Before We Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, stranger, adventure, hopes, nothing goes right, art, jazz musician, life philosophy, fall in love, loneliness, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 73K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: music band, school, friendship, music, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family, teenage boy, band, music video, singing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, encounter, unfulfilled love, love and romance, friendship, couple relations, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, rise and fall, musician's life, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 100K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, music, love affair, love and romance, nightclub, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, lifestyle, youth, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, village, concert, heart attack, choir, church choir, pastor, couples, musician's life, rivalry, youth, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, touching, feel good ...
Plot: singer, backstage, radio, musician, cowboy, performance, angel, country music, radio show, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
dramatic movies
3641
love movies
6714
sad movies
sad
663
 7.9
 104K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pianist, music, musician's life, friendship, musician, singer, recording session, song, music store, street musician, composer, recording studio ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, czech republic, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, journalist, college, girlfriend, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 17K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, love triangle, dancer, love and romance, hopes, performer's life, blind ambition, money raising, artists and showbiz, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 29K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love and romance, couples, love, destiny, life & death, moral dilemma, friendship, death, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: talky, sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, musician's life, couples, love and romance, twentysomething life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, new york, austin texas, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 6K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: talky, stylized, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Plot: ballet, dancer, suicide, choreographer, couples, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, music, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 38K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, therapist, unlikely couple, age difference, romance, older woman younger man relationship, couples, love affair, fall in love, thirtysomething life, love of one's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 16K
Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: witty, captivating, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: jewish, divorce, marriage, romance, showbiz, ambition, oldies, family problems, couples, lifestyle, unsupportive spouse, performer's life ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, seaport, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 51K
Aloha (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
Style: feel good, realistic, romantic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: military, love affair, communication, satellite, love interest, dialogue, romance, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny, family, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 40K
Shall We Dance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, couple relations, friendship, teachers and students, dancer's life, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sentimental, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, delusion, grief, mental illness, small town, doll, psychologist, shyness, fear, forbidden love, girlfriend, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 15K
Fame (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: semi serious, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, teenage life, youth, showbiz, high school life, desire for fame, follow your dream, dream come true, dance school, teachers and students, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%