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, music, jazz, audition, jazz club and passion themes of Comedy, Drama and Music genre shot in USA or Hong Kong.
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La La Land (2016)
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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, chick flick, date night
Plot: pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, jazz, audition, jazz club, passion, dance, bigger dreams, jazz music, jazz musician, destiny, love, rags to riches, actress, traffic jam, pier, coffee shop, watching a movie, pool party, sacrifice, love story, hollywood, ambition, sunset ...
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, sentimental and touching films with plots about mentor, dialogue, runaway, storytelling, destiny, romance and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like La La Land: The Last Five Years (2014), Begin Again (2013), 500 Days of Summer (2009), Whiplash (2014), Dreamgirls (2006). 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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, marriage, divorce, wife, writer's life, artists and showbiz, broadway, music, dialogue, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, musician's life, father daughter relationship, relationships, folk, showbiz, urban, artists and showbiz, city life, parents and children, family relations, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, heartache, love, life philosophy, architect, relationships, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, emotional, realistic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, follow your dream, music, jazz, teachers and students, desire for fame, drummer, music teacher, public humiliation, musician, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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: captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, singing, show business, extramarital affair, adultery, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, melancholic, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nightclub, follow your dream, cabaret, performer's life, backstage, nightlife, ambition, desire for fame, love affair, burlesque, dancer's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, movie star, dog, artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, flapper, marquee ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance, encounter, opposites attract, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, serious, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, nightclub, love triangle, music, romance, musician's life, performer's life, liquor, success, siblings relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, adventure, stranger, hopes, nothing goes right, jazz musician, art, life philosophy, loneliness, fall in love, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, friendship, street musician, composer, recording studio, music store, recording session, song, romance, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, czech republic, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, looking for love, up and down relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, recording studio, drummer, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, dancer, love triangle, competition, dancer's life, underdog, rock, ball, career, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, choir, heart attack, pastor, concert, church choir, village, musician's life, contests and competitions, underdog, secret love, violent husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nightlife, bar, love affair, love and romance, nightclub, ambition, music, parents and children, desire for fame, dancer's life, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny, family, beautiful scenery, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, singing, music video ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, hopes, love and romance, couples, musician's life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, new york, usa, texas, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 59K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, lovers reunited, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, romance, cafe, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, looking for love, couple relations, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, michigan, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, feel good, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, jealousy, dancer's life, dance school, romance, marriage, hopes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: clever, witty, tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, guitar, infidelity, music, actress, musician, fall in love, musician's life, egocentrism, jazz musician, artist, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: backstage, singer, radio, country music, angel, cowboy, performance, radio show, musician, country, music, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jewish, divorce, marriage, romance, oldies, performer's life, unsupportive spouse, comedian, rising to stardom, couple relations, relationship vs career, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, seaport, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, realistic, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teacher, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, high school life, showbiz, ambition, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 21K
Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, death of mother, dying young, oldies, best friends, life is a bitch, childhood friends, female singer, female friendship, coming of age, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, broken engagement, romance, jazz, love of one's life, jewelry, millionaire, looking for love, love and romance, love triangle, opposites attract, woman ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, mental illness, doll, grief, small town, psychologist, shyness, depression, fear, siblings relations, forbidden love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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