Movies like La La Land

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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: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, emotional, sad, colourful, sentimental, realistic, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: jazz, love, dancing, music, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bigger dreams, musician, pianist, audition, jazz club, love story, dreams, traffic jam, destiny, rags to riches, jazz musician, actress, aspiring actress, photographer, drummer, library, filmmaking, waltz, trumpet player, meet cute ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, paris france

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Most similar movies to La La Land

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, romantic, sexy and melancholic films with plots about love, romance, dialogue, love and romance, mentor, storytelling and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like La La Land: 500 Days of Summer (2009), Begin Again (2013), Once (2007), Burlesque (2010), Sing Street (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: romantic, sweet, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: love, breakup, couple relations, relationships, destiny, love story, love and romance, life philosophy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfilled love, couples, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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85%
 7.4
 156K
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, musician, infidelity, female singer, father daughter relationship, love, street musician, love story, betrayal, relationships, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.8
 116K
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, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician's life, street musician, romance, pianist, friendship, recording studio, love, singer, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, dublin ireland, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 86K
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, romantic, light, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, cabaret, love and romance, performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, nightlife, nightclub, follow your dream, dancer, rising to stardom, backstage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.9
 93K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
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, feel good, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: music band, friendship, musician's life, school, youth, coming of age, music, teenager, rock and roll, teenage life, dream girl, singer ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 829K
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: motivational, dramatic, psychological, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, mentor, teachers and students, musician's life, jazz, musician, drummer, emotional abuse, music school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: melancholic, lyrical, romantic, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, marriage, writer's life, love affair, depression, artists and showbiz, wife, marital problem, husband wife relationship, breakup, audition, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, year 2011, year 2009
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, music, genius, prodigy, musician, loneliness, child prodigy, orphan, ship, friendship, musician's life ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, love and romance, love, holiday, marriage, love story, relationships, couple relations, first love, looking for love, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, marseille, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 565K
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, emotional, romantic, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, true love, power of love, fall in love, love affair, lovers reunited, youth, social differences, love triangle, memory loss ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sweet Charity (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: sexy, stylized, humorous, feel good, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, love, depression, charity, broken engagement, celebrity, justice, music, idealism, happy ending, honest, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sylvie's Love (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: love, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, musician, music, romantic relationship, love and romance, relationships, male female relationship, romance, affair ...
Time: year 1967, year 1962, 60s, year 1968, 50s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, harlem, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sweet, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, romance, insomnia, friends, jealousy, loneliness, gay, unlikely couple, looking for love, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, vancouver, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 21K
Song to Song (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: love, love triangle, music, intrigue, love and romance, rivalry, ambition, party, nightclub, restaurant, infidelity, sexual humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 829
Heartbeats (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a bubbly American hip hop dancer goes to India with her family for a wedding, she is impressed by a new dance style and falls in love with the man who introduced her to it.
Style: romantic, sweet, captivating, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dancing, wedding, sibling relationship, fish out of water, love, fall in love, male female relationship, destiny, romance, youth, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 30K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: clubbing, music, city life, friendship, music band, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, romance, musician, roommate, young lovers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, washington state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 229K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: feel good, sexy, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: dancing, romance, forbidden love, coming of age, love and romance, love story, fall in love, unlikely couple, dancer, summer romance, dancer's life, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 26K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: inspirational, intense, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, romance, competition, rivalry, high school, college, ambition, leadership, teenage love, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.4
 10K
Brown Sugar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. They've known each other since they met as children, when both ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sexy, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: hip hop, romance, friendship, infidelity, music, love triangle, black romance, fall in love, looking for love, couples, happy ending, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, feel good, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: fashion, romance, cat, love story, woman, love of one's life, love, gold digger, broken engagement, adultery, social climber, urban setting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, brazil, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 45K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, teen romance, teenage love, love and romance, love story, love affair, couple relations, teenage life, couples, desire, father daughter relationship ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, love, relationships, women, romance, divorce, infidelity, life, bittersweet, couple relations, writers, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, fairy tale, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, love story, romance, fall in love, cinderella story, opposites attract, hotel, class differences, single mother, social differences, rags to riches, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.3
 23K
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, light, captivating, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: divorce, romance, dancing, showbiz, women, ambition, jewish, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, female protagonist, love story ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: romantic, light, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, romance, dancer's life, young lovers, latin, love, fall in love, salsa, love story, revolution, interracial romance, family ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: romantic, feel good, entertaining, light, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, dancer, teenage love, dancer's life, romance, hip hop, teenage life, dance teacher, music, teenager, competition, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 283K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, love story, jealousy, showbiz, terminal illness, nightclub, dancing, performer's life, love, romance, music ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, europe, france, india, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, exciting, weird
Plot: jazz musician, jazz, historical figure, trust, promise, jealousy, father daughter relationship, friendship, flashback, love and romance, drugs, musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1954, 50s ...
Place: usa, oklahoma, manhattan new york city, california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 62K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: long distance relationship, romance, love, forceful separation, love story, parents, fall in love, lovers apart, couple relations, immigration, depression, customs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, england, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
How to Be Single (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Style: romantic, light, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: singleness, women, breakup, love and romance, romance, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, single, pregnancy, love story, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%