Movies like La La Land

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La La Land (2016)
 8.0
 533K
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, colourful, emotional, sad, sentimental, realistic, lyrical, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, pianist, music, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance, destiny, rags to riches, passion, traffic jam, dreams, hollywood, coffee shop, pier, watching a movie, pool party, planetarium, love story, waltz ...
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, feel good and melancholic films with plots about mentor, love, dialogue, romance, destiny, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like La La Land: 500 Days of Summer (2009), Begin Again (2013), Once (2007), Whiplash (2014), Burlesque (2010). 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: realistic, sweet, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, breakup, love and romance, relationships, love, life philosophy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, destiny, dating, love story, unfulfilled love, heartache ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 148K
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, sincere, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, producer, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 113K
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, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, pianist, street musician, music, recording studio, friendship, singer, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.5
 757K
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, psychological, dramatic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: follow your dream, obsession, teachers and students, mentor, musician's life, music, desire for fame, jazz, drummer, musician, teaching the ways of the world, music teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.4
 82K
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, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, performer's life, desire for fame, backstage, nightclub, follow your dream, ambition, dancing, nightlife, love and romance, stripper, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 21K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, desire for fame, performer's life, couples, seaport, marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 89K
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, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, singing, youth, teenage life, school, singer, family, coming of age, music, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage, romance, love affair, writer's life, artists and showbiz, wife, husband wife relationship, marital problem, breakup, audition, aspiring writer, living together ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2011, year 2013
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: stylized, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: elevator, hopes, celebrity, dancehall girl, tragic love, broken engagement, charity, looking for love, couples, sleazy, change of heart, cabaret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, genius, orphan, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 84K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, teenage life, teenage love, youth, teen romance, love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, estrangement, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
⇓ 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, love and romance, romantic relationship, music, relationships, dating, romance, male female relationship ...
Time: year 1967, 1960s, 1950s, 60s, year 1962 ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, harlem, atlanta georgia, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 235K
The Artist (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, USA
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: silent film, sentimental, emotional, feel good, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, love and romance, actress, dog, movie star, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, dancer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, year 1929 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 758
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: uplifting, captivating, sweet, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, sibling relationship, wedding, fish out of water, romance, love affair, couple relations, destiny, fall in love, male female relationship, youth, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 188K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, relationships, true love, power of love, memory loss, couple relations, wooing, marriage, amnesia, coma, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 25K
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: captivating, touching, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, hip hop, ambition, leadership, teenage love, romance, competition, university, breakdance, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 74K
Cafe Society (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
Style: sweet, romantic, light, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: hollywood, socialite, party, cinema, love triangle, love, marriage, letter, older man younger woman marriage, nightclub, older man younger woman relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, new york, beverly hills, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.5
 9K
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, friendship, black romance, infidelity, romance, fall in love, looking for love, music, couples, music business, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, architect, adultery, infidelity, couples, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, romance, relationships, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 213K
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: sexy, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, teenage love, love and romance, dancer, youth, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 446K
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, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, first love, love and romance, marriage, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, workplace romance, family relations, love at first sight, holiday, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, relationships, romance, couple relations, love, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, bittersweet, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: woman, romance, love of one's life, fashion, cat, millionaire, eccentricity, jewelry, broken engagement, looking for love, love triangle, free spirited ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, brazil, los angeles
⇓ 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, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, opposites attract, cinderella story, love story, love and romance, class differences, mistaken identity, hotel, single mother, social differences, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 60K
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, affectionate, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forceful separation, long distance relationship, couple relations, parents, customs, romance, bittersweet, lovers apart, couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, england, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her ...
Style: sentimental, light, sweet, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, looking for love, single, thirtysomething life, cliche, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, self discovery, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, croatia, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Music from Another Room (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his neighbor went into emergency labor. Twenty-five ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: destiny, fall in love, family relations, romance, parents and children, love and romance, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family drama, single father, life philosophy, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, russia, london, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 29K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: grunge, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music band, city life, music, love and romance, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, clubbing, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, captivating, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, teenage life, dancer, audition, dance teacher, music, romance, against the rules, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%