Movies like La La Land

If you like "La La Land" you are looking for dramatic, romantic and colourful movies about / with jazz, dancing, pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, bigger dreams and audition themes of Comedy, Drama and Music genre shot in USA or Hong Kong.
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La La Land (2016)
 8.0
 478K
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: dramatic, romantic, colourful, melancholic, emotional, sad, sentimental, realistic, lyrical, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jazz, dancing, pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, love, passion, jazz musician, dance, destiny, rags to riches, traffic jam, jazz music, dreams, hollywood, coffee shop, pier, watching a movie, pool party, love story, singing, sacrifice ...
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, feel good, sexy and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, romance, runaway, love and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like La La Land: 500 Days of Summer (2009), Once (2007), Begin Again (2013), Sing Street (2016), Whiplash (2014). 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: breakup, life philosophy, love and romance, couple relations, relationships, love, unfulfilled love, destiny, unrequited love, heartache, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.8
 108K
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, street musician, music, pianist, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, hopes, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 137K
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, female singer, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.9
 81K
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, youth, teenage life, music, singing, school, singer, family, coming of age, dream girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 676K
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: obsession, follow your dream, musician's life, teachers and students, desire for fame, music, jazz, drummer, mentor, musician, public humiliation, music conductor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, melancholic, lyrical, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage, romance, writer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, wife, marital problem, husband wife relationship, breakup, aspiring writer, audition, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2013, year 2009
Place: usa, ohio, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, prodigy, jazz, musician, orphan, loneliness, music, ship, genius, musician's life, ocean, passenger ...
Time: 30s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 18K
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: captivating, humorous, touching, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, performer's life, desire for fame, couples, seaport, marriage, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hopes, elevator, tragic love, broken engagement, charity, dancehall girl, celebrity, optimism, show tunes, change of heart, lifestyle, cabaret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 225K
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, movie star, dog, actress, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, showbiz, newspaper ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 76K
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, serious, melancholic, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, nightclub, performer's life, desire for fame, nightlife, ambition, dancing, love and romance, stripper, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 649
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: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dancing, sibling relationship, wedding, fish out of water, love affair, love and romance, love, youth, fall in love, romance, couple relations, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, looking for love, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 234K
The Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, holiday, happy ending, fall in love, vacation, snow, couples, christmas party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, london, england, california, usa ...
⇓ 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, architect, adultery, infidelity, sex, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, couples, romance, relationships, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 8K
Brown Sugar (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music
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, humorous, semi serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, friendship, infidelity, romance, looking for love, fall in love, music, black romance, couples, music business, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 68K
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, nightclub, love triangle, love, marriage, letter, older man younger woman marriage, cinema, older man younger woman relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, new york, beverly hills, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 412K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
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, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, fall in love, love, family relations, love at first sight, first love, workplace romance, love story, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, france, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 21K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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, breakdance, teenage love, romance, competition, university, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, fashion, opposites attract, woman, millionaire, cat, broken engagement, jewelry, looking for love, love triangle, free spirited, social climbing ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, brazil, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 102K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Broken English (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 97 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, cliche, thirtysomething life, loneliness, dating, hung over, language barrier, anniversary, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, new york, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 27K
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, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: city life, music band, music, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, clubbing, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: single parent, loneliness, radio, looking for love, starting over, friendship, romance, family relations, loner, love and romance, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 193K
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, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, dancer's life, unlikely couple, resort, romance, dancer, youth, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 6K
Camp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, love and romance, teenage love, love triangle, rock, artists and showbiz, audition, teenage life, gender, social relations, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: New York, 1937. A teenager hired to star in Orson Welles' production of Julius Caesar becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, ambition, youth, teenage life, actor's life, historical figure, romance, artists and showbiz, boss and employee, blind ambition, fall in love, theater ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie follows a mother who falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.
Style: feel good, humorous, satirical, witty, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, mother daughter relationship, love affair, generation gap, single mother, aging, audition, age difference, plastic surgery, fame, romance, sexual content ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 11K
The Meddler (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.
Style: melancholic, sincere, captivating, exciting, sentimental
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, friendship, loss of father, father son relationship, wedding, brother brother relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, party, friend, female director ...
Time: year 1969
Place: los angeles, new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, love and romance, partners, romance, couples, dishonesty, gender, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, cuba, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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