Movies like The Apple

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The Apple (1980)
 4.4
 2K
The Apple (1980)
Genre: Music, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Musical set in the 'future', e.g. 1994. A young couple enters the world of the music industry, but also the world of drugs.
Style: humorous, offbeat, futuristic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: disco, contests and competitions, performer's life, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, urban, musician's life, lifestyle, future dystopia, showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, media satire, profanity, folk, love, dancing, fight, party, devil, lawyer, police ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Apple

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, showbiz, music, lifestyle, rising to stardom and musician's life mostly in Music, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Apple: Dreamgirls (2006), Death of a Dynasty (2003), Can't Stop the Music (1980), All That Jazz (1979), 2gether (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 69K
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, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, singing, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Can't Stop the Music (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Movie about the Village People filmed in a documentary style.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, camp, friendship, heist, music band, ambition, rise to the top, rising to stardom, love and romance, nightlife, city life, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: rise and fall, showbiz, rising to stardom, music, ambition, performer's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, singer, reputation, plastic surgery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.9
 28K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: music, showbiz, womanizer, workaholic, show business, divorce, love and romance, downfall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, dancer's life, charity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 1K
2gether (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A movie that spoofs boy bands like N*Sync, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, etc. It's the boy band version of Spinal Tap!
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, music industry, nothing goes right, music band, music, artists and showbiz, showbiz, celebrity culture, media, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Cheetah Girls (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A four-member teen girl group named the Cheetah Girls go to a Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts and try to become the first freshmen to win the talent show in the school's history. During the talent show auditions, they meet a ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, showbiz, coming of age, high school, fashion, musician's life, follow your dream, music band, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: jazz, fall in love, saxophonist, showbiz, couple relations, relationship vs career, unsupportive spouse, artists and showbiz, ambition, crumbling marriage, rising to stardom, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, desire for fame, hopes, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, ambition, music, music band, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 14K
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, love and romance, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, family secret, pianist ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, italy, beverly hills, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 917
Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, serious, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, rising to stardom, assassination, music band, artists and showbiz, music, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 613
Bandwagon (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: rivalry, friendship, band, drummer, monkey, guitar, friends, desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, georgia, tennessee, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 1K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, showbiz, girl group, singer, rising to stardom, love and romance, strong female presence, family relations, family problems, couples, soul music, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 620
Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: humorous, stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, music, hopes, youth, ambition, performer's life, follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rivalry, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 1K
Starstruck (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new-wave extravaganza in which a young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.
Style: feel good, realistic, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, couples, friends, hopes, musician's life, teenage life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 398
Out of Sync (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Deacon, a down-and-out record producer, is given the job of making a singing star out of an industry mogul's girlfriend, an attractive but talentless starlet. He discovers a housewife with a powerful singing voice and decides to secretly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: lip synching, hidden identity, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, celebrity culture, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rising to stardom, cons and scams, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Chorus Line (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, lyrical, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, rehearsal, rise to the top, broadway musical, choreography, backstage, ballet, broadway, audition, ambition, music, sensuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 4K
Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, performer's life, dull life, rivalry, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, obsessive quest, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, friends ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4.3
 3K
Undiscovered (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: music band, musician's life, desire for fame, music, rising to stardom, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, actor's life, romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a talent scout spots her performing with her dog Boi at a charity gala, Sharpay Evans sets off for the bright lights of NYC, convinced instant fame and fortune are in the bag. But theatre's a dog-eat-dog world. Fortunately, Sharpay also ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, desire for fame, love and romance, actor's life, follow your dream, rivalry, musician's life, disorder, fish out of water, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, musician's life, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, las vegas, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 421
Hearts of Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, artists and showbiz, musician's life, stalking, desire for fame, romance, music, lifestyle, unfulfillment, ambition, music band, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: punk, buddies, partners, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.2
 84K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, party, nervous breakdown, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, britain, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 15K
Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Without You I'm Nothing (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship between a performer and an audience.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: ambition, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, performer's life, gender, desire for fame, musician's life, media, soul music, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 936
Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, down on your luck, wrestling, showbiz, sport, desire for fame, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)
Genre: Music
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam ...
Style: cynical, humorous, stylized, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, music, manipulation, rebelliousness, cons and scams, showbiz, chaos and mayhem, artists and showbiz, buddies, ambition, music band, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 79K
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, follow your dream, backstage, desire for fame, performer's life, nightclub, nightlife, burlesque, dancing, ambition, stripper, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
American Dreamz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, desire for fame, white house, terrorism, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, disorder, tv show, satire, head of state, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, new york, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%