Movies like Inside Llewyn Davis

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
 7.5
 125K
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: clever, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, depressing, harsh, realistic, serious, witty, stylized ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, singer, guitar, musician, homeless, ambition, struggle, life is a bitch, follow your dream, financial problem, performance, hitchhiker, career, desperation, young man, down on your luck, social relations, aspiring singer, suicide, jewish, snow, professor ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, clever and talky films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, artists and showbiz, singer and drinking mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like Inside Llewyn Davis: Frank (2014), A Serious Man (2009), Control (2007), Last Days (2005), Masked and Anonymous (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 71K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, suicide, music band, identity, eccentricity, mental illness, creativity, musician, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
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100%
 7.0
 123K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: dark humor, intellectual, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: midlife crisis, professor, suburban life, jewish, divorce, marijuana, dysfunctional family, defamation, neighbor, university, student, rabbi ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, campus, poland, canada ...
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100%
 7.7
 58K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, harsh ...
Plot: musician's life, punk, epilepsy, music, singer, music band, depression, journalist, rock, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: europe, england, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 21K
Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, musician's life, life is a bitch, music, depression, confinement indoors ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: politics, revolution, concert, journalist, music, destiny, folk, desire for fame, parents and children, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: semi serious, sentimental, tragicomedy, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 132K
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, inspirational ...
Plot: musician's life, music, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, female singer, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 106K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, dark humor, twists and turns ...
Plot: hotel, neighbor, murder, neo noir, showbiz, screenwriter, new job, serial killer, hollywood, crimes, stranger, backstage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.2
 80K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, loneliness, singer, redemption, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music band, irish, friendship, audition, singer, star, blues, music, manager, backstage, rivalry, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, reunion, music, punk, down on your luck, partners, buddies, friends, ambition, musician's life, cons and scams, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unlikely couple, artists and showbiz, love and romance, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, addiction, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, lifestyle, coffee, friendship, cigarette, musician, interview, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe, friends, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 102K
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, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightlife, music, love affair, nightclub, ambition, love and romance, parents and children, desire for fame, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, celebrity culture, fame, rise and fall, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 237K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: coming of age, musician's life, on the road, music, rock, journalism, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, phoenix arizona, san diego california, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 21K
Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: politics, rally, candidate, country music, music, multiple storylines, couple relations, hopes, country, media, campaign, sleazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, clever ...
Plot: backstage, radio, singer, musician, performance, country music, cowboy, musician's life, radio show, lifestyle, showbiz, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 231K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, lyrical, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, music, street gang, musician's life, white rapper, urban ghetto life, factory worker, human spirit, contests and competitions, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 631K
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, emotional, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, musician's life, teachers and students, desire for fame, music, jazz, drummer, public humiliation, music conductor, music teacher, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 54K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, non-linear, meditative ...
Plot: actor, music, musician, rock, star, poet, vietnam war, african american, ambition, fame, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, england, new jersey, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 24K
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, talky ...
Plot: reunion, musician, singer, folk singer, music, love and romance, music band, showbiz, lovers reunited, lifestyle, musician's life, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 60s, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, rock, marijuana, musician, divorce, singer, parody, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, star ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 100K
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, romantic, feel good, sad ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, dancing, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 49K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, cello, musician, homeless, music, street musician, musician's life, life is a bitch, misfit, rich and poor, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, dealing with death, hopes, life is a bitch, city life, estrangement, friends, drugs/alcohol, family relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, music, showbiz, success, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, performer's life, ambition, fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, sincere, humorous, stylized, clever ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, musician, party, lifestyle, businessman, ambition, success, music band, life changing experience, rise and fall, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 33K
Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: serious, emotional, factual, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, musician, pop music, psychotherapist, music, musician's life, power relations, addiction, artists and showbiz, doctors and patients, showbiz, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: usa, california, malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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