Movies like Funkytown

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Funkytown (2011)
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Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: Starlight. Along the way, several events take place that change these characters' lives. As these characters' lives unfold, the Parti Québécois takes power changing the cultural landscape in Quebec while the disco craze slowly fades. While we keep up with these various characters - it is Bastien who is a central part of this story. His drug addiction, dreams to become an actor and womanizing - make him the "bigger than life" typical 70s character around which the whole story revolves.
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, disturbing, sexual, sexy, realistic, sitcom, queer cinema, based on true events
Plot: disco, nightclub, addiction, nightlife, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, society, actor's life, social decay, gay hustler, drug addiction, politics, drug abuse, youth, clubbing, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, musician's life, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, dancer's life, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1972, year 1982, year 1977, year 1980 ...
Place: canada, montreal, new york, toronto ontario canada, quebec, montreal quebec

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Most similar movies to Funkytown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about artists and showbiz, sex, drinking, dancing, life is a bitch, music and singer mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Funkytown: 54 (1998), Young Soul Rebels (1991), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Horsey (1997), Tony Manero (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, drugs/alcohol, clubbing, father son relationship, party, sex, bartender ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Soul Rebels is a 1991 film by Isaac Julien which examines the interaction between youth cultural movements in Britain. Skinheads, Punks & Soulboys along with the political and cultural tensions between them. The film received the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: disco, soul music, friendship, politics, murder, interracial relations, immigrants, radio dj, racism, society, social decay, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: disco, dance performance, romance, twentysomething life, hopes, ambition, escape from reality, social climbing, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 60
Horsey (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: gloomy, sexual, sexy, sincere, rough ...
Plot: drug addiction, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, life is a bitch, romance, drug abuse, religions or cults, friends, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 3K
Tony Manero (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from "Saturday Night Fever".
Style: rough, serious, contemplative, realistic, bleak
Plot: dancing, ambition, crimes, desire for fame, nightlife, showbiz, lifestyle, bar, follow your dream, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 9K
CBGB (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: CBGB looks at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) in 1973 which launched thousands of bands.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: music, punk rock, punk, musician's life, nightlife, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, clubbing, music history, nightclub ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 29K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: cult film, gloomy, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, punk, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), dwarf, vandalism, s&m, domestic violence, punk rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, england, london, europe, usa ...
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46%
 7.9
 230K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, strong sexual content, sex, addiction, fame, showbiz, lifestyle, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.3
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, youth, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, sexual relations, apprentice, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, humorous, sincere, stylized, clever ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, ambition, businessman, lifestyle, success, music band, life changing experience, artists and showbiz, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, drug abuse, life is a bitch, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, going straight, life is a bitch, musician's life, custody, rock star, overdose, family problems, estranged son, jail, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, france, canada, vancouver, ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 2K
Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, jazz, addiction, heroin, coming of age, inhaler, pianist, artists and showbiz, music, parents and children, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, 1960s ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, family problems, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, friends, blues, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, toronto ontario canada, pennsylvania, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: disco, nightclub, friends, friendship, yuppie, nightlife, depression, death, sex, investigation, theft, dancer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, spain, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
House of Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984 through an exciting world of sex and music, when his deep new passion is suddenly turned into a struggle for courage, facing a new ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, avant garde ...
Plot: gay, male prostitute, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, aids, youth, fall in love, friendship, life is a bitch, bully, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, soul music, couples, r&b, friends, drug abuse, ambition, addiction ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, serious, suspense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug addiction, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, couples, rise and fall, downfall, small town life, love and romance, rise to the top, starlet, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new england, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.5
 67K
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, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, soul music, african american, musician, music band ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, las vegas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 24K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Brothers of the Head (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, twins, music band, human nature, showbiz, friends, love and romance, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rise to the top, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, usa, los angeles, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, psychological ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 416
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, romance, elderly, couples, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, aging, nightclub ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 81K
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, musician, hallucination, hippie, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1971, 1940s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, san francisco, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: politics, murder, love triangle, militant, vandalism, hospital, blackmail, male prostitute, hidden camera, politician, infidelity, hustler ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 700
Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: realistic, biting, sincere, witty, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, music, rehabilitation, addiction, rise and fall, celebrity culture, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 56K
I'm Not There. (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
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, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, musician, rock, star, vietnam war, poet, african american, ambition, hopes, performer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 4K
Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rock, musician's life, drug abuse, life is a bitch, showbiz, rock star, rise and fall, addiction, music band, artists and showbiz, friendship, love ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, contemporary
Place: london, paris france, morocco, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 45K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, sexy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, rock music, ambition, teenage life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, drugs/alcohol, musician, teenager, coming of age, name calling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Prey for Rock & Roll is set in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1980s and follows the story of Jacki (Gershon) and her all-girl punk rock band, Clam Dandy. On the verge of turning 40, Jacki decides that if the band's one last shot ...
Style: realistic, cynical, captivating, serious, sexual ...
Plot: music, revenge, rape, concert, musician's life, ambition, rise and fall, music band, friendship, life is a bitch, showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%