Movies like Funkytown

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Funkytown (2011)
 6.3
 765
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: sexual, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: disco, politics, nightclub, drug abuse, youth, clubbing, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, love and romance, addiction, artists and showbiz, society, couples, musician's life, nightlife, lifestyle, gender, actor's life, gays and lesbians, social decay, unfulfillment, dancer's life, social relations, dancing, gay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1973, year 1976, year 1982, year 1978 ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal

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Most similar movies to Funkytown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and melancholic films with plots about drinking, singing, singer, cigarette smoking, song, friendship and dancing mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Funkytown: 54 (1998), Young Soul Rebels (1991), Horsey (1997), Clean (2004), Twist (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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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 ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, gay, father son relationship, party, sex ...
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, politics, murder, friendship, radio dj, gay, sexual relations, addiction, racism, frame up, artists and showbiz, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.8
 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: rough, sexual, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug addiction, romance, destructive relationship, twentysomething life, self discovery, drug abuse, love affair, couples, looking for love, rock, addiction, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 4K
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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, heroin, junkie, chinese restaurant, drug abuse, going straight, musician's life, couples, martial arts, family problems, overdose ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, ontario canada, europe, vancouver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: pimp, drug abuse, crimes, love and romance, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, life is a bitch, innocence lost, society, kids in trouble, prostitute, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, twentysomething life, romance, hopes, ambition, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, social climbing, escape from reality, dance performance, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 218K
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, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, strong sexual content, drug abuse, rise and fall, porn industry, sex, cocaine, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, fame, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family problems, youth, family relations, society, lifestyle, blues, ambition, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, toronto ontario canada, pennsylvania, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Five Senses (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three sets of tenants in a live/work building have daily lives and/or current stories acutely involving one or more of the five senses.
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: fainting, missing child, voyeurism, crumbling marriage, parents and children, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, family relations, missing person, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: milan italy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: human nature, friends, siblings relations, family relations, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rise to the top, perversion, twins, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: disco, nightclub, friends, friendship, nightlife, yuppie, depression, investigation, dancer, jealousy, death, theft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, realistic, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: cat, music, hitchhiker, musician's life, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, jewish, snow, professor, audition, singer, loneliness ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, life is a bitch, lifestyle, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Heading South (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A story of three female tourists who visit Haiti, in order to enjoy the sexual nature of the young men.
Style: realistic, disturbing, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: tourist, sexual relations, prostitute, murder, erection, passion, male prostitute, drug use, unfulfillment, babies and infants, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: stylized, clever, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, party, singer, rave, cocaine, hanging, musician, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: manchester, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: reunion, on the road, music, punk, cons and scams, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, aging, ambition, friends, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: politics, murder, vandalism, love triangle, militant, male prostitute, hustler, politician, hidden camera, hospital, gay, blackmail ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 399
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: touching, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, couples, dance school, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, romance, love and romance, hopes, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.5
 64K
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, melancholic, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, music band, desire for fame, showbiz, love affair, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: jazz, addiction, coming of age, pianist, heroin, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, music, youth, hollywood, father ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 996
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: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, terminal illness, friendship, bully, gay, aids, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, r&b, couple relations, crumbling marriage, estrangement, couples, fall in love, family problems, love affair, isolation, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 3K
Songcatcher (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, arson, infidelity, culture clash, romance, promotion, couples, disorder, dishonesty, opposites attract, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: scotland, england, spain, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.0
 3K
Adam & Steve (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, laxative, gay, couples, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations, family relations, nothing goes right, romance, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, texas, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Harmonists (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they become banned by the upcoming Nazis, because three of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, musician's life, human spirit, lifestyle, society, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, love and romance, music band, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, gloomy, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, overdose, hopes, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, phoenix arizona, chicago illinois, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, showbiz, couples, musician's life, love affair, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 9K
Patti Cake$ (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.
Plot: aspiring musician, parking lot, photograph, halloween, bigger dreams, overweight woman, woman, albanian, lust, bicycle, artist, bathroom ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 8K
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, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music band, ambition, clubbing, music history, nightclub, rock music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gender bending, gays and lesbians, opera, friendship, communism, teacher, marriage, prostitute, actor, homosexual, love triangle, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20s, 40s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%