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Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama
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, gays and lesbians, nightclub, musician's life, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, social relations, actor's life, dancer's life, contests and competitions, addiction, social decay, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, clubbing, cigarette smoking, mustard ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, year 1977, year 1978, year 1976
Place: 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, sexual and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, couples, love and romance, female nudity, society, sex and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Funkytown: Nighthawks (1978), Twist (2003), Fyre (1979), America So Beautiful (2001), Danny in the Sky (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.0
 442
Nighthawks (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gay man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night. A respectable geography teacher by day; by night, hanging out in London's gay bars, looking for a long-term relationship, but usually encountering only ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: disco, gay, school, coming out, gays and lesbians, self discovery, school teacher, lgbt, gender, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: drug abuse, pimp, sexual relations, kids in trouble, crimes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.4
 72
Fyre (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an innocent country girl is violently raped, her family is killed in a car accident before she can come to terms with what happened. As her feelings of shame grow into self-degradation, she turns to prostitution
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: disco, prostitute, teenage life, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, shot to death, alcohol, dancing, bus ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disco, racism, immigrants, follow your dream, culture clash, music, nightclub, nightlife, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Danny in the Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Danny is a young man looking for love, and believes becoming a model is the peak of success. He eventually becomes a stripper and learns how that affects his quest for love.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: photographer, drug overdose, gay, marijuana, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, addiction, coming out, fashion, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 30K
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: sexy, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, nightlife, sex, drug abuse, money, bartender, rise and fall, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban, music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: disco, politics, friendship, murder, radio dj, social decay, music, artists and showbiz, gay culture, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.9
 213K
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: sexual, captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, strong sexual content, rise and fall, porn industry, innocence lost, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 1K
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, hotshot lawyer, aids, hospital, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Young Emmanuelle (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Genève, bookseller and publisher Axel Thorpe catches willful, rich 16-year old Sibylle Ashby shoplifting. She brags about her writing, so he challenges her to produce a book. She writes an erotic novel that Thorpe publishes anonymously, and it ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, erotic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong sexual content, coming of age, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, couples, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, writer's life, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 525
Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, infidelity, love affair, alcohol abuse, culture clash, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, nothing goes right, prostitute, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The End of Silence (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, dancer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, society, couples, bare breasts, russian, video camera, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 313
Innocent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 17-year-old Eric follows his parents to immigrate to Canada and is thus forced to confront different emotional and cultural problems. He must not only adjust to the new environment, but also come to terms with his homosexuality. Standing at the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, urban, immigrants, self discovery, coming out, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, youth, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, manhattan new york city, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual relations, tourist, passion, murder, prostitute, erection, gender, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: retirement home, gulf war, elderly, soldier, golden years, crumbling marriage, aging, couple relations, infidelity, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 360
Rollercoaster (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, theme park, teenage life, kids in trouble, friends, youth, gays and lesbians, human nature, friendship, curses spells and rituals, drug abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I Love You, I Don't (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A waitress with boyish looks and the gay driver of a garbage truck fall in love.
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, gay, sexual relations, love affair, truck driver, homosexuality, eroticism, bisexuality, lgbt, gender, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, death of pet, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 130
Emilienne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emilienne is an elegant and seductive study of a ménage-a-trois based on the novel by Claude Des Olbes. Nouky, a young artist, shows up at Emilienne's art gallery with her portfolio of erotic sketches. Emilienne is greatly impressed, unaware ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, erotic
Plot: love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, gender, unfulfillment, lifestyle, posing nude ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, captivating, sexy, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, friendship, music, sexism, dancer, dancer's life, urban, social misfits, dance performance, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 615
The Goalkeeper (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramiro Forteza is a Premier League goalkeeper whom the Civil War and the rigors of the war led to make a living visiting villages and challenging locals to mark him penalty goals. One evening he arrives to a town in Asturias and meets Manuela, a ...
Style: sexual, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, fall in love, rivalry, small town, romance, social relations, clergy, single parent, human spirit, down on your luck, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 115
Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, ship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, unemployment, working class, unfulfillment, family relations, prairie
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 2K
Scarlet Diva (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized
Plot: surrealism, lesbian, actor's life, pregnancy, downfall, couple relations, unsimulated sex, sex, sexual relations, tragic love, addiction, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, europe, los angeles, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.2
 1K
Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: gays and lesbians, party, sex, addiction, coming out, nightclub, drug abuse, prostitute, disco, transsexual, hollywood, gay culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 691
On the Edge (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three flatmates in Mexico City face uncertainties: Lucía who has a great job as an art director for TV commercials is abusing alcohol and cocaine. She risks losing her job, going to prison for assault, and she's woefully in love with a ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: addiction, artist, drugs/alcohol, friendship, sexual relations, eroticism, alcohol, sex, prison, transvestism, marriage, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 275
Hussy (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beaty, a prostitute, and Emory, a lighting/sound technician, fall in love while working at the same London cabaret, but their relationship isn't easy.
Style: rough, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: prostitute, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, neo noir, nightclub, love and romance, crime, countryside, gangsters, immigrants, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, single parent, suburbs, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, suburban life, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Children of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.
Style: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: disco, custody, single parent, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family problems, family relations, starting over, love and romance, youth, marital strife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, brussels, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Pornographer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and 80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: lust, sex, porn actress, porn industry, voyeurism, actor's life, parents and children, eroticism, parent child relationship, love, sexual relations, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Out of the Blue (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dennis Hopper is a hard-drinking truck driver who loses control of his truck under the influence and slams it into a busload of screaming children. After serving his five year jail sentence, Hopper finds his daughter, Cebe (Linda Manz), the love of ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: drug abuse, coming of age, runaway, punk, hitchhiking, heroin, truck driver, prison, suicide, poverty, young heroes, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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