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: sexual, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: disco, nightclub, politics, gays and lesbians, 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, dancing, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1976, year 1972, 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, melancholic and harsh films with plots about drinking, dancing, singing, cigarette smoking, singer, dancer and song mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Funkytown: 54 (1998), Young Soul Rebels (1991), Horsey (1997), Clean (2004), Saturday Night Fever (1977). 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: sexy, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay, sex, drug abuse, nightlife, bartender, money, rise and fall, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ 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: serious, realistic
Plot: disco, politics, friendship, murder, radio dj, social decay, artists and showbiz, music, gay culture, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, rock, self discovery, romance, bisexuality, destructive relationship, love affair, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, musician's life, martial arts, estranged son, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, going straight, custody, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, france, europe, paris france, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, gloomy, realistic ...
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 ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
51%
 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: captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, singing, show business, extramarital affair, adultery, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, sexual, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, rise and fall, porn industry, strong sexual content, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, blues, parents and children, family relations, friends, ambition, society, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, russia, new york yankees, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, fainting, parents and children, love and romance, voyeurism, couples, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: milan italy, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, humorous, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: music band, twins, sexual relations, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rise to the top, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: witty, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: disco, nightclub, friends, depression, investigation, theft, sex, death, jealousy, dancer, friendship, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, barcelona spain, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, stylized ...
Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, friendship, dancer's life, nightclub, contests and competitions, romance, music, looking for love, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, coming of age, bully, aids, friendship, terminal illness, drugs/alcohol, cabaret, love at first sight, fall in love, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sincere, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual relations, tourist, drug use, male prostitute, passion, murder, prostitute, erection, gender, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, pianist, heroin, coming of age, parents and children, hollywood, artists and showbiz, music, daughter, father, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1974, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: clever, stylized, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, music, rave, hanging, cocaine, singer, musician, party, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1976
Place: manchester, england, northern england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, touching, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, murder, arson, romance, artists and showbiz, college, dishonesty, culture clash, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, scotland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Roller Boogie (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete in the Boogie Contest.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, friendship, save the day, romance, teenage life, ambition, music, youth, friends, underdog, young lovers, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, venice beach california, santa monica california
⇓ 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: humorous, realistic, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, punk, music, reunion, buddies, music band, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, friends, aging ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, sincere
Plot: politics, politician, hidden camera, hustler, male prostitute, hospital, gay, blackmail, murder, love triangle, militant, vandalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, feel good
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay, laxative, love and romance, couples, couple relations, buddies, romance, gender, one-night stand, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 2004, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, texas, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.7
 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, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, dance, high school, dancer, teachers and students, music, vandalism, contests and competitions, respect, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa, russia
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, redemption, addiction, abortion, realism, social misfits, rehabilitation, heroin, heroin addict, magic mushroom, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, song, sex, music, musician's life, drug abuse, mansion, addiction, estate, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, uplifting, touching, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, politics, music, music band, ambition, love and romance, society, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rise to the top, human spirit ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, warsaw poland, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 8K
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: female sitting on a toilet, death of grandmother, knocking on a door, demonstration, surveillance camera, whispering, compact disc, pain, poster, pill, answering machine, guitarist ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: musician, blues, redemption, small town, nymphomaniac, captive, moonshine, sex addict, child abuse, nervous breakdown, abuse, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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