Movies like Frank Zappa: The Dub Room Special!

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Frank Zappa: The Dub Room Special! (1984)
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Frank Zappa: The Dub Room Special! (1984)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Produced by Frank Zappa in 1982, The Dub Room Special combines footage from a performance at the KCET studios in Los Angeles on August 27, 1974, a concert performed at The Palladium, NYC on October 31, 1981, some clay animation by Bruce Bickford, and several interviews. Previously only available through mail-order, it was made widely available on DVD on October 17, 2005.
Style: claymation, offbeat
Plot: rock musician, rock and roll, satire, cult figure, cult music band, clay animation, some scenes animated

Most similar movies to Frank Zappa: The Dub Room Special!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, offbeat and cult film films with plots about satire, rock and roll, artists and showbiz, music, musician, showbiz and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Music and Documentary genres. Some movies like Frank Zappa: The Dub Room Special!: 200 Motels (1971), Andy's Funhouse (1979), Saturday Night Live 25 (1999), Elephant Parts (1981), This Is Spinal Tap (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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200 Motels (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, non-linear, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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95%
Alice Cooper: Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The original Rock'n' Roll spectacle. The groundbreaking tour. The five original members of Alice Cooper group captured live. The 1973 Billion Dollar Babies show was the first of its kind. No other band had ever brought a more expensive, ...
Style: concert film, offbeat, cult film
Plot: satire, cult music band, rock star, bad taste humour, camp, decapitation, rock and roll, concert, singing, blood, live concert
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Andy's Funhouse (1979)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: This special was taped in 1977 but did not air until August 1979, on ABC. It featured most of Andy's famous gags, including Foreign Man/Latka and his Elvis Presley impersonation, as well as a host of unique segments (including a special ...
Style: parody, cult film, post modern
Plot: surrealism, satire, rock music, celebrity impersonation, absurdism, puppet, stand up comedian, pop culture, variety show, monologue, social satire, joke ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Saturday Night Live 25 (1999)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature monologues and present a look back at some of the best comedy skits ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, politics, weekend, disorder, silly humor, media satire, media, music, performer's life, state affairs, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Elephant Parts (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Winner of the first video Grammy Award, Michael Nesmith (The Monkees) wrote and starred in Elephant Parts, a collection of comedy and music videos using money he inherited from his mother, the inventor of Liquid Paper. Elephant Parts is one hour ...
Style: realistic, parody, not serious, witty, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: humorous, cynical, satirical, parody, witty ...
Plot: heavy metal, music band, party, music, musician, satire, cult, musical tour, fame, singer, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003)
Genre: Music, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A collection of Weird Al Yankovic's parody and original music videos, including "The Saga Begins" and "All About The Pentiums" from the "Running With Scissors" album and "Bob" from the "Poodle ...
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46%
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 1K
Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, disorder, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, misfit, love and romance, ambition, rise to the top, music, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Lovedolls Superstar (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Plot: underground, fictional band, cult, violence, teenager, musician, punk, drugs, rivalry, rock and roll, satire
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rock and Roll: The Movie (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rock and Roll the Movie follows fresh out of college guy David who moves to LA only to wind up in a bet with his teenage rock star agent idol, William Smythe over his cherished '59 T-Bird. To keep his car, David must convince a now washed-up ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 18
Getting Over (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Senor Daniels stars as Mike, a man with a dream of making it big in the music industry. He gets conned by a bigoted board chairman, and has his label, 'Impossibly Funky Records' taken over. As surmised by Alllmovie, this tuneful drama ...
Plot: rock and roll, singer, rock band, record producer, music industry, girl band, mafia, kidnapping, promoter
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
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CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, singer, folk singer, music, love and romance, music band, showbiz, satire, lifestyle, buddies, musician's life, musical tour ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
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Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, partners, musician's life, media, rising to stardom, music band, celebrity culture, lifestyle, buddies, journalism, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Babo 73 (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Cotton Candy (1978)
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Country: USA
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
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Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wayne's World (1992)
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Country: USA
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
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The Producers (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: clever, humorous, witty, biting, captivating ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, career change, musician's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, lifestyle, performer's life, starting over, nudity (full frontal - brief), in-laws, media circus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, musician, marijuana, divorce, singer, music, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, hip hop, backstage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bandwagon (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, alabama, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Trashology (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: College student Tracy (Laura Lee Black) has just received an assignment to write a report on her favorite film genre. In her research she discovers a book, now Tracy is taken into three interlocking tales of the unexpected. First in THE VAT, two ...
Style: anthology
Plot: satire, bad taste humour, gross out humor, toilet humor, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, satire, silly humor, graphic violence, media, artists and showbiz, partners, love and romance, buddies, hopes, music, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The American Ruling Class (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This inventive, mildly fictionalized documentary follows noted editor Lewis Lapham as he introduces two Ivy League graduates to America's elite in an effort to examine the role of class and moneyed privilege in American democracy. With stops at ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: satire, politics, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, idealism, social decay, moral dilemma, injustice, state affairs, society, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
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The Phynx (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hostage, spy, rock band, showbiz, rock and roll, secret agents, computer, kidnapping, communist, tattoo, orgy, castle ...
Place: albania, london, copenhagen, rome italy
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