Movies like The King of Friday Night

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The King of Friday Night (1985)
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The King of Friday Night (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Nova Scotia singing group has a reunion concert 20 years after their successful start.
Plot: reunion, band, success, concert, flashback, fictional band
Place: nova scotia

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Most similar movies to The King of Friday Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about concert, reunion, band, friendship, musician, music and friends mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like The King of Friday Night: Throatful of Strawberries (1985), The Revolving Doors (1988), Star Spangled Banners (2013), My Best Pals (1989), Sons and Daughters (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Throatful of Strawberries (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A story about partly miserable lives of middle aged men and unfulfilled dreams of youth.
Plot: reunion, drinking, party, barge, friend, friendship, restaurant, drink, drunkenness, middle aged man, success, band ...
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95%
The Revolving Doors (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in a small Quebec town in the late '20s, this moving drama follows the life and exploits of Celeste Beaumont, a talented young pianist, who gains local celebrity at the town movie theater for her gifts as a silent film accompanist. As an ...
Plot: musician, teenage girl, interracial relations, mother in law daughter in law relationship, jazz club, father in law daughter in law relationship, pianist, movie theatre, widow, search, diary, reunion ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Star Spangled Banners (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ten years following the breakup of the family band, The Banner Project, siblings Desiree, Johnny, and Mitchel Banner, are faced with the decision to reunite in order to save their home town from bankruptcy.
Style: humorous, stylized, captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: reunion, siblings relations, family relations, estrangement, homecoming, fictional band, dysfunctional family, country music, playing guitar, rainy day, flirt, recording session ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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61%
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My Best Pals (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: They are the best friends of the world. Five friends who shared everything: may 68, hippies years, the rock and their love for Bernadette. This Bernadette has left them to become a rock-star, and is back 15 years later for a weekend. Jean-Marie ...
Style: semi serious, contemplative, talky, humorous, realistic
Plot: friendship, reunion, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, music band, buddies, introspection, lifestyle, once promising, theatre director, homosexual, bisexuality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Sons and Daughters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: We are in Argentina in 1977, a woman gives birth to twins. With the complicity of the midwife he manages to hide the child, second child. The first, a boy, is taken into custody by the regime's guards. The scene moves to the Milan of today. The ...
Plot: adoption, dna testing, twins, reunion, journey, shower, train, hotel room, beach, ship, fishing, internet ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, humorous, captivating, intense, clever ...
Plot: on the road, reunion, music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, rock music, existentialism, punk ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Stony Island (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Stony Island gives you a priceless look back at Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, at a time when very few films were made in within the city at all — and features a legion of legendary Chicago players (Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, Larry ...
Plot: musician, band, jazz, interracial relations, heart attack, death, inner city, blues, jazz music, blues music
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, on the road, music band, buddies, musician's life, bittersweet, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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I Hate Tom Petty (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Through music and dramatic performances, the film tells the story of the relationship between a young emerging guitar player/songwriter named Bob and a the sexy free spirited singer-songwriter Kitt. They are brought together by their friends and one ...
Plot: guitar, rock and roll, father son relationship, rock band, bassist, guitarist, bass, keyboard, band, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 20K
Rock On!! (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakshi Shroff, the lonely and neglected wife of busy banking executive, Aditya, decides to give him a surprise on his birthday on July 22nd, but ends surprising him multiple times. While Aditya is thrilled to know that he is going to be a dad, he is ...
Style: serious, non-linear, realistic, nostalgic, cult film
Plot: friendship, music band, ambition, friends, hopes, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, buddies, rivalry, singer, bittersweet ...
Place: india, asia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
From Zero to Ten (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Four middle-aged friends plan to re-experience an old weekend in Rimini.
Plot: vacation, friendship, reunited friends, reunion, adultery, death of friend, disco, philosophy, car race, jogging, parade, female impersonator ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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BlackJack (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Kaj, Lennart and Robert are 30-somethings who goes out to dance every weekend. At one dance they meet Inger, whom Kaj falls in love with. Kaj has some friends who are playing in a band. The drummer Tommy is known for being the local Casanova, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: small town, fall in love, single parent, family relations, thirtysomething life, music band, love triangle, music, artists and showbiz, love and romance, single, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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46%
 6.2
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Her Smell (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, captivating
Plot: addiction, punk rocker, mental illness, drug use, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, friendship, husband wife relationship, lie, singer, apology, rock music ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Night Song (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hannah and Daniel are in their 40's , both musicians. She is french and he is quebecer living in Montreal. They live by their music, reviving Synagogal french music composed between the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th., genuine ...
Plot: concert, sheet music, female singer, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, playing piano, violin, jewish, birthday cake, birthday, playing violin, singing, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: serious, humorous, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, assassination, rising to stardom, musician's life, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, music band, music, rock ...
Time: 90s, year 1976, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.3
 24K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK, Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, reunion, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is a lonely New Year's Eve for Hank Williams as he spends it en route to a huge New Years Day concert in Ohio. Hank Williams died that night on the road. Stars Sean McCann, Dixie Seatle. (
Style: captivating, emotional, gloomy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friends, tragic hero, theater, concert, deadly, folk hero, new year, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, country, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: cowboy, reunion, redemption, parents and children, hopes, haunted by the past, actor's life, human nature, family relations, small town, father son relationship, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, montana, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Beck (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Yukio is your average high school student who spends his days going to class and avoiding bullies. That is until he meets Ryusuke, a guitar prodigy. Together with Taira, Chiba, and Saku they form the rock band BECK. As their popularity increases so ...
Plot: profanity, rock band, guitarist, teenage girl, band, teenage boy, drums, guitar, long haired male, high school, male with long hair, electric guitar ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Business of Fancydancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, lifestyle, tragic love, reunion, youth, obsessive quest, writer's life, coming out, best friends, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Flow (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Michael lives in a housing project. He and his friends make music together. Michael is clearly the biggest talent in the group, and one day he is discovered by the established rapper Apollo who makes Michael his ghostwriter. A big opportunity for ...
Plot: rapper, music, break in, nightclub, rap, assault, recording studio, concert
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, cynical, serious, sexy ...
Plot: music, revenge, rape, concert, music band, musician's life, ambition, rise and fall, showbiz, lifestyle, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
And All That Jazz (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in 1952, film tells the story of young musicians playing - then forbidden - jazz music in basements and attics around Poland. The group hires itself to social parties, youth dances, etc, each time waiting for the management to disappear in order ...
Plot: teenage boy, jazz, concert, propaganda, university, radio station, jazz band, josef stalin, exile, communism, protest
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Between Us (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New York couple and their Midwestern friends find that drastic changes have occurred in their respective lives since they last met.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, exciting, tense ...
Plot: couples, reunion, friendship, marriage, crumbling marriage, love, conversation, couple relations, resentment, success, happiness, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Born in Heinola (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story of five Finnish youth growing up during the devastating 90's recession. They live in the small, timber industrial town of Heinola. As the parents of these young teens struggle through hard economic times, the five very different youth ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: punk, band, fictional biography, first love, rock concert, rock, punk rock, musician, teenager, coming of age, exchange student, teen angst ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Committee (1968)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The Committee, starring Paul Jones of Manfred Mann fame, is a unique document of Britain in the 1960s. After a very successful run in London’s West End in 1968, viewings of this controversial movie have been few and far between. Stunning black ...
Style: allegory
Plot: band, businessman, investigation, performance, committee, musician, corruption, murder, party, cult, hitchhiker
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding senior partner, Leland McKenzie, has retired and left Douglas ...
Plot: lawyer, reunion, law firm, death row, courtroom, legal
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 104
DonT Stop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Prague, 1983. The communist regime, in a suffocating atmosphere ruled over by the secret police, imposes "normalization". Miki and David need some kind of motivation to carry on in the communist wasteland. They discover The Clash's ...
Plot: spit, escalator, jealousy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, escape, police car, musician, phone booth, photograph, 18 year old, male in bathtub, punk ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: prague czech republic, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Close Enough (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 62 min.
Story: After moving away and being out of touch for two years since high school graduation, three girls who were once best friends, reunite over a weekend to discover what made them drift apart and just how much they've changed since they last saw ...
Plot: beach, weekend, friend, female protagonist, reunion
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cook & Banks (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Cocky natural Jack Cook and nervous savant Oliver Banks write and record a demo that sends them down the road to becoming the most successful duo of the 1980s. With help and hindrance from their producer, their manager, Cook's girlfriend, ...
Plot: showbiz, duo, recording studio, rock and roll, music video, fictional band, tape recording, moustache, music industry, concert, musician, reporter ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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