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Just Another Day (2009)
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Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young Eastie, is a young man struggling in a harsh world that is threatening to destroy him.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, music, hip hop, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, showbiz, desire for fame, violence, rapper, music business, one day
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Just Another Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, music, musician's life, hip hop, rivalry and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Just Another Day: Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010), Filly Brown (2012), Empire (2015), Know Thy Enemy (2009), Battle of the Year (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, hip hop, couples, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, college, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, student life, couple relations, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
 5.7
 1K
Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, musician's life, rising to stardom, hip hop, radio dj, moral dilemma, ambition
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.4
 36K
Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: music, rapper, artists and showbiz, musician's life, family relations, ambition, sibling rivalry, couple relations, workplace, brother brother relationship, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.3
 225
Know Thy Enemy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nemesis is the hottest rapper in rap's hottest city; Miami, the 305. But he has a little secret...he's not really a rapper. A record label discovers Nate's talent, and offers to make him a star, as a rapper. They create Nemesis, a Hip ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, hip hop, performer's life, music, artists and showbiz, musician's life, desire for fame, hotshot hero, crime, urban ghetto life, follow your dream, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Battle of the Year (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, power relations, underdog, music, athlete and trainer, dancing, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 648
Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: rise and fall, small town, ambition, hip hop, desire for fame, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, follow your dream, drugs/alcohol, performer's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
King of Paper Chasin' (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the city of 9 Million people everyone is engulfed in the everyday rat race chasing that almighty dollar. This movie tells the story of one of its own 'Carter Blanche'. Carter has staked his claim to the American dream. But history ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, starting over, urban, friends, urban ghetto, dishonesty, best friends, drug dealing, going straight, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 53
Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, music band, friendship, showbiz, punk, rise and fall, youth, unfulfillment, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Beat the World (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three dance crews – one Latin American, one European and one Canadian – prepare to battle at the International Beat the World competition in Detroit. Along the way, they struggle with gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. In the final ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, dancer's life, ambition, friendship, rivalry, youth, buddies, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, music, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 808
Tamla Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three teen girls in a Motown band embark on an emotional ride to hell and back.
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, teenage life, innocence lost, ambition, friends, dream come true, youth, best friends, showbiz, rise and fall, desire for fame, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, musician's life, desire for fame, parents and children, youth, once in a lifetime opportunity, family relations, society, small town, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 51
Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The life of a beautiful rising female recording star is placed in jeopardy when she witnesses the drive-by shooting of a rival rap-star in Las Vegas. Wanted by both the killers and the corrupt police, the young woman must go into hiding while three ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: city life, crimes, rivalry, urban, hip hop, frame up, best friends, drug dealing, isolation, youth, prison, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 19K
I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, showbiz, musician's life, celebrity culture, career change, performer's life, lifestyle, actor's life, starting over, music, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The One I Wrote For You (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: THE ONE I WROTE FOR YOU follows a songwriter who defers his dreams to support his family. He gets a second chance when his 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, secretly enters his name into a song writing contest/reality show. Fourteen original songs help ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: tv show, ambition, contests and competitions, hopes, artists and showbiz, family, music, family relations, musician's life, parents and children, rising to stardom, reality tv
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Loyalty & Respect (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Cashville, two friend friends are torn apart buy fast money and launch an all out street war where no one can be trusted. Loyalty and Respect is lost over Cash in the city of Cashville.
Style: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: hip hop, music, rise to the top, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, urban, society, ambition, gang, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, sentimental, sexy, realistic
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, musician's life, performer's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, music band, contests and competitions, music, uninhibited rivalry, nightlife, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 1K
Turn It Up (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: rapper, gang, musician's life, lifestyle, friendship, drug dealing, addiction, juvenile delinquency, social decay, going straight, artists and showbiz, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: urban, family relations, estrangement, rock, family problems, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, musician's life, parents and children, music, coping, twentysomething life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Drumline: A New Beat (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A girl from New York attends a college in Atlanta to join their once-famous marching band.
Style: exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, hip hop, hopes, musician's life, follow your dream, music, love and romance, contests and competitions, music band, youth, power relations, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: r&b, ambition, bankruptcy, musician's life, artists and showbiz, music, hip hop, music band, rising to stardom, woman
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.8
 25K
You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, friendship, breakdance, music, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, dancer's life, betrayal, dance performance, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 39K
Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: rock star, audition, music band, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, drugs/alcohol, overnight success, lifestyle, musician's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 2K
The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: church, musician's life, uninhibited rivalry, relationship vs career, music, redemption, ambition, haunted by the past, hopes, artists and showbiz, homecoming, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Feel the Noise (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, hip hop, culture clash, rapper, dancer's life, ambition, reggae, youth, society, lifestyle, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, usa, new york, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Time You Change (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.
Style: rough, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: family problems, hopes, crimes, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, lifestyle, ambition, drug dealing, urban ghetto, self discovery, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 16K
Weightless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, music, intrigue, love and romance, rivalry, ambition, concert, party, nightclub, restaurant, showbiz, folk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Battlefield America (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, underdog, rivalry, artists and showbiz, social misfits, desire for fame, music, uninhibited rivalry, youth, hip hop, urban, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: music band, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, musician's life, showbiz, family relations, artists and showbiz, family problems, star, female bonding ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.5
 631K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: motivational, psychological, emotional, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, follow your dream, musician's life, teachers and students, desire for fame, music, jazz, drummer, public humiliation, music conductor, music teacher, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 644
Body Language (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled. Five dancers from totally different crews don't want to give up their free plane ticket and go anyway. In New York they realize what ...
Style: serious, exciting, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, friendship, fish out of water, disorder, lifestyle, contests and competitions, dancer's life, follow your dream, friends, youth, hip hop, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%