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Frank (2014)
 7.0
 69K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, mysterious, humorous ...
Plot: music, identity, music band, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, musician, solitude, strange person, complex characters, rock, friendship, mysterious character, ambition, unfulfillment, friends, musical tour, wannabe, destructive relationship, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, melancholic and humorous films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Frank: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), The Commitments (1991), A Mighty Wind (2003), Paper Man (2009), That Thing You Do! (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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100%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: music band, blues, irish, friendship, music, audition, star, singer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely partners, desire for fame, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 24K
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: folk singer, reunion, music, mental illness, singer, musician, folk, music band, musician's life, lovers reunited, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 17K
Paper Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his ...
Style: humorous, touching, psychological, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, writers, life philosophy, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, recording studio, drummer, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: clever, witty, tragicomedy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, guitar, infidelity, music, actress, musician, fall in love, musician's life, egocentrism, jazz musician, artist, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 18K
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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: hip hop, actor's life, celebrity guests, drugs/alcohol, performer's life, celebrity culture, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, starting over, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: songwriter, music, musician's life, rise and fall, singer, romance, self discovery, couple relations, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: surreal, stylized, tragicomedy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: rock, surrealism, on the road, hebrew, teen suicide, stock exchange, self discovery, nazism, redemption, parent child relationship, unfulfillment, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, new mexico, ireland, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
You, the Living (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a ...
Style: surreal, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: pickpocket, alienation, human nature, balcony, airplane, storm, music, man-woman relation, new love, little boy, jazz, beer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 57K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, colourful ...
Plot: rock, radio, rebelliousness, hippie, friendship, ocean or sea, rebellion, music, ship, friends, ambition, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 108K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, melancholic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, hopes, human nature, cancer, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, coping, old love, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, retirement, music, blues, fall in love, folk, musician's life, small town life, golden years, terminal illness, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, southern usa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mistress America (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. MISTRESS AMERICA is a comedy about dream-chasing, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: betrayal, chess, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, urban, prank, eccentric family, family relations, disorder, friends, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 10K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: reunion, musician's life, on the road, music, artists and showbiz, friends, buddies, music band, showbiz, r&b, lifestyle, alarm clock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 7K
Still Crazy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, music, rivalry, comeback, tour, bus, rock band, death, rock, on the road, music band, glamour ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: humorous, stylized, atmospheric, meditative, clever ...
Plot: actor, cigarette, coffee, friendship, interview, human nature, musician, conversation, social relations, addiction, smoking, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 126K
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: singing competition, music, music band, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, audition, singer, female musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, small town, inheritance, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, humiliation, grief, dwarf, artist, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 746
Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: music, music band, rock, musician's life, couple relations, celebrity culture, addiction, drug abuse, midlife crisis, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 3K
Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Plot: music, coming of age, buddies, rock, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, youth, love triangle, cliche ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Amidst unrest, organizers put on a benefit concert.
Style: talky, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: concert, journalist, revolution, politics, music, folk, prison, music band, musician's life, desire for fame, destiny, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, san francisco, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 16K
Rudderless (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: rock band, dealing with death, rock, life turned upside down, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, music, music band, alcohol abuse, death in the family, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 18K
Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, opera, retired, aging, retirement home, concert, musician, retirement home life, reconciliation, music, rehearsal, classical music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 17K
The Concert (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Romania, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A former world-famous conductor of the Bolshoï orchestra, known as "The Maëstro", Andreï Filipov had seen his career publicly broken by Leonid Brezhnev for hiring Jewish musicians and now works cleaning the concert hall where he once ...
Style: touching, captivating, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: orchestra, concert, music, classical music, communism, music band, comedy of errors, redemption, obsession, musician's life, russian, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, russia, paris france, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cynical
Plot: music, heavy metal, on the road, music band, rock, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
The Wedding Weekend (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of guys who sang together in a college a cappella group reunite 15 years later to perform at a friend's wedding and discover how their lives have progressed -- and in some cases regressed -- since their college heyday.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, reunion, college, music band, beach, oldies, singleness, romance, lovers reunited, music, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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