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Frank (2014)
 6.9
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Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
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, touching, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical, surreal, humorous, realistic, mysterious, clever ...
Plot: music band, music, mental illness, suicide, identity, musician, strange person, eccentricity, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, solitude, dark humor, complex characters, rock, friends, ambition, sexual content, wannabe, innocence lost, unfulfillment, mysterious character, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, austin texas, britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and weird films with plots about music, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, artists and showbiz, runaway and friends mostly in Music, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Frank: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Garage Days (2002), Sing Street (2016), Calvary (2014), Schultze Gets the Blues (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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, meditative, clever, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, loneliness, music, cat, homeless, aspiring singer, singer, ambition, introspection, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
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Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rock music, friends, lifestyle, musician's life, music band, love and romance, coming of age, loneliness, love triangle, rock, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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100%
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Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, teenage life, school, singer, family, coming of age, music, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 59K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, human nature, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, catholic church, small town, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, blues, small town, retirement, music, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, golden years, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, usa, europe, southern usa ...
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44%
 7.2
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, singer, folk singer, music, love and romance, music band, showbiz, satire, musical tour, lovers, talented, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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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, 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
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 11K
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, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: african american, showbiz, artists and showbiz, on the road, buddies, lifestyle, music band, musician's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), r&b, music, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
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42%
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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: psychological, touching, humorous, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary friend, midlife crisis, writers, coming of age, teenage life, imaginary character, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, music, rock music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, existentialism, punk, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 38K
The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heavy metal, music, heavy metal culture, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition, desire for fame, drummer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: tragicomedy, melancholic, ironic, meditative, surreal ...
Plot: alienation, lifestyle, life, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, life philosophy, honest, music, pickpocket, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 18K
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, feel good, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, orchestra, russian, creativity, music, performance, prodigy, music band, redemption, musician's life, hopes, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, russia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 19K
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, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, down on your luck, rock band, parent child relationship, coping, life turned upside down, dealing with death, life is a bitch, death in the family, music band, alcohol abuse, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 117 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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: rock, hippie, radio, rebelliousness, friendship, rebellion, marijuana, radio dj, rock and roll, music, dj, ship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: britain, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: meditative, humorous, philosophical, clever, stylized ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, smoking, coffee, love and romance, social relations, artists and showbiz, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, california, memphis, las vegas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, wedding, music band, music, lifestyle, romance, college, reunited friends, group of friends, weekend, marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music band, singing competition, friendship, best friends, music, college, romance, friends, social relations, strong female presence, rivalry, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 65K
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, depressing, melancholic, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, depression, musician, epilepsy, punk, music, music band, performance, suicide, tragic event, fame ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: drummer, showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, celebrity culture, rise and fall, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, illinois, los angeles, wisconsin, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 116K
Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, street musician, pianist, music, recording studio, friendship, singer, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Detroit Metal City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up "demon ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, follow your dream, ambition, rock music, celebrity culture, musician's life, love and romance, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, hopes, desire for fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: semi serious, witty, humorous, cynical, lyrical ...
Plot: revolution, journalist, ambition, lifestyle, rebelliousness, desire for fame, promotion, artists and showbiz, musician's life, politics, music, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ 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: witty, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, lifestyle, ambition, success, music band, life changing experience, artists and showbiz, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, funny, satirical, light ...
Plot: music, music band, americana, family relations, career, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, dream, rock band, wedding, long lost relative, music business ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, russia, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, heavy metal culture, music, musician, satire, cult, musical tour, fame, singer, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Adventure, 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: touching, surreal, tragicomedy, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, reconciliation, obsessive quest, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, michigan, usa, ireland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 8K
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: clever, humorous, feel good, witty, touching ...
Plot: rock band, comeback, rivalry, midlife crisis, bus, music, underdog, death, ego clash, music band, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 3K
Habana Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, friends, lifestyle, follow your dream, music band, artists and showbiz, music, immigrants, latin, moral dilemma, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%