Movies like Frank

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Frank (2014)
 7.0
 73K
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, touching, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, realistic, mysterious ...
Plot: music, suicide, music band, identity, musician, eccentricity, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, solitude, strange person, complex characters, rock, friends, ambition, destructive relationship, wannabe, unfulfillment, mysterious character, innocence lost, musical tour, profanity ...
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, melancholic, humorous and visually appealing films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, music, runaway, weird and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Frank: Calvary (2014), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Sing Street (2016), Schultze Gets the Blues (2003), I'm Still Here (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 54K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, human nature, small town, painting, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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's life, cat, music, musician, loneliness, singer, guitar, homeless, ambition, struggle, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 81K
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, music, singing, school, singer, family, coming of age, dream girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, fall in love, terminal illness, golden years, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 20K
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, musician's life, celebrity culture, showbiz, career change, starting over, actor's life, lifestyle, performer's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), private vs public, in-laws ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 25K
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, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, music band, showbiz, love and romance, satire, talented, musical tour, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 18K
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, writers, midlife crisis, coming of age, imaginary character, teenage life, down on your luck, superhero, small town, party, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, long island, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, lifestyle, friends, musician's life, music band, love and romance, rock music, coming of age, loneliness, love triangle, artists and showbiz, cliche ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.7
 60K
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, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, epilepsy, punk, music, musician, singer, music band, depression, journalist, rock, lifestyle, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 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: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: reunion, artists and showbiz, showbiz, buddies, lifestyle, music band, on the road, musician's life, african american, bittersweet, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, music, life philosophy, honest, pickpocket, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, colourful ...
Plot: rock, radio, hippie, rebelliousness, friendship, rebellion, music, ambition, friends, ship, ocean or sea, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: britain, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, rising to stardom, ambition, friendship, fame, rise and fall, celebrity culture, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, las vegas, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 36K
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: music, heavy metal, rock, music band, youth, teenage life, drums, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: reunion, on the road, 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 ⇓
41%
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: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, family relations, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: tragicomedy, touching, surreal, melancholic, witty ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, obsessive quest, reconciliation, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, michigan, usa, ireland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 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: clever, humorous, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: comeback, reunion, music, rivalry, rock band, midlife crisis, tour, bus, underdog, death, rock, ego clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.4
 138K
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, music, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, social relations, friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, feel good, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: classical music, russian, creativity, orchestra, music, concert, prodigy, music band, performance, redemption, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, russia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 band, music, family relations, americana, career, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, dream, rock band, wedding, long lost relative, band ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, finland, mexico, united states, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: heavy metal culture, follow your dream, ambition, musician's life, desire for fame, hopes, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, love and romance, disorder, hidden identity, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 17K
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, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: rock band, family problems, down on your luck, parent child relationship, death in the family, dealing with death, life is a bitch, coping, life turned upside down, off the grid, alcohol abuse, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, humorous, witty, cynical, lyrical ...
Plot: concert, revolution, journalist, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, rebelliousness, desire for fame, promotion, politics, music, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.
Style: witty, talky, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: stand up special, existentialism, bittersweet, obsession, artists and showbiz, life philosophy, honest, life & death, art, artistic, first contact, creativity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, rock, parody, musician, marijuana, singer, divorce, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, star ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 799
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, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: music, musician, addiction, friends, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, buddies, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 21K
Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 2K
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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, friends, follow your dream, immigrants, music, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, latin, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, cult film, satirical, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, success, fame, singer, pianist, musical tour ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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