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Frank (2014)
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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, clever, offbeat, realistic, mysterious ...
Plot: music, identity, music band, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, musician, solitude, strange person, complex characters, rock, friendship, artists and showbiz, musician's life, mysterious character, ambition, unfulfillment, friends, musical tour, wannabe ...
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, humorous and melancholic films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, dialogue, musician's life, mentor, storytelling and runaway mostly in Music, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Frank: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), The Commitments (1991), Begin Again (2013), That Thing You Do! (1996), Soul Men (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, music, cat, loneliness, hitchhiker, performance, on the road, folk music, guitar, suicide, audition, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, captivating, semi serious, 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 ⇓
67%
 7.4
 125K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music, musician's life, father daughter relationship, relationships, folk, showbiz, urban, artists and showbiz, city life, parents and children, family relations, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, drummer, recording studio, showbiz, manager, buddies, pop star, radio, musician's life, rising to stardom, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: pennsylvania, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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, rapper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
53%
 8.0
 70K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: music band, school, friendship, music, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family, musician's life, teenage boy, music video, singing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: emotional, touching, 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 ⇓
50%
 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 band, music, friendship, best friends, college, dialogue, romance, twists & turns, female musician, audition, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 103K
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, friendship, passionate interest, song, romance, singer, musician, immigrants, folk, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, czech republic, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, music band, on the road, rock, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, friends, partners, buddies, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, reunion, college, music band, beach, singleness, oldies, lovers reunited, romance, music, thirtysomething life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 56K
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: musician's life, music, punk, music band, depression, suicide, extramarital affair, hanging, singer, musician, journalist, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, manchester england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: hip hop, actor's life, drugs/alcohol, celebrity guests, 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 ⇓
47%
 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, rock, buddies, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, youth, love triangle, cliche ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, music, rock, dealing with death, life turned upside down, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, music band, alcohol abuse, death in the family, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, humorous, realistic, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: punk, music band, rock, music, desire for fame, rise and fall, friendship, showbiz, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: songwriter, music, musician's life, rise and fall, singer, self discovery, romance, couple relations, showbiz, ambition, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, music band, rock, desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, friends, musician's life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, jazz musician, egocentrism, artist, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, music band, rock, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, celebrity culture, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 7K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good
Plot: music band, music, odd couple, small town, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hopes, family relations, musician's life, underdog, unlikely partners, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, small town, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, dwarf, artist, humiliation, divorce, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
 7.6
 16K
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: concert, orchestra, music, communism, music band, comedy of errors, redemption, obsession, musician's life, russian, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, russia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, bar, jazz, little boy, psychiatrist, beer, storm, music band ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 35K
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, teenage life, groupie, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, drums, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 810
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: serious, touching, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music band, best friends, music, musician's life, follow your dream, friendship, showbiz, teenage life, ambition, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: semi serious, feel good, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, music, rivalry, comeback, rock band, bus, tour, death, music band, on the road, rock, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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