Movies like Louis & Frank

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Louis & Frank (1998)
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Louis & Frank (1998)
Genre: Music, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Third-rate doo-wop singers making a comeback hook up with a campy manager who books them to perform in drag.
Style: retro
Plot: dream, singing, song, singer, bowling, beautician, bar, female impersonator, comeback, karaoke, partner, drag, gay club, husband wife relationship, cousin cousin relationship, italian american, talent agent, bowling alley, bar owner, lounge singer
Place: new york, sicily, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Louis & Frank

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about singing, singer, song, friendship, bar, family relations and musician mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Louis & Frank: In the Soup (1992), 13 Moons (2002), Hometown Blue (1999), The Right Approach (1961), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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In the Soup (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An aspiring young filmmaker gets involved with an eccentric gangster for the financing of his first film.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, cons and scams, friends, satire, silly humor, crimes, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, writer's life, ambition, gangsters, daydreamer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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95%
 5.8
 1K
13 Moons (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: obsessive quest, performer's life, nothing goes right, cons and scams, disorder, artists and showbiz, escapades, life is a bitch, comedy of errors, profanity, down on your luck, bail bondsman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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92%
 6.4
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Hometown Blue (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Solange is unhappy. She's a meter maid in Tours, working in the rain, subject to verbal abuse from those she cites. Her husband Patrick is consumed by the work of finishing their new house: carpet, tile, faucets. He's also a hothead, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, sincere, humorous
Plot: weatherman, urban, midlife crisis, strong female presence, bittersweet, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, couples, dull life, toilet paper, restroom, union ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Right Approach (1961)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An opportunistic young Hollywood singer, loyal only to himself, steps on everyone he meets in order to achieve success and fame.
Style: slang
Plot: singer, drinking, bachelor, press agent, doctor, cigarette smoking, hotel, nightclub, movie studio, apartment, abortion, bartender ...
Place: pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, contemplative, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, loneliness, music, cat, singer, guitar, homeless, introspection, ambition, struggle, financial problem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
One More Time (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Beautiful aspiring rock star Jude is stuck in a rut - relegated to recording commercial jingles and lost in a series of one night stands. When she is evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she is forced to move into the Hamptons home of her wealthy - ...
Style: captivating, light, humorous, sincere
Plot: family, career, father, father daughter relationship, comeback, piano playing, mansion, family home, music, daughter, sibling rivalry, piano ...
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
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Mods (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A quasi-musical by Serge Bozon.
Plot: song, student, sickness, band, campus, singing, brother brother relationship, singer, illness, dancing, disease, dance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 16K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, gloomy, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, drinking, drinking alcohol, bar, alcohol, ice cream truck, small town, unemployment, down on your luck, self discovery, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Swim Little Fish Swim (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, "Swim Little Fish Swim" is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, musician's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, parents and children, relationship problems, parent child relationship, art, dream, twenty something ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Guy (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gauthier, a young journalist, learns from his mother that he is the illegitimate son of Guy Jamet, a popular French singer whose heyday stretched unevenly from the 1960’s to the nineties. Guy is currently promoting a new album of old material and ...
Style: humorous, sincere, light, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, singer, secret, family secret, journalist, old man, music, family relations, singing, friendship, archive footage, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Blinded by the Light (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Style: captivating, touching, humorous, tense, semi autobiographical
Plot: teenage protagonist, coming of age, father son conflict, interracial friendship, father son relationship, college student, teenager, poetry, british asian, dark humor, racism, rock music ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: new jersey, london, england, punjab, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 111K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightclub, love and romance, music, dancing, love affair, nightlife, ambition, parents and children, female friendship, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
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Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, talky, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, death of mother, childhood friend, female friendship, love and romance, rise to the top, best friends, couple relations, parents and children, childhood friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared ...
Style: feel good, sincere, light, touching
Plot: father daughter relationship, musician, lesbian relationship, teenage daughter, love interest, coming of age, record store, love and romance, music, youth, dialogue, college ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Taking Off (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: missing child, anti establishment, pot smoking, marijuana, missing daughter, couples, family problems, family relations, drugs/alcohol, estrangement, profanity, satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
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54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, drugs/alcohol, clubbing, party, father son relationship, bartender, money ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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Bamboozled (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, overnight success, rise and fall, society, showbiz, media satire, tv show, satire, artists and showbiz, ambition, censorship, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, alabama, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Living in Oblivion (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography and lousy catering. Divided in ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaker, film within a film, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, friends, actor's life, lifestyle, satire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dwarf, actor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dance of the Wind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: India
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mother of the Indian female singer Pallavi (Kitu Gidwani) is at the end of her life. She was master and teacher for her daughter for the art of Indian singing. But she will not be able to complete her lessons. So Pallavi experiences the lack of ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, death, guru, singer, tradition, teacher student relationship, thief, concert, mausoleum, emancipation, mourning, old man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Happily Ever After (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Is love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men.
Style: witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, love, friendship, marriage, pregnancy, infidelity, battle of the sexes, introspection, love affair, lifestyle, buddies, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Roadie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 20 years of touring, a roadie for a defunct 80s hair band returns home to live with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: heavy metal, unfulfillment, hopes, rock, homecoming, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, mental illness, introspection, midlife crisis, family relations, daydreamer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 9K
Duets (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: family relations, partners, love and romance, contests and competitions, ambition, singing competition, musician, karaoke, on the road, road trip, singing contest, singing ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, utah, new jersey ...
⇓ 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, light, captivating, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, wedding, music band, college, romance, music, lifestyle, reunited friends, group of friends, weekend, reunion, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Saturday Night at the Baths (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Continental Baths, a favorite hangout of New York homosexuals, provides the background of this socially conscious comedy drama that tries to examine the relationships between gay and heterosexual people. The story centers around a macho, ...
Style: queer cinema
Plot: audition, female impersonator, lgbt, piano, male underwear, female nudity, male nudity, homosexual, coming out, football, self discovery, bisexual ...
Time: 70s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 19K
Kinky Boots (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only ...
Style: touching, humorous, inspirational, witty, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cabaret, small town, fashion show, fashion, family business, factory, cross dressing, unlikely partners, fish out of water, bankruptcy, designer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, milan italy, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bigger Than Tina (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Dan Vardy-Cobb as he aspires to become a pop star.
Plot: rise and fall, talent contest, cd, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, talent show, fat girl, bully, male female relationship, suburbs, record producer, money, music industry ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 3K
Krush Groove (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Russell Walker is a young, successful manager of rap performers, handling acts for the Krush Groove label, including Run-DMC and The Fat Boys. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell needs more money to press more copies, he borrows it from a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: hip hop, showbiz, loan, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 2K
Sparkle (1976)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, showbiz, girl group, singer, family problems, strong female presence, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, ambition, society, desire for fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Military Wives (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music and laughter transform their lives, helping each other to ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Plot: choir, friendship, military base, strong female character, escapades, love, war, hopes, danger, adaptation, soccer ball, youth ...
Time: year 2010
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Burnzy's Last Call (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A downtown Manahattan gin mill plays host to a series of comic vignettes.
Style: offbeat, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, human nature, introspection, elderly, aging, rock, bookies, bar, smoking, female impersonator, drunkenness, gambler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%