Movies like Blinded by the Light

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Blinded by the Light (2019)
 6.9
 19K
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: dark humor, captivating, humorous, touching, tense
Plot: british asian, coming of age, interracial friendship, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, father son conflict, college student, teenager, poetry, goth, racism, rock music, diary, neighbor, pakistani, female director, dancing, student, party, teacher, money, wedding, religion, friendship, writers ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: england, america, london

Most similar movies to Blinded by the Light

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, touching, realistic and semi serious films with plots about friendship, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship, friend, youth and teenage boy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Blinded by the Light: Sing Street (2016), 10,000 Saints (2015), Twist and Shout (1984), Miss Stevens (2016), Wild Rose (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 84K
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, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, falling in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
10,000 Saints (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, rehabilitation, youth, city life, estrangement, drug abuse, coming of age, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Twist and Shout (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife, but he falls for Anna, who initiates him into love and sex. Erik is somber, caring for his home-bound mentally-ill mother while ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, family relations, coming of age, human nature, teenage life, bittersweet, couples, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, rock, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: copenhagen, norway, sweden, copenhagen denmark, denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.6
 5K
Miss Stevens (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school English teacher becomes a weekend chaperone for three students at a drama competition.
Style: captivating, humorous, light, feel good, sincere
Plot: teacher student relationship, road trip, flirting, teacher, student, coming of age, remote control, lie, drinking, friendship, female director, notebook ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 7.2
 10K
Wild Rose (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, humorous, captivating, disturbing
Plot: country music, women's prison, mother daughter relationship, bigger dreams, musician, band, rehearsal, promise, female protagonist, release from prison, mother daughter reunion, single mother ...
Time: year 1943
Place: nashville tennessee, scotland, glasgow scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 3K
West Is West (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Comedy sequel to "East is East". Manchester, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, love and romance, looking for love, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, family tradition, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, pakistan, europe, middle east, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 60K
Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, melancholic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, friendship, teacher, middle school, youtube, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.8
 14K
Kolya (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: communism, adoption, musician, friendship, family relations, womanizer, politics, language barrier, concert, funeral, cello, socialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: czech republic, prague, europe, moscow russia, prague czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Telling Lies in America (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a radio DJ Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon) who holds a contest ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: radio dj, coming of age, high school, human nature, high school life, parents and children, introspection, false accusation, love and romance, contests and competitions, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 90s
Place: europe, hungary, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 1K
Hunky Dory (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Musical film about the trials and tribulations of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show.
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, idealism, teenage life, society, youth, reach out, teachers and students, rock, self confidence, coming of age, rehearsal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 2K
Anita & Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, friendship, family relations, racism, teenage life, best friends, hopes, youth, family problems, mother daughter relationship, interracial friendship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, cancer, friends, friendship, teenager, high school student, family relations, teenagers, adolescence, teenage life, high school life, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 125K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, coming of age, dancer's life, gay, audition, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.2
 351K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, funny, light ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, chauffeur, prejudice, racial slur, driver, journey, travel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.9
 249K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, music, journalism, musician, rock, music band, fame, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 6K
Somers Town (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo (Thomas Turgoose) is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek (Piotr Jagiello) lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: immigrants, friendship, family relations, society, single parent, love and romance, lifestyle, social misfits, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania, toronto ontario canada, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.8
 5K
Look at Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of human beings who know exactly what they'd do if they were somebody else, but can't handle being themselves very well, who are very simply struggling to find out who they are.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized, lyrical ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, music, family problems, couples, writer's life, arrogance, father daughter relationship, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, clever, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, prom, school dance, family relations, pimp, transsexual, gender bending, teenage protagonist, father son relationship, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, europe, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Driving Lessons (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A shy teenage boy trying to escape the influence of his domineering mother, has his world changed when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz, actor's life, family relations, family problems, friendship, infidelity, christianity, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: england, london, scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Georgia Nicolson is fourteen, lives with nosey parents who don't understand her, an annoying three year old sister and has to wear a beret to school. She would, however, rather be blonde, have a smaller nose and a boyfriend. Revolving around ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, coming of age, school, love and romance, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: england, europe, new zealand, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, football, sport, generation gap, friendship, culture clash, coach, tradition, family relations, family, follow your dream, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adoption, parents and children, drinking problem, marital problem, family problems, unhappy, diary, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, parents and children, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, writer's life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 3K
Unexpected (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, teachers and students, dedicated educator, society, teenage girl, intergenerational friendship, teenage pregnancy, high school, teacher student relationship, youth, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: politics, friendship, coming of age, infidelity, teenage love, self discovery, single parent, misfit, best friends, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1977
Place: ireland, europe, massachusetts, milwaukee wisconsin, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 22K
Starter for 10 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, party, marijuana, coming of age, social differences, student, university, buddies, youth, love and romance, couple relations, working class ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england, europe, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 5K
Marguerite (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Paris in the 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman with a passion for music and the opera. For years, she has performed regularly for a circle of guests. But Marguerite sings tragically out of tune and no one has ever told her. Her husband and ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, sincere
Plot: opera, delusion, eccentricity, secret, fan, money, concert hall, hypocrite, bad singing, singing, newspaper article, eating ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, year 1915
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 16K
Brad's Status (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he ...
Style: light, thought provoking, captivating, humorous
Plot: old friend, father son relationship, midlife crisis, introspection, husband wife relationship, musician, group of friends, jealousy, wealth, concert, friendship, money ...
Place: harvard university, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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