Movies like 54

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54 (1998)
 5.8
 30K
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 only gets his foot in the door, but lands a coveted job behind the bar – and a front-row seat at the most legendary party on the planet.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, gloomy, factual, dramatic, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, gay, party, father son relationship, sex, money, bartender, depression, music, life is a bitch, ambition, rise and fall, urban, lesbian, drugs, drinking, death, christmas ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas

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Most similar movies to 54

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, drinking, runaway, dialogue, mentor, brutality and dancing mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like 54: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), The Doors (1991), The Last Days of Disco (1998), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Funkytown (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, music band, artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, musician's life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 77K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, domestic violence, nervous breakdown, party, fame, musician, cocaine, poetry, airplane, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, paris france, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: disco, nightclub, friends, friendship, nightlife, yuppie, depression, investigation, dancer, jealousy, death, theft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, twentysomething life, romance, hopes, ambition, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, social climbing, escape from reality, dance performance, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 765
Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: disco, politics, nightclub, drug abuse, clubbing, youth, social relations, actor's life, lifestyle, society, gender, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1978, year 1977 ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 37K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, fashion, lesbian, addiction, strong sexual content, mental illness, aids, heroin, model, nightlife, lifestyle, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, life is a bitch, lifestyle, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, alcohol abuse, friendship, downfall, supportive spouse, innocence lost, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 4K
Groove (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: drug dealing, clubbing, rave, friends, city life, lifestyle, urban, gender, nightlife, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 218K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, strong sexual content, drug abuse, rise and fall, porn industry, sex, cocaine, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, fame, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family problems, youth, family relations, society, lifestyle, blues, ambition, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, toronto ontario canada, pennsylvania, new york yankees ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 13K
Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Soul Rebels is a 1991 film by Isaac Julien which examines the interaction between youth cultural movements in Britain. Skinheads, Punks & Soulboys along with the political and cultural tensions between them. The film received the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: disco, politics, murder, friendship, radio dj, gay, sexual relations, addiction, racism, frame up, artists and showbiz, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 7K
The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: blues, rise and fall, ambition, music, addiction, drug abuse, generosity, alcohol abuse, fall in love, downfall, musician's life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, musician's life, friends, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: stylized, clever, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, party, singer, rave, cocaine, hanging, musician, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: manchester, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexual, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: faked death, school uniform, bisexual, fictional band, music, gay, artists and showbiz, ambition, bohemian life, gender bending, musician's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 36K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: hip hop, midlife crisis, career, musician, rapper, drug dealing, singer, life is a bitch, human spirit, hip hop culture, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis, mount everest, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 27K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, destructive relationship, drug addiction, punk, domestic violence, vandalism, dwarf, bassist, punk rock, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 17K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, drug addiction, prostitute, college, coming of age, cocaine, decadence, addiction, self discovery, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 38K
Rock Star (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel ...
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Plot: audition, rock star, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, overnight success, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 399
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, couples, dance school, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, romance, love and romance, hopes, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 6K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: talky, stylized, realistic, sincere, clever ...
Plot: ballet, dancer, suicide, choreographer, couples, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, music, rising to stardom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 44K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, rock music, drummer, guitarist, microphone, teenage girl, teenage sexuality, girl band, alcoholic drink, publicity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 123K
Magic Mike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: nightclub, drugs/alcohol, nightlife, friendship, dancer, clubbing, friends, american dream, dancing, power relations, strip club, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, death of pet, betrayal, love, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, youth, couples, abortion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 60
Horsey (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: rough, sexual, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug addiction, romance, destructive relationship, twentysomething life, self discovery, drug abuse, love affair, couples, looking for love, rock, addiction, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: sexual, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, rough ...
Plot: musician, blues, redemption, small town, child abuse, party, sex addict, abuse, nervous breakdown, moonshine, nymphomaniac, captive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, showbiz, couples, musician's life, love affair, drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: cat, music, hitchhiker, musician's life, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, jewish, snow, professor, audition, singer, loneliness ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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