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54 (1998)
 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 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: sexy, sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic, factual, dramatic, melancholic, interesting, stylized ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay, sex, drug abuse, nightlife, money, bartender, rise and fall, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban, music, ambition, life is a bitch, clubbing, lifestyle, drugs, drinking, death, homosexual, father son relationship, male nudity, venereal disease, tax evasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, drinking, mentor, runaway, brutality and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like 54: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Saturday Night Fever (1977), The Last Days of Disco (1998), The Doors (1991), 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug abuse, music, music band, musician's life, addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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100%
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, captivating, sexy, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, friendship, music, sexism, dancer, dancer's life, urban, social misfits, dance performance, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: witty, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: disco, nightclub, friends, depression, investigation, theft, sex, death, jealousy, dancer, friendship, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, barcelona spain, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: music band, singer, drug abuse, mentally unstable, lsd, hippie, sex, poetry, airplane, hallucination, music, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1971 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, miami, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, nightclub, politics, gays and lesbians, musician's life, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, social relations, actor's life, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal
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52%
 4.5
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, performer's life, nightclub, career, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, talky, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Plot: drug dealing, rave, clubbing, city life, nightlife, twentysomething life, fish out of water, urban, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, gender, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
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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, sexual, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, rise and fall, porn industry, strong sexual content, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, magazine, fashion show, nightlife, addiction, innocence lost, downfall, drugs/alcohol, urban, redemption, alcohol abuse, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: disco, politics, friendship, murder, radio dj, social decay, artists and showbiz, music, gay culture, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, stylized, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: fictional band, bisexual, school uniform, music, gay, faked death, rock, musician's life, rise and fall, celebrity culture, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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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, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: rise and fall, blues, ambition, music, addiction, drugs/alcohol, rock, musician's life, drug abuse, rock band, alcohol abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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
Plot: friendship, coming of age, blues, parents and children, family relations, friends, ambition, society, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, russia, new york yankees, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.8
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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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, song, sex, music, musician's life, drug abuse, mansion, addiction, estate, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, serious, clever, realistic, rough ...
Plot: nightclub, showbiz, artists and showbiz, love and romance, addiction, couples, actor's life, contests and competitions, downfall, rise and fall, rise to the top, survival ...
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Style: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, dancer, suicide, choreographer, dancer's life, performer's life, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couple relations, fall in love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, dance, high school, dancer, teachers and students, music, vandalism, contests and competitions, respect, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: latin, nightclub, music, love triangle, ambition, true love, musician's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, romance, couple relations, immigrants ...
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38%
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, music band, girl band, microphone, alcoholic drink, teenage sexuality, hospital bed, iron, photo shoot, teenage girl, rock music ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, gloomy, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, destructive relationship, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, punk, bassist, punk rock, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, britain, usa ...
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'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: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, music, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, musician's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: clever, stylized, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, clubbing, punk, suicide, music, rave, hanging, cocaine, singer, musician, party, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1976
Place: manchester, england, northern england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rock star, music, heavy metal, audition, success, music band, ambition, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, relationship problems, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle washington, new jersey
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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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, music, rise and fall, hit and run, musician's life, band, ambition, hopes, racism, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
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36%
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Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: music, rock, musician's life, addiction, dysfunctional family, folk, downfall, alcohol, artist, band, rise and fall, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disco, loneliness, ballroom dancing, friendship, dancer's life, nightclub, contests and competitions, romance, music, looking for love, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
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Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, singing, show business, extramarital affair, adultery, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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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, gloomy, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, friendship, cocaine, hedonism, decadence, college, coming of age, addiction, prostitute, downfall, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, stylized ...
Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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