Movies like 54

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54 (1998)
 5.9
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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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, gloomy, factual, dramatic, melancholic, interesting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, drug abuse, nightclub, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, party, father son relationship, money, bartender, lesbian, depression, music, life is a bitch, ambition, rise and fall, urban, profanity, drugs, gay, drinking alcohol, drinking, sex ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
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, stylized and harsh films with plots about music, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, lifestyle, addiction, dancing and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like 54: Saturday Night Fever (1977), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Boogie Nights (1997), Velvet Goldmine (1998), The Doors (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, girls' night
Plot: disco, dance performance, twentysomething life, ambition, romance, hopes, contests and competitions, social climbing, escape from reality, urban ghetto life, friendship, male female relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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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, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, rise and fall, cocaine, drugs, sex, strong sexual content, addiction, showbiz, fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: male nudity, faked death, bisexual, fictional band, school uniform, lgbt, music, unfulfillment, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 19th century, year 1984
Place: europe, england, britain, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
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, realistic, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, party, nervous breakdown, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, britain, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, captivating, disturbing, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay hustler, lifestyle, addiction, nightlife, social decay, actor's life, artists and showbiz, society, social relations, gay husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1972, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, montreal, new york, quebec, toronto ontario canada ...
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: nightclub, disco, friends, friendship, nightlife, yuppie, depression, pretending to be gay, jealousy, death, investigation, theft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, barcelona, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 41K
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, erotic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, addiction, fashion, drug abuse, lesbian romance, model, strong sexual content, mental illness, heroin, aids, supermodel, lesbianism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Vinyl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Set in 1970s New York, Vinyl is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop. The show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, who is trying to save his company and his ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music, music business, showbiz, historical character, ambition, blackmail, mafia, disco, drugs/alcohol, rock band, racism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, supportive spouse, downfall, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: witty, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 15K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: psychedelic, bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician, singer, addiction, rock, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, musician's life, life is a bitch, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, intense, realistic ...
Plot: clubbing, drug dealing, lifestyle, nightlife, fish out of water, city life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug use, rave, brother brother relationship, hip hop, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 41K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, musician's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
'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: gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 30K
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: cult film, captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, punk, destructive relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), punk music, s&m, vandalism, domestic violence, dwarf ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addict, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, couples, elderly, romance, music, disco, party, ballroom dancing, contests and competitions, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 8K
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, rose, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, family relations, coming of age, family problems, friends, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, blues, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, nanny ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, russia, pennsylvania, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, music, lifestyle, ambition, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, drug abuse, music, ambition, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, unfulfillment, soul music, couple relations, love affair, addiction, r&b, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ 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, soul music, radio dj, immigrants, politics, murder, friendship, interracial relations, sexual relations, frame up, racism, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: offbeat, sentimental, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, love and romance, musician's life, ambition, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music, music band, friends, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Northern Soul (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in 1974, an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: soul music, friendship, nightclub, nightlife, youth, society, teenage life, obsession, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, music, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Rolling (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A med student, a teenage runaway, a lawyer, a drag queen, a high school basketball player, a drug dealer, and a teacher all cross paths in the Ecstasy-riddled L.A. underground party scene. Rolling is a turbulent journey that takes a tough yet ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: drug abuse, rave, lifestyle, nightlife, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, social misfits, youth, city life, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sexual abuse, music, haunted by the past, rapist, journalist, rape, rape victim, coping, introspection, musician's life, human nature, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, los angeles
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43%