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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, nightlife, sex, drug abuse, bartender, money, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, addiction, urban, ambition, music, life is a bitch, clubbing, lifestyle, drugs, gay, drinking, death, tax evasion, venereal disease, homoeroticism, homosexual, male nudity ...
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, melancholic and harsh films with plots about artists and showbiz, dialogue, storytelling, music, drug abuse, mentor 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), Young Soul Rebels (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, 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
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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, realistic, gloomy ...
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 ⇓
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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: witty, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: disco, nightclub, friends, depression, sex, jealousy, dancer, death, investigation, theft, nightlife, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, spain, barcelona spain, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
 75K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
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, mentally unstable, drug abuse, star, airplane, hallucination, sex, poetry, lsd, hippie, music ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1949, year 1966 ...
Place: california, usa, paris france, miami, venice beach california ...
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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, music, artists and showbiz, gay culture, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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 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, career, nightclub, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 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: sexual, captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, strong sexual content, rise and fall, porn industry, innocence lost, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 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: serious, sincere, 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 ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, magazine, fashion show, nightlife, addiction, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol, downfall, urban, redemption, alcohol abuse, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: friendship, coming of age, blues, parents and children, family relations, friends, nanny, ambition, society, youth, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, russia, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 98K
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, exciting, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, nightclub, love affair, music, urban, ambition, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 760
Funkytown (2011)
Genre: Drama
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, gays and lesbians, nightclub, musician's life, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, youth, social relations, actor's life, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1980, year 1977 ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
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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, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rock, singer, musician, sex, song, music, musician's life, drug abuse, mansion, addiction, estate, artists and showbiz ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, intense ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 26K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
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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, drug abuse, heroin, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch, music band, love affair, punk ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Roller Boogie (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete in the Boogie Contest.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, friendship, save the day, romance, teenage life, ambition, music, youth, friends, underdog, young lovers, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, punk, urban, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, youth, friends, single parent, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating
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Story: An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: drug dealing, rave, clubbing, city life, nightlife, twentysomething life, fish out of water, urban, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, gender, friends ...
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
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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, serious, atmospheric ...
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
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Plot: nightclub, friendship, drugs/alcohol, obsession, nightlife, urban, teenage life, music, youth, friends, coming of age, society ...
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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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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43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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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, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, death of pet, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
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When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, serious, realistic ...
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43%
 6.7
 1K
Smithereens (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 18K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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