Movies like Across the Universe

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Across the Universe (2007)
 7.3
 110K
Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.
Style: stylized, surreal, captivating, realistic, intense, light, inspirational, lyrical, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, political unrest, hippie, protest, vietnam war, cultural difference, friendship, fan, counterculture, romance, love and romance, young lovers, lifestyle, artist, army, student, depression, marijuana, priest, singer, jealousy, african american, dancer, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: new york, liverpool, usa, california, detroit, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Across the Universe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, visually appealing and stylized films with plots about storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, destiny, runaway, life philosophy and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Across the Universe: Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), Hair (1979), Les Misérables (2012), Rent (2005), Dreamgirls (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, experimental, psychological, adult animation, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, hallucination, rebellion, isolation, teacher, music, racial slur, nightmare, police brutality, alienation, rock music, paranoia ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, los angeles
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100%
 7.5
 37K
Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: "Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, counterculture, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, fall in love, anti war, commune, skinny dipping, army, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: oklahoma, new york, manchester, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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100%
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Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, revolution, mayor, historical character, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, orphan, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 53K
Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bohemian life, lesbian, aids, friendship, musician, gay, eviction, drug abuse, roommate, protest, poverty, coping ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1989
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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42%
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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: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: performer's life, african american, showbiz, singer, manager, fame, backstage, lifestyle, musician, ambition, desire for fame, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, michigan, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: society, dishonesty, politics, musician, protest, police brutality, photographer, psychiatrist, political corruption, idealism, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, oxford university, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Taking Woodstock (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music ...
Style: feel good, stylized, light, factual, intense ...
Plot: hippie, music festival, family business, free spirited, lifestyle, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, sexuality, generation gap, americana, small town, musician ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: woodstock, brooklyn new york city, new york, bangkok thailand, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, womanizer, invasion, artist, mistress, soviet army, communism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: prague, central europe, switzerland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: sentimental, emotional, romantic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, best friends in love, opposites attract, male female friendship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, couples, social differences, ambition, introspection, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, dancer, teenage life, dance teacher, audition, music, romance, protest, performance, artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 91K
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, rock and roll, musician, hippie, fame, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Running on Empty (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Popes are a family who haven't been able to use their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder the government's Vietnam war campaign. Ever since then, the Popes have been ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, hidden identity, radical, follow your dream, haunted by the past, eccentric family, parents and children, rebelliousness, family in crisis, hopes, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa, oakland california, florida, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 59K
I'm Not There (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.
Style: serious, realistic, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: poet, actor, music, african american, vietnam war, musician, ambition, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, hopes, musician's life, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, theater, prostitute, actor, marriage, communism, teacher, suicide ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, taiwan, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Good Night (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gary, a musician, is trapped in an unhappy relationship with his live-in lover, Dora. He becomes enthralled with a beautiful seductress who enters his dreams, and tries to control his dream-state so he can spend more and more time with her. When ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, couple relations, fall in love, thirtysomething life, romance, love and romance, advertising, couples, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 247K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: country music, musician's life, music, marriage, rock and roll, accident, musician, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: memphis, usa, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, vietnam war, dishonesty, hidden identity, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1968
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 44K
Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, clever, lyrical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, filmmaking, memory, lifestyle, femme fatale, self discovery, love and romance, family relations, couples, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, lifestyle, music, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, love and romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, family secret, pianist ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, pacific ocean, italy ...
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32%
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Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, stylized, light, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: cabaret, love and romance, performer's life, desire for fame, follow your dream, dancing, ambition, nightclub, dancer, stripper, backstage, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 30K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about six of Seattle's young people, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character's progress ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: clubbing, music band, city life, music, love and romance, friendship, looking for love, couple relations, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Absolute Beginners (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion ...
Style: sentimental, witty, realistic, serious, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: jazz, fashion, racism, photographer, rich and poor, rock, infidelity, celebrity culture, idealism, relationship vs career, couples, figment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958, post world war two, 80s ...
Place: london, europe, mount everest, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 11K
De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, disability, infidelity, rehearsal, terminal illness, lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, rise to the top, couples, romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: new york, venice, usa, indiana, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, musician's life, rivalry, love triangle, saxophonist, jealousy, romance, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1969, 60s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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31%
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Rock of Ages (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rock, rock star, ambition, fall in love, waiter, young love, musician's life, follow your dream, love and romance, young lovers, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.8
 2.0M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 9K
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: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, strong female presence, sexual content, musical tour ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 436K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: surreal, sentimental, feel good, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, adventure, witch, fantasy world, family relations, mermaid, journey, fish, parents and children, circus, true love, magical ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, miami, texas, alabama, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 78K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: dancing, high school, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, parents and children, fish out of water, high school life, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%