Movies like Across the Universe

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Across the Universe (2007)
 7.3
 104K
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, captivating, realistic, lyrical, intense, light, inspirational, surreal, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, vietnam war, protest, hippie, cultural difference, friendship, political unrest, fan, music, counterculture, romance, love and romance, young lovers, artist, army, student, marijuana, depression, african american, jealousy, singer, fall in love, dancer, pimp ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
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, serious and visually appealing films with plots about catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, mentor, dialogue, life philosophy and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Across the Universe: Purple Rain (1984), Hair (1979), Rent (2005), Dreamgirls (2006), The Best of Youth (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 19K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, human spirit, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, passion, stage, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 34K
Hair (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: USA, West Germany
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, realistic, semi serious, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, counterculture, nudity (full frontal - brief), anti war, friendship, fall in love, commune, army, skinny dipping, rock, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: oklahoma, new york, nevada, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.9
 48K
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, semi serious, captivating, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, aids, friendship, bohemian life, musician, eviction, drug abuse, poverty, protest, roommate, lifestyle, coping ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1990 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 67K
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, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, soul music, african american, musician, music band ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, las vegas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, protest, musician, police brutality, pianist, psychiatrist, photographer, political corruption, idealism, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, oxford university, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, photographer, waitress, breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love triangle, invasion, artist, womanizer, mistress, surgeon ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: central europe, switzerland, usa, europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, americana, generation gap, sexuality, small town, musician ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: woodstock, new york, bangkok thailand, new york state, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 56K
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: music, actor, musician, rock, star, vietnam war, poet, african american, ambition, hopes, performer's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vietnam war, hidden identity, radical, follow your dream, parents and children, haunted by the past, eccentric family, rebelliousness, society, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, homosexual, love triangle, friendship, teacher, marriage, prostitute, communism, actor, suicide, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 81K
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, drug abuse, musician, hallucination, hippie, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, lsd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1971, 1940s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, san francisco, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 227K
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: musician's life, country music, music, marriage, accident, musician, couple relations, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, divorce, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, memphis, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 134K
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, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, best friends in love, love, social differences, friendship, ambition, male female friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, follow your dream, reunion ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: london, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 14K
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: family secret, musician's life, lifestyle, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, showbiz, love and romance, couples, pianist, election ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, music, dancer's life, youth, dancer, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, teenage life, culture clash, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sincere, humorous, semi serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, dream, fall in love, romance, couple relations, love and romance, thirtysomething life, couples, advertising, musician's life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, london, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 42K
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, couples, family relations, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, hidden identity, dishonesty, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, woodstock, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 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, band, love triangle, saxophonist, brooklyn new york city, jealousy, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 193K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, dancer's life, unlikely couple, resort, romance, dancer, youth, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, atmospheric, captivating, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, disability, rehearsal, terminal illness, rise to the top, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, couple relations, romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: venice, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, serious, witty, cult film ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: jazz, fashion, racism, photographer, musician's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, relationship vs career, romance, ambition, friends, figment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, 80s ...
Place: london, europe, england, mount everest, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, couple relations, musician's life, couples, love and romance, friends, hopes, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.6
 117K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: artists and showbiz, teenage love, dream come true, follow your dream, dance, dancing, underdog, romance, dream, friendship, racism, overweight ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: captivating, sincere, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, ambition, blues, rise and fall, rose, rock band, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, generosity, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.8
 1.7M
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, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, destiny, true love, rise to the top, journey, human relationship, love and romance, storytelling, odd, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, san francisco, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Way We Were (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mccarthyism, romance, naval officer, radical, naval uniform, young lovers, communist ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, california, malibu california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 9K
Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: realistic, sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radio, ex convict, civil rights, protest, society, media, manager, african american, ambition, cheating, friendship, prison ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countess, fall in love, couple relations, unlikely couple, love and romance, couples, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, shanghai china, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 2K
Stonewall (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Style: touching, controversial, tense, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gender, politics, gay pride, raid, drag, police raid, transvestism, gays and lesbians, injustice, pursuit, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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