Movies like Almost Famous

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Almost Famous (2000)
 7.9
 233K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, captivating, road movie, emotional, intense, witty, sweet, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, music, rock, journalism, musician's life, fame, musician, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz, music business, adolescence, journalist, singer, romantic rivalry, swimming pool, reconciliation, domineering mother, hotel room, concert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, san diego california, phoenix arizona

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Most similar movies to Almost Famous

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, humorous and harsh films with plots about storytelling, runaway, mentor, dialogue, drinking, friendship and brutality mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Almost Famous: Dazed and Confused (1993), The Runaways (2010), Adventureland (2009), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Get Him to the Greek (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenager, adolescence, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, coming-of-age, small town, graduation, americana ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 44K
The Runaways (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, publicity, grandmother, girl band, microphone, iron, hospital bed, broken glass, rock music, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 146K
Adventureland (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: job seeking, summer job, coming of age, friendship, party, dating, college graduate, leaving home, reconciliation, amusement park, workplace, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: sexual, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, abortion, teacher, surfing, gay slur, innocence lost, robbery, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, cynical, road movie, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musician, plan gone awry, on the road, musician's life, disorder, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse, friends, intern, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 26K
Singles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: grunge, feel good, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: music band, city life, friendship, music, rock, clubbing, young lovers, musician's life, couple relations, twentysomething life, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, road movie, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, youth, family relations, love and romance, teenager, friendship, catholic church, rock band, concert, road trip, runaway, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
That Thing You Do! (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, light, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, music band, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, ambition, rising to stardom, friendship, rise and fall, fame, musician's life, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, fall in love, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, punk, celebrity culture, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, ambition, music band, friends, down on your luck, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 64K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: emotional, sincere, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, suicide attempt, stewardess, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, map, death in the family, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, realistic, intellectual, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, coming of age, age difference, masturbation, friendship, road trip, sex, teenager, on the road, jealousy, infidelity, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, party, groupie, music, singer, nothing goes right, friends, musical tour, sexual activity, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, irish, friendship, audition, singer, star, blues, music, lifestyle, ego clash, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 27K
Danny Collins (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ageing rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, aging, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, hopes, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, artists and showbiz, love and romance, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Graffiti (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 35K
The Rocker (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rob "Fish" Fishman is the drummer in '80s hair metal band Vesuvius. He's unceremoniously booted as the group signs a big record deal, is out of the music world for 20 years - and then receives a second chance with his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, youth, music band, teenage life, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, drums, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 3K
Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, music, rock, musician's life, cliche, buddies, love triangle, music band, youth, lifestyle, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
No Small Affair (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenager, photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, fall in love, teenage life, nightclub, singer, sex, happy ending, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 33K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: witty, sincere, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: prodigy, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, coming of age, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, aspiring musician, adolescence, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, new zealand, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 16K
Rudderless (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, off the grid, music band, family problems, coping, death in the family, life is a bitch, dealing with death, down on your luck, life turned upside down, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 79K
Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: musician, journalist, singer, redemption, loneliness, financial problem, country music, alcoholic, hopes, musician's life, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new mexico, phoenix arizona, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 38K
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: audition, rock star, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, music band, lifestyle, rising to stardom, overnight success, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, off the grid, self discovery, choice, rebelliousness, in the woods, runaway, frustration, overbearing parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Twist and Shout (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife, but he falls for Anna, who initiates him into love and sex. Erik is somber, caring for his home-bound mentally-ill mother while ...
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, friendship, romance, dealing with death, family relations, love and romance, rock, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, voyeurism, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: scandinavia, norway, copenhagen denmark, denmark, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 462K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, social relations, adoption, small town life, youth, abortion, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 73K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: music band, school, friendship, music, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family, teenage boy, music video, singing, band ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood memory, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 3K
Girl (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, young lovers, best friends, lifestyle, teenage life, musician's life, teenage love, romance, adolescence vs adulthood, suburbs, music band ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: songwriter, music, self discovery, ambition, contests and competitions, friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%