Movies like Almost Famous

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Almost Famous (2000)
 7.9
 274K
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: road movie, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi autobiographical, emotional, sweet, witty, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, music, rock and roll, rock, drugs, musician, musician's life, rock music, rock band, teenager, fame, road trip, aspiring writer, rock musician, music industry, travel, friendship, adolescence, music business, innocence lost, adultery, drug abuse, singer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles, san francisco, boston, cleveland ohio ...

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Most similar movies to Almost Famous

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, feel good and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, runaway, mentor, rock and roll, brutality and musician mostly in Music, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Almost Famous: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Singles (1992), Dazed and Confused (1993), The Boat That Rocked (2009), Sing Street (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, teen sex comedy, feel good, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, unwanted pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, loss of virginity, friendship, first sex, shopping mall, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: clubbing, music, city life, friendship, music band, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, romance, musician, roommate, young lovers ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, washington state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: feel good, talky, realistic, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: teenager, coming of age, high school, adolescence vs adulthood, party, adolescence, hippie, friendship, stoners, weed, rock and roll, stoner ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, california, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, light, colourful ...
Plot: radio, rock, hippie, music, rock music, rebelliousness, musician, rock and roll, friendship, rebellion, ship, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 93K
Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
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, feel good, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: music band, friendship, musician's life, school, youth, coming of age, music, teenager, rock and roll, teenage life, dream girl, singer ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, future, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 43K
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: melancholic, stylized, intense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, heavy metal, music, rock and roll, rock music, audition, heavy metal culture, success, ambition, relationship problems, rock concert, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: feel good, road movie, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, virginity, rock and roll, heavy metal, coming of age, friendship, road trip, runaway, stereotypes, family relations, high school, youth ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 303K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: feel good, funny, sexy, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: teacher, music, school, rock band, rock music, music band, musician, teachers and students, rock and roll, battle of the bands, student, rock concert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, sexy, light, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, kids, date night ...
Plot: drummer, music, recording studio, rock and roll, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music band, small town, jazz musician, musician, showbiz, rising to stardom, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, illinois, los angeles, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 32K
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: sentimental, touching, inspirational, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, aging, elderly, musician, midlife crisis, transformation, family relations, introspection, musician's life, starting over, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: parody, funny, humorous, satirical, cynical ...
Plot: heavy metal, music, satire, musician, rock and roll, music band, rock, heavy metal culture, concert tour, musical tour, fame, singer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1984
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, atmospheric, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, drugs, road trip, hallucination, addiction, american dream, journalism, surrealism, psychedelia, marijuana, cocaine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 161K
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: romantic, funny, humorous, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenager, summer job, friendship, coming of age, amusement park, marijuana, first sexual experience, youth, workplace, college, romance, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: california, pennsylvania, new jersey, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
Genre: 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: funny, humorous, not serious, road movie, cynical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: showbiz, musician, musician's life, lifestyle, plan gone awry, disorder, escapades, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, friends, rock and roll, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 37K
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: sentimental, emotional, intense, touching, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, rock and roll, coming of age, musician, musician's life, follow your dream, the beatles, adolescence, aunt nephew relationship, music, dysfunctional family, character study ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, europe, england, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 8K
Still Crazy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor ...
Style: feel good, clever, humorous, light, melancholic ...
Plot: rock band, rock and roll, music, comeback, british, musician, bus, midlife crisis, death, underdog, satire, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, lyrical, stylized ...
Plot: rock, heavy metal culture, music, farce, musician, rock and roll, obsessive quest, rock star, devil, weed, friendship, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 90K
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, emotional, depressing, romantic, sincere ...
Plot: musician, country music, loneliness, alcohol abuse, addiction, journalist, character study, singer, country singer, music business, redemption, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, austin texas, california, usa, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, factual ...
Plot: hippie, music festival, gay, music, eccentricity, family business, free spirited, lifestyle, drugs, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, abstract art ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: woodstock, new jersey, israel, brooklyn new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 92K
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: factual, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, drug abuse, musician, lsd, hippie, addiction, singer, music, drugs, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, new york, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 49K
The Dirt (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.
Style: sexy, humorous, captivating, sad, slasher ...
Plot: rock, rock music, music band, guitarist, heavy metal, rock band, singer, junkie, drummer, bassist, celebrity, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 285K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, lyrical, feel good, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, success, follow your dream, street gang, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, musician's life, musician, hopes ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, intense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: music, punk, rock music, on the road, existentialism, music band, rock and roll, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 65K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, touching, lyrical, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: depression, musician, singer, musician's life, music, punk, suicide, epilepsy, rock and roll, music band, performance, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 3K
Garage Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Style: humorous, feel good, absurd, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock music, music, loneliness, lifestyle, friends, rock and roll, musician's life, music band, love and romance, musician, australian, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 39K
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: feel good, humorous, funny, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, heavy metal culture, youth, music band, teenage life, rock and roll, mentor, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: talky, atmospheric, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, musician, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, art, artist, music business ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, inspirational, lyrical, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: songwriter, music, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, self discovery, rock and roll ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, humorous, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: rock and roll, clubbing, drug addiction, music, drugs, nightclub, punk, music business, musician, suicide, rock, party ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, manchester, london, europe, northern england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, teenager, summer, lifestyle change, forest, teenage life, high school, wilderness, teenage runaway, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%