Movies like Almost Famous

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Almost Famous (2000)
 7.9
 246K
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, realistic, sentimental, captivating, contemplative, emotional, intense, witty, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, musician's life, on the road, music, journalism, musician, rock, music band, fame, aspiring writer, innocence lost, stewardess, coming-of-age, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, music business, adolescence, family relations, journalist, singer, romantic rivalry, swimming pool, concert, promiscuity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles, boston, san francisco, san diego california ...

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Most similar movies to Almost Famous

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and feel good films with plots about runaway, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, rock and roll, drinking and catastrophe mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Almost Famous: Dazed and Confused (1993), Adventureland (2009), Detroit Rock City (1999), That Thing You Do! (1996), Sing Street (2016). 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: feel good, talky, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, coming of age, coming-of-age, adolescence, stoners, marijuana, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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100%
 6.8
 151K
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, melancholic, funny, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: summer job, job seeking, amusement park, leaving home, fall in love, marijuana, workplace, friends, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, boston, europe, new york, pittsburgh ...
⇓ 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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, road movie, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: youth, virginity, family relations, teenager, love and romance, friendship, music band, rock band, concert, catholic church, road trip, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, drummer, showbiz, recording studio, ambition, friendship, rising to stardom, fame, musician's life, celebrity culture, rise and fall, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 82K
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, serious, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: music band, musician's life, friendship, youth, singing, teenage life, music, school, singer, family, coming of age, dream girl ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: woodstock, new york state, bangkok thailand, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, high school, friendship, first sex, abortion, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teenage love, teacher, surfing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 27K
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, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: city life, music band, music, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, clubbing, musician, romance, young lovers, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, intense, clever ...
Plot: on the road, reunion, music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, rock music, existentialism, punk ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 29K
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, realistic, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: rock star, redemption, elderly, family relations, starting over, introspection, musician's life, aging, artists and showbiz, love and romance, estrangement, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: not serious, humorous, cynical, road movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: musician, showbiz, lifestyle, disorder, musician's life, plan gone awry, friends, alcohol abuse, celebrity culture, intern, comeback, irresponsible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, absurd, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, friends, lifestyle, musician's life, music band, love and romance, rock music, coming of age, loneliness, love triangle, artists and showbiz, rock ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, cynical, cult film, satirical, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, fame, success, pianist, singer, musical tour ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, lyrical, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 36K
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, not serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, heavy metal, music band, teenage life, youth, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition, desire for fame, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 40K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, audition, music, heavy metal, ambition, success, desire for fame, musician's life, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, drugs/alcohol, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 139K
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A long lost music producer finds a singer-songwriter right about the moment he has given up all hope on life.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, romantic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, musician's life, city life, coping, father daughter relationship, female singer, relationships, follow your dream, betrayal, street musician, male female relationship, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, addiction, parody, musician, marijuana, singer, divorce, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, star ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, off the grid, teenagers, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, self discovery, choice, rebelliousness, in the woods, overbearing parent, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, gifted but volatile folk musician Llewyn Davis struggles with money, relationships, and his uncertain future following the suicide of his singing partner.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, clever, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: musician's life, cat, music, musician, loneliness, singer, guitar, homeless, introspection, ambition, life is a bitch, struggle ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 7K
Fandango (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
Style: road movie, sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: male bonding, male friendship, coming of age, friendship, young lovers, adolescence vs adulthood, obsessive quest, student life, on the road, buddies, love and romance, trip ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: texas, austin texas, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenager, photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, fall in love, teenage life, nightclub, photograph, singer, happy ending, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.0
 23K
Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, death of mother, childhood friend, female friendship, love and romance, rise to the top, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, best friends, childhood friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, pregnancy, friendship, friends, music band, youth, human nature, lifestyle, bittersweet, love and romance, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: copenhagen denmark, denmark, sweden, norway, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Grand Theft Parsons (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: musician, musician's life, friendship, on the road, chase, overdose, rock star, buddies, couples, nanny, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 7K
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: clever, humorous, feel good, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, comeback, music, rivalry, rock band, midlife crisis, bus, tour, underdog, death, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: realistic, serious, non-linear, stylized, meditative ...
Plot: music, actor, musician, star, vietnam war, poet, african american, ambition, performer's life, celebrity culture, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 82K
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, hippie, drug abuse, musician, fame, mentally unstable, star, party, nervous breakdown, lsd ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, feel good, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, car, teenage love, oldies, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%