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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, musician's life, on the road, music, rock, journalism, 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, groupie, reconciliation, domineering mother, hotel room ...
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, harsh and humorous films with plots about storytelling, runaway, dialogue, mentor, drinking, catastrophe and brutality mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Almost Famous: That Thing You Do! (1996), Dazed and Confused (1993), The Runaways (2010), Adventureland (2009), Taking Woodstock (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, showbiz, recording studio, drummer, rising to stardom, friendship, ambition, fame, rise and fall, celebrity culture, musician's life, music band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenager, adolescence, high school, friendship, teacher, adolescence vs adulthood, party, coming-of-age, small town, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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, captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, coming of age, musician, girl band, iron, drummer, guitarist, grandmother, hospital bed, photo shoot, microphone, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: job seeking, summer job, coming of age, friendship, party, dating, college graduate, amusement park, reconciliation, leaving home, workplace, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Taking Woodstock (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, 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: realistic, sentimental, offbeat, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: hippie, small town, musician, farm, countryside, family business, homosexual, music festival, music, performance, gender, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: woodstock, bangkok thailand, new york state, new jersey, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, on the road, showbiz, lifestyle, disorder, musician's life, plan gone awry, celebrity culture, friends, alcohol abuse, intern, comeback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, new york, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, first sex, abortion, teacher, school dance, unwanted pregnancy, vandalism, surfing, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music band, city life, friendship, music, clubbing, friends, young lovers, looking for love, love and romance, singleness, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, love and romance, family relations, teenager, friendship, catholic church, rock band, concert, road trip, runaway, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: tragicomedy, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, infidelity, musician, music, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actress, guitar, music business ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, cons and scams, musician's life, partners, buddies, friends, celebrity culture, down on your luck, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, stewardess, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, map, on the road, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexuality, age difference, masturbation, friendship, road trip, sex, teenager, jealousy, on the road, infidelity, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, party, groupie, music, musical tour, rock, star, success, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, rock star, elderly, aging, estrangement, musician's life, wooing, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 77K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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, atmospheric, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, musician, fame, drug abuse, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party, addiction, self destructing, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1940s, year 1970 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, venice beach california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, not serious, feel good, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heavy metal, rock, music, youth, teenage life, music band, musician's life, desire for fame, ambition, drums, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, performance, friends, loud, musical tour ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, semi serious, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, oldies, teenage love, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, exciting, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, music, youth, musician's life, cliche, buddies, lifestyle, love triangle, music band, friends, rock, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
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 ⇓
27%
 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, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, drugs/alcohol, overnight success, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, aunt nephew relationship, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, aspiring musician, adolescence, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: liverpool, england, europe, hamburg germany, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 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, alcoholic, country music, 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 ⇓
26%
 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, captivating ...
Plot: rock band, down on your luck, life is a bitch, dealing with death, alcohol abuse, off the grid, music band, family problems, coping, death in the family, rock, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cadillac Records (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: singer, musician, musician's life, music, showbiz, success, fame, performer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 10K
Soul Men (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two former backup soul singers, Louis and Floyd, have not spoken to each other in 20 years, and reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently-deceased lead singer. Cleo, a beautiful young woman ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: reunion, showbiz, artists and showbiz, musician's life, buddies, on the road, music band, lifestyle, african american, r&b, music, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 128K
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, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: musician's life, music, father daughter relationship, relationships, family relations, one last chance, coping, artists and showbiz, city life, family in crisis, parents and children, folk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, choice, rebelliousness, self discovery, off the grid, in the woods, runaway, teenagers, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, friendship, family relations, human nature, lifestyle, rock, voyeurism, friends, youth, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: scandinavia, sweden, copenhagen denmark, norway, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%