Movies like Bandwagon

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Bandwagon (1996)
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Bandwagon (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He can't even play in front of Charlie. They find another guitarist, Wynn, who enjoys fishing if he's not playing the guitar. The final member of the band is Eric, the bass-player who is often unpredictable in his actions. They name the band Circus Monkey and want to get famous and rich. However, after some successful gigs, they begin to realize what all the big music and show business is about
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious
Plot: friendship, rivalry, monkey, drummer, guitar, band, music, rock, friends, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, buddies, small town, ego clash, desire for fame, airplane, fight, thief, musician, party, on the road, marijuana ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, mississippi, alabama, georgia, tennessee, south carolina

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Most similar movies to Bandwagon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, not serious and cult film films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, friends, music band, ambition, musician's life and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Bandwagon: Electric Apricot (2006), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Fubar (2002), Killing Bono (2011), The Rocker (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: music, filmmaking, disorder, friends, on the road, rock, music band, lifestyle, performer's life, partners, holy grail, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
Down and Out with the Dolls (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The raunchy, spunky tale of the rise and fall of an all-girl rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: punk, buddies, partners, ambition, music band, artists and showbiz, friendship, showbiz, lifestyle, rise and fall, best friends, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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83%
 7.0
 4K
Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, ironic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, cancer, nothing goes right, music band, introspection, musician's life, buddies, ambition, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 6K
Killing Bono (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their high school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Plot: rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, friends, teenage life, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, band, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition, desire for fame, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: cult film, humorous, cynical, satirical, witty ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, party, music, musician, satire, cult, singer, success, pianist, musical tour, fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Eternity: The Movie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Hair. Guyliner. Someone lamenting by crashing waves on a beach or to their reflection in a fountain. Yes, we're talking about the 80s! Todd and BJ, two lonely wannabe artists, find one another and create the not-so-dynamic R&B duo ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: rise and fall, friendship, desire for fame, hopes, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, buddies, showbiz, ambition, music, music band, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: parody, music, media, music band, musician's life, partners, rising to stardom, journalism, lifestyle, buddies, celebrity culture, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mockumentary which follows an up-and-coming three-man boyband which suffers a Milli Vanilli inspired media storm just before the release of their first album. Their only hope is to get their act together before the HitAwards Norwegian music awards ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, captivating
Plot: boy band, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, artists and showbiz, ambition, rehearsal, music, tour, media sensation, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: music, satire, friendship, celebrity, secret, conspiracy, lifestyle, ambition, desire for fame, musician's life, music band, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth is a TV series that ran on HBO in 1997, 1999 and 2000. It featured the fictional accounts of the real band Tenacious D, which is composed of members Jack Black and Kyle Gass. All of the episodes of the show ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, realistic, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal, singer, musical tour, partners, music band, ambition, performance, musician, disorder, failed attempt, heavy metal culture, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, lyrical ...
Plot: musician, reunion, singer, folk singer, music, showbiz, music band, love and romance, satire, lovers reunited, musical tour, talented ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
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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, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: teacher, music band, rock band, teachers and students, rock music, music, musician, school, idealism, contests and competitions, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Adventures of Power (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: youth, contests and competitions, underdog, musician's life, against the odds, working class, rivalry, social misfits, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: music, musician, addiction, aging, rock, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, midlife crisis, infidelity, couple relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: irish, soul music, music band, friendship, profanity, star, singer, backstage, audition, blues, dublin ireland, musician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, musician's life, fame, celebrity culture, music band ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, las vegas, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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200 Motels (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, atmospheric, semi serious, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music band, groupie, friends, ambition, music, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, lifestyle, musician's life, rock ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: reunion, on the road, music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, rock music, existentialism, punk ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Never Been Thawed (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hilarious mockumentary about the delicious hobby of frozen food collecting and Christian rock band, The Christers. The film follows the Mesa Frozen Entree Enthusiast's Club as they plan their first Frozen Entree Enthusiasts Convention.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, misfit, desire for fame, rivalry, nothing goes right, ego clash, partners, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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CB4 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't apear to know as much about rap music ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Plot: hip hop, parody, satire, rap, wheelchair, jeep, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), hip hop culture, friends, disorder, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Genre: Comedy, 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: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two girls rediscover their love for playing rock, find a drummer and begin practicing. When one of their mothers intervenes, they run away from home and are forced to fend for themselves on the streets against gangs and rival bands. Soon they are ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: punk, rivalry, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, ambition, rebellion, lifestyle, nightlife, rebelliousness, teenage life, showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: youth, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, family life, family relations, family, desire for fame, music, buddies, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A message from Jim Morrison in a dream prompts cable access TV stars Wayne and Garth to put on a rock concert, "Waynestock," with Aerosmith as headliners. But amid the preparations, Wayne frets that a record producer is putting the moves ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: friendship, concert, satire, power relations, wedding preparations and rituals, disorder, righting the wronged, friends, virginity, fall in love, media satire, rock ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, girls' night
Plot: virginity, family relations, youth, teenager, love and romance, friendship, music band, rock band, catholic church, concert, road trip, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
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Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: M. Harry Smilac is a down-on-his-luck music manager who is having a hard time attracting talent and booking gigs for his band, Kicks (The most recent of the gigs is a Dairy Queen opening!!). When making arrangements for a campaign fund-raiser, he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, down on your luck, wrestling, showbiz, sport, desire for fame, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, music band, ambition, lifestyle, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When Inge Is Dancing (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The ambitious punk rocker Max and the eco-activist Inge cannot stand each other, ever since Max publicly exposed her by singing the offensive song "When Inge is Dancing" in front of the whole school. But for Max and his classmates Fabio, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, opposites attract, desire for fame, teenage life, romance, friends, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
House Party 3 (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hip Hop duo Kid & Play return in the second follow-up to their 1990 screen debut House Party. Kid (Christopher "Kid" Reid) is taking the plunge and marrying his girlfriend Veda (Angela Means), while his friend Play (Christopher ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, nightlife, profanity, wedding, silly humor, ambition, musician's life, music band, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 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: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious
Plot: reunion, african american, artists and showbiz, showbiz, on the road, music band, musician's life, buddies, lifestyle, r&b, friends, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%