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, realistic, not serious, offbeat
Plot: friendship, rivalry, monkey, music, rock, friends, music band, ambition, lifestyle, small town, musician's life, ego clash, buddies, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, airplane, thief, fight, musician, party, marijuana, bully, singer, guitarist, theft ...
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, friends, music band, music, musician's life, ambition and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Bandwagon: The Commitments (1991), Electric Apricot (2006), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Eternity: The Movie (2014), Killing Bono (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: irish, musician, friendship, blues, audition, backstage, singer, music, bittersweet, performance, manager, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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100%
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: realistic, cynical, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: rock, on the road, performer's life, partners, lifestyle, music band, music, filmmaking, friends, disorder, heavy metal culture, heavy metal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: semi serious, realistic, suspense, witty, humorous ...
Plot: punk, lifestyle, partners, music band, best friends, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, buddies, hopes, music band, music, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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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: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat, alternative comedy
Plot: heavy metal culture, heavy metal, musician, musical tour, performance, friends, disorder, failed attempt, singer, music, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, ambition, teenage life, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, music band, celebrity culture, cultural icon, musician's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: parody, humorous, not serious, light, absurd ...
Plot: music, partners, musician's life, media, rising to stardom, music band, celebrity culture, lifestyle, buddies, journalism, rise and fall, rock and roll ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, cancer, music band, nothing goes right, introspection, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, buddies, camping trip, artists and showbiz, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, not serious, humorous, captivating, parody
Plot: boy band, lifestyle, musician's life, rising to stardom, music band, artists and showbiz, ambition, rehearsal, music, media sensation, friends, salvation army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 38K
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: heavy metal, music, heavy metal culture, youth, music band, teenage life, drums, musician's life, rock, ambition, desire for fame, drummer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, satirical, parody, witty ...
Plot: heavy metal, music band, heavy metal culture, music, musician, satire, cult, musical tour, fame, singer, pianist, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, witty, not serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: satire, friendship, celebrity, conspiracy, music, desire for fame, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, music band, megalomaniac, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 28K
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, singer, folk singer, music, love and romance, music band, showbiz, satire, musical tour, lovers, talented, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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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, filmmaking, friends, couples, love and romance, ambition, buddies, artists and showbiz, aging, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: not serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: youth, contests and competitions, underdog, musician's life, working class, against the odds, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, social misfits, rivalry, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new mexico, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: not serious, cynical, humorous, witty, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, disorder, partners, ego clash, desire for fame, nothing goes right, misfit, rivalry, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: punk, rivalry, rise and fall, nightlife, rebelliousness, teenage life, showbiz, strong female presence, bad trip, friends, beach, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 300K
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, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, music band, rock music, rock band, music, school, musician, guitarist, idealism, music competition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, witty ...
Plot: hip hop, satire, rap, music, nudity (full frontal - brief), showbiz, celebrity culture, mistaken identity, strong sexual content, arson, silly humor, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, musician, marijuana, divorce, singer, music, farce, drug abuse, stupidity, rock, hip hop, backstage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a famous band called the Silver Boulders break up, Nat and Alex Wolff go into depression.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: music band, youth, artists and showbiz, musician's life, family life, family relations, buddies, family, lifestyle, music, ambition, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 2K
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: semi serious, atmospheric, humorous, non-linear, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: groupie, friends, desire for fame, music, performer's life, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, music band, buddies, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, teen drama
Plot: drummer, showbiz, recording studio, music, music band, friendship, rising to stardom, ambition, fame, celebrity culture, rise and fall, musician's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, illinois, los angeles, wisconsin, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, semi serious, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, friends, couples, disorder, wedding, silly humor, youth, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, musician's life, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, music, rock music, music band, artists and showbiz, musician's life, friends, ambition, satire, existentialism, punk, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, los angeles, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, satire, silly humor, graphic violence, heavy metal culture, disorder, wedding preparations and rituals, power relations, virginity, friends, righting the wronged, performance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
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Body Slam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: wrestling, rivalry, down on your luck, showbiz, desire for fame, rise to the top, ambition, artists and showbiz, music band, sport, rock, performer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pop Redemption (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A black metal band it is about to split up. In their way to one last gig at Hellfest festival an accidental death triggers numerous misadventures to four metalheads.
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, musician's life, buddies, music band, artists and showbiz, friends, on the road, midlife crisis, police investigation, unfulfillment, wanted, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Revival (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The comedy Revival tells the story of four musicians whose rock band SMOKE broke up under uncertain circumstances in 1972 and who, each for their own reasons, decide to attempt a spectacular comeback. The reasons vary - money, longing for lost fame, ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: aging, music band, musician's life, rocker, elderly, buddies, artists and showbiz, music, rock, friends, older man younger woman relationship, new age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death.
Style: semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, strong female presence, on the road, celebrity culture, media satire, teenage life, rebelliousness, showbiz, rock, nightlife ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%