Movies like The Boat That Rocked

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The Boat That Rocked (2009)
 7.3
 112K
The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
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 that wanted control of popular culture via the British Broadcasting Corporation. Loosely based on the events in Britain in the 60's when the Labour government of Harold Wilson, wanted to bring the pirate stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, light, colourful, realistic, semi serious, witty, sexy, funny ...
Plot: rock, radio, music, rock music, hippie, musician, friendship, rebellion, rock and roll, rebelliousness, drugs, coming of age, music business, marijuana, creativity, dj, radio dj, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, ambition, counterculture, ocean, family relations, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, britain

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Most similar movies to The Boat That Rocked

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, melancholic and talky films with plots about runaway, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, music, musician and rock and roll mostly in Music, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Boat That Rocked: Almost Famous (2000), The Commitments (1991), Still Crazy (1998), Taking Woodstock (2009), Pump Up the Volume (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
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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 ...
Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, road movie, semi autobiographical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, journalism, on the road, rock and roll, drugs, music, rock, musician, musician's life, rock music, fame, rock band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, cleveland ohio, phoenix arizona, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, affectionate, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: music, musician, rock and roll, working class, irish, friendship, rock, bittersweet, unlikely friendships, dancing, runaway, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ 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: clever, feel good, humorous, harsh, entertaining ...
Plot: rock band, rock and roll, music, comeback, rock, british, musician, death, underdog, satire, bus, midlife crisis ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: tokyo, new jersey
⇓ 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, realistic, factual ...
Plot: hippie, music festival, gay, drugs, music, eccentricity, family business, free spirited, lifestyle, fish out of water, abstract art, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: woodstock, new jersey, israel, brooklyn new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ ...
Style: realistic, entertaining, dark, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: radio, teenager, high school, cheerleading, radio dj, coming of age, rebellion, rock and roll, suicide, school, suburbs, boss ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, california, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 19K
Quadrophenia (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: surreal, depressing, melancholic, lyrical, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, gang, music, coming of age, rock, rock and roll, working class, youth, dancing, depression, character study, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, brighton ...
⇓ 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, sexy, light, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, date night ...
Plot: music, drummer, recording studio, rock and roll, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, jazz musician, musician, showbiz, music band, friendship, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, ohio, las vegas, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 902
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: witty, humorous, sexy, visually appealing, feel good ...
Plot: musician, addiction, music, visceral, redemption, gunfight, runaway, stereotypes, dysfunctional family, distopia, fantasy world, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 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: feel good, humorous, 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, rock, australian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: funny, humorous, parody, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, farce, rock, hip hop, stupidity, drug abuse, rock and roll, nudity (full frontal - brief), team, career, success, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 80K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: melancholic, surreal, lyrical, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, suicide, music, mental illness, identity, eccentricity, musician, creativity, loneliness, character study, deadpan, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
Hear My Song (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Singer Josef Locke fled to Ireland 25 years ago to escape the clutches of the tax man and police Chief Jim Abbott. What he also left behind was the love of his life Cathleen Doyle. Now, Micky O’Neill is desperate to save both his ailing Liverpool ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: redemption, nightclub, runaway, chase, death, singer, brutality, eccentricity, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, british, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: funny, humorous, sexy, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock and roll, music, rock, teenager, high school, school, punk, punk rock, rebellion, musician, dancing, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, sexy, affectionate, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: music, racism, rock and roll, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, corruption, music business, twists and turns, musician, african american protagonist, black cast ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, clever ...
Plot: rock and roll, clubbing, music, punk, party, drug addiction, drugs, music business, suicide, rock, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1976
Place: england, manchester, london, europe, northern england ...
⇓ 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, lyrical, inspirational, 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: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ 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: atmospheric, talky, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, jazz, art, infidelity, love and romance, musician's life, fall in love, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, dark humor, musician, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 158K
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: touching, inspirational, sincere, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: music, musician's life, female singer, infidelity, father daughter relationship, love, city life, street musician, musician, relationships, love story, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.6
 6K
Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: clever, affectionate, talky, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: the beatles, rock and roll, music, rock, nudity (full frontal - brief), musician, art, friendship, rock music, lgbt, artist, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, england, california, australia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Alice's Restaurant (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alice's Restaurant is a 1969 movie adapted from a song by Arlo Guthrie. The song is Arlo Guthrie's most famous work, a talking blues based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965. The movie reproduces the events of the song, in ...
Style: humorous, sexy, stylized, melancholic, poignant ...
Plot: hippie, thanksgiving, drug addiction, garbage dump, drug abuse, hospital, counterculture, addiction, bittersweet, church, small town, restaurant ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, california, asia, vietnam, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 3K
Bandits (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws.
Style: surreal, humorous, talky, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prison, music, redemption, unlikely friendships, music business, music band, confined, crimes, partners, friends, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 44K
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, entertaining, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock star, music, rock and roll, heavy metal culture, rock music, rock, audition, success, ambition, rock concert, relationship problems, overnight success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 181K
High Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to ...
Style: realistic, feel good, melancholic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, romance, rock, love and romance, musician, breakup, rock and roll, musician's life, self discovery, character study, life philosophy, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.7
 21K
State and Main (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: talky, feel good, humorous, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, hollywood, filmmaking, greed, movie business, lifestyle, love and romance, small town life, americana, disorder, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: music, satire, musician, rock and roll, heavy metal culture, rock, music band, concert tour, success, fame, singer, pianist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1984
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: emotional, lyrical, melancholic, enigmatic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: transsexual, gay, transvestism, gender, betrayal, self discovery, singer, berlin wall, musician, teenage boy, transvestite, lgbtq ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany, usa, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 4K
Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, light, satirical, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, blackmail, disorder, ambition, music band, showbiz, buddies, artists and showbiz, media, partners, rock and roll, punk ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 2K
Tap (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, ...
Style: feel good, intense, touching, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gangsters, music, destiny, dancing, redemption, writers, rock and roll, single father, transformation, underdog, vengeance, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, light, lyrical, funny, talky ...
Plot: music, satire, musician, folk singer, singer, love and romance, music band, showbiz, lifestyle, buddies, musician's life, talented ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 culture, rock, rock and roll, youth, music band, teenage life, high school, mentor, drums, musician's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%