Movies like The Boat That Rocked

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The Boat That Rocked (2009)
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The Boat That Rocked (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 135 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: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, colourful, light, witty, offbeat, visually appealing ...
Plot: rock, hippie, radio, rebelliousness, ship, friendship, rebellion, marijuana, weirdo, radio dj, music, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, ambition, counterculture, ocean, family relations, radio show, boat, rock and roll, ocean or sea, drug abuse, rock music, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: britain, london, england

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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, semi serious and talky films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, rock and roll, catastrophe and artists and showbiz mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like The Boat That Rocked: Pump Up the Volume (1990), The Commitments (1991), Still Crazy (1998), Quadrophenia (1979), That Thing You Do! (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
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, captivating, offbeat, gloomy, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: radio, rebellion, boss, teenager, suburbs, high school, suicide, misfit, confession, anti conformity, repression, radio dj ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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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 ⇓
100%
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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, on the road, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, gang, youth, music, working class, coming of age, buddies, weekend, teenage life, rock, dancing, record player ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, brighton, woodstock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
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FM (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play; running the station the way they want to, it has made them a ratings success.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, biting, witty ...
Plot: satire, radio station, late for work, radio, student life, love and romance, fighting the system, ambition, media, artists and showbiz, workplace, musician's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, music band, musician's life, love and romance, rock music, coming of age, loneliness, artists and showbiz, buddies, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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43%
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, unfulfillment, soul music, couple relations, love affair, addiction, r&b, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock, music, journalism, musician, fame, family relations, singer, music band, concert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, boston, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, lifestyle, free spirited, fish out of water, artists and showbiz, generation gap, sexuality, americana, small town, musician ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: woodstock, new york state, bangkok thailand, new york, new jersey ...
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40%
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About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, life philosophy, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, life, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 75K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
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: tragicomedy, touching, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, music band, suicide, identity, mental illness, musician, strange person, eccentricity, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
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ABBA: The Movie (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie detailing ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia during mid-1977. While it mostly contains back-stage footage and as well as ABBA's famous songs such as "Dancing Queen", "Tiger", "Name of the Game" and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, concert film
Plot: showbiz, artists and showbiz, music band, music, celebrity culture, media, obsessive quest, radio show, lifestyle, radio dj, interview, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, punk, punk rock, rebelliousness, on the road, teenage life, showbiz, media satire, friends, rock, nightlife, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, infidelity, music, love and romance, musician's life, nightlife, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, fall in love, actress, guitar ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Rock My World (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a rock band at the top of their game suddenly loses their leader, their direction suddenly becomes questionable. All the band members know is that the leader's clothes were found at the edge of a waterfront and he had not been seen since. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, friends, artists and showbiz, music band, society, love and romance, misfit, social differences, fish out of water, disorder, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
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Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, melancholic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, blues, small town, retirement, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, small town life, terminal illness, fall in love, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, germany, europe, usa, southern usa ...
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35%
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SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, rebelliousness, subculture, self destructing, heavy metal, antisocial behavior, friendship, rebellion, college graduate, individualism, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, los angeles, england, florida ...
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Chasing Destiny (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A repossession agent falls in love with a woman whose father is high on his list of priority accounts in this romantic drama.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, lifestyle, friendship, love affair, hopes, buddies, love and romance, artists and showbiz, looking for love, family business, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
35%
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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 ⇓
35%
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Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, controversial ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: anti conformity, radio, radio show, lifestyle, ambition, workplace, rebelliousness, society, rise to the top, satire, radio dj, media ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 60s ...
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radio, vietnam war, anti war, radio dj, war, military, rebellion, death, marines, confrontation with superior, superior officer, impossible love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, contemplative, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, interview, coffee, smoking, cigarette, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france, las vegas, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, drug abuse, hospital, thanksgiving, small town, college, commune, church, wedding, hippie, military service, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, beverly hills, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, teenage love, oldies, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5K
For the Boys (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys". Later ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: world war two, dancer, concert, entertainer, vietnam war, friendship, music, artists and showbiz, couples, friends, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vietnam, europe, korea, asia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%