Movies like Body Slam

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Body Slam (1986)
 5.3
 944
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 mistakes Rick Roberts, a professional wrestler, for a musician and hires him. At that moment he becomes a wrestling manager and starts to book matches for him and his teammate Tonga Tom. The team is a success, and Harry decides to take his wrestlers and his band on a "Rock n' Wrestling" tour. The tour is a success, and Harry feels what it is like to be a winner again.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, down on your luck, wrestling, sport, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, showbiz, desire for fame, athlete's life, rock, performer's life, musician's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, rock band, mistaken identity, wrestler, music, friends, rich and poor, addiction, realism, farce ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Body Slam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about artists and showbiz, ambition, friends, musician's life, music, lifestyle and music band mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Body Slam: Killing Bono (2011), Down and Out with the Dolls (2001), Podium (2004), Having a Wild Weekend (1965), Electric Apricot (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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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, teenage life, ambition, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, celebrity culture, music band, band, cultural icon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, music band, partners, ambition, buddies, lifestyle, friendship, showbiz, rise and fall, rivalry, artists and showbiz, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 4K
Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: performer's life, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, artists and showbiz, rivalry, obsessive quest, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, dull life, celebrity culture, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, clever, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, musician's life, lifestyle, friends, disorder, campaign, music, ambition, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, offbeat, semi serious
Plot: music, friends, filmmaking, disorder, on the road, rock, lifestyle, partners, music band, performer's life, holy grail, musician's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 1K
Svengali (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: music band, hopes, follow your dream, relationship vs career, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, desire for fame, music industry, misfit, rising to stardom, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 2.5
 435
The Blackout (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rag tag band of idiots on the verge of signing a recording contract is sandbagged by their lead singer, Chas Knopfler, into throwing the mother of all parties the night before they embark on a world tour. Eddie Mesmer, the rhythm guitarist, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, musician's life, music band, ambition, friends, celebrity culture, sexual relations, student life, superhero costume ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.3
 1K
Hail Caesar (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Caesar is having a hard time dividing his time between his band and his rich girlfriend, Buffer. Buffer's dad doesn't like Ceasar for her. He called in Caesar to make a bet. If Caesar gets to make a hundred thousand dollars within six ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, realistic
Plot: factory, musician's life, ambition, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, nothing goes right, buddies, record company, rock star, boss, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.9
 399
Out of Sync (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Deacon, a down-and-out record producer, is given the job of making a singing star out of an industry mogul's girlfriend, an attractive but talentless starlet. He discovers a housewife with a powerful singing voice and decides to secretly ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: lip synching, hidden identity, ambition, desire for fame, rise to the top, celebrity culture, dishonesty, performer's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 3K
Undiscovered (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, friendship, rising to stardom, desire for fame, musician's life, music, music band, fall in love, love triangle, rock, relationship vs career, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, parody
Plot: boy band, rising to stardom, musician's life, music band, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, ambition, rehearsal, music, tour, friends, media sensation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.0
 231
The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wannabe "gangsta-rappers" resort to a crime spree in order to come up up with ten thousand dollars in order to finance a studio recording session.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, remake of american film
Plot: hip hop, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, juvenile delinquency, musician's life, lifestyle, ambition, drug dealing, showbiz, destiny, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Where's Firuze? (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Having failed incredibly many times in attempts to find a big talent and to be rich, the two producers and their only two contracted singers struggle to clean their debts and make their dreams come true, no matter what happens. Being in a tight ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic
Plot: desire for fame, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, fall in love, nothing goes right, musician's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, comedy team, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Following the success of the popular Japanese romantic comedy drama, NODAME CANTABILE: THE MOVIE hits the big screen! Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno reprise in their roles and continue their love for music and their pursuit for their ambitions. Chiaki ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: classical music, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, youth, couple relations, romance, friendship, orchestra, performer's life, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Johnny Rock is the aging lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get both his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another shot at fame as a songwriter for a brash ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, light ...
Plot: music, rock, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, female singer, rock band, sexual humor, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, semi serious, satirical, light, intense ...
Plot: blackmail, music band, ambition, disorder, filmmaking, partners, artists and showbiz, buddies, media, showbiz, music video, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Detroit Metal City (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC, as the costumed and grotesquely made-up "demon ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: heavy metal culture, follow your dream, ambition, desire for fame, hidden identity, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz, musician's life, celebrity culture, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Chris Isaak Show (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Chris Isaak Show is a television sitcom which follows a fictionalized version of the life of American rock musician Chris Isaak. The show portrays Isaak and his band members as everyday people with everyday problems. The series was produced for ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: music band, musician's life, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, celebrity culture, rock, friends, music, rock star, actor playing himself ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: family life, youth, artists and showbiz, musician's life, music band, family relations, desire for fame, music, buddies, siblings relations, family, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 1K
Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, americana, disorder, celebrity culture, showbiz, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, lifestyle, ambition, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 8K
Joyful Noise (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: teenage love, music band, follow your dream, musician's life, contests and competitions, rivalry, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, underdog, odd couple, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 37K
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, teenage life, youth, music band, drums, rock, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, drummer, groupie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, ambition, teenage life, friends, romance, music, artists and showbiz, social relations, teenage love, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.8
 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, humorous, offbeat, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: music band, groupie, ambition, music, performer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, lifestyle, musician's life, rock, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time to hassle the Hoff at the rudest, raunchiest television event of the year--The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. From running in slo-mo on the beach to inspiring Germany with the power of cheesy pop--it's almost too easy.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, couples, celebrity culture, showbiz, ambition, relationship vs career, media satire, artists and showbiz, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Meet the Mobsters (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Down-and-out lounge singer Johnny Slade is hired by a mystery man to open a hot new club, the catch being he's given a new--and terrible--song to sing each night. Noticing that whenever he sings one a new crime is committed, Johnny gradually ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, ambition, mistaken identity, introspection, moral dilemma, disorder, artists and showbiz, hidden identity, crimes, musician's life, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
30 Days Until I'm Famous (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: rising to stardom, musician's life, ambition, fall in love, starting over, celebrity culture, romance, couples, lifestyle, wooing, teenage life, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Death of a Dynasty (2003)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A story which centers around Dave Katz, a journalist at a hip-hop magazine who is sent on assignment to uncover the often comedic underworld of Roc-a-Fella Records run by Damon Dash and Jay-Z.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, showbiz, journalism, lifestyle, desire for fame, crimes, buddies, rise and fall, media, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Once in a Lifetime (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, desire for fame, moral dilemma, showbiz, obsession, contests and competitions, aspiring singer, music, artists and showbiz, fame ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 1K
7-10 Split (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An aspiring actor whose career is in the dumps, exploits his amazing bowling skills to take the PBA by storm and becomes rich and famous, only to lose his best girl and best friend...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, parody, sex comedy
Plot: bowling, friendship, farce, misfit, contests and competitions, ambition, destiny, friends, athlete's life, lifestyle, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%