Radio movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant radio movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, clever, talky, light and interesting films and TV shows about / with radio, radio show, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, friendship, media, catastrophe and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
radio movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as radio: Frequency (2000), Pump Up the Volume (1990), The Boat That Rocked (2009), Radio Days (1987), Talk to Me (2007), Frasier (1993), NewsRadio (1995), Private Parts (1997), Joy Ride (2001), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987).

List of radio movies

Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, sent to the past, rescue, murder, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa
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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, serious, offbeat, gloomy, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: radio, rebellion, boss, teenager, suburbs, high school, suicide, confession, misfit, anti conformity, repression, radio dj ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, california
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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 ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, colourful ...
Plot: rock, radio, hippie, rebelliousness, friendship, rebellion, music, ambition, friends, ship, ocean or sea, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: britain, london, england
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Radio Days (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Narrator (Woody Allen) tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: radio, working class, americana, family relations, rescue, radio show, love and romance, lifestyle, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, enema ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
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Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: realistic, sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radio, ex convict, civil rights, protest, society, media, manager, african american, ambition, cheating, friendship, prison ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, los angeles ...
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Frasier (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.
Style: sitcom, not serious, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: radio, psychiatrist, living with parents, psychiatry, father son relationship, doctor, radio show, dog, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, family life, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, manchester england, washington state ...
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NewsRadio (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: NewsRadio is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1995 to 1999. The series was created by executive producer Paul Simms, and was filmed in front of a studio audience at CBS Studio Center and Sunset Gower Studios. The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sitcom ...
Plot: radio, workplace, boss and employee, radio show, friendship, workplace situations, producer, power relations, workplace intrigue, office, reporter, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, wisconsin
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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: radio, radio show, lifestyle, anti conformity, ambition, workplace, rebelliousness, society, rise to the top, satire, radio dj, media ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, detroit
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Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truck driver, murder, kidnapping, radio, prank, vengeance, psychopath, deathtrap, road trip, humiliation, sheriff, trap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, new jersey, nebraska, salt lake city utah, san diego california ...
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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, love and romance, society, rebelliousness, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq
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How I Ended This Summer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.
Style: tense, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, isolation, radio, arctic, solitude, survival, radiation, human nature, danger, dishonesty, confined, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, russia
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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, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: radio, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, car race, party, love at first sight, car, teenage love, buddies, oldies ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 70s ...
Place: california, usa
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Radioland Murders (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: radio, murder, showbiz, radio station, director, mystery, crimes, investigation, who done it, disgruntled, coping, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: single parent, loneliness, radio, looking for love, starting over, friendship, romance, family relations, loner, love and romance, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, baltimore, new york ...
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Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, talky, tense, serious ...
Plot: radio, radio show, racism, radio dj, anonymity, liberal, media, dangerous, media satire, murder, death, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, lyrical ...
Plot: backstage, musician, radio, singer, radio show, performance, country music, cowboy, musician's life, lifestyle, society, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, texas ...
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WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a new DJ named Venus Flytrap to work with ...
Style: sitcom, witty, not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: radio, radio dj, secretary, workplace, workplace situations, satire, small time, power relations, director, media, media satire, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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Martin (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Martin is an American sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions that aired for five seasons, from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997 on Fox. The show is both titled after and stars actor-comedian Martin Lawrence along with supporting characters ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: radio, african american, radio show, radio dj, friendship, friends, verbal byplay, loud, family relations, media, tv show, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa
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I'm Alan Partridge (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the titular Alan Partridge, a failed television ...
Style: sitcom, cynical, witty, talky, clever ...
Plot: radio, satire, friendship, humiliation, layoff, wannabe, buddies, disorder, media, career, bug, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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Radio Free Roscoe (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Radio Free Roscoe was a Canadian television series filmed in Toronto, Ontario. The show was produced by Decode Entertainment, and it first aired on 1 August 2003 on Family, in Canada. It has also been dubbed in French in the province of Quebec and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, friends, teenage life, rebelliousness, lifestyle, generation gap, high school life, high school, underground, misfit, disability, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, british history, friendship, aristocracy, king, queen, disability, world war two, unlikely friendships, british royal family ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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The Night Listener (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: radio, aids, mystery, listener, child illness, mysterious character, amateur detective, storytelling, investigation, child abuse, book, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin
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One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: radio, assassination, fighting the system, gangsters, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, idealism, dishonesty, crimes, communism, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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The Terror Live (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "I'll blow up Mapo Bridge." An anonymous call comes into a radio station one day. When it turns out to be legitimate, a terrorist's threats end up getting broadcast live throughout the country.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, radio, race against time, media, negotiation, tv show, danger, media sensation, ratings, once in a lifetime opportunity, live broadcast, terror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
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Radio Rebel (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Tara is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: high school life, teenage love, high school, secret identity, youth, teenage life, prom, first love, popularity, high school hunk, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: adventure, imaginary, parallel world, death in the family, teenage life, supernatural, radio, escape attempt, rescue mission, mother daughter relationship, secret, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Won't Last a Day Without You (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 103 min.
Story: George Harrison Apostol (Sarah Geronimo) or better known as DJ Heidee is fast becoming the most popular DJ in town with her segment Heartbreak Hotline. DJ Heidee gives love advice to those who are having trouble with their relationships. Most often ...
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, sincere, light
Plot: radio, boyfriend, wooing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, ex boyfriend, love triangle, love and romance, fall in love, rivalry, friendship, couples ...
Place: the philippines
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The Kirlian Frequency (2017)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Argentina
Duration: 9 min.
Story: In the midnight hour, a lone DJ broadcasts the strangest - and scariest - tales from the outer edges of Kirlian, a lost city somewhere in Argentina.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, enigmatic
Plot: radio, terror, propaganda, culture clash, cold war, escapades, mystery, society, rivalry, danger, government, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: argentina
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The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: super powers, post apocalypse, telekinesis, superhuman powers, mind control, good versus evil, love and romance, soldier, escape, danger, kidnapping, friendship ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A successful veterinarian and radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to see her.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mistaken identity, dog, model, veterinarian, romance, radio, disorder, love and romance, comedy of errors, love triangle, friendship, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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