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The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Family, Music

The School Of Rock (2003)

Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. (Read More)

Themes:fashion,  dying,  education,  illness,  anger,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  bar
Characters:teacher,  alcoholic,  musician,  student,  girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Period:2000s
Story:private school,  teacher student relationship,  band manager,  rock guitar,  bass guitar,  electric guitar,  terminal illness,  rock musician,  rock band,  band,  tween girl,  substitute teacher,  guitar,  school teacher,  song lyrics,  boy with glasses,  rock singer,  reference to aretha franklin,  reference to puff daddy,  reference to stevie nicks,  code of conduct,  reference to liza minnelli,  school recess,  faculty lounge,  breaking the rules,  freeloading,  music competition,  crowd surfing,  mosh pit,  music club,  anti authority,  rock club,  cymbal,  battle of the bands,  field trip,  roadie,  preparatory school,  weight,  reference to led zeppelin,  clarinet,  laziness,  rock group,  musical instrument,  music history,  keyboard,  diarrhea,  commitment,  groupie,  desk,  cello,  blackboard,  school principal,  mtv,  sorority,  schoolboy,  drum,  idealism,  hangover,  video surveillance,  surprise after end credits,  drums,  joy,  poster,  raised middle finger,  slacker,  deceit,  drummer,  school bus,  impostor,  rock concert,  embarrassment,  rebellion,  impersonation,  rehearsal,  guitarist,  woman with glasses,  farce,  class,  rock 'n' roll,  schoolgirl,  scene during end credits,  pianist,  fired from the job,  liar,  best friend,  van,  roommate,  child,  apology,  toilet,  diner,  montage,  new york,  classroom,  piano,  rock music,  lie,  secret,  drink,  los angeles california,  computer,  small town,  urination,  food,  song,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships,  police

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:musician,  student,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:band manager,  rock band,  boy with glasses,  rock group,  musical instrument,  drums,  joy,  drummer,  guitarist,  woman with glasses,  rock 'n' roll,  best friend,  montage,  band,  guitar,  piano,  rock music,  lie,  secret,  drink,  urination,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing

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Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:musician,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:rock musician,  rock band,  rock singer,  reference to led zeppelin,  rock group,  groupie,  drums,  raised middle finger,  drummer,  rock concert,  embarrassment,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  band,  guitar,  rock music,  secret,  drink,  los angeles california,  urination,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships

Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (2006)
Adventure, Comedy, Music, Musical

Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny (2006)

This is the story of a friendship that changes the course of rock history forever, of the fateful collision of minds between JB and KG that led to the creation of the precedent-shattering band Tenacious D, and of the two heroes' quest to find the fabled Guitar Pick Of Destiny...

Themes:fashion,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:musician
Story:electric guitar,  rock band,  crowd surfing,  rock club,  battle of the bands,  reference to led zeppelin,  sorority,  drum,  surprise after end credits,  rebellion,  farce,  rock 'n' roll,  scene during end credits,  best friend,  diner,  band,  guitar,  rock music,  los angeles california,  cult film,  singing

August Rush (2007) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Drama, Music

August Rush (2007)

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:musician,  girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:electric guitar,  clarinet,  cello,  rock concert,  guitarist,  class,  rock 'n' roll,  pianist,  liar,  band,  guitar,  piano,  lie,  drink,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships,  police

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Detroit Rock City (1999)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians. This is why Detroit Rock City (1999) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:student,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:rock band,  roadie,  drums,  poster,  school bus,  rock concert,  class,  rock 'n' roll,  liar,  van,  apology,  band,  guitar,  classroom,  rock music,  lie,  drink,  urination,  song,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships,  police

The Runaways (2010)
Biography, Drama, Music

The Runaways (2010)

In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at age 15, the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, The Runaways. Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she's soon strung out on drugs and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up? (Read More)

Themes:illness,  anger,  drinking
Locations:nightclub
Characters:girl,  musician,  singer,  friend
Story:rock musician,  rock band,  band,  rock singer,  rock group,  drums,  drummer,  rock concert,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  guitar,  rock music,  drink,  urination,  song,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

Amy (2015)
Biography, Documentary, Music

Amy (2015)

A documentary on the life of 'Amy Winehouse' (qv), the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.

Themes:illness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  musician,  girl,  singer,  friend
Period:2000s
Story:song lyrics,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  best friend,  roommate,  apology,  montage,  band,  guitar,  drink,  computer,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Family

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2010)

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:musician,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:rock band,  tween girl,  boy with glasses,  cymbal,  schoolboy,  school bus,  woman with glasses,  class,  pianist,  best friend,  van,  toilet,  classroom,  piano,  computer,  urination,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  bar
Characters:girl,  musician,  singer,  friend
Story:rock band,  band,  bass guitar,  boy with glasses,  battle of the bands,  drums,  raised middle finger,  slacker,  drummer,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  roommate,  apology,  montage,  guitar,  computer,  urination,  song,  cult film,  singing,  police

Accepted (2006)
Comedy

Accepted (2006)

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. This is why Accepted (2006) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:education,  drinking
Characters:student,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer
Story:boy with glasses,  class,  fired from the job,  montage,  band,  classroom,  drink,  computer,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

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Ray (2004)
Biography, Drama, Music

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life. (Read More)

Themes:education,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:nightclub
Characters:singer,  musician,  boy
Story:music history,  drums,  drummer,  guitarist,  pianist,  fired from the job,  liar,  montage,  band,  guitar,  piano,  lie,  drink,  los angeles california,  song,  singing,  title spoken by character

Sid And Nancy (1986) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Sid And Nancy (1986)

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:musician,  singer
Story:rock band,  reference to stevie nicks,  rock club,  groupie,  rock 'n' roll,  toilet,  band,  guitar,  rock music,  song,  cult film,  singing,  family relationships,  police

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)
Comedy, Drama

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (2015)

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Themes:dying,  illness,  anger,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:terminal illness,  school bus,  class,  apology,  montage,  classroom,  lie,  secret,  drink,  computer,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships

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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  girl,  teacher,  friend
Story:teacher student relationship,  hangover,  class,  fired from the job,  best friend,  apology,  montage,  classroom,  lie,  secret,  drink,  computer,  telephone call,  family relationships

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Comedy

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney's chagrin. This is why Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:illness,  friendship
Characters:student,  friend
Story:school principal,  teacher student relationship,  anti authority,  clarinet,  desk,  surprise after end credits,  joy,  slacker,  school bus,  rebellion,  impersonation,  class,  scene during end credits,  best friend,  classroom,  computer,  telephone call,  cult film,  police

Crazy Heart (2009) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Drama, Music, Romance

Crazy Heart (2009)

Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  illness,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  singer,  musician,  friend
Story:song lyrics,  guitarist,  pianist,  apology,  toilet,  band,  guitar,  piano,  drink,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character

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Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Drama, Family

Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old child whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate; colours, fish, dogs and kites are just not important in the world of adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks and neatness. And Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in class. When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to 'be disciplined'. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaan has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family. One day a new art teacher bursts onto the scene, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who infects the students with joy and optimism. He breaks all the rules of 'how things are done' by asking them to think, dream and imagine, and all the children respond with enthusiasm, all except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that Ishaan is very unhappy, and he sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:teacher,  musician,  student,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:child,  joy,  teacher student relationship,  faculty lounge,  blackboard,  school principal,  poster,  school bus,  class,  scene during end credits,  liar,  apology,  montage,  classroom,  lie,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships

Sing Street (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Sing Street (2016)

This is the beginning of the eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music, as the brand-new concept of the music video appears on television for the first time. However, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother while dealing with the hostile environment in his new public school. And then one day, he sees her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion and big, dark eyes; an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of his school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. But who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? That's easy. He would form a band. Surprisingly, with every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In the end, before a sea of opportunities lying ahead of them, what will the future hold for a brave love like this? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:girl,  teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:teacher student relationship,  bass guitar,  band,  roadie,  drums,  drummer,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  montage,  piano,  lie,  drink,  song,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

Pretty In Pink (1986)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet?

Themes:fashion,  anger,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician,  student,  singer
Story:teacher student relationship,  rock band,  school teacher,  poster,  computer,  cult film,  singing

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The Doors (1991) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Biography, Drama, Music, Musical

The Doors (1991)

Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. The movie features a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison's long-lost twin brother, but also sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing. It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer's vocals from Morrison's originals. This is why The Doors (1991) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drunkenness
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:alcoholic,  musician,  student,  singer
Story:rock band,  rock singer,  rock club,  rock group,  drummer,  rock concert,  rehearsal,  guitarist,  woman with glasses,  rock 'n' roll,  band,  rock music,  los angeles california,  urination,  cult film,  singing,  police

Bad Teacher (2011)
Comedy

Bad Teacher (2011)

When her wealthy fiance breaks it off, gold digger Elizabeth Halsey returns to middle school: she's an awful teacher but wants to save for breast-implant surgery. She brightens when Scott, a new teacher, turns out to be rich, and she stops showing films and sleeping in class when told there's a bonus for the teacher whose class scores highest on the state exam. Her competition for Scott and the bonus is cheery and tightly wound Amy. Amy digs for dirt on Elizabeth who cheats her way toward Scott's bed and the money. Honesty with students seems to be her only skill. She ignores Russell, a droll gym teacher, who looks on. Will she succeed with Scott and get those new breasts? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:teacher,  alcoholic,  friend
Story:substitute teacher,  school teacher,  laziness,  blackboard,  school principal,  hangover,  school bus,  woman with glasses,  farce,  class,  liar,  roommate,  montage,  band,  guitar,  classroom,  piano,  drink,  police

Once (2007)
Drama, Music, Romance

Once (2007)

An unnamed guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer/songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An unnamed girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her Mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets girl and they get to know each other as the girl helps the guy put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the guy and the girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:girl,  musician,  singer,  friend
Story:guitarist,  piano,  drummer,  pianist,  band,  guitar,  urination,  food,  singing,  song,  telephone call

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Love & Mercy (2014)
Biography, Drama, Music

Love & Mercy (2014)

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drinking,  friendship
Characters:musician,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:rock band,  cello,  drums,  drummer,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  scene during end credits,  pianist,  liar,  child,  apology,  montage,  band,  guitar,  piano,  rock music,  lie,  drink,  los angeles california,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships

Happy-go-lucky (2008) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Happy-go-lucky (2008)

Poppy Cross is happy-go-lucky. At 30, she lives in Camden: cheeky, playful, frank while funny, and talkative to strangers. She's a conscientious and exuberant primary-school teacher, flatmates with Zoe, her long-time friend; she's close to one sister, and not so close to another. In this slice of life story, we watch her take driving lessons from Scott, a dour and tightly-wound instructor, take classes in flamenco dance from a fiery Spaniard, encounter a tramp in the night, and sort out a student's aggressive behavior with a social worker's help. Along the way, we wonder if her open attitude puts her at risk of misunderstanding or worse. What is the root of happiness? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:school teacher,  teacher student relationship,  joy,  class,  classroom,  lie,  drink,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships

Bacheha-ye Aseman (1997)
Drama, Family

Bacheha-ye Aseman (1997)

Zahra's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zahra until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits. Will the plan succeed? This is why Bacheha-ye Aseman (1997) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:illness,  friendship
Characters:student,  girl,  teacher,  boy,  friend
Story:teacher student relationship,  school recess,  commitment,  blackboard,  class,  liar,  child,  classroom,  lie,  secret,  family relationships

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La Pianiste (2001)
Drama, Music, Romance

La Pianiste (2001)

Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Schubert and Schumann are her forte, but she's not quite at concert level. She's approaching middle age, living with her mother who is domineering then submissive; Erika is a victim then combative. With her students she is severe. She visits a sex shop to watch DVDs; she walks a drive-in theater to stare at couples having sex. Walter is a self-assured student with some musical talent; he auditions for her class and is forthright in his attraction to her. She responds coldly then demands he let her lead. Next she changes the game with a letter, inviting him into her fantasies. How will he respond; how does sex have power over our other faculties? (Read More)

Characters:musician,  student,  singer
Story:teacher student relationship,  diarrhea,  cello,  embarrassment,  rehearsal,  class,  pianist,  apology,  toilet,  piano,  urination,  cult film,  singing

Control (2007)
Biography, Drama, Music

Control (2007)

Ian Curtis is a quiet and rather sad lad who works for an employment agency and sings in a band called Warsaw. He meets a girl named Debbie whom he promptly marries and his band, of which the name in the meantime has been changed to Joy Division, gets more and more successful. Even though Debbie and he become parents, their relationship is going downhill rapidly and Ian starts an affair with Belgium Annik whom he met after one of the gigs and he's almost never at home. Ian also suffers from epilepsy and has no-good medication for it. He doesn't know how to handle the feelings he has for Debbie and Annik and the pressure the popularity of Joy Division and the energy performing costs him. (Read More)

Characters:musician,  girl,  singer
Story:band manager,  rock band,  band,  rock singer,  rock group,  joy,  rock concert,  rock 'n' roll,  van,  child,  song,  singing

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:dying,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:musician,  singer,  friend
Story:electric guitar,  rock concert,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  roommate,  apology,  diner,  drink,  computer,  urination,  food,  song,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  family relationships,  police

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Uptown Girls (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child.

Themes:fashion,  friendship
Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician,  girl,  singer,  friend
Period:2000s
Story:child,  tween girl,  farce,  fired from the job,  roommate,  guitar

My Girl (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. This is why My Girl (1991) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Characters:girl,  musician,  student,  teacher,  boy,  friend
Story:teacher student relationship,  tween girl,  school teacher,  boy with glasses,  blackboard,  class,  best friend,  classroom,  small town,  singing,  family relationships

Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:musician,  singer,  friend
Story:cello,  child,  band,  lie,  secret,  drink,  los angeles california,  urination,  telephone call,  family relationships,  police

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Napoleon Dynamite (2004) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite, lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro, snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley.

Themes:friendship
Characters:student,  girl,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:boy with glasses,  surprise after end credits,  school bus,  class,  van,  classroom,  computer,  small town,  food,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

Elf (2003)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Elf (2003)

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:snow
Characters:girl,  boy,  singer
Story:tween girl,  class,  liar,  toilet,  montage,  classroom,  lie,  drink,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships,  police

Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Charlie Bartlett (2007)

Although cheerful, friendly, intelligent, well-dressed, authentic and wealthy, Charlie Bartlett has problems. With his father gone and his mother loopy and clueless, he's been expelled from every private school for his victimless crimes. Now he's in a public school getting punched out daily by the school thug. He ever longs to be popular - the go-to guy - and the true crux of his troubles is that he invariably finds the means to this end, whatever that might be. At Western Summit High, he makes peace with his tormentor by going into business with him - listening to kids' problems and selling them prescription drugs. Charlie's a hit, but attraction to Susan (daughter of the school's laissez-faire principal), new security cameras on campus, a student's overdose, and Charlie's open world view all converge to get him in serious trouble. Can this self-made physician possibly heal himself and just be a kid? (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:alcoholic,  student,  teacher,  singer,  friend
Story:private school,  rock band,  school bus,  class,  fired from the job,  toilet,  montage,  band,  guitar,  classroom,  piano,  drink,  computer,  small town,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  police

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Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:anger,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:teacher,  boy,  friend
Story:commitment,  drummer,  embarrassment,  scene during end credits,  best friend,  child,  apology,  toilet,  band,  lie,  drink,  telephone call,  title spoken by character

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Adam ('Tom Hiddleston' (qv)), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries ('Tilda Swinton' (qv)) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by his wild and uncontrollable little sister ('Mia Wasikowska' (qv)). (Read More)

Themes:dying,  illness,  drinking
Characters:musician,  teacher,  singer,  friend
Story:electric guitar,  rock band,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  montage,  band,  guitar,  rock music,  secret,  drink,  urination,  song,  telephone call,  singing

24 Hour Party People (2002)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music

24 Hour Party People (2002)

Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:nightclub,  snow
Characters:musician,  singer
Story:rock band,  battle of the bands,  music history,  drum,  joy,  drummer,  rock concert,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  van,  montage,  band,  guitar,  rock music,  drink,  computer,  song,  singing

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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each does so in his own way, and is changed for life. (Read More)

Themes:education,  friendship
Characters:teacher,  student
Story:teacher student relationship,  school teacher,  preparatory school,  private school,  idealism,  fired from the job,  roommate,  title spoken by character

The Soloist (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music

The Soloist (2009)

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:musician,  teacher,  singer,  friend
Story:cello,  rehearsal,  liar,  lie,  drink,  los angeles california,  urination,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships,  police

Juno (2007) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Drama

Juno (2007)

A tale told over four seasons, starting in autumn when Juno, a 16-year-old high-school junior in Minnesota, discovers she's pregnant after one event in a chair with her best friend, Bleeker. In the waiting room of an abortion clinic, the quirky and whip-sharp Juno decides to give birth and to place the child with an adoptive couple. She finds one in the PennySaver personals, contacts them, tells her dad and step-mother, and carries on with school. The chosen parents, upscale yuppies (one of whom is cool and laid back, the other meticulous and uptight), meet Juno, sign papers, and the year unfolds. Will Juno's plan work, can she improvise, and what about Bleeker? This is why Juno (2007) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:musician,  student,  girl,  teacher,  singer,  friend
Story:child,  keyboard,  poster,  drummer,  guitarist,  class,  best friend,  toilet,  montage,  band,  guitar,  classroom,  computer,  urination,  song,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character

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Volver (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Volver (2006)

Raimunda, her daughter Paula and her sister Sole travel from Madrid to the windy and superstitious village of Alcanfor de las Infantas to visit the grave of their mother Irene, who died years ago in a fire with her husband. Then they visit Irene's sister Paula, an old senile aunt that raised Raimunda after the death of her parents that insists to tell them that Irene is alive and living with her; later, they go to the house of her neighbor and friend Agustina, who gives a support to Paula. They return to Madrid, and after a hard day of work, Raimunda meets her daughter completely distraught at the bus stop waiting for her. When they arrive home, Paula tells her mother that she killed her unemployed father Paco, who was completely drunk and tried to rape her. While Raimunda hides his body, Sole calls her to tell that their beloved aunt Paula has died. The next morning, Sole travels alone to the funeral, and when she returns to Madrid, she finds her mother hidden in the trunk of her car. She brings Irene to her apartment, where secrets from the past are disclosed. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  anger,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:terminal illness,  guitarist,  fired from the job,  liar,  van,  apology,  guitar,  lie,  secret,  drink,  small town,  urination,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)
Action, Comedy, Sport

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:student,  singer,  friend
Story:drums,  drummer,  fired from the job,  best friend,  apology,  toilet,  band,  guitar,  drink,  urination,  food,  song,  telephone call,  cult film,  singing

Hesher (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Characters:teacher,  boy,  singer,  friend
Story:raised middle finger,  guitarist,  woman with glasses,  class,  liar,  van,  apology,  guitar,  classroom,  lie,  drink,  urination,  food,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  police

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Jennifer's Body (2009) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Horror

Jennifer's Body (2009)

Nerdy, reserved bookworm Needy Lesnicki, and arrogant, conceited cheerleader Jennifer Check are best friends, though they share little in common. They share even less in common when Jennifer mysteriously gains an appetite for human blood after a disastrous fire at a local bar. As Needy's male classmates are steadily killed in gruesome attacks, the young girl must uncover the truth behind her friend's transformation and find a way to stop the bloodthirsty rampage before it reaches her own boyfriend Chip. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:student,  girl,  friend
Story:teacher student relationship,  rock band,  groupie,  rock concert,  woman with glasses,  scene during end credits,  best friend,  van,  band,  classroom,  small town

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. This is why The Matador (2005) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  bar
Characters:musician,  boy,  friend
Story:cello,  school bus,  schoolgirl,  liar,  child,  apology,  band,  lie,  drink,  computer,  urination,  telephone call

Hustle & Flow (2005)
Crime, Drama, Music

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  bar
Characters:musician,  singer,  friend
Story:keyboard,  school bus,  pianist,  toilet,  piano,  drink,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  family relationships,  police

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I'm Not There. (2007)
Biography, Drama, Music

I'm Not There. (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Themes:illness,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:singer,  musician,  girl,  boy
Story:electric guitar,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  pianist,  montage,  band,  guitar,  piano,  drink,  small town,  food,  singing,  song,  telephone call,  cult film

A Hard Day's Night (1964) is one of the best movies like The School Of Rock (2003)
Comedy, Music, Musical

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

The Beatles--the world's most famous rock and roll band--travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:musician,  boy
Story:bass guitar,  electric guitar,  rock musician,  rock band,  drummer,  rock concert,  rehearsal,  guitarist,  rock 'n' roll,  schoolgirl,  band,  piano,  rock music,  cult film,  police

Dreamgirls (2006)
Drama, Music, Musical

Dreamgirls (2006)

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:nightclub,  snow,  bar
Characters:musician,  girl,  singer,  friend
Story:rehearsal,  guitarist,  pianist,  fired from the job,  montage,  band,  guitar,  piano,  lie,  drink,  los angeles california,  song,  telephone call,  singing,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

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