Movies like Burlesque

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Burlesque (2010)
 6.4
 68K
Burlesque
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue
Style: sexy, entertaining, melancholic, inspirational, stylized, serious, realistic, talky, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: burlesque, nightclub, dancing, performer's life, desire for fame, nightlife, follow your dream, cabaret, music, ambition, mentor, love affair, rivalry, rags to riches, backstage, female friendship, romance, jazz, male nudity, dance, hip hop, catastrophe, dialogue, happy ending, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
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Chicago
Comedy, Crime, Musical
USA, Germany, Canada
113 min.
 7.2
Whiplash
Drama, Music
USA
107 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, melancholic and light films with plots about artists and showbiz, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, music, fantasy world and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Burlesque: Coyote Ugly (2000), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Fame (2009), Chicago (2002), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Coyote Ugly
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, coming of age, music, dancing, bar, dance, single father, father daughter relationship, shopping, follow your dream, women, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
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Moulin Rouge!
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, sexy, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, music, terminal illness, postmodernism, dance, tragedy, fall in love, nightclub, love story, love, performer's life, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
Place: europe, paris france, india, france
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System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
 5.0
 15K
Fame
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, dancing, desire for fame, hip hop, teacher, dance, school, follow your dream, high school life, showbiz, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   100%
 
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 7.2
 194K
Chicago
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: stylized, clever, sexy, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, prison, lawyer, dance, murder, femme fatale, crime, music, dancing, broadway, hotshot lawyer, blind ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Step Up 2: The Streets
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of ...
Style: captivating, light, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, youth, friendship, competition, hip hop, rivalry, escapades, romance, follow your dream, high school, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, touching, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, ambition, competition, dancer's life, contests and competitions, music, rivalry, leadership, breakdance, teenage love, romance ...
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 6.0
 29K
Step Up All In
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Style: captivating, light, serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
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Step Up Revolution
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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    User:   35%
 
 5.8
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, memory, infidelity, dancing, music, showbiz, broadway, filmmaking, romance, dance, artists and showbiz, hip hop ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, 1920s
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    User:   71%
 
 6.2
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Step Up 3D
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 6.1
 39K
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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    User:   29%
 
 2.2
 20K
Glitter
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, awful ...
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Rock of Ages
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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    User:   27%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
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 3.6
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You Got Served
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, friendship, dancing, music, competition, rivalry, follow your dream, dancer's life, ambition, dance performance, betrayal, breakdance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.3
 40K
Honey
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, music, teacher, dancer's life, drugs/alcohol, ambition, urban, dance school, mentor, choreographer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
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System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
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Purple Rain
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: music, dancing, motorcycle, musician's life, rock, rock and roll, redemption, dysfunctional family, violence, artist, performer's life, hip hop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 6.5
 63K
Dreamgirls
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dancing, rags to riches, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, singer, music business, music, broadway, performer's life, manager, jazz, desire for fame ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 102K
Step Up
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, romance, ballet, follow your dream, dance school, hopes, happy ending, youth, ambition, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 6.7
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Center Stage
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, competition, music, dancer's life, school, rock, underdog, coming of age, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
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A Chorus Line
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: clever, sexy, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: broadway, dance, ballet, contests and competitions, dancing, music, rise to the top, showbiz, ambition, adaptation, hopes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play smaltzy music and have never needed a day job...
Style: sexy, serious, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, music, romance, hotel, musician's life, brothers, nightclub, music business, performer's life, love triangle, siblings relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, new jersey, seattle washington
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The Company
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: talky, stylized, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, dancer's life, performer's life, wine, music, ambition, creativity, dialogue, artists and showbiz, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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Dance with Me
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dance, romance, music, dancing, father son relationship, dancer's life, latin, contests and competitions, follow your dream, hip hop, opposites attract, love story ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, texas, usa, cuba ...
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System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
Sweet Charity
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dance, dancing, dancer's life, opposites attract, romance, music, broadway, depression, looking for love, optimism, artists and showbiz, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
 7.7
 15K
Smash
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, performer's life, urban, desire for fame, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Phantom of the Opera
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: stylized, serious, gothic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: opera, romance, obsession, dancing, loneliness, fall in love, sword fight, mentally unstable, music, broadway, haunted house, mask ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, 1870s, year 1919
Place: europe, france, london, dungeon, paris france
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System:   28%
    User:   75%
 
 5.7
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Breakin'
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, dance, culture clash, disco, dancer's life, romance, underdog, ninja, camp, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 

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 6.7
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Hairspray
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, music, racism, dancing, high school, underdog, oldies, segregation, broadway, follow your dream, interracial romance, rock and roll ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
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