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Burlesque (2010)
 6.4
 85K
Burlesque (2010)
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, stylized, light, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, feel good, twists and turns, inspirational, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: cabaret, love and romance, performer's life, desire for fame, follow your dream, dancing, ambition, nightclub, dancer, stripper, backstage, musician, nightlife, rising to stardom, dancer's life, performance, strong female presence, burlesque, artists and showbiz, showbiz, lifestyle, audition, sexy woman, female friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, iowa, usa, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to Burlesque

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, entertaining and feel good films with plots about dancing, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, lifestyle and hip hop mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Burlesque: Coyote Ugly (2000), Smash (2012), Rock of Ages (2012), Dirty Dancing (1987), Fame (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 113K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
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: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: dancer's life, nightlife, nightclub, love and romance, music, dancing, love affair, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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95%
 7.8
 17K
Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actress, actor's life, producer, singer, actor, starlet, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 77K
Rock of Ages (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: rock, rock star, ambition, fall in love, waiter, young love, musician's life, follow your dream, love and romance, young lovers, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 225K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, dancing, love and romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, fall in love, dancer, couples, teenage love, resort, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 5.0
 16K
Fame (2009)
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: semi serious, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: high school, music, teacher, teenage life, showbiz, high school life, dream come true, desire for fame, youth, follow your dream, dance school, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 73K
Dreamgirls (2006)
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, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: performer's life, african american, showbiz, singer, manager, fame, backstage, lifestyle, musician, ambition, desire for fame, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, michigan, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 54K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash, german, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 280K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, jealousy, showbiz, terminal illness, nightclub, love story, seduction, performer's life, postmodernism, writers, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: paris france, europe, india, france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 227K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
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: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, desire for fame, prison, jazz, rivalry, court, execution, satire, showbiz, rising to stardom, jail, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 117K
Step Up (2006)
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: feel good, captivating, sweet, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dance school, love and romance, ballet, hip hop, teen romance, music, teenage love, dancer, dancer's life, performance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 22K
Center Stage (2000)
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: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, love triangle, music, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, rivalry, infidelity, ballerina ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 137K
Magic Mike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strip club, nightclub, stripper, dancing, male nudity, dancer, nightlife, male stripper, friendship, friends, clubbing, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 26K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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: captivating, exciting, touching, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, hip hop, ambition, leadership, teenage love, romance, competition, university, breakdance, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 564K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, dramatic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, love, jazz, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, traffic jam, jazz club, jazz musician, destiny ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 46K
Honey (2003)
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, exciting, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, sexual harassment, ambition, choreographer, club, cheerleading, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 9K
High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sweet, entertaining
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancing, ballet, violin, dancer's life, performance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, musician, ambition, music, competition, culture clash ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tradition, showbiz, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, desire for fame, follow your dream, estrangement, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, ballroom dancing, dancer's life, music, romance, follow your dream, opposites attract, ambition, hopes, social differences, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Place: las vegas, cuba, texas, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 6K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, breakdance, hip hop, rivalry, rap, music, nightlife, showbiz, teenage love, cinderella story, friendship, disco ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 44K
Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, clever, lyrical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, filmmaking, memory, lifestyle, femme fatale, self discovery, love and romance, family relations, couples, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, teenage love, hip hop, high school, follow your dream, hopes, romance, love and romance, dance school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, interracial relations, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, love and romance, teachers and students, prodigy, music, urban ghetto life, hardcase students, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Make Your Move (2013)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs.
Style: sexy, serious, captivating, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, love and romance, romance, young lovers, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, music, interracial relations, nightlife, artists and showbiz, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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 6.2
 7K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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: stylized, realistic, serious, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, rising to stardom, ambition, lifestyle, dancer's life, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 300K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, rivalry, female protagonist, youth, music band, student, contests and competitions, college life, performance, lifestyle, female friendship, singing competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Make It Happen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.
Style: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, love and romance, youth, contests and competitions, self discovery, friendship, dance school, dancing, dancer's life, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.8
 28K
You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, dancer's life, lifestyle, betrayal, dance performance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
StreetDance 2 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, fall in love, dance contest, salsa, dancer's life, dancer, rivalry, ambition, love and romance, music, latin, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.
Style: light, motivational, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, ballet, follow your dream, youth, performer's life, rivalry, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, dancing, young lovers, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 11K
StreetDance 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.
Style: feel good, realistic, sexy, stylized, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, dance contest, dancer's life, ballet, ballerina, competition, dream, team, love and romance, life philosophy, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%