Movies like Burlesque

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Burlesque (2010)
 6.4
 68K
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, serious, entertaining, melancholic, inspirational, stylized, realistic, talky, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nightclub, cabaret, performer's life, follow your dream, backstage, nightlife, ambition, desire for fame, love affair, stripper, dancer's life, love and romance, burlesque, dancer, rising to stardom, dancing, performance, musician, music, mentor, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rags to riches, jazz, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa

Most similar movies to Burlesque

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, ambition, dancing, dance, love and romance and hip hop mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Burlesque: Coyote Ugly (2000), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Smash (2012), Fame (2009), Chicago (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.6
 98K
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, exciting, sexy, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: bar, nightlife, nightclub, love affair, music, urban, ambition, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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100%
 7.6
 246K
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, stylized, offbeat, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, jealousy, terminal illness, performer's life, showbiz, postmodernism, cabaret, nightclub, absinthe, bohemian, dance hall, duke ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
Place: europe, paris france, france, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 15K
Smash (2012)
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, showbiz, young woman, dancer, director, singer, producer, actress, actor, performer's life, urban, broadway musical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.0
 15K
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, emotional, realistic, sentimental, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, teacher, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, high school life, showbiz, ambition, hopes, youth, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 194K
Chicago (2002)
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: clever, stylized, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, jazz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, prison, cabaret, jail, ambition, lawyer, crimes of passion, female killer, warden ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, urban, music, love and romance, romance, young lovers, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, forbidden love, interracial relations, nightlife, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 166K
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, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, youth, love and romance, teenage love, music, dancing, dancer, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 120K
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, drugs/alcohol, friendship, clubbing, dancer, friends, young people, stripper, dancing, buddies, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.3
 40K
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: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, follow your dream, ambition, sexual harassment, artists and showbiz, dancing, lifestyle, teenagers, music, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
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: captivating, touching, exciting, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, dancer's life, ambition, contests and competitions, breakdance, dancing, music, leadership, teenage love, romance, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 29K
Step Up All In (2014)
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, serious, feel good, sexy, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, hip hop, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, team, victory, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 52K
Step Up 3D (2010)
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: serious, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Step Up Revolution (2012)
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
Plot: music, dancer's life, dancing, teenage love, urban, teenage life, youth, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 63K
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: serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, performer's life, manager, extramarital affair, show business, adultery, singing, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 102K
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: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, dance school, music, teenage love, love and romance, youth, dancer, dancing, ballet, follow your dream, performance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
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: youth, teenage love, friendship, dancer's life, rivalry, follow your dream, music, hip hop, dance school, contests and competitions, romance, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
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, nightclub, music, romance, musician's life, performer's life, liquor, success, love triangle, siblings relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's got that Purple Rain feeling through and though. And it's got The Kid, too! For the first time since Purple Rain, Prince is back as The Kid. And where he goes , there's music! With Thieves in the Temple, New Power Generation, ...
Style: offbeat, serious, sexy, realistic, sentimental
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, music, nightlife, rock music, music band, musician's life, performer's life, contests and competitions, fall in love, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 2.2
 20K
Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: music, performer's life, romance, desire for fame, talent show, movie star, career woman, talent, follow your dream, rising to stardom, cinderella story, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, dancer's life, music, school, follow your dream, hopes, youth, love and romance, ambition, performer's life, high school, ballet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 6K
The Company (2003)
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, suicide, dancer, choreographer, dancer's life, performer's life, ambition, music, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.1
 599
B-Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young female breakdancer, Angel, moves to Los Angeles after an attack by an ex-boyfriend nearly ends her dance career forever. B-Girl follows Angel through recovery and acceptance of a new life as she busts a move into the male-centric world of ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, hip hop, follow your dream, music, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, performer's life, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.6
 25K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, dancer's life, dance performance, rivalry, follow your dream, ambition, betrayal, competition, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Girl in Gold Boots (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A girl tries to become the top star in the glamorous world of Go-Go Dancing.
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: waitress, dancing, ambition, artists and showbiz, folk, crime, dancer's life, mentally unstable, music, mysterious character, desire for fame, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 17K
Purple Rain (1984)
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: suicide attempt, aspiring singer, music, rivalry, love triangle, musician's life, rock, performer's life, pop star, rising to stardom, couple relations, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: jewish, star, tradition, showbiz, ambition, musician's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, rising to stardom, parents and children, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 109K
Hairspray (2007)
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: humorous, feel good, entertaining, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, artists and showbiz, underdog, dream, romance, dancer, dancing, friendship, dance, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.5
 568K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, music, follow your dream, teachers and students, desire for fame, jazz, drummer, mentor, music teacher, musician, public humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, ballet, performer's life, underdog, young lovers, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, ambition, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 68K
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: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, rock, teenager, rocker, young love, rock star, ambition, musician's life, young lovers, nightclub, follow your dream, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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