Movies like Burlesque

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Burlesque (2010)
 6.4
 70K
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, entertaining, melancholic, serious, inspirational, stylized, realistic, talky, light, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nightclub, follow your dream, cabaret, performer's life, backstage, nightlife, ambition, desire for fame, love affair, burlesque, dancer's life, love and romance, dancing, rising to stardom, dancer, music, stripper, mentor, performance, rags to riches, jazz, rivalry, musician, female friendship, artists and showbiz ...
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, sexy, serious and melancholic films with plots about artists and showbiz, music, dancing, ambition, love and romance, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Burlesque: Coyote Ugly (2000), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Fame (2009), Smash (2012), Magic Mike (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 100K
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, semi serious, exciting, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nightlife, bar, love affair, love and romance, nightclub, ambition, music, parents and children, desire for fame, dancer's life, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 250K
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, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, jealousy, terminal illness, showbiz, performer's life, postmodernism, cabaret, nightclub, seduction, bohemian life, french, love story ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 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, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 16K
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: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, dancer, director, singer, producer, actress, actor, young woman, performer's life, urban, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 123K
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, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: nightclub, nightlife, drugs/alcohol, friendship, clubbing, dancer, friends, dancing, strip club, american dream, power relations, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 199K
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: stylized, witty, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, jail, rising to stardom, ambition, crimes of passion, warden, fame, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, jazz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.0
 30K
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: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, hip hop, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, victory, team, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 41K
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, memory, sidewalk cafe, infidelity, filmmaking, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, couples, femme fatale, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 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: rivalry, ambition, breakdance, dancing, music, hip hop, leadership, teenage love, romance, university, competition, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia
⇓ 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, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, urban, love and romance, music, 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
 172K
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, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, love and romance, dancing, youth, teenage love, music, dancer, class differences, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, kids
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, dancing, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, choreographer, club, teenagers, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 53K
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, contests and competitions, music, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.2
 21K
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, career woman, movie star, talent, talent show, follow your dream, rising to stardom, cinderella story, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, urban, teenage love, youth, dancer's life, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 43K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, biting ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, entertainer, fireplace, gramophone, love triangle, opposites attract, nightclub, bisexuality, nazi, jewish ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 64K
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: captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, singing, show business, extramarital affair, adultery, backstage, cocaine, fame, musician, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, kids
Plot: teenage love, youth, friendship, music, dancer's life, rivalry, follow your dream, competition, contests and competitions, romance, dancing, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 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, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 103K
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, dancing, youth, dancer, romance, ballet, follow your dream, performance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, dancer, suicide, 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 ⇓
23%
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: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, tradition, star, 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 ⇓
23%
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, realistic, sexy, 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 ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 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: sentimental, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: aspiring singer, suicide attempt, 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 ⇓
23%
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, ambition, hopes, youth, love and romance, performer's life, ballet, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: dancing, waitress, 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 ⇓
21%
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Genre: Comedy, 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, love triangle, music, romance, musician's life, performer's life, liquor, success, siblings relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.5
 13K
Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, performer's life, nightclub, career, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, couples, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 5.7
 5K
Breakin' (1984)
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, rivalry, disco, music, romance, dancer's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, teenage love, hip hop ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 69K
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, young love, rocker, rock star, ambition, musician's life, young lovers, nightclub, follow your dream, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%