Movies like Cabaret

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Cabaret (1972)
 7.8
 46K
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, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric, satirical, biting, suspense, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash, german, state affairs, love and romance, infidelity, society, dishonesty, lifestyle, entertainer, fireplace, visceral, nightclub, satire, show tunes, homosexual, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, melancholic and serious films with plots about love and romance, mentor, runaway, artists and showbiz, culture clash, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Musical and Music genres. Some movies like Cabaret: Burlesque (2010), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Julia (1977), Evita (1996), New York, New York (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 76K
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 ...
Style: sexy, serious, melancholic, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, nightclub, performer's life, desire for fame, nightlife, ambition, dancing, love and romance, stripper, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: anti semitism, judaism, arranged marriage, family relations, village life, village, grudge, rabbi, housewife, breaking the fourth wall, elopement, milkman ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 8K
Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, female protagonist, smuggling, female bonding, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 50s, 1920s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 33K
Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, charity, ambition, love and romance, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, leadership, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, spain, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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New York, New York (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: jazz, fall in love, saxophonist, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, ambition, cabaret, showbiz, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 67K
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, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, singing, show business, soul music, african american, musician, music band ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, las vegas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 3K
Lili Marleen (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lili Marleen is the story of a German singer named Wilkie who while working in Switzerland falls in love with a Jewish composer named Robert who’s family is helping people to flee from the Nazis. Roberts family is skeptical of Walkie thinking she ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, wartime life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, state affairs, life is a bitch, romance, performer's life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938
Place: switzerland, germany, berlin germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's ...
Style: surreal, gloomy, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: bank, pimp, infidelity, marriage, teacher, great depression, song, traveling salesman, bittersweet, society, couples, real world ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: cult film, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, lyrical ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, singer, musician, gender bending, betrayal, gays and lesbians, sex, musician's life, self discovery, artist, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, kansas, usa, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 42K
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, couples, family relations, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 5K
Funny Lady (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 1930s in New York – The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: nightclub, female protagonist, singer, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, human nature, cabaret, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 9K
Mephisto (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Hungary, Austria
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ambition, treason, actor's life, career, nazi germany, german, world war two, politics, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 7K
The Damned (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the early days of Nazi Germany, a powerful noble family must adjust to life under the new dictatorship regime. The transition from democracy to dictatorship is thus dramatized through the lives of the family which also owns a powerful German ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, family relations, world war two, murder, orgy, third reich, decadence, aryan, poison, sexual abuse, cross dressing ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 27K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, captivating, touching, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: music, showbiz, womanizer, workaholic, show business, divorce, downfall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, dancer's life, performer's life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 15K
Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, against the rules, rebelliousness, against the odds, friends, political unrest, dance, dancing, brainwashing, fighting the system, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 227
Cabaret (1993)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A filmed stage performance of the 1993 London revival. Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall) directed this new production for the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End. It supposedly only aired on television one time, though ...
Plot: cabaret, jewish, nazi, singer
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 5K
Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: humorous, captivating, stylized, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, showbiz, ambition, domineering mother, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, introspection, human nature, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.
Style: atmospheric, feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, couple relations, romance, young lovers, looking for love, couples, breakup, love affair, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on Verdi's (Bizet's not Verdi's) classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting has been taken from the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, hip hop, performer's life, fall in love, betrayal, obsession, destiny, romance, destructive relationship, based on opera, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 152
Tango Bar (1987)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Argentina, Puerto Rico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After many years, Ricardo and Antonio, two former partners, will reunite in their Tango Bar in Buenos Aires. Ricardo, the partner still owning the bar, reminiscences the days of their old show "Esto es Tango" while waiting for Antonio.
Style: realistic, serious, anthology
Plot: politics, love triangle, reunion, latin, friendship, folk hero, political unrest, intrigue, world, love and romance, state affairs, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, suicidal, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, ambition, reward, crimes, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 261K
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, terminal illness, jealousy, writers, love story, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, europe, france, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 393
Out of Tune (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 'Slightly Out Of Tune' is about a group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960's and 70's. Together, these musicians form a band called "Os Desafinados" and become a part ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, friendship, rise to the top, state affairs, music, musician's life, artists and showbiz, adolescence vs adulthood, society, showbiz, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil, new york, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.4
 1K
Stepping Out (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mavis (Liza Minnelli) was a chorus line dancer on Broadway. Just as she was on the verge of getting more prominent roles, she fell in love. Her full-of-himself boyfriend moved them to Buffalo, far from the theater scene. As a musician, he plays with ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Plot: dancer, dancing, power relations, human spirit, church, lifestyle, ambition, underdog, show tunes, performer's life, dancer's life, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, romance, rise to the top, couples, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Country singer Leana Taylor (Dolly Parton) struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: small town life, couples, showbiz, lifestyle, small town, addiction, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, follow your dream, relationship vs career, music, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 2K
Sarafina! (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: apartheid, racism, high school, life is a bitch, teachers and students, state affairs, urban ghetto life, hopes, dedicated educator, interracial relations, politics, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 880
The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, cabaret, holocaust, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, heroes, moral dilemma, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 11K
De-Lovely (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hollywood, infidelity, disability, rehearsal, terminal illness, rise to the top, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, couple relations, romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: venice, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Rich and Famous (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.
Style: suspense, realistic, biting, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, roommate, looking for love, couples, love triangle, infidelity, strong female presence, friends, opposites attract, midlife crisis, college, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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