Movies like Cabaret

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Cabaret (1972)
 7.8
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Cabaret
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, captivating, realistic, dramatic, lyrical, sentimental, biting, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: jewish, fascism, nazi, german, political unrest, cross dressing, cabaret, dance, politics, dancing, culture clash, performer's life, nazis, music, broadway, opposites attract, transvestism, nightclub, jews, infidelity, love triangle, nightlife, runaway, catastrophe, fireplace ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, new york, berlin germany
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Mephisto
Drama
West Germany, Hungary, Austria
144 min.
 7.8
All That Jazz
Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
USA
123 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, dramatic and talky films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, culture clash, dialogue and love and romance mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Cabaret: New York, New York (1977), Pennies from Heaven (1981), Julia (1977), Mephisto (1981), All That Jazz (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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New York, New York
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, serious, melancholic, sentimental ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Pennies from Heaven
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, stylized, dark humor, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dance, dancing, couple relations, adultery, innocence lost, music, murder, bank, down on your luck, showbiz, store, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, england, chicago illinois
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Julia
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: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, politics, nazi, friends, writer's life, fascism, unlikely friendships, mentor, nazis, idealism, train, jews ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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Mephisto
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, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, nazi, german, downfall, nazis, morality, fascism, rise and fall, jews, betrayal, infidelity, brutality ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france, hamburg germany
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All That Jazz
Genre: Comedy, 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, stylized, gloomy, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, jazz, broadway, dance, death, hospital, performer's life, life & death, downfall, dancing, creativity, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Remains of the Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: emotional, touching, clever, serious, melancholic ...
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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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    User:   100%
 
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Yentl
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: music, romance, destiny, judaism, jewish, fall in love, college, religion, love triangle, cross dressing, school, women ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
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Absolute Beginners
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, sentimental, light ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: jazz, fashion, musician's life, pornography, music, rock and roll, dancing, british, performer's life, rock, dance, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: london, europe, mount everest, england
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
Gloomy Sunday
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, surprise ending ...
Plot: holocaust, romance, nazi, suicide, oldies, couple relations, nazis, wartime, jewish, infidelity, german, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, germany, budapest, england
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The Shop on Main Street
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: offbeat, serious, captivating, realistic, talky ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, nazi, jews, anti heroes, nazis, genocide, fascism, store, rescue, greed, censorship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
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    User:   38%
 
The Marriage of Maria Braun
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, surreal, serious, reflective ...
Plot: marriage, german, human nature, infidelity, loneliness, women, character study, relationships, sacrifice, tragedy, romance, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe, canada, west germany
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Swing Kids
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, sentimental, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, friendship, rebellion, culture clash, coming of age, nazi, politics, dance, anti semitism, nazis, jews, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, usa, new york, poland ...
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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:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 6.3
 31K
Evita
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: dancing, politics, opera, radio, death, music, folk hero, cancer, leadership, rock, broadway, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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: stylized, emotional, offbeat, semi serious, lyrical ...
Plot: gay, betrayal, transvestism, fall in love, rock, rock and roll, singer, music, gays and lesbians, cross dressing, music band, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: east germany, europe, germany, kansas, usa ...
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The Last Metro
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: nazi, love, moral dilemma, nazis, wartime, french, jews, german, adultery, relationships, theater, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, tokyo ...
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System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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One from the Heart
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, futuristic, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, self discovery, dancing, couple relations, love affair, music, nudity (topless - notable), love story, art, love triangle, fall in love, stylish ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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Tommy
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
Style: surreal, clever, offbeat, semi serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, rock and roll, mute or deaf, rock, music, rise to the top, camp, pinball, self discovery, dysfunctional family, mute, christmas party ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
 8.1
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The Conformist
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, assassin, betrayal, murder, sexuality, neo noir, introspection, surrealism, political, moral dilemma, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, rome italy
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System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
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Lola
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: prostitution, performer's life, relationships, obsession, greed, idealism, loneliness, redemption, runaway, german, marriage, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria
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System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
 5.8
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Nine
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, 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
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
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System:   35%
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: dancing, depression, dance, death, suicide, contests and competitions, friendship, loneliness, character study, down on your luck, tragedy, existentialism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, california, new york, santa monica california, chicago illinois ...
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 6.5
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Funny Lady
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, funny, realistic ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, actor's life, nightclub, couple relations, broadway, music, artists and showbiz, runaway, destiny, love story, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
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Faces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   34%
    User:   27%
 
 7.5
 30K
Oliver!
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the workhouse and joins up with a group of boys headed by the Artful Dodger and trained to be pickpockets by master thief Fagin.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, dance, poverty, runaway, redemption, music, broadway, dancing, social decay, family, kids in trouble, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love, young lovers, love triangle, love story, love and romance, marriage of convenience, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, class differences, first love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963 ...
Place: france, europe, normandy, tokyo
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 

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My Fair Lady
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: clever, witty, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, culture clash, transformation, opposites attract, dance, dancing, social differences, high society, broadway, love, music, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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System:   34%
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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:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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