Movies like Cabaret

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Cabaret (1972)
 7.8
 44K
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, realistic, pre war, dramatic ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, culture clash, german, state affairs, world war two, love and romance, infidelity, society, dishonesty, lifestyle, fireplace, entertainer, visceral, nightclub, nazi, jewish, dance, dancing ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and dramatic films with plots about love and romance, artists and showbiz, dialogue, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Cabaret: Burlesque (2010), Julia (1977), Evita (1996), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), New York, New York (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 72K
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: chick flick
Plot: nightclub, follow your dream, backstage, cabaret, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, dancer's life, love and romance, burlesque, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iowa
⇓ 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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, factual, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, politics, political unrest, friends, against the odds, writer's life, smuggling, female bonding, female protagonist, fascism, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 32K
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: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, leadership, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, love and romance, ambition, charity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
⇓ 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, semi serious ...
Plot: judaism, village, village life, anti semitism, arranged marriage, grudge, housewife, rabbi, tradition, elopement, constable, milkman ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
⇓ 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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jazz, saxophonist, artists and showbiz, couple relations, relationship vs career, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, fall in love, musician's life, couples, family problems, cabaret ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 65K
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, melancholic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: singer, manager, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, african american, music band, love affair, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 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, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: nazi germany, love affair, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, performer's life, totalitarianism, couples, cabaret, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: switzerland, germany, europe, poland, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ 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, stylized, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: bank, infidelity, pimp, traveling salesman, marriage, great depression, song, teacher, love and romance, rich and poor, couples, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: emotional, sentimental, semi serious, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: transvestism, transsexual, singer, musician, betrayal, gays and lesbians, sex, musician's life, gender bending, gender, artist, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, kansas, europe, usa, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, singer, female protagonist, romance, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, cabaret, lifestyle, actor's life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 25K
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, womanizer, workaholic, divorce, show business, downfall, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: infidelity, filmmaking, memory, midlife crisis, sidewalk cafe, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 144
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
Plot: love triangle, politics, reunion, world, folk hero, political unrest, friendship, intrigue, latin, artists and showbiz, state affairs, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: disturbing, rough, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, murder, homosexuality, aryan, third reich, decadence, poison, orgy, cross dressing, drug abuse, frame up ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: disturbing, biting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: actor's life, treason, ambition, career, nazi germany, german, politics, downfall, political unrest, infidelity, life is a bitch, blind ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: ambition, small town, couples, small town life, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, addiction, on the road, country, music, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 382
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, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, youth, rivalry, political unrest, latin, ambition, jazz, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama
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: hip hop, femme fatale, tragic love, police corruption, romance, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, performer's life, love and romance, couples, law enforcement, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.6
 254K
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, terminal illness, cabaret, jealousy, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, love story, french, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 389
Bombay Talkie (1970)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An English novelist travels to Bombay to watch one of her novels translated to film. She chases after the Movie's leading man while the Screenwriter chases after her.
Style: stylized, talky, realistic, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, culture clash, society, human nature, looking for love, couples, infidelity, love triangle, guru, introspection, tragic love, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, india
⇓ 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, emotional, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, suicidal, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, social decay, ambition, reward, down on your luck, crimes, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 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: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: burlesque, showbiz, ambition, stripper, domineering mother, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, artists and showbiz, human spirit, rise to the top, family life ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, stylized, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, performer's life, romance, love and romance, lifestyle, young lovers, couple relations, artists and showbiz, love affair, breakup, looking for love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 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, sentimental, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anti semitism, suicide, music, rebellion, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, politics, friends, teenage life, against the rules, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 990
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous
Plot: dancer, dancing, power relations, ambition, lifestyle, underdog, church, dancer's life, teachers and students, love and romance, human spirit, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 10K
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, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, rehearsal, disability, music, jazz, gays and lesbians, fall in love, rise to the top, lifestyle, showbiz, misfit ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, venice, indiana, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, society, obsession, love affair, millionaire, wealth, couples, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 3K
The Rat Pack (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, sentimental
Plot: racism, showbiz, friendship, nightclub, presidential candidate, kennedy family, sailboat, rise and fall, bishop, musician's life, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 786
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: suspenseful, captivating, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: deportation, cabaret, holocaust, against humanity, heroes, murder, vigilantism, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, deadly, vengeance, idealism ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 80s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, touching, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, high school, teachers and students, state affairs, human spirit, interracial relations, urban ghetto life, dedicated educator, discrimination, rebelliousness, society, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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