Movies like Center Stage

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Center Stage (2000)
 6.7
 19K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, captivating, emotional, realistic, romantic, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, music, love triangle, love and romance, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry, ballerina, dance teacher, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dancer, teenage life, youth, rock, performer's life, money raising, blind ambition, couples, underdog ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii

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Most similar movies to Center Stage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, feel good and sexy films with plots about dancing, artists and showbiz, dance, ambition, dancer's life, music and hip hop mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Center Stage: Step Up (2006), Burlesque (2010), Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008), Dance Academy (2010), Step Up Revolution (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: feel good, captivating, sweet, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dance, dance school, love and romance, teen romance, music, dancer, hip hop, ballet, teenage love, dancer's life, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
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100%
 6.4
 78K
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, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, nightclub, nightlife, desire for fame, dancing, stripper, ambition, burlesque, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: light, motivational, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, performer's life, youth, rivalry, hopes, lifestyle, ambition, dancing, young lovers, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dance Academy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. It follows Tara Webster, a sheepfarmgirl who's ambition is to be the next best ballerina. Jewish long line of doctors' ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dance school, dancer's life, friendship, ballet, teacher, dance, ballerina, ambition, teenage life, ambitious, hopes, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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60%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, dancer, teenage life, music, audition, dance teacher, youth, romance, ambition, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
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100%
Save the Last Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, teenage love, hip hop, high school, follow your dream, hopes, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 32K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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, feel good, serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance contest, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, music, uninhibited rivalry, dance, victory, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 56K
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: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, contests and competitions, happy ending, youth, hip hop, ambition, young lovers, music, romance, dance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, ambition, interracial relations, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, prodigy, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, power relations, hardcase students, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Noni Jean is a hot new rising star. But not all is what it seems, and the pressure causes Noni to nearly fall apart - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who's been assigned to her detail. Can Kaz's ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pop star, mother daughter relationship, music, showbiz, musician's life, relationship vs career, fall in love, ambition, unlikely couple, domineering mother, police officer, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 3K
Fame (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show is based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, music, dancing, dance, desire for fame, friendship, power relations, high school life, self discovery, student life, teenage life, rehearsal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 5.3
 7K
Honey 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, dancer's life, juvenile delinquency, music, dance, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, r&b, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, teachers and students, ambition, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, breakdance, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, dancer, dance school, ballet, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 48K
Flashdance (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dance, dancing, music, underdog, cinderella story, ballet, romance, urban ghetto, ambition, rivalry, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 43K
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: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, music, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 22K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, breakdance, hip hop, ambition, leadership, teenage love, romance, competition, university, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, friends, love and romance, artists and showbiz, hopes, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, ireland, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 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: stylized, realistic, sincere, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: ballet, choreographer, ballerina, ambition, rising to stardom, dancer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
 618
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, romance, youth, contests and competitions, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 126K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: ballet, follow your dream, coming of age, gay, dancer's life, audition, father son relationship, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, working class, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 70K
Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dancing, high school, music, dance, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Turning Point (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, career change, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, bittersweet, romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, rivalry, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: new york, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dancing, fall in love, couples, romance, latin, dance, cuban revolution, contests and competitions, instructor, revolution, dance club ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
StreetDance 2 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After suffering humiliation by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash looks to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, fall in love, dancer's life, dancer, love and romance, ambition, rivalry, music, latin, salsa, uninhibited rivalry, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 15K
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, realistic, stylized, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, dancer's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 26K
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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, rivalry, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, dancer's life, betrayal, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.3
 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, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ambition, love affair, rising to stardom, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 279
Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, couples, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%