Movies like A Chorus Line

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A Chorus Line (1985)
 6.2
 9K
A Chorus Line (1985)
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 tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.As the film unfolds, the backstory of each of the dancers is revealed. Some are funny, some ironic, some heartbreaking. No matter what their background, however, they all have one thing in common - a passion for dance.
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, lyrical, sexy, clever, humorous, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, rise to the top, rehearsal, choreography, broadway musical, backstage, ballet, broadway, audition, ambition, music, choreographer, sensuality, top hat, urban setting, chorus line, pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, artists and showbiz, show tunes, hopes, old love, gay, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to A Chorus Line

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, sexy and stylized films with plots about artists and showbiz, storytelling, redemption, music, mentor, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Drama, Music and Musical genres. Some movies like A Chorus Line: Fame (1980), De-Lovely (2004), Staying Alive (1983), Dreamgirls (2006), Center Stage (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fame (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: high school, dance school, ballet, graduation, music, audition, high school life, follow your dream, youth, breaking point, rehearsal, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
88%
 4.7
 14K
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, cult film, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: broadway, disco, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, hopes, dancer's life, performer's life, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
83%
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 6.7
 18K
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: serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, music, love triangle, hopes, love and romance, lifestyle, ambition, rivalry, infidelity, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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 ⇓
78%
 6.8
 32K
Jersey Boys (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, music, desire for fame, rising to stardom, showbiz, ambition, performance, buddies, friends, performer's life, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Sweet Charity (1969)
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, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hopes, elevator, tragic love, broken engagement, charity, dancehall girl, celebrity, optimism, show tunes, change of heart, lifestyle, cabaret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
73%
 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, exciting, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, showbiz, hopes, music, talent, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.4
 18K
Funny Girl (1968)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, feel good, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, divorce, romance, ambition, performer's life, desire for fame, couples, seaport, marriage, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, relationship vs career ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, baltimore, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 598
Fast Forward (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight young people from Ohio who are dancers, come to New York, to compete in a major talent competition. But when they get there, they learn that they have to wait some time before they take part in it. So they try to do their best to survive in ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, dancer's life, relationship vs career, love and romance, hopes, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, music, performer's life, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 72K
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: humorous, stylized, entertaining, light, lyrical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rock, ambition, fall in love, teenager, rock star, waiter, youth, performance, musician's life, follow your dream, hopes, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, ballerina, choreographer, dancer's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, ambition, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 19K
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: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, human spirit, ambition, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, passion, stage, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 14K
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his remarkable life. Kevin Spacey did his own singing for Beyond the Sea, recreating Bobby ...
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: family secret, musician's life, lifestyle, music, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, showbiz, love and romance, couples, pianist, election ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, new york, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, serious, suspense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: showbiz, drug addiction, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, couples, rise and fall, downfall, small town life, love and romance, rise to the top, starlet, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new england, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Grace of My Heart (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry ...
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: songwriter, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, self discovery, music industry, existentialism, loneliness, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 24K
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, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 20K
Get on Up (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: music, friendship, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, showbiz, blind ambition, rise to the top, soul music, black man ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, rise and fall, hit and run, music, racism, soul music, couples, r&b, friends, drug abuse, ambition, addiction ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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 ⇓
61%
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: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tradition, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, estrangement, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, intense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, gangsters, music, crime, crimes, rivalry, ambition, love triangle, love and romance, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 6K
Camp (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, love and romance, teenage love, love triangle, rock, artists and showbiz, audition, teenage life, gender, social relations, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, performer's life, romance, musician's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 46K
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: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic, nostalgic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dance, dancing, music, cinderella story, underdog, ballet, romance, urban ghetto, petty job, artists and showbiz, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 1K
Company (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous
Plot: friends, friendship, bachelor, concert, couple relations, theater, love and romance, artists and showbiz, live performance, love, singing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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