Movies like The Dancer 2000

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The Dancer (2000)
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The Dancer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Elle a une passion: la danse. Une ambition: danser a Broadway. Un handicap: elle est muette. Le samedi soir, dans une boite new-yorkaise, elle affronte les plus grands DJ et, quelle que soit la musique, techno, funk, jazz ou soul, elle garde le tempo et met le public a genoux. Un soir, dans la foule, un jeune scientifique la decouvre, fascine. Avec elle, il inventera un systeme qui lui permettra de danser, de s'exprimer et d'aimer...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: laboratory, disco, true love, disability, misfit, hip hop, performer's life, jazz, ambition, against the odds, follow your dream, mute or deaf, hopes, love affair, artists and showbiz, nightlife, showbiz, dancer's life, power relations, dancing, student, scientist, restaurant, wine, dancer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, europe, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, youth and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like The Dancer: Harlem Aria (1999), Musical Chairs (2011), How She Move (2007), The Tic Code (1998), Video Girl (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 196
Harlem Aria (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring opera singer from Harlem teams up with a charismatic busker and a kindhearted hustler to share his voice with the world, and teaches his two newfound friends the importance of taking your destiny into your own hands. Anton (Gabriel ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, hip hop, performer's life, artists and showbiz, music, desire for fame, urban ghetto, musician's life, human spirit, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
Place: harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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95%
 4.9
 262
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, social differences, society, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, love and romance, romance, against the odds, misfit, lifestyle, ambition, dance school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 3.3
 5K
How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, hip hop, society, urban ghetto, teenage life, disorder, friends, life turned upside down, high school life, urban, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.7
 399
The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, disability, music, misfit, lifestyle, coming of age, youth, love and romance, teachers and students, family in crisis, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, ambition, performer's life, follow your dream, drugs/alcohol, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, dancer's life, rising to stardom, desire for fame, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
One Last Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, romantic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dance school, romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, dancer's life, couple relations, performer's life, love and romance, ambition, teenage love, showbiz, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.1
 25
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: artists and showbiz, hopes, dancer's life, ambition, introspection, dancer, women
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, hip hop, life is a bitch, hopes, dedicated educator, kids in trouble, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 13K
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: realistic, stylized, serious, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, dancer's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: disco, racism, hopes, follow your dream, life is a bitch, society, human nature, misfit, lifestyle, culture clash, coming of age, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Whatever Lola Wants (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Brooklyn postal worker follows her Egyptian boyfriend to Cairo where she takes belly-dancing lessons from a legendary but disgraced Egyptian dancer.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: belly dancer, belly dancing, interracial relations, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, power relations, fall in love, obsessive quest, culture clash, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, fairy tale
Plot: friends, hopes, follow your dream, social activist, teachers and students, boarding school, youth, rebelliousness, society, against the odds, misfit, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, friends, hollywood, buddies, fall in love, showbiz, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: disability, mute or deaf, human spirit, dedication, against the odds, misfit, parents and children, social misfits, family relations, dedicated educator, siblings relations, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 39
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: society, youth, teenage life, ambition, friendship, hip hop, urban, friends, immigrants, follow your dream, hopes, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, society, lovers reunited, introspection, starting over, misfit, politics, immigrants, couple relations, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 90s, 70s, contemporary ...
Place: asia, canada, germany, russia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, performer's life, artists and showbiz, coming of age, single parent, youth, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, relationship vs career ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 9K
Spare Parts (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: With the help of their high school's newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, inventions and discoveries, high school life, against the odds, power relations, social relations, high school, youth, reach out, dedicated educator, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 16
Matchups (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ian Willams -- who was born blind in one eye -- grew up undaunted to become an elite college basketball player. But his dream of winning a national championship and turning pro was sidetracked when a tragic accident left him completely blind. ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, sport, hopes, power relations, sport team, urban ghetto, college, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 1K
Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: autism, teenage life, mentally challenged, human spirit, hospital, power relations, follow your dream, miraculous event, single parent, youth, twins, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
May Allah Bless France (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, rough
Plot: rising to stardom, hopes, urban ghetto life, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, youth, ambition, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, religions or cults, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.9
 1K
Go for It! (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, self discovery, power relations, dance school, hip hop, ambition, teachers and students, dancer's life, follow your dream, desire for fame, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: disability, mute or deaf, dedicated educator, elderly lovers, doctors and patients, hopes, human spirit, society, against the odds, misfit, isolation, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 367
Earthwork (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1994, real-life crop artist Stan Herd traveled from Kansas to Manhattan's Upper West Side to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump. The multi-acre artwork was made from soil, rock, plants and vegetation near an ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: idealism, misfit, social differences, environmentalism, hopes, artists and showbiz, human spirit, art, hometown, artist
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 589
Anna (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Czech refugee Krystyna (Paulina Porizkova) travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna (Sally Kirkland). After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: aging, follow your dream, desire for fame, immigrants, showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, filmmaking, culture clash, midlife crisis, adoption, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 606
The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic
Plot: hospital, mental institution, human spirit, hopes, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, wrongfully committed, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, martial arts, mental illness ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 1K
Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: follow your dream, family relations, wartime life, parents and children, performer's life, family in crisis, hopes, overcoming, contests and competitions, ambition, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, alabama, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Make It Happen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.
Style: captivating, entertaining, uplifting, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: follow your dream, rivalry, friendship, youth, dance school, ambition, love and romance, dancer's life, contests and competitions, dancing, social differences, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.2
 1K
Pilgrimage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kunhikuttan, a famous Kathakali dancer, meets Subhadra, a woman from an upper caste family, who falls in love with his character rather than himself.
Style: gloomy, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dance, rejection, romance, family relations, parents and children, legends and myths, fall in love, couples, love affair, family life, unfulfillment, dancer's life ...
Time: 30s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Di Di Hollywood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bar worker Diana Diaz (Elsa Pataky) leaves Madrid for Miami and with new boyfriend, Robert (Luis Hacha), they then head for Hollywood, prepared to do anything for fame.
Style: serious, sexual, sexy, captivating, realistic
Plot: showbiz, ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, hollywood, desire for fame, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, blind ambition, follow your dream, female nudity, closeted homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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