Movies like The Dancer 2000

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The Dancer
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: disco, dancer's life, hip hop, mute or deaf, laboratory, jazz, follow your dream, love affair, against the odds, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, performer's life, true love, nightlife, showbiz, disability, misfit, power relations, d.j., dreadlocks, dance contest, mute, manager, dance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, usa, new york, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to The Dancer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about hopes, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, power relations and youth mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Dancer: Harlem Aria (1999), How She Move (2007), Musical Chairs (2011), Red Like the Sky (2006), The Tic Code (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harlem Aria
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, feel good ...
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, opera, musician's life, urban ghetto, performer's life, prodigy, music, desire for fame, follow your dream, urban ghetto life, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: harlem, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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How She Move
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: serious, touching, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, high school, follow your dream, music, teenage life, urban, urban ghetto life, ambition, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   86%
 
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, social differences, urban ghetto, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   82%
 
 4.9
 260
Musical Chairs
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancer's life, romance, follow your dream, dance school, human spirit, disability, against the odds, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
Red Like the Sky
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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, fairy tale
Plot: follow your dream, school, human spirit, village, boarding school life, boarding school, coming of age, against the odds, hopes, youth, rebelliousness, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
 6.6
 398
The Tic Code
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, music, disability, family life, musician's life, cancer, prodigy, bollywood, character study, single parent, creativity, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   65%
 
 5.8
 198
Fame L.A.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: desire for fame, music, follow your dream, ambition, performer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle, student, mentor, performance, female student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
Flesh and Bone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A talented but emotionally troubled dancer runs away to New York City and quickly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of professional ballet.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: dancer's life, ballet, performer's life, urban, blind ambition, dance, ego clash, ambition, rivalry, artists and showbiz, mentally unstable, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
Whatever Lola Wants
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancer's life, follow your dream, culture clash, artists and showbiz, hopes, obsessive quest, belly dancer, belly dancing, fall in love, interracial relations, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, egypt, middle east, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
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Miracle Run
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: serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, hospital, mentally challenged, school, mute or deaf, single parent, social misfits, dealing with death, autism, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
One Last Dance
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
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, dancer's life, dance school, performer's life, follow your dream, friendship, teenage love, lovers reunited, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
 5.2
 597
The Caretakers
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, realistic, psychological
Plot: hospital, martial arts, juvenile delinquency, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, mental institution, prodigy, prison, human spirit, doctors and patients, mental illness, terminal illness ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
 4.2
 632
Body Language
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An hour before the five best Dutch dance crews fly to a contest in New York, the subsidized trip is cancelled. Five dancers from totally different crews don't want to give up their free plane ticket and go anyway. In New York they realize what ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, urban, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, rivalry, artists and showbiz, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
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 16
Matchups
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: serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, college, school, sport, dedicated educator, urban ghetto, prodigy, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Finding Forrester
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: mentor, writer's life, friendship, high school, literature, basketball, teacher, writing, coming of age, prejudice, school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, scotland, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   52%
 
Make It Happen
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: semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: dancer's life, urban, contests and competitions, follow your dream, self discovery, ambition, hopes, artists and showbiz, friendship, showbiz, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
 3.3
 890
Lambada
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, feel good, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dance, school, music, high school, latin, dancing, dancer's life, hardcase students, happy ending, teachers and students, family, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
America So Beautiful
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disco, immigrants, follow your dream, culture clash, music, racism, nightlife, nightclub, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
Cries from the Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: mentally challenged, mute or deaf, single parent, sexual abuse, parents and children, misfit, family problems, rehabilitation, teachers and students, courtroom drama, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Spare Parts
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, teachers and students, high school, high school life, teenage life, against the odds, hopes, youth, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, inventions and discoveries, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
Front of the Class
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: touching, realistic, serious, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: stuttering, school, disability, teacher, social misfits, childhood, mentor, family, follow your dream, life philosophy, life & death, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Saturday Night Fever
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: music, disco, dancing, dance, friendship, dancer's life, urban, social misfits, working class, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
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Anna
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: talky, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nightlife, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actor's life, aging, immigrants, desire for fame, follow your dream, rise to the top, teachers and students, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
This Is My Life
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: performer's life, single parent, parents and children, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, family relations, coming of age, human nature, siblings relations, showbiz, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
Di Di Hollywood
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: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, captivating
Plot: desire for fame, hollywood, follow your dream, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, actor's life, blind ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, cocaine, closeted homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
Beautiful Dreamers
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, mentally challenged, mysterious character, mental institution, writer's life, aging, rehabilitation, human nature, human spirit, idealism, doctors and patients, mental illness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era
Place: canada, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
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Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
Music of the Heart
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: school, underdog, teacher, children, dedicated educator, mentor, music, urban, human spirit, destiny, runaway, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
The L.A. Complex
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Six young performers having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in the City of Angels.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: desire for fame, neighbor, follow your dream, showbiz, twentysomething life, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, couple relations, couples, young adult, aspiring actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
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A Family
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: follow your dream, moral dilemma, parents and children, family business, cooking and food, family problems, family relations, couple relations, hopes, workplace, couples, scandinavian girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new york, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
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