Movies like Dirty Dancing

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Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, captivating, sweet, serious, realistic, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, youth, love and romance, teenage love, music, dancing, dancer, fall in love, coming of age, class differences, romance, sensuality, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, contests and competitions, father daughter relationship, ambition, rebellion, rivalry, abortion, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to Dirty Dancing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, romantic and sexy films with plots about love and romance, romance, dialogue, adaptation, mentor, catastrophe and youth mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Dirty Dancing: Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Footloose (1984), Step Up (2006), Step Up 3D (2010), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dance, romance, latin, music, social differences, cuban revolution, falling in love, little boy, fall in love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 61K
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: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: music, small town, high school, rebellion, fish out of water, dancer's life, rebelliousness, high school life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 102K
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: captivating, feel good, entertaining, sexy, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, dance school, music, teenage love, love and romance, youth, dancer, dancing, ballet, follow your dream, performance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 52K
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: serious, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, light, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: youth, teenage love, friendship, dancer's life, rivalry, follow your dream, music, hip hop, dance school, contests and competitions, romance, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dance, ballroom dancing, romance, music, dancer's life, latin, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, opposites attract, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, texas, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 453K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, young lovers, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, love story, fall in love, romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancer's life, dancing, teenage love, urban, teenage life, youth, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 6K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, young lovers, coming of age, romance, mental illness, couple relations, destructive relationship, love affair, parents and children, teenage love, tragic love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 187K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, death, family relations, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, letter, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: sexy, scenic, romantic, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, island, love and romance, high school student, survival, adventure, fall in love, isolation, self discovery, first sex, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 42K
Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, dancer's life, dancing, dance, high school, small town, repression, music, rock, young lovers, dance teacher, prom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 71K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, rock, youth, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, vacation, estrangement, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 29K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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, serious, feel good, sexy, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, hip hop, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, team, victory, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, dancer's life, ambition, contests and competitions, breakdance, dancing, music, leadership, teenage love, romance, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 68K
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, entertaining, melancholic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nightclub, cabaret, performer's life, follow your dream, backstage, nightlife, ambition, desire for fame, love affair, stripper, dancer's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
According to Greta (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Greta is a waitress who falls for an ambitious cook at the restaurant where they work. But as their summer romance heats up, she has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents about her boyfriend's criminal past.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couple relations, fall in love, society, suicide, teenager, love, summer, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 41K
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, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, dance, underdog, ballet, music, cinderella story, romance, dancer's life, rock, welder, locksmith, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, terminal illness, car race, private school, teenage love, romance, love triangle, fall in love, young lovers, rich and poor, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 17K
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, sentimental, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, dancer, figure skating, love triangle, dancer's life, rock, underdog, dance teacher, ball, career ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nick cannot stop obsessing over his ex-girlfriend, Tris, until Tris' friend Norah suddenly shows interest in him at a club. Thus beings an odd night filled with ups and downs as the two keep running into Tris and her new boyfriend while ...
Style: feel good, exciting, funny, romantic, bad taste humour ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, nightlife, teenage life, unlikely couple, obsessive quest, fall in love, youth, ex couple relations, one night, romance, teenager, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 37K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: sexual, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, love, love affair, teenage life, couple relations, lust, tragic love, desire, couples, romance ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 71K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: offbeat, touching, captivating, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, physical appearance, true love, love and romance, self discovery, curses spells and rituals, high school hunk, teenage love, fall in love, romance, teenage life, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, dancer's life, music, school, follow your dream, hopes, youth, love and romance, ambition, performer's life, high school, ballet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 40K
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: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, follow your dream, ambition, sexual harassment, artists and showbiz, dancing, lifestyle, teenagers, music, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic, slang, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, ballet, teenage love, interracial romance, dancer's life, high school, unsupportive friend, high school hunk, romance, audition, machismo, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.1
 599
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: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, hip hop, follow your dream, music, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, youth, performer's life, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 109K
Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: dream come true, follow your dream, teenage love, artists and showbiz, underdog, dream, romance, dancer, dancing, friendship, dance, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 6K
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: feel good, captivating, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dance school, music, dancer's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, dance, contests and competitions, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, clubbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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