Movies like Dirty Dancing

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Dirty Dancing (1987)
 6.9
 172K
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, sweet, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, love and romance, dancing, youth, teenage love, music, dancer, class differences, fall in love, romance, sensuality, coming of age, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, father daughter relationship, parents and children, abortion, doctor, contests and competitions, ambition, rebellion, rivalry ...
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 romantic, realistic, sexy and serious films with plots about culture clash, dialogue, adaptation, runaway, mentor, catastrophe and romance mostly in Romance, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Dirty Dancing: Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Footloose (1984), Step Up 3D (2010), Step Up (2006), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, 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, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 63K
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, rebelliousness, high school, rebellion, fish out of water, dancer's life, high school life, dancing, dance, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 53K
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, contests and competitions, music, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 103K
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, dancing, youth, dancer, romance, ballet, follow your dream, performance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
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, kids
Plot: teenage love, youth, friendship, music, dancer's life, rivalry, follow your dream, competition, contests and competitions, romance, dancing, hip hop ...
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, 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
 468K
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, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, urban, teenage love, youth, dancer's life, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, teenage life, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, true love, first love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, first kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 190K
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, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 43K
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: feel good, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, dancing, dance, high school, small town, dancer's life, repression, music, rock, young lovers, prom, dance teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 100K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, exciting, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nightlife, bar, love affair, love and romance, nightclub, ambition, music, parents and children, desire for fame, dancer's life, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
67%
 6.2
 42K
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, dance, underdog, music, cinderella story, romance, dancer's life, rock, welder, locksmith, ballet, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: rivalry, ambition, breakdance, dancing, music, hip hop, leadership, teenage love, romance, university, competition, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 30K
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: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, dancing, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, hip hop, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, victory, team, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 106K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, death in the family, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, life turned upside down, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 74K
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, youth, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, rock, estrangement, sibling relationship, love and romance, coming of age, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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%
 5.2
 390K
Twilight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to live with her father, she starts school and meets the reclusive Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite Edward's repeated ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: vampire, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, small town, true love, teenage love, supernatural, supernatural romance, fall in love, love and romance, young lovers, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 70K
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, entertaining, melancholic, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nightclub, follow your dream, cabaret, performer's life, backstage, nightlife, ambition, desire for fame, love affair, burlesque, dancer's life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, love triangle, competition, dancer's life, underdog, rock, ball, career, dance teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Raise Your Voice (2004)
Genre: Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the ...
Style: feel good, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, teenager, music school, small town, ambition, rivalry, musician's life, romance, school, high school, contests and competitions, aspiring singer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, love, love affair, teenage life, couple relations, father daughter relationship, house fire, tragic love, desire, young lovers ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, high school, interracial romance, dancer's life, romance, audition, machismo, unsupportive friend, music, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: funny, feel good, idiotic, bad taste humour, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, obsessive quest, nightlife, unlikely couple, teenage life, one night, fall in love, youth, romance, teenager, ex couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, kids
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, dancing, follow your dream, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, lifestyle, choreographer, club, teenagers, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, young lovers, unhappiness, forbidden love, culture clash, romance, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, parent child relationship, jealousy, kiss, teenage crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dirty Dancing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Not only are the ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, light, sweet
Plot: love story, fall in love, forbidden love, adaptation, secret love, sister sister relationship, guilty pleasure, stereotypes, dance performance, unlikely couple, dancing, singing ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
 3K
Satisfaction (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female bonding, music, music band, resort, rock, friendship, romance, desire for fame, teenage love, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%