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Make It Happen (2008)
 5.5
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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: inspirational, light, uplifting, feel good, captivating, entertaining, realistic, semi serious, sexy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: follow your dream, youth, friendship, contests and competitions, love and romance, self discovery, ambition, dance school, rivalry, dancing, dancer's life, pantyhose, teenage life, teenage love, music, romance, competition, social differences, society, hopes, artists and showbiz, urban, lifestyle, showbiz, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, feel good and captivating films with plots about ambition, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, dancing, youth, music and follow your dream mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Make It Happen: Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008), Coyote Ugly (2000), Step Up 3D (2010), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), How She Move (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: All self-taught dancer Kate Parker has ever wanted to do was perform with the American Academy of Ballet. But when she doesnt make it after auditioning, she learns that it takes more than precision and perfection to succeed in the dance world.
Style: light, motivational, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, follow your dream, performer's life, youth, rivalry, hopes, lifestyle, ambition, dancing, young lovers, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
 5.7
 106K
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, music, nightclub, love and romance, love affair, nightlife, ambition, parents and children, desire for fame, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 56K
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: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, contests and competitions, happy ending, youth, hip hop, ambition, young lovers, music, romance, dance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, breakdance, contests and competitions, youth, hip hop, dancer, dance school, ballet, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 3.5
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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: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, ambition, coming of age, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 43K
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: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance, love and romance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenagers, sexual harassment, music, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, dancer, teenage life, music, audition, dance teacher, youth, romance, ambition, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Make Your Move (2013)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs.
Style: exciting, sexy, realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, love and romance, contests and competitions, romance, youth, young lovers, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, music, artists and showbiz, interracial relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.0
 32K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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, feel good, serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance contest, follow your dream, rivalry, romance, love and romance, music, uninhibited rivalry, dance, victory, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.9
 26K
You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, rivalry, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, dancer's life, betrayal, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sunday School Musical (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, follow your dream, lifestyle, music band, rivalry, friends, teenage love, teachers and students, ambition, save the day, choir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 7K
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: touching, feel good, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, dancer's life, juvenile delinquency, music, dance, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, r&b, fall in love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 655
Body Language (2011)
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: feel good, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, dancer's life, contests and competitions, youth, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, music, hip hop, hopes, infidelity, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, musician's life, family relations, follow your dream, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Battlefield America (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.
Style: realistic, inspirational, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rivalry, ambition, youth, misfit, hip hop, social misfits, contests and competitions, dancing, mentor, training, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 11K
Spare Parts (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
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, feel good, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, teachers and students, contests and competitions, inventions and discoveries, ambition, youth, dedicated educator, against the odds, high school, trophy, latin, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, romantic, sweet, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, teenage love, hip hop, high school, follow your dream, hopes, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: feel good, captivating, sweet, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dance, dance school, love and romance, teen romance, music, dancer, hip hop, ballet, teenage love, dancer's life, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Feel the Noise (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, rapper, fish out of water, culture clash, hip hop, society, youth, ambition, friendship, teenage love, music, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, romantic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dance school, romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, performer's life, dancer's life, love and romance, teenage love, showbiz, redemption, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Honey: Rise Up and Dance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Street dancer Skyler comes out of the shadow of her trained dancer sister, Tosha, & joins a dance competition with the Honey dance studio; the prize is a college scholarship.
Style: sincere, inspirational, captivating, entertaining, romantic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: artists and showbiz, dancing, rivalry, ambition, friendship, youth, life philosophy, follow your dream, creativity, human spirit, lifestyle, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
 980
Lambada (1990)
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, feel good, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dance, dancing, college, school, high school, music, high school life, nightlife, disgruntled, ambition, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Battle of the Year (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, ambition, lifestyle, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, artists and showbiz, underdog, athlete and trainer, music, dancing, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.8
 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: touching, realistic, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, hopes, self discovery, dancing, hip hop, parents and children, contests and competitions, dancer's life, desire for fame, dance school, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Derby Stallion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An alcoholic former horse-trainer perceives in a fifteen-year-old boy a unique gift of horsemanship and makes it possible for the boy to conceive his dream and pursue it.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, friendship, horse trainer, adventure, ambition, teenage life, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 22K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, breakdance, hip hop, ambition, leadership, teenage love, romance, competition, university, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.9
 618
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, family relations, dancing, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, teenage life, romance, youth, contests and competitions, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 279
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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, couples, lifestyle, follow your dream, society, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 4K
Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, teachers and students, teenage life, rivalry, dedicated educator, society, youth, contests and competitions, social differences, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%