Movies like Moulin Rouge!

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
 7.6
 262K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, lyrical, stylized, twists and turns, captivating, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, terminal illness, showbiz, jealousy, writers, love story, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, french, bohemian life, duke, freedom, dying, attempted murder, dance, cancan dance, bohemian, absinthe, dance hall, sexual attraction, romance, music ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, europe, india, france

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Most similar movies to Moulin Rouge!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, sentimental and serious films with plots about love and romance, romance, dialogue, storytelling, couples, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Moulin Rouge!: The Great Gatsby (2013), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Burlesque (2010), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, loneliness, obsession, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, american dream, unfulfilled love, obsessive love, social differences, party ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 206K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, teen romance, true love, family feud, shakespeare, family relations, love and romance, romance, gun violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 76K
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, melancholic, entertaining, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, follow your dream, backstage, nightclub, desire for fame, performer's life, nightlife, ambition, dancing, love and romance, stripper, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, love and romance, fall in love, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, prodigy, disguise, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, sexy, sentimental, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, love and romance, mentor, unfulfilled love, loss of virginity, orphan, jealousy, cinderella story ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 212K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, warden, crimes of passion, fame, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 118K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, adventure, unlikely couple, wilderness, cattle drive, fall in love, inheritance, world war two, ranch, racist, prejudice, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: australia, england, japan, shanghai, pearl harbor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 42K
Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, clever, lyrical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, filmmaking, memory, lifestyle, femme fatale, self discovery, love and romance, couples, showbiz, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 9K
Love Songs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This modernist musical about love and loss in Paris centers around a young couple, Ismael and Julie, who in the hope of sparking their stalled relationship, enter a playful yet emotionally laced threesome with Alice. When tragedy strikes, these ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, gay slur, death, song, sexuality, hot and sexy, gender, bittersweet, loss of loved one, french, romance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 84K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, romance, love story, fall in love, self discovery, workaholic, love, cancer, opposites attract, love and romance, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, contemplative, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, age difference, romance, love, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: sexy, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, family relations, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, destructive relationship, age difference, romance, betrayal, soldier, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, money, romance, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, family relations, male female relationship, unhappy marriage, impossible love, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, florence, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 29K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, love, terminal illness, hopes, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Moonlight Serenade (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A jazz musician performs alongside a coat check girl with a beautiful voice in this musical drama from director Giancarlo Tallarico. By day Nate earns his living as a financial manager, but when night falls, he helps the girl with her singing career ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jazz, couples, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, romance, love and romance, musician's life, fired from the job, musician, singer, sexual content ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, young lovers, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, love, first love, class differences, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: france, normandy, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
One from the Heart (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, futuristic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: circus performer, fourth of july, romance, catastrophe, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, unfulfillment, apocalypse, anniversary, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 15K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Wuthering Heights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, young lovers, social differences, love triangle, youth, couples, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, obsession, tragic love, countryside, book, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Girl and Death (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Russia, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, tragic love, unfulfillment, couples, materialism, freedom, death threat, impossible love, past, doctors, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.3
 7K
Oh, My Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Orphaned and homeless Ranbir Raj re-locates to a small town and orders a glass of milk in the RK Bar. He befriends a prostitute by the name of Gulabji, who invites him to spend the night with her, and when he refuses, she re-directs him to Lillian ...
Style: stylized, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: romance, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, couples, tragic love, haunted by the past, idealism, hopes, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.8
 1.0M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, opposites attract, love story, love, tragic love, ship, fall in love, titanic, drowning, iceberg, shipwreck ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, year 1912 ...
Place: england, new york, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.8
 36K
Jules and Jim (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Paris, before WWI, two friends, Jules (Austrian) and Jim (French) fall in love with the same woman, Catherine. But Catherine loves and marries Jules. After the war, when they meet again in Germany, Catherine starts to love Jim... This is the ...
Style: talky, sexy, atmospheric, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, marriage, promiscuity, german, world war one, adultery, prostitute, musician, jealousy, new wave, polyamory ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's ...
Style: surreal, gloomy, stylized, dark humor, touching ...
Plot: pimp, infidelity, bank, traveling salesman, song, teacher, great depression, marriage, bittersweet, showbiz, society, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, lovers, love and romance, circus, performer's life, boss and employee, fall in love, older woman younger man relationship, veterinarian, couples, couple relations, animal training ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.0
 227K
Before Sunset (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Style: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, reunion, lifestyle, lovers reunited, introspection, romance, unfulfilled love, lovers, encounter, regret, writers, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, manhattan new york city, texas, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.8
 47K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, transvestism, political unrest, love triangle, opposites attract, fascism, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash, german, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 2K
Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, destiny, love and romance, love affair, infidelity, opposites attract, couples, supermodel, extramarital affair, poetry, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 64K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love affair, small town, fall in love, reunion, teenage love, road not taken, forbidden love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%