Movies like Moulin Rouge!

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
 7.6
 246K
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, stylized, offbeat, twists and turns, semi serious, surreal, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, jealousy, terminal illness, performer's life, showbiz, postmodernism, cabaret, nightclub, cancan dance, absinthe, bohemian, duke, writer's block, dance hall, music, romance, attempted murder, seduction, dying, freedom, fall in love, fairy, social differences, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s
Place: europe, india, france, paris france

Most similar movies to Moulin Rouge!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and sentimental films with plots about romance, love and romance, couples, love, fall in love, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Moulin Rouge!: Burlesque (2010), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Great Gatsby (2013), Chicago (2002), Romeo + Juliet (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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 ⇓
100%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, love and romance, prodigy, dangerous attraction, love triangle, dancing, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, 1870s, year 1919
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, love affair, high society, american dream, unfulfilled love, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 194K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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: clever, stylized, semi serious, sexy, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, jazz, desire for fame, rising to stardom, prison, cabaret, jail, ambition, lawyer, crimes of passion, female killer, warden ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 189K
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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, tense, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, star crossed lovers, romance, family feud, gunfight, love and romance, gun violence, uninhibited rivalry, true love, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 8K
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: emotional, serious, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: death, song, gay, gay slur, dealing with death, rock, couple relations, love, cigarette, sister, romance, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, romantic, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, womanizer, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 78K
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, self discovery, terminal illness, fall in love, romance, change of heart, changing lives, life & death, unfulfillment, workaholic, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ 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: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, love triangle, couple relations, romance, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, self discovery, love affair, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, romance, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, singer, fired from the job, job interview, office ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 40K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, memory, sidewalk cafe, filmmaking, infidelity, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, couples, femme fatale, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1965
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, opposites attract, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, siblings relations, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: serious, sentimental, sexy, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, social differences, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, geisha, rise to the top, women, japanese culture ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 26K
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, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, college, terminal illness, trying to get pregnant, class differences, romance, cancer, graduation, loss of daughter, social differences, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Style: sexy, sexual, romantic, philosophical, scenic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, seduction, polyamory, sexuality, artist, love affair, romance, sexual relations, sexual exploration, bohemian life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 3K
Carmen (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio brings the sexy Carmen to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: jealousy, dancer, tragic love, latin, fall in love, dancer's life, romance, couple relations, music, destructive relationship, love affair, showbiz ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jeanne, a receptionist at a travel agency, is looking for the love of her life. She thinks she has finally found it with Olivier. However, Olivier reveals he has AIDS and disappears from her life after her profession of love and confession of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: activism, hospital visit, fall in love, gays and lesbians, love, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, friendship, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, montmartre paris, paris france
⇓ 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: futuristic, atmospheric, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: circus performer, romance, self discovery, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, couples, starting over, looking for love, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, love affair, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, couple relations, love triangle, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, yale university, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.8
 908K
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, emotional, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: ship, fall in love, love and romance, love story, drowning, survival, iceberg, opposites attract, sea disaster, romance, young lovers, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1990s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.2
 184
Desire (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A story bout a relationship that's ended. Khwahish traces the sexy, funny and intense relationship of Amar Ranawat(Himanshu Malik) and Lekha Khorzuvekar (Mallika Sherawat) from the time they meet in the last semester of college, their quirky ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, class differences, terminal illness, young lovers, tragic love, college, true love, bollywood, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.3
 13K
Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, farmer, nobility, marriage, love, revenge, murder, rape, peasant, stonehenge, innocence lost, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 111K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, prejudice, missionary, cattle drive, trampled to death, stampede, ranch, racist, adventure, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: australia, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor, japan ...
⇓ 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, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, family feud, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, love affair, secret love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, 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, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, fall in love, artists and showbiz, performer's life, animal life, star, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.4
 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, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: romance, prostitute, friendship, couple relations, small town, fall in love, bollywood, village, love and romance, couples, idealism, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, melancholic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, love and romance, tragic love, aging, hopes, child as adult, imaginary, impossible love, life philosophy, odd, supernatural romance, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20s, 30s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, english channel, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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