Movies like Moulin Rouge!

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
 7.6
 250K
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, stylized, twists and turns, semi serious, surreal, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, jealousy, terminal illness, showbiz, performer's life, postmodernism, cabaret, nightclub, seduction, bohemian life, french, love story, dance hall, duke, bohemian, absinthe, cancan dance, music, romance, attempted murder, dying, freedom, fall in love, writer's block, fairy ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: paris france, europe, india, france

Most similar movies to Moulin Rouge!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, serious and dramatic films with plots about love and romance, romance, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Musical genres. Some movies like Moulin Rouge!: Burlesque (2010), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Australia (2008), The Great Gatsby (2013), Romeo + Juliet (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
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, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, tragic hero, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, prodigy, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, year 1919, 1870s
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 113K
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, stylized, captivating, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, inheritance, opposites attract, prejudice, romance, adventure, social differences, cattle drive, couples, fall in love, wilderness, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939 ...
Place: australia, england, pearl harbor, shanghai china, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 193K
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, suspense, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, shakespeare, star crossed lovers, romance, family feud, gunfight, love and romance, gun violence, family disapproval, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 199K
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: stylized, witty, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, jail, rising to stardom, ambition, crimes of passion, warden, fame, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, jazz ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, song, death, gay slur, dealing with death, couple relations, sister, love, cigarette, romance, love and romance, couples ...
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: couple relations, true love, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, womanizer, love of one's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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: infidelity, destructive relationship, 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 ⇓
25%
 6.7
 79K
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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, self discovery, terminal illness, romance, workaholic, love and romance, opposites attract, change of heart, changing lives, life & death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, money, friendship, girl, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 41K
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, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, memory, sidewalk cafe, infidelity, filmmaking, showbiz, romance, artists and showbiz, couples, femme fatale, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: atmospheric, futuristic, 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 ⇓
22%
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: sentimental, serious, sexy, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, brothel, women, geisha, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, social differences, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love, class differences, first love, mother daughter relationship, teenage love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1958 ...
Place: france, normandy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, secret love, parents and children, love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 942K
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, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, ship, love, love story, drowning, survival, iceberg, tragic love, opposites attract, sea disaster, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1990s, edwardian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
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: sentimental, serious, stylized, realistic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jazz, musician's life, romance, fall in love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, businessman, bracelet, musician, office ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: sentimental, serious, stylized, realistic
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 ⇓
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, serious, dark humor, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: great depression, song, teacher, marriage, traveling salesman, bank, infidelity, pimp, couple relations, down on your luck, showbiz, store ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 84K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: classic literature, stylized, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, romance, family relations, love triangle, aristocracy, doubts and hesitations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ 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, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, performer's life, couple relations, animal training, love triangle, fall in love, artists and showbiz, abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 1K
Carmen (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: opera, femme fatale, tragic love, soldier, love triangle, music, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 27K
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: tragic love, young lovers, 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 ⇓
19%
Sweet Charity (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, dancehall girl, broken engagement, charity, celebrity, elevator, dancer's life, opposites attract, romance, based on movie, looking for love, optimism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 59K
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, sentimental, romantic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, lovers reunited, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, actress, lieutenant, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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 ⇓
19%
 7.9
 33K
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: atmospheric, talky, serious, sexy, clever ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, marriage, adultery, prostitute, musician, jealousy, new wave, love, romance, promiscuity, german ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%