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, captivating, realistic, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, jealousy, cabaret, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, nightclub, postmodernism, french, bohemian life, freedom, dying, attempted murder, love story, dance, duke, cancan dance, dance hall, bohemian, absinthe, romance, music, writer's block, lovers ...
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, serious, sexy and stylized films with plots about love and romance, romance, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling and runaway 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, serious, melancholic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cabaret, nightclub, follow your dream, backstage, performer's life, ambition, nightlife, desire for fame, love affair, love and romance, dancer's life, burlesque ...
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 triangle, love and romance, 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, social differences, adventure, journey, fall in love, greed, aristocracy, wilderness, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939 ...
Place: australia, england, japan, shanghai china, pearl harbor ...
⇓ 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: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, high society, love affair, american dream, unfulfilled love, society ...
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, family feud, gunfight, star crossed lovers, shakespeare, family disapproval, love and romance, romance, gun violence, 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: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, ambition, fame, warden, crimes of passion, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago 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, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay slur, song, death, gay, sexuality, gender, innocence lost, couple relations, loss of loved one, french, wooing, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, unfulfillment, couple relations, forbidden love, soldier, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, couple relations, terminal illness, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, older man younger woman relationship, love, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: friendship, money, romance, couple relations, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, sicily, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, workaholic, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, changing lives, change of heart, life & death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, filmmaking, memory, midlife crisis, sidewalk cafe, showbiz, cabaret, power relations, femme fatale, designer, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1965
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ 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, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, mentor, geisha, brothel, cinderella story, women, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, destiny, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, atmospheric, futuristic, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: circus performer, romance, looking for love, love affair, starting over, love triangle, anniversary, apocalypse, working class, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, unfulfilled love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, obsession, tragic love, unrequited love, soldier, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london, tokyo
⇓ 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: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, young lovers, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, love, teenage love, class differences, first love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: france, normandy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, stylized, dark humor, realistic, touching ...
Plot: bank, infidelity, pimp, marriage, song, teacher, great depression, traveling salesman, destructive relationship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, england
⇓ 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, sentimental, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: teenage life, love affair, fall in love, couples, youth, opposites attract, young lovers, social differences, lovers reunited, tragic love, orphan, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, stylized, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: materialism, true love, impossible love, couples, tragic love, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, dying, flashback, russian, international ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, sentimental, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: musician's life, love affair, couples, fall in love, love and romance, artists and showbiz, romance, jazz, police investigation, depression, job interview, nightclub ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: captivating, sexual, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: opera, soldier, love triangle, tragic love, femme fatale, music, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, betrayal, society ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ 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, family feud, young lovers, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, secret love, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elevator, dancehall girl, broken engagement, charity, celebrity, tragic love, optimism, change of heart, going straight, couples, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, performer's life, animal training, couple relations, love triangle, artists and showbiz, abuse, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, psychological, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, romance, couples, dishonesty, love affair, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 80s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, love and romance, ship, love story, romance, drowning, iceberg, survival, tragic love, opposites attract, sea disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, aristocracy, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, love and romance, lawyer, countess, romance, unfulfilled love, life turned upside down, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, based on opera, dancer, jealousy, couple relations, romance, dangerous attraction, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, destiny, romance, childhood, fall in love, dishonesty, ambition, seduction, convict, stranger, orphan, inheritance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%