Movies like Saturday Night Fever

If you like "Saturday Night Fever" you are looking for serious, sexy and sentimental movies about / with disco, ambition, hopes, twentysomething life, romance, contests and competitions and urban ghetto life themes of Drama and Music genre shot in USA.
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Saturday Night Fever (1977)
 6.8
 64K
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As the soundtrack plays one Bee Gees hit after another, white-suited Tony struts his stuff amidst flashing lights and sweaty, undulating bodies. Tony's class aspirations are mirrored in his relationship with his dance partner, a secretary eager to move into the glamorous world of Manhattan.
Style: serious, sexy, sentimental, captivating, realistic, light, gloomy, stylized, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disco, ambition, hopes, twentysomething life, romance, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, social climbing, escape from reality, dance performance, friendship, male female relationship, dancer, sexism, music, unlikely friendships, gangsters, character study, clubbing, friends, misfit, life is a bitch, follow your dream, self destructing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california

Most similar movies to Saturday Night Fever

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, light and sexy films with plots about music, ambition, dance, artists and showbiz, dancing, hip hop and culture clash mostly in Music, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Saturday Night Fever: Staying Alive (1983), Take the Lead (2006), 54 (1998), You Got Served (2004), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.5
 13K
Staying Alive (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: broadway, disco, music, hopes, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, follow your dream, dancer's life, desire for fame, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 24K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: captivating, feel good, inspirational, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dancer, high school, ambition, teachers and students, dancing, against the odds, hip hop, respect, contests and competitions, music, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.8
 30K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: nightclub, disco, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, drugs/alcohol, clubbing, gay, party, father son relationship, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.6
 25K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, friendship, breakdance, music, dancing, rivalry, follow your dream, dancer's life, ambition, betrayal, dance performance, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, light, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: teenage love, youth, friendship, rivalry, music, follow your dream, contests and competitions, dancer's life, dancing, hip hop, competition, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
 53K
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: serious, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, contests and competitions, music, dancing, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, follow your dream, ambition, social differences, opposites attract, teachers and students, hopes, music, contests and competitions, dancer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Place: las vegas, cuba, usa, texas, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.2
 42K
Flashdance (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, dance, underdog, cinderella story, ballet, music, romance, dancer's life, follow your dream, hopes, petty job, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 18K
Fame (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: dance school, high school, dance, ambition, ballet, graduation, abortion, dancing in the street, audition, music, lifestyle, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, musician's life, romance, rising to stardom, performer's life, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
 30K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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, serious, feel good, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, hip hop, rivalry, follow your dream, romance, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, dance contest, victory, team, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: light, feel good, exciting, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, teenage love, urban, youth, dancer's life, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, teenage life, culture clash, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Time for Dancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Their love of dance, and their friendship, is challenged for two high school girls when one is diagnosed with cancer.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage love, couples, urban ghetto, friends, family relations, single parent, youth, best friends, terminal illness, ego clash ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, hit and run, rise and fall, music, racism, unfulfillment, love and romance, love affair, couples, musician's life, addiction, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 8K
CBGB (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: CBGB looks at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) in 1973 which launched thousands of bands.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: music, punk, punk rock, musician's life, clubbing, lifestyle, music band, ambition, artists and showbiz, music history, nightclub, rock music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 172K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, unlikely couple, dancer's life, love and romance, dancing, youth, dancer, resort, teenage love, fall in love, music, class differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.2
 636
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: exciting, serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, lifestyle, dancer's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, friendship, rivalry, disorder, fish out of water, ambition, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: stylized, captivating, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, racism, music, crime, ambition, rivalry, crimes, interracial relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, hip hop, ballet, teenage love, dancer's life, high school, dancing, hopes, follow your dream, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, alcohol abuse, music, addiction, drug abuse, comeback, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: france, usa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Beat the World (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three dance crews – one Latin American, one European and one Canadian – prepare to battle at the International Beat the World competition in Detroit. Along the way, they struggle with gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. In the final ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, ambition, youth, lifestyle, urban, rivalry, friendship, buddies, friends, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 40K
Shall We Dance (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, couple relations, friendship, teachers and students, dancer's life, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, couples, hopes, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 17K
Center Stage (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: ballet, music, dance, love triangle, dancer, blind ambition, love and romance, hopes, performer's life, dancer's life, ambition, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, hip hop, rapper, dancer's life, youth, friends, family relations, society, lifestyle, urban, reggae ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, hip hop, ambition, leadership, breakdance, teenage love, romance, competition, university, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.1
 602
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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, kids in trouble, family relations, teenage life, human spirit, youth, lifestyle, music, follow your dream, ambition, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two young women and their friends spend spare time at an exclusive nightclub in 1980s New York.
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: disco, nightclub, friends, friendship, yuppie, nightlife, depression, death, sex, investigation, jealousy, theft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, barcelona spain, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Roller Boogie (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete in the Boogie Contest.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, friendship, underdog, rivalry, rescue, shopping mall, against the odds, young lovers, social differences, ambition, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, venice beach california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: school, dedicated educator, school teacher, ambition, against the odds, fighting the system, teachers and students, female protagonist, happy ending, underdog, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 5K
Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, rivalry, music, youth, performer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, romance, rising to stardom, gays and lesbians, follow your dream ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%