Movies like Shall We Dance

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Shall We Dance (2004)
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Shall We Dance (2004)
Original name: Shall We Dance?
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, sentimental, feel good, humorous, inspirational, clever, semi serious, realistic, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, couple relations, teachers and students, contests and competitions, dancer's life, dance school, marriage, hopes, jealousy, family, romance, couples, friends, ambition, mentor, dancing, adultery, rags to riches, artists and showbiz, wife husband relationship, power relations, dance, instructor, workaholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco

Most similar movies to Shall We Dance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, semi serious and humorous films with plots about romance, dialogue, friendship, mentor, catastrophe, destiny and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shall We Dance: Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Dance with Me (1998), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Brown Sugar (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a rough divoce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, depression, small town, pregnancy, romance, tourist, fish out of water, misfit, disorder, friends, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, tuscany, italy, alps, california ...
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Shall We Dance? (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing. His wife, meanwhile, has hired a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dancer's life, teachers and students, self discovery, follow your dream, dance lesson, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, power relations, dance, instructor, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dance, ballroom dancing, romance, music, dancer's life, latin, contests and competitions, sport, follow your dream, opposites attract, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, texas, usa, latin america ...
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, fall in love, love and romance, social differences, romance, mistaken identity, love story, couples, class differences, hotel, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: youth, teenage love, friendship, dancer's life, rivalry, follow your dream, music, hip hop, dance school, contests and competitions, romance, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 8K
Brown Sugar (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sidney is a writer who's just left her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL. Dre is an executive with a hip-hop record company based in New York. They've known each other since they met as children, when both ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, friendship, infidelity, romance, music, looking for love, fall in love, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 123K
One Day (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, love and romance, follow your dream, friendship, social differences, ambition, reunion, unfulfilled love, hopes, couples, best friends in love, love ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, book, friendship, crumbling marriage, infidelity, couple relations, teacher, family relations, doubts and hesitations, reading, literature, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, showbiz, artists and showbiz, friends, hopes, love and romance, couples, musician's life, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, new york, usa, austin texas, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
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Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) dreams of making a name for herself as a hip-hop choreographer. When she's not busy hitting downtown clubs with her friends, she teaches dance classes at a nearby community center in Harlem, N.Y., as a way to keep ...
Style: sexy, exciting, semi serious, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, follow your dream, ambition, sexual harassment, artists and showbiz, dancing, lifestyle, teenagers, music, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
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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, music, contests and competitions, follow your dream, youth, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
High School Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Troy (Zac Efron), the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens), the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, basketball, teenage life, couple relations, music, follow your dream, hopes, youth, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, utah, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, fall in love, couples, unfulfilled love, architect, friendship, heartache, love, twentysomething life, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Banger Sisters (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late '60s, the self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball, rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off -- and they have the pictures to prove it. But it's been more than two decades since ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, rock star, tattoo, groupie, midlife crisis, odd couple, family, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Back-up Plan (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, funny, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, artificial insemination, romance, fall in love, couples, love story, love, destiny, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, hawaii, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, rivalry, disco, music, romance, dancer's life, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, rising to stardom, teenage love, hip hop ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Friends with Kids (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie and Jason decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming "time-share" parents, they reason, they can experience the joys of ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, couples, friends, best friends, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Next Best Thing (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, light, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, gay, custody battle, pregnancy, couple relations, gays and lesbians, aids, divorce, stereotypes, best friend, yoga, casual sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which ...
Style: talky, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, couples, romance, friends, starting over, couple relations, love triangle, fish out of water, hopes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mine, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Buddy System (1984)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: school, love and romance, family relations, romance, buddies, single parent, self discovery, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, couples, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 132K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, couple relations, family life, death of dog, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
That's the Way I Like It (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kung Fu meets disco in Singapore. Hock is a grocery clerk longing for a motorbike. He lives with his parents and sister; they idolize his younger brother, Beng, a medical student calling himself Leslie. Hock loves Bruce Lee; he works out and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: contests and competitions, martial arts, friendship, romance, nightlife, filmmaking, follow your dream, twentysomething life, coming of age, ambition, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: music, dancer's life, dancing, teenage love, urban, teenage life, youth, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, culture clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Serendipity (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: destiny, true love, love and romance, looking for love, fall in love, hopes, coincidence, best friends, friends, serendipity, romance, lovers reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 6K
Honey 2 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2003 dance movie Honey. Recently released from juvenile detention, talented dancer Maria Ramirez finds an outlet for her passion with a new dance crew.
Style: feel good, captivating, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dance school, music, dancer's life, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, dance, contests and competitions, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, clubbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, self discovery, love and romance, makeover, looking for love, fall in love, spinster, wedding, professor, columbia university, sex, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 209K
The Holiday (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, holiday, fall in love, couples, friendship, vacation, christmas party, lifestyle change, romance, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, england, california, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 12K
Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, chinatown, frenchman abroad, immigration, parents and children, urban, family, romance, love and romance, immigrants, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, france, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 6K
Roll Bounce (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roll Bounce is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written by Norman Vance Jr. and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars hip hop artist Bow Wow as the leader of a roller skating crew in 1970s Chicago. The ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, buddies, coming of age, underdog, contests and competitions, romance, friendship, parents and children, teenage love, teenage life, kids in trouble, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During their travels from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally Will debate whether or not sex ruins a perfect relationship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.
Style: sentimental, feel good, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, looking for love, love and romance, friends, unlikely couple, romance, male female friendship, platonic, up and down relationship, opposites attract, falling in love, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1977, year 1987
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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