Movies like Shall We Dance

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Shall We Dance (2004)
 6.1
 40K
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, humorous, feel good, sentimental, inspirational, clever, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: follow your dream, couple relations, friendship, teachers and students, dancer's life, contests and competitions, dance school, jealousy, hopes, couples, romance, marriage, friends, family, ambition, adultery, mentor, dancing, rags to riches, artists and showbiz, wife husband relationship, dance, lawyer, 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, semi serious, humorous and feel good films with plots about romance, love and romance, dialogue, life philosophy, destiny, culture clash and mentor mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shall We Dance: Dance with Me (1998), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Brown Sugar (2002), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, dancer's life, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, couple relations, follow your dream, power relations, accountant, couples, instructor, dance school, dance lesson ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, 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: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, follow your dream, social differences, ambition, opposites attract, hopes, teachers and students, music, love and romance, dancer's life, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, cuba, latin america, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, feel good, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, small town, depression, pregnancy, tourist, romance, fish out of water, misfit, starting over, gay, new house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tuscany, europe, italy, alps, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: romantic, sentimental, sweet, light, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, mistaken identity, social differences, single mother, hotel, romance, class differences, love story, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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: clever, realistic, sexy, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: hip hop, infidelity, friendship, romance, music, looking for love, friends, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, touching, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: book, friendship, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, literature, break-up, lesbian, teacher, reconciliation, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: usa, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
High School Musical 2 (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The East High Wildcats are ready to have the time of their lives. Troy (Zac Efron) is thrilled when he’s offered a job in a country club, but it’s all part of Sharpay’s (Ashley Tisdale) plot to lure him away from Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens). ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: teenage love, high school life, youth, young lovers, ambition, country club, teenage life, follow your dream, love and romance, buddies, music, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 40K
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, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: hip hop, love and romance, dancing, sexual harassment, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, choreographer, club, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, best friend, romance, best friends, platonic, couple relations, relationship problems, thirtysomething life, character study, best friends in love, family relations, child birth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, vermont, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, love, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Story of Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, relationships, love, happy ending, women, infidelity, family drama, divorce, introspection, family problems, couples ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, feel good, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, country music, romance, lifestyle, showbiz, human nature, musician's life, couples, love and romance, friends, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tennessee, usa, new york, connecticut, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, kids
Plot: teenage love, youth, friendship, rivalry, music, follow your dream, contests and competitions, dancer's life, competition, romance, dance school, dancing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, artificial insemination, romance, looking for love, male female relationship, fall in love, love story, love, destiny, motherhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, hawaii, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sentimental, feel good, humorous, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, teenage love, basketball, high school, couple relations, teenage life, music, sport team, family relations, follow your dream, friendship, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, hip hop, contests and competitions, music, youth, follow your dream, ambition, urban, young lovers, romance, dancing, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, odd couple, midlife crisis, rock star, groupie, tattoo, family, friends, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 22K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, teenage life, small town life, siblings relations, love and romance, hopes, graduation, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 127K
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, opposites attract, friendship, social differences, ambition, follow your dream, reunion, best friends in love, couples, unfulfilled love, hopes, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Lot Like Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: travel, romance, destiny, encounter, love and romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couple relations, opposites attract, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, rivalry, music, youth, performer's life, rising to stardom, dancer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, friends, gays and lesbians, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: feel good, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, friends, hopes, fall in love, couples, disorder, fish out of water, love triangle, couple relations, romance, love and romance, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mine, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
One Last Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dance school, follow your dream, romance, lifestyle, performer's life, couple relations, dancer's life, love and romance, redemption, teenage love, showbiz, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, romance, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, looking for love, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 40K
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mayor, christmas, friendship, couples, buddies, golden years, friends, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nothing in Common (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, office, workplace situations, couple relations, parents and children, romance, crumbling marriage, family relations, hopes, love and romance, human nature, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, gender, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love triangle, convention, gay man straight woman relationship, falling in love, blind date, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, friends, buddies, couples, self discovery, single parent, school, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%