Movies like Shall We Dance? 1996

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Shall We Dance? (1996)
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Shall We Dance? (1996)
Original name: Shall we ダンス?
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 private detective to find out why he has started coming home late smelling of perfume.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sexy, melancholic, touching, colourful, reflective ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ballroom dancing, self discovery, accountant, dancer's life, instructor, follow your dream, couples, dance school, artists and showbiz, couple relations, power relations, teachers and students, dance lesson, dancing, train, computer, office, private detective, bicycle, husband wife relationship, dance teacher, samurai, dance contest, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, touching and humorous films with plots about couples, romance, love and romance, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Shall We Dance?: Strictly Ballroom (1992), Dance with Me (1998), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001), The Ramen Girl (2008), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: feel good, touching, inspirational, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, dancer's life, couple relations, teachers and students, dance school, contests and competitions, jealousy, couples, hopes, romance, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brave new steps put Scott's career in jeopardy. With a new partner and determination, can he still succeed?
Style: humorous, feel good, sincere, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, ballroom dancing, fall in love, love story, romance, female partner, ambition, love and romance, rise to the top, rivalry, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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100%
Dance with Me (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: dancing, ballroom dancing, dancer's life, music, romance, follow your dream, opposites attract, ambition, hopes, social differences, teachers and students, love and romance ...
Place: las vegas, cuba, texas, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, self discovery, unlikely couple, starting over, mysterious character, couples, couple relations, sexual relations, sexuality, adultery, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, post world war two
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Ramen Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: cooking, american abroad, culture clash, restaurant, romance, fish out of water, language barrier, interracial romance, breakup, mentor, broken heart, culture shock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A lonely 40-ish man, likely to remain a bachelor, has a chance to find the love of his life when he falls for a vivacious young woman.
Style: emotional, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, couple relations, couples, ambition, dancer's life, opposites attract, disorder, shyness, artists and showbiz, dancer ...
Place: india, asia, punjab
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30%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couple relations, couples, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, friends, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: John Arnold DeMarco is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack Mickler to cure him of his apparent delusion. But the psychiatric sessions have ...
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mental institution, womanizer, mental illness, self discovery, psychiatrist, patient, romance, love, love and romance, doctors and patients, couples, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Silk (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, this visually stunning film tells the story of a French trader who finds unexpected love far away from home.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, interracial love relationship, love story, romance, love and romance, smuggling, couple relations, husband wife relationship, betrayal, travel, historical event, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1860s
Place: japan, france, europe, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, self discovery, aging, dancer's life, elderly, golden years, widow, dancing, friends, power relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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26%
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The Best Man (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding. Once there, he reunites with the rest of his college circle.
Style: feel good, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, wedding, friends, couples, buddies, love and romance, couple relations, black romance, infidelity, sex scene, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Wild About Harry (2000)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: memory loss, love and romance, starting over, couple relations, romance, hopes, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, couples, second chance, troubled marriage, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Indian Summer (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of childhood friends, now in their thirties, reunite at Camp Tamakwa. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people share experiences and grow while at the camp. They are dismayed to ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: camp, group of friends, reunited friends, friendship, childhood sweetheart, couple relations, buddies, love and romance, instructor, weekend, camping, nostalgia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: canada, ontario canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Happy Times (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zhao is an old laid-off worker who's dreaming of getting married. After trying unsuccessful proposals, he finally pair off with a gargantuan divorcée with two children. She, however, demands a lavish wedding and that Zhao finds a job and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: fall in love, comedy of errors, misfit, introspection, bus, greed, money, deception, farce, irreverent, bittersweet, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Housekeeper (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his wife leaves him for another man, Jacques hires a housekeeper, Laura, to keep his Paris apartment in order. As he starts increasing her hours and spending more time with her on her days off, Jacques is torn between the pleasure of ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: midlife crisis, romance, human nature, love affair, infidelity, crumbling marriage, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, couple relations, father daughter relationship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, humorous, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, village, self discovery, love and romance, couple relations, obsessive quest, gypsy, lifestyle, family relations, beautiful scenery, ethnic conflict, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, france, paris france, bucharest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, family relations, office, love and romance, romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, parents and children, workplace situations, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Bossa Nova (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bossa Nova is a romantic comedy that enfolds many love convergences and divergences, in today’s Rio de Janeiro. It’s in the city’s “useless landscape” that the lonely hearts of nine characters will cross destinies and they’ll discover ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, looking for love, starting over, couple relations, teacher, creativity, life philosophy, beautiful scenery, family, destiny, love and romance, intern ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, rome italy, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Breakin' (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A struggling young dancer joins forces with two breakdancers and together they become a street sensation.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, breakdance, hip hop, rivalry, rap, music, nightlife, showbiz, teenage love, cinderella story, friendship, disco ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, australia, california
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24%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, restaurant, life philosophy, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Writer-director Randall Miller's heart-achingly sweet drama centers on the unsatisfying personal life of protagonist Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle), a sensitive baker who remains deeply despondent over his late wife's untimely death. When ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dancer's life, starting over, love and romance, romance, couples, dance school, parents and children, couple relations, dealing with death, hopes, music, latin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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High Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, musician, musician's life, self discovery, rock, sexuality, breakup, romance, crumbling relationship, career, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Moonstruck (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cher is devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful as Loretta, an unlucky-in-love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets - and falls hopelessly in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, italian restaurant, love and romance, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, looking for love, eccentric family, marriage, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 621
Lost Paradise (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, infidelity, unfulfilled love, couples, bittersweet, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Four Seasons (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, midlife crisis, vacation, bittersweet, introspection, parents and children, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, wilderness, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 2K
Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, dishonesty, destiny, couples, fall in love, adultery, runaway, bittersweet, social relations, village, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Roseanna's Grave (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, romance, family problems, death in the family, couple relations, couples, dealing with death, love and romance, life is a bitch, eccentric family, train travel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, self discovery, romance, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, couples, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.1
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Abraxas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Former punk rocker Jonen, now a Buddhist priest, seems to have lost the meaning of his life. His manic depression handicaps him further. Music seems to be the only solution for him to exorcise his demons, against all obstacles and sound volume ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, society, musician's life, self discovery, introspection, bittersweet, hopes, follow your dream, unfulfillment, small town, rock, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%