Movies like Sing 1989

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Sing (1989)
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Sing (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a volatile young street tough with a talent for singing and dancing is tapped by the high school music teacher to lead the upcoming senior "Sing," he is forced to come to terms with his defiant self-destructive lifestyle and his growing attraction to his co-star.
Style: cult film
Plot: dancing, street life, high school, school play

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, realistic, serious and touching films with plots about high school, teenager, friendship, dancing, coming of age, teacher and teenage life mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Sing: Radio Flyer (1992), Out of Step (2002), The Fallout (2021), Mendy (2003), Fixing Frank (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, physical abuse, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, parents and children, domestic violence, radio, couple relations, siblings relations, stepfather ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: california, northern california, oklahoma
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95%
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Out of Step (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Graced with the instinctive ability to dance, Jenny Thomas wants nothing more than to become a professional dancer. All of her hard work pays off when she is accepted to a prominent dance program in New York. Against her mother's will, but with ...
Plot: mormon, dancer, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, latter day saints
Place: new york, utah
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The Fallout (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the wake of a school tragedy, Vada, Mia and Quinton form a unique and dynamic bond as they navigate the never linear, often confusing journey to heal in a world that feels forever changed.
Style: emotional
Plot: high school, school shooting, friend, woman, school, friendship, lesbian, injury, overalls, female director
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88%
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Mendy (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mendy is a young Brookyln Hasid who leaves the strict rules of his insular and repressive community to join his childhood friend, Yankel, who is living securlary in Manhattan. Mendy's struggle to integrate his faith and traditions with the ...
Plot: female nudity, male nudity, dancing
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Fixing Frank (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Frank (Miller) is a gay journalist who goes undercover at the urging of his therapist boyfriend Jonathan (Provenza) to write an exposé of Dr. Apsey (Butler). Apsey performs conversion therapy on gay male clients, a practice which Jonathan finds ...
Style: cult film
Plot: gay interest, closeted homosexual, male nudity, bathtub
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Lambada (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's ...
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, college, school, high school, music, rivalry, latin, youth, coming of age, ambition, high school life, hardcase students ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
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66%
Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: prostitution, innocent, prostitute, teenage girl, pimp, innocence, unhappiness, street life, teenager, social issues, runaway, life lesson ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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66%
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Sam's Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his identity, who finds success as a javelin thrower on the track team.
Plot: family, hair, high school, long haired male
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Bolshoi (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream ...
Style: sad, realistic, colourful, artsy
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, dancing, ballerina, theater, female protagonist, teacher, manipulation, high school, performer's life, mentor protege relationship, disorder, mentor ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
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58%
 7.9
 80
Rough Winds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three devastating teenage stories fuse beneath the calm of a quiet, average neighborhood.
Plot: suicide attempt, high school, anorexia, closeted gay, teenager, suburbs, post traumatic stress disorder, female director
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57%
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Salom? (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One of Al Pacino's directory experiments, Salomé was filmed over 5 days in 2011, but has yet to be widely released. It is a part of a double feature on the Oscar Wilde short play "Salomé", together with the Venice-shown documentary ...
Plot: execution, desire, kingdom, king, dancing, topless woman, veil
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57%
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Pure (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: A street-savvy teen tries to turn her life around but soon goes back to her old ways.
Plot: street life, flowers, female nudity, flower shop, bank manager, clubbing, lesbian kiss, shower, film starts with sex, sex in kitchen, braless
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57%
Sweet Smell of Sex (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A young woman arrives in New York to visit a friend and lands in one hot spot after another as she fends off the perverted advances from every man she meets.
Style: underground film
Plot: street life, urban setting, photographer, prostitution, model, rape, roommate, pickpocket, taxi driver, striptease, sadism
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tagged! (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl, raised on her schizophrenic mother's tales of galactic wars, believes she is an alien princess in hiding and forms a Lazer Tag team to train bodyguards. When her estranged father, disfigured and crippled in the Iraqi war, ...
Style: cult film
Plot: friendship, arena, war game, laser gun, teenager, coming of age
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The Cherry Orchard (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At an all girl school, a group of girls annually stages a play. This year they pick Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard." After vigorous rehearsals the play faces cancellation because one student gets caught smoking after school.
Plot: high school, theatre play, japanese schoolgirl, teenager, friendship between girls, lesbian, girl
Place: japan
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53%
Desperate Lives (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.
Plot: high school, drug addiction, teacher student relationship, drug dealing, teenage boy, teenage girl, high school student, marijuana, propaganda, car accident, drugs, suicide ...
Time: 80s
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51%
Five Minutes to Love (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben, Edna and their baby daughter are headed to California when their car breaks down. Ben ventures off to the junkyard in search of a spare part to fix his car. Coincidentally, Harry (the seedy junkyard owner) has just been accused by the police of ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film, sexploitation film
Plot: sexploitation, exploitation, sex, femme fatale, beatnik
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: dancing, high school, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, parents and children, fish out of water, high school life, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
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48%
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School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, serious, thought provoking, intense, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: anti semitism, high school, coming of age, friendship, boarding school life, preparatory school, working class, football, teenage life, youth, society, justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university, israel, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blame (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, touching, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher student relationship, male teacher female student affair, high school, peer pressure, older man younger woman relationship, life is a bitch, teenage life, bullying, loneliness, teacher, depression, protection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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47%
The Girl, the Body, and the Pill (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A suburban high school teacher is fired from her job for teaching sex education. But she continues to give private sessions at her home to her former students leading to rumors and complications around town.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: exploitation, sex education, high school, abortion, rape, domestic violence, pills, doctor, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, party, lawyer ...
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47%
Hollywood After Dark (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young girl comes to Hollywood to try to break into the movies, but winds up being taken advantage of by sleazy producers, and is forced to become a stripper.
Style: cult film
Plot: casting couch, striptease, exploitation, exotic dancer, stripper, sex, female nudity, femme fatale
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Downtown: A Street Tale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of street kids find that the only way to make it through the day is to hold onto their dreams while their reality is eating out of dumpsters, turning tricks and squatting in abandoned buildings.
Plot: homelessness, street life, drugs, downtown, inner city, street
Place: new york
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45%
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The Pact (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of young lovers, one depressed, decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching, cult film
Plot: friendship, price of justice, murder, best friends, family problems, death in the family, voyeurism, troubled teen, loss of daughter, suspicion of murder, high school, dull life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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Starlet (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two seedy producers work to make a star out of a former stag-film actress while an aging rival conspires to ruin her.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: starlet, movie business, nudity (full frontal - brief), actress, sexploitation, female nudity, filmmaking
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42%
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, hip hop, teenage life, friendship, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, high school life, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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Hurt (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mandy White is a cheerleader. Dan LaCoy is a football player. Jason Dobbs is a bully. Eli Barker is an artist. Asia Borg is a foster kid. What they all have in common however, is that they are hurting. Each one deals with their own personal issues ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, student, suicide, death, bullying, high school, depression, teenager, shooting
Place: virginia
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41%
Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Leslie's husband Steve is a brute and she wants out, at least she thinks she does. Her lover Elizabeth agrees that Steve needs to go away, so they plot his murder. Meanwhile their friend Cliff can't seem to get used to the idea that his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: bully, assassination plot, suicide attempt, marital abuse, backwoods, lesbian, kidnapping, female nudity
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
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Angel Dusted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cautionary anti-drug film based on a true story, made for NBC television. Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with ...
Plot: hallucination, mental institution, high school, drug use, drug abuse, family relations, flashback, school, accident, drugs, teenager, marijuana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For My Daughter's Honor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Tate, Oklahoma a popular coach, Pete Nash, is accused of having a sexual relation with 14 years old Amy, one of his school's pupils.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: teacher student relationship, high school, teachers and students, courtroom, statutory rape, coach, teacher student sex, couples, power relations, family relations, social relations, sport team ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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40%