Movies like Staying Alive

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Staying Alive (1983)
 4.7
 17K
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: sexy, campy, light, romantic, feel good, unusual plot structure, humorous, melancholic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, disco, music, love, dysfunctional family, catastrophe, teenager, gangsters, psychology, natural disaster, women, writers, justice, lone hero, fantasy world, destiny, brutality, runaway, happy ending, chase, mentor, vengeance, first contact, stereotypes, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa

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Most similar movies to Staying Alive

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, sexy and humorous films with plots about catastrophe, music, runaway, mentor, dialogue, lone hero and culture clash mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Staying Alive: Saturday Night Fever (1977), Flashdance (1983), Breakin' (1984), The Company (2003), Dance with Me (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, rough, light, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen drama, adult
Plot: dancing, disco, city, working class, dancer, music, nightclub, love, dysfunctional family, slut, teenager, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, california, usa
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100%
 6.2
 56K
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: sexy, sweet, feel good, inspirational, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, stripper, teenager, women, fashion, happy ending, love, rock and roll, couples, coming of age, ballet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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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: campy, feel good, humorous, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, music, gangsters, teenager, street kid, rap, gang, culture clash, mentor, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, los angeles, australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 7K
The Company (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who's poised to become a principal performer.
Style: stylized, lyrical, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ballet, dancing, choreographer, lifestyle, rising to stardom, ambition, dancer's life, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, artists and showbiz, artist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, humorous, romantic, exciting, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dancing, music, dancer's life, ballroom dancing, follow your dream, mentor, ambition, hopes, teachers and students, social differences, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions ...
Place: las vegas, austin texas, nevada, cuba, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. Only Eddie is not dead. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will ...
Style: sexy, humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, redemption, musician, rock and roll, destiny, alternate reality, adaptation, brutality, death, justice, catastrophe, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, montreal, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.4
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Glitter (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is catapulted into pop stardom, with her already-famous DJ boyfriend calling the shots.
Style: emotional, campy, touching, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: music, female protagonist, hopes, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, love affair, follow your dream, rising to stardom, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 46K
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, inspirational, exciting, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, street dance, lifestyle, follow your dream, teenager, love and romance, choreographer, cheerleading, ambition, starting over ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem, new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: feel good, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: ballet, dancing, love triangle, music, teenager, cheerleading, love and romance, ambition, hopes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa, manhattan new york city, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Stomp the Yard (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 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: inspirational, intense, captivating, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, music, street dance, cheerleading, competition, college, hip hop, rivalry, high school, teenager, ambition, leadership ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
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Perfect (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight. This film contains one of the greatest scenes of the '80s, an across the room sexual dance-off between the two main ...
Style: sexy, humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: aerobics, fitness, gym, dancing, journalism, courtroom, happy ending, mentor, police investigation, natural disaster, first contact, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, intense, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jewish, father son relationship, music, tradition, family relations, showbiz, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, estrangement, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: romantic, captivating, serious, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, street dance, happy ending, hip hop, contests and competitions, young lovers, high school, teenager, love and romance, youth, music ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: romantic, light, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, young lovers, love, latin, salsa, love story, fall in love, love and romance, revolution, music, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: humorous, intense, stylized, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, street dance, breakdance, friendship, music, betrayal, cheerleading, competition, rivalry, follow your dream, dance performance ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: romantic, entertaining, inspirational, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer, ballet, dancer's life, youth, hip hop, street dance, contests and competitions, teenage love, dance contest, music, high school ...
Time: 21st century
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 35K
Step Up All In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: feel good, romantic, entertaining, captivating, erotic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, dance contest, teenager, rivalry, follow your dream, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, victory, team, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: feel good, serious, captivating, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: dancing, high school, teenager, youth, music, love and romance, small town, rebellion, rebelliousness, dancer's life, church, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: romantic, feel good, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, dancer, dancer's life, music, hip hop, teenage love, teenager, teenage life, competition, culture clash, revolution, audition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Honeysuckle Rose (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former ...
Style: road movie, erotic, funny, buddy movie, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock and roll, love, music, on the road, musician, first contact, gangsters, golf, destiny, fight scenes, fantasy world, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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Country Strong (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon after the rising young singer-songwriter Beau Williams gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star Kelly Canter, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager James and featuring a beauty ...
Style: romantic, melancholic, intense, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: country music, infidelity, dancing, love triangle, twists and turns, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, love and romance, musician ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, tennessee, las vegas, usa, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 4K
Satisfaction (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young rock group called The Mystery gets its first gig at a club, it's an opportunity to see what life is all about! Fresh out of high school, the rockers are hired by an exclusive beach resort thanks to a faded '60s songwriter. ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, sweet, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: rock and roll, friendship, women, rock, music, coming of age, teenager, fantasy world, destiny, camp, dancing, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 16K
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hard Hat Days Honky-Tonk Nights. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
Style: melancholic, uplifting, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, adultery, marital problem, rivalry, human spirit, suburban life, city life, social differences, class differences, cowboy, country music, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, new jersey, california, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 11K
A Chorus Line (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: stylized, lyrical, sexy, clever, captivating ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, audition, dancing, music, ballet, ballet school, rise to the top, rehearsal, broadway, choreography, backstage, choreographer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Competition (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, sexy, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, musician, fall in love, music, love affair, mentor, suspense, love story, stereotypes, relationships, redemption, sacrifice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.4
 1K
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, humorous, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: music, dancing, school, high school, college, farce, teenager, musician, mathematics, nostalgia, disaster, mathematician ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
House Party 2 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kid'N'Play leave their neighborhood and enter the world of adulthood and higher education. Play attempts to get rich quick in the music business while Kid faces the challenges of college.
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, satirical, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, college, party, teenager, african american, friendship, sexualized violence, vengeance, greed, justice, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 51K
Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: feel good, romantic, entertaining, absurd, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, small town, teenage love, dancer's life, teenager, music, rebellion, love and romance, love, dancer, youth, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 17K
Fame (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Style: romantic, melancholic, intense, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, date night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teacher, high school, music, teenager, music business, reality, desire for fame, follow your dream, youth, dream come true, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: dancing, interracial romance, ballet, high school, dancer's life, hip hop, teenager, music, street dance, love and romance, african american, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%