Movies like Step Up

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Step Up (2006)
 6.5
 114K
Step Up (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts
Style: feel good, captivating, sweet, serious, entertaining, sexy, realistic, romantic, humorous, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dance, dance school, love and romance, dancer, ballet, hip hop, music, teenage love, dancer's life, happy ending, teen romance, performance, youth, romance, follow your dream, couples, ambition, hopes, singer, society, life philosophy, jazz, creativity, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Step Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, feel good, entertaining and serious films with plots about dancing, dance, music, hip hop, ambition, artists and showbiz and dancer's life mostly in Music, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Step Up: Save the Last Dance (2001), Stomp the Yard (2007), Dirty Dancing (1987), Honey (2003), Coyote Ugly (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: captivating, serious, exciting, breathtaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, happy ending, contests and competitions, youth, dance, hip hop, ambition, young lovers, music, romance, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, teenage life, dancer, audition, dance teacher, music, romance, against the rules, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: interracial romance, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, teenage love, hip hop, high school, hopes, follow your dream, romance, dance school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, serious, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, teenage love, youth, dancer, contests and competitions, hip hop, breakdance, underdog, ballet, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 25K
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: captivating, touching, exciting, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, music, rivalry, hip hop, ambition, leadership, teenage love, romance, competition, university, breakdance, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 213K
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: sexy, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, dancing, romance, unlikely couple, dancer's life, resort, teenage love, love and romance, dancer, youth, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 33K
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: captivating, feel good, serious, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, hip hop, dance contest, music, rivalry, follow your dream, romance, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, dance, team, victory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 44K
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, semi serious, exciting, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dancing, hip hop, music, dance, love and romance, follow your dream, lifestyle, teenagers, sexual harassment, ambition, choreographer, club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 110K
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: bar, dancer's life, nightclub, love and romance, music, love affair, nightlife, dancing, ambition, parents and children, female friendship, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 82K
Burlesque (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, entertaining, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: cabaret, performer's life, desire for fame, backstage, nightclub, follow your dream, ambition, dancing, nightlife, love and romance, stripper, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 11K
StreetDance 3D (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space.
Style: feel good, realistic, stylized, sweet, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, dance school, ballet, dance contest, dancer's life, ballerina, competition, dream, team, love and romance, school dance, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: high school life, high school, teenage love, teenage life, happy ending, love and romance, friendship, family relations, sport team, music, couple relations, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 7K
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: touching, feel good, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance school, dancer's life, juvenile delinquency, dance, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, music, fall in love, lifestyle, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 9K
High Strung (2016)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sweet, entertaining
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dancing, ballet, violin, dancer's life, dance, performance, leotard, youth, breaking point, music, ambition, unlikely couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 288K
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friends, rivalry, music band, young people, contests and competitions, female protagonist, youth, singing competition, performance, lifestyle, female friendship, singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 25K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: feel good, captivating, inspirational, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancing, dancer's life, dancer, dedicated educator, high school, dance, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 21K
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: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dance, ballet, dancing, love triangle, lifestyle, hopes, ambition, music, love and romance, infidelity, artists and showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battle of the Year (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck coach is hired to prepare a team of the best American dancers for an international tournament that attracts all the best crews from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, dancer's life, rivalry, contests and competitions, power relations, artists and showbiz, underdog, athlete and trainer, dancing, music, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Raise Your Voice (2004)
Genre: Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, music school, ambition, rivalry, music, lifestyle, musician's life, teenage life, romance, friendship, fall in love, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Feel the Noise (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, rapper, fish out of water, culture clash, hip hop, society, youth, ambition, friendship, teenage love, music, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 27K
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: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, dancer's life, lifestyle, betrayal, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dance Academy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. It follows Tara Webster, a sheepfarmgirl who's ambition is to be the next best ballerina. Jewish long line of doctors' ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dance school, dancer's life, dance, friendship, ambitious, ballerina, dancing, ballet, teacher, ambition, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Honey 3: Dare to Dance (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While attending college in Cape Town, Melea Martin feels constrained by the school's strict policies, and decides to set out on her own. Searching for a way to use her talents as a dancer and inspire the community around her, Melea rents a ...
Style: romantic, entertaining, inspirational, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, dancing, creativity, human spirit, mentor, life philosophy, ambition, artists and showbiz, school, dancer's life, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sara joins Julliard in New York to fulfill her and her mother's dream of becoming the Prima ballerina of the school. She befriends her roommates, Zoe and Miles, who teach hip-hop classes. She has ballet classes with the rigid and famous Monique ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: cinderella story, interracial relations, ambition, follow your dream, love and romance, hopes, prodigy, teachers and students, music, hardcase students, power relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Breaking Brooklyn (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy with a passion for dance and his brother are rescued from the streets by an old showman who takes them to live with his estranged former dancing partner/brother.
Style: captivating, sexy, exciting, entertaining, sweet
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, school, dance, broadway, mentor, creativity, ballet, artists and showbiz, hopes, self fulfillment, destiny, performance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 74K
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
Plot: dancing, high school, dance, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, society, lifestyle, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: captivating, serious, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancing, dance, dancer's life, college, rivalry, college life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, student life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 34K
Drumline (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: rivalry, music, underdog, college life, rise to the top, musician's life, follow your dream, prodigy, music band, blind ambition, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, georgia, usa, new york, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 48K
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: sincere, feel good, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance, teenage love, dancer's life, love and romance, small town, youth, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, social relations, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, southern usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.2
 50K
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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dance, dancing, music, underdog, cinderella story, ballet, footsie under the table, stripper, romance, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%